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Swarovski EL 42 vs EL 32

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Unread 10-11-2010, 06:06 PM
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Swarovski EL 42 vs EL 32

Gentleman,

Yesterday I purchased the EL 10 x 42 Swarovision bino's and was as happy as a clam. As soon as I put them around my neck I could really feel the 29 oz weight. I spent all yesterday and today looking through them and come to the conclusion they seem a bit heavy.

I am thinking of returning them for the EL 10 x 32 as they only weigh 21 oz. On the specs it says I will be loosing on the twilight factor and exit pupil diameter.

My question is, does anyone have any experience with the 10 x 32? how are they in low light conditions. I know 8 oz is a big difference when it is around your neck walking up a mountain. I am just looking for some advise on this.
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    Unread 10-11-2010, 06:26 PM
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    Re: Swarovski EL 42 vs EL 32

    I guess I just need some help making my mind up.
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    Re: Swarovski EL 42 vs EL 32

    Stick with the 10x42s. Both are phenominal binos, but yours have the edge when light is very poor - that'll be first and last light of the day when the deer are showing.

    Purchase a decent aftermarket chest carrying rig and much of the weight will be distributed off the neck and the binos will also be carried more securely.

    You've got to try a pair of Leica Geovids if you think swaro ELs are heavy!
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    Unread 10-11-2010, 10:56 PM
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    Re: Swarovski EL 42 vs EL 32

    Thanks, I went down to sportsman warehouse, took mine and their el 32 outside right as it was getting dark and you could really tell the difference, big time. I have decided to keep the 42 and get the chest strap as you said.
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    Unread 10-11-2010, 11:06 PM
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    Re: Swarovski EL 42 vs EL 32

    I had the 42s and held them on a mount w/32 and could hardly tell the diff. I traded them for the 32s. Had them for several yrs now, both are great, I also have the doubler
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    Unread 10-12-2010, 08:44 PM
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    Re: Swarovski EL 42 vs EL 32

    i carry the 10x50's now there is some weight but wont sacrifice the light gathering. i think they actually create light.
    mike
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    Unread 10-12-2010, 10:50 PM
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    Re: Swarovski EL 42 vs EL 32

    I have the 10X42 ELs and love them. with a good harness system they are not too heavy. I never had the EL 10x32, but I did have the swaro slc 8x30 and they were a very nice compact bino, but in low light they did not perform well at all.
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