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Thread: Swarovski SLC 8x42 WB HD?

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    Swarovski SLC 8x42 WB HD?

    Hi all

    Im after your thoughts on a pair of Swarovski SLC 8x42 WB HD I've got my eye on. I've been after a quality pair of bins for a while and thought of these. I do mostly woodland stalking / field margins etc. How do they shape up anyone got a pair and would like to share there thoughts? How's the light gathering at dusk? Also what are the main differances between a set of EL's apart from £500 more expensive?

    Your thoughts and advise would be appreciated.

    WH

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    Can't help you with the SLC's got a pair of second hand EL's from Macleod's 8.5x42 more than happy with them,they have 2 pairs up for sale at the moment if they are of any interest to you for £550 and £695 lot cheaper than new but with a few scuffs.
    Find the 8.5 good compromise for the mainly woodland and last year did a bit on the hill they had no issues,if I was mainly hill stalking then would have gone for the 10x.
    Mine had a slight rattle on the focus mechanism sent back to Swarovski repaired FOC look almost like new.
    Sorry if this just muddies the waters.
    ​Dave


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    Quote Originally Posted by dave 67 View Post
    second hand EL's from Macleod's 8.5x42 for £550 and £695
    I'd phone them NOW as those are good prices. I've just sold a set of EL 10x42 made in '99 for £750...
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iainfarthing View Post
    I'd phone them NOW as those are good prices. I've just sold a set of EL 10x42 made in '99 for £750...
    Iain think someone got a bargin there as when I was looking they were all selling around £1000,
    bought mine from Macleod's rated as a 7 they cost me nearly £800, more than happy with them
    which is less than half price.Very light scratch to one lens but not visible in use and certainly not detrimental.
    Also bought a 6x42 nova from Gregor for £130 so that's quality glass, scope and bino's for under a grand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dave 67 View Post
    Iain think someone got a bargin there as when I was looking they were all selling around £1000,
    bought mine from Macleod's rated as a 7 they cost me nearly £800, more than happy with them
    which is less than half price.Very light scratch to one lens but not visible in use and certainly not detrimental.
    Also bought a 6x42 nova from Gregor for £130 so that's quality glass, scope and bino's for under a grand.
    Dave, it's what I paid for them 10 months ago, so happy to get my money back to fund some EL-R 10x42. They just seem to hit a price point and hold there forever!! Fantastic binos
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    White hart.
    i have had swarovski binoculars for many years, I bit the bullet and got myself the 8x42slc HDs. WOW totally amazing crystal clear an suck light in like a budgie with no teeth.

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    Cheers lads

    I'm in a lucky position really that I get part of my bonus from work in "love to shop" retail vouchers the only problem being unless you want to spend it all in Matalan or B&Q your stuffed, we'll evidently I can spend them on Amazon... and it just so happens there's a few for sale on there... So I was thinking of getting one that way.

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    I once compared the 8x42HD SLCs against the Swarovision ELs and thought the SLCs were brighter and clearer.

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    if the suppliers has a pair ill do you a pair for £1370 posted
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    ive got a set of slc 10x50 and they are very good i only wish i bought the 8x42's tho

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