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Swarovski

Is the $500-$600 price difference for the 10X50SLC over the 10X42SLC really worth it? I know that the 50mm with gather a little more light and has a bigger FOV but is it worth the extra money?

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Re: Swarovski

Its usually the weight hunters are going for, try the EL in 10X42, unless your bird watching from the truck. But they are the best, I have the EL10X42 and love them In love
My hunting buddies drual over them comprared to there Leupolds

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Re: Swarovski

I personally would not go with a 50mm objective lense unless you plan on bringing a tri-pod with you or are using them for marine puposes on a ship. For binos that will be used and carried for hunting I would not go with anything larger than 40mm in my opinion. 30mm would be more like it for hunting. True that you will lose a bit of light gathering capability with 30mm, but in a high quality brand like Swarovski a 30mm OJ should still give you way more brightness than you will ever need for hunting in the darkest overcast, even at dusk and dawn. For spot and stalk hunting you sure are going to have a sore neck and sore upper back luging around large 50mm binos all day. 30mm to 40mm binos are more reasonable and manageable.

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Re: Swarovski

I have the 10X42 EL's and for hunting purposes they work excellent, the larger 50MM will just put a strain on your neck and your wallet with no real benefit.

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Re: Swarovski

I use the 8.5x42 EL's myself, with a good bino harness these binoculars are the way to go. some sights are offering discounts on swarovski binoculars right now

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Re: Swarovski

Went with the 10X42 SLC....WOW is all I can say. These are the crispest, clearest glasses I've ever looked through. Thanks for all the tips.

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Re: Swarovski

I will not regrit spending the extra cash, good luck hunting Thumbs up

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The money is not as big an

The money is not as big an issue as size and weight. Please keep in mind that what is slightly heavier at the beginning of the day is extremely heavier at the end of a long day.

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