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
My hunting buddies drual over them comprared to there Leupolds
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.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...