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Thread: Swarovski EL 8.5x42 WB

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    Swarovski EL 8.5x42 WB

    Latest model EL 8.5x42. 'Field Pro' model.

    Few months old. $3600 RRP.

    $2800.00 and free shipping.

    Great binos, but selling as I've had my grandfathers old Zeiss porros refurbished in the states and I've always been rather fond of them.
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    could you not have decided to do this a few months earlier? I just bought mine at full retail. Ah well, a fantastic deal for someone, for a fantastic pair of binos. What are the details on the Zeiss porros? 8 x magnification too? And what's the objective size? They sound very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillB View Post
    could you not have decided to do this a few months earlier? I just bought mine at full retail. Ah well, a fantastic deal for someone, for a fantastic pair of binos. What are the details on the Zeiss porros? 8 x magnification too? And what's the objective size? They sound very cool.
    Haha, sorry mate. Buy a 2nd pair?

    The Zeiss porros are fully rubberized 6x30's made in Oberkochen to millitary spec. Grandad served in the Swedish millitary most of his life and was issued them in the early 60's.

    I sent them to Suddarth Optical Repairs in the USA for a full clean, inside and out, and re-collimation. Cory is one of only a few people world-wide who has the gear to do a proper collimation job. Both Zeiss and Swarovski outsource vintage repairs to him.

    Glass as clear/sharp as anything, although the likes of Swaro ELs with modern coatings provide more saturation and contrast.

    The Swaro 8.5x42's are the nicest all-around modern binos I've used. Very bright and very crisp, and due to the swarovision technology they're very comfortable to look through - minimal blackouts when moving your eyes around. Probably the most ergonomic binos on the market.
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    $2600 is my absolute lowest offer.

    That's $950-$1000 under retail for a brand new pair of the latest generation EL's. Full lifetime warranty and proof of purchase (reciept).
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    Sold.
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