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Those EL's finally arrived.  Excellent glass.  I made the right choice. 
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What size did you get ?  The Swarovision is hard to beat, good to hear you

are pleased.

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10x42's.  I would have preferred the 50's, but the deal was too good to pass up.  These are new production, and I do not see any rolling ball effect, which I was a little concerned about. 

I had all my different binos out today, and these EL SV's were far and away better than everything else. 

I'd still consider the Leica 50mm's for my kid, if anybody can tell me the difference between the HD and the HD+ in an 8x50 (if the upgrade is worth 300 bucks, or not)
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You made a great choice, of course. EL SV is a superb bino. As far as sharpness out to the edge of the field is concerned, it's as good or better than anything else on the planet.

Most optics companies intentionally design their binos to have some degree of pincushion distortion so that you don't get the aforementioned "rolling ball" effect when panning. Pincushion distortion makes the "flow" of objects in and out of the field of view appear more "normal" to the human brain when panning. This inevitably involves the image being softer along the field edges. With a "flat field" design like the SV, you do get a very expansive, impressive sharp view out to or close to the field edge when looking at stationary objects, but the "globe" or "rolling ball" effect when panning through binos with field flattening optical design makes some people dizzy/causes eye fatigue or headache when doing lots of panning. To some people, this isn't an issue. A lot depends on how you use your binos as well. If you typically do a lot of panning, searching for game animals, you might have an issue, but maybe not. Some people don't notice the globe effect at all, and even among those who do notice it, the issue is sometimes overstated. If you're among those who don't notice it, you tend to do less panning, or if you do notice it but it doesn't bother you, you won't find a better view than the SV offers. All optics involve a series of design tradeoffs. 

Congratulations on owning a premier binocular!
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Originally posted by WJC WJC wrote:

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I’m a stick in the mud when it comes to binoculars because I want folks to be able to choose for themselves which path they will choose—fact or fiction.

Over the past 50 years, there have been hundreds of “improvements” in optical/binocular technology to cause observers to go weak in the knees. However, if EACH “improvement” offered only a ¼ percent increase in image quality 100-millimeter objectives could be housed in 30mm cells, would provide photographically flat, aberration-free images, would weigh as much as 4 postage stamps, and would allow the observer to see events days BEFORE they happen.

In addition, even some experience observers claim to be able to see things that can’t be seen by humans. For example:

From page 34 of BINOCULARS: Fallacy & Fact

“Frequently, when an observer suggests one manufacturer’s AR coatings are noticeably superior to those of another brand of similar quality, the difference he or she is seeing probably relates more to baffling, prism shields, edge blackening, size and position of the field stop, knife-edge on that stop, prism type, slotted prisms (in Porro prism instruments), configuration of the eyepiece, and other considerations than coatings alone.”

‘Just thought you should know.

Bill

 

I want THAT binocular...

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The “view the future” bino would certainly be badass, but I’d be really concerned having a flux capacitor that close to your face might cause a brain tumor.
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I'd be more concerned about having 1.21 gigawatts that close to me.
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reminds me of my old drill sergeant who told a kid "those glasses are so thick you can see the future"
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

I'd be more concerned about having 1.21 gigawatts that close to me.


Haha! Yeah, that’d no doubt “leave a mark!”
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

The “view the future” bino would certainly be badass, but I’d be really concerned having a flux capacitor that close to your face might cause a brain tumor.

Don't worry Ted, the garbage-fueled Mr. Fusion is a totally safe, non-carcinogenic power source.

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The flux capacitor produces no external harmful radiation...

However, the 1.21 gigawatts, supplied to the appropriate high energy beam weapon, will DEFINITELY leave a mark...


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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

The flux capacitor produces no external harmful radiation...

However, the 1.21 gigawatts, supplied to the appropriate high energy beam weapon, will DEFINITELY leave a mark...



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