New Swarovski SLC's vs Older model ??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Down Under Hunter, May 13, 2009.

  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me if the newer model slc's are that much better than the older model.

    I am considering a pair of 15x and have found a couple of older sets at 400- 500 US less than the current model. Being a Leica kind of guy I cant say either way.

    What do you suggest ?

    Thanks
     

  2. Buffalobob

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    The newer ones have an improved coating on the optics. It is the coating that was used on the ELs in prior years. There may be other improvements but that is the principle one that I remember.

    I have the new version and did not have the old version so I have no way of telling you whether the difference is or is not worth the extra money.
     

  3. Pigeon

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    There are special deals at the moment on the SLC 15x56:

    The 15x of course is a very specialized bino, in generla use, I would definetly rate and take an EL bino - it has the better optics, wider field of view and is more comfortable to use - I love mine!
     
  4. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link.

    I had a look but did not see anything too special. What price have you seen ?

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    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Pigeon,

    CAn you tell me what this converts to in Australian dollars or US dollars.

    I dont know how to do the conversion and find out postage cost to zip 3875 Australia.

    MAny thanks

    DUH