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    Zeiss vs Swarovski Binoculars

    I have decided to move down a size in binocular from my older Conquest 8x40s, just find them to heavy and bulky for stalking. Narrowed it down to the Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 or Swarovski CL 8x30. Will get a chance to look through them both in the next few weeks but in the mean time anyone who has experience with these I would appreciate any thoughts.

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    I would look for a second hand pair of Swarovski 8x30 SLC's or 8x32 EL's . There have been a few pairs around recently as people have been selling to fund deals on Leica Rangefinders. I thought about selling mine but can't justify the extra cashat the moment.

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    Get Ziess - some of the older victory models going cheap
    keep the conquest though great glass

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    I highly recamend the 8.5x42 EL Swarovski binoculars. There was a chap on here thinking of selling his old pair speak to Paul'O on here if your interested.

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    I have Swarovski 7x42 slc and 8x30 slc


    both are great in daylight but after light has gone the 8x30 loose definition. Example:- you can't tell if a roe has antlers over 100m

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    Both good, both will do an excellent job. don't be swayed by others go and look through both and make your mind up. I went thinking I would buy zeiss and came out with Swarovski. It's personal choice.

    BE

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    I've had Zeiss 10x40 T*P* and Leitz 8x20 and currently have Leica 7x42 Trinovid, 8x42 Trinovid and, for my son, Leica 7x42 Ultravid HD. And Leica 10x25. I have tried them side by side in daylight against 8x32 or various makes. My opinion is that whilst there isn't much benefit that 10x40 offer over 7x42 (or 8x42) indeed a lesser field of vision and depth of field is the "price" of 10x40 they are all much much better than any "x30" currently available.

    Personally I think that the "x30" are neither as good as "x42" nor as handy as the "x25" or "x20" (and "x20" is just impractical) that are out there. I think they are a niche and for me won't do what I want. So a waste of money as not practical enough whilst at the same time not handy enough.

    Sorry it's not positive but that's my 2p worth.
    Last edited by enfieldspares; 21-07-2015 at 21:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    I've had Zeiss 10x40 T*P* and Leitz 8x20 and currently have Leica 7x42 Trinovid, 8x42 Trinovid and, for my son, Leica 7x42 Ultravid HD. And Leica 10x25. I have tried them side by side in daylight against 8x32 or various makes. My opinion is that whilst there isn't much benefit that 10x40 offer over 7x42 (or 8x42) indeed a lesser field of vision and depth of field is the "price" of 10x40 they are all much much better than any "x30" currently available.

    Personally I think that the "x30" are neither as good as "x42" nor as handy as the "x25" or "x20" (and "x20" is just impractical) that are out there. I think they are a niche and for me won't do what I want. So a waste of money as not practical enough whilst at the same time not handy enough.

    Sorry it's not positive but that's my 2p worth.
    That's what I was getting at !

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    Interesting points, I'm really looking for binoculars with most of the performance of my 8x40s but with less of the bulk and weight. They would be my main stalking binocular and worn round the neck. Hence looking at x30/32s. I appreciate I will lose some low light performance. Hadn't really looked at x20/25 as not after a pocket option.

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    yep and they still are up for sale



    Quote Originally Posted by crouch valley View Post
    I highly recamend the 8.5x42 EL Swarovski binoculars. There was a chap on here thinking of selling his old pair speak to Paul'O on here if your interested.

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