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Old 11-19-2019, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default Swarovski SLC vs. EL

Is it worth the extra money to buy the ELís? Been putting some back for a while to buy a good pair of glass and want to make the right purchase. 10x42ís.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:23 PM   #2
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ELs are the just about the best binos out there, I have 12x50 ELs and good lawd they are amazing. If you have the extra cash you wont be sorry but SLCs are awesome binos too
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:29 PM   #3
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I love my EL!
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:32 PM   #4
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I have had the slc 10 x 42s for 10 years now. Without a doubt the best purchase of hunting equipment I have made.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:33 PM   #5
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Interesting you are asking this. Was just telling someone this weekend that I’m a little disappointed in my new 15x56 slcs. The Els are much more sharp to my eyes. It sounds like that can vary from person to person. I have a couple pairs of the 10x42 el’s and absolutely love them. I would go down and look through both sets and see what your eyes like. Awesome glass and even better customer service for sure. Good luck sir!
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:40 PM   #6
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Great thread, as I was pondering the same thing. I just can't come to terms with dropping nearly 3k on binos.

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Old 11-19-2019, 09:19 PM   #7
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I would say YES! Several years ago I pondered the same question. I elected to buy the SLC. I was never completely satisfied and ended up selling the SLC and purchasing the EL. To me it was the weight, feel, and sharpness of the glass. I've had the 10x42 EL's now for a number of years and have been thoroughly satisfied.
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:29 PM   #8
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A couple of our guys have the 15 x 56 els. They love them and I loved them too. I thought they were to big and bulky for my liking. Thats another thing to consider is the size.
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:41 PM   #9
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Yes.
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:55 PM   #10
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I love my ELís.


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Old 11-19-2019, 09:56 PM   #11
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12x50 ELs here -- nothing can compare.

If you aren't hunting out west a bunch then I think the 10x42 EL is the best hands down all around bino. If you keep your eyes peeled on forums and online you can find some good deals on them because they just changed the body style last year.
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:01 PM   #12
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I have had the slc 10 x 42s for 10 years now. Without a doubt the best purchase of hunting equipment I have made.
Same. Sure to cause an eyegasm. If I could afford the ELs I am sure they are just that much better!
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:12 PM   #13
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If 10s are all you want then buy the el, Iíve had the 15x56 SLC and wouldnít trade them. But you asked about 10s so the ELs are the better glass in that range
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:33 PM   #14
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I was looking at the ELs and ended up getting Leica 10x42 Ultravids , but I'd get the EL ocer the SLC
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:30 AM   #15
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Good info. I do like the feel of the ELs better for sure
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:52 AM   #16
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I bought a pair of 15x56 slc's that are about 5 years old and I wasn't blown away.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:10 AM   #17
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Have had both and the EL's are definitely a little sharper and crisper, but I don't think you can go wrong either way.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:18 AM   #18
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I have owned both but I currently own the 10x42 Els and the 12x50 Els and they are the best glass on the market IMO. I prefer the 12x50s since my eyes aren't as good as they once were and I do a lot of glassing. Good luck with your purchase.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:21 AM   #19
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Stepping into Swaros I decided to bite the bullet and go for the best.
Happy with my ELs.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:27 AM   #20
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I have a 30 year old pair of SLC 10x42’s love em bought a pair of 10x42 EL’s a few years ago not enough difference for me to really tell but I like the eye cups and feel of the EL’s
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:06 AM   #21
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I looked through both the scl and el before purchasing and I actually liked the scl better. I would recommend you look through both to compare.
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:18 AM   #22
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I have the 10x42 Swarovisions and hands down the best investment I have ever made. If I was deciding between the 15 SLC's and some 12 EL's I would go with the EL. The clarity is unmatched.
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Old 11-20-2019, 01:20 PM   #23
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Anyone have a pair they’d sell before I break down and buy them new?
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:25 PM   #24
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Rich folk problems lol
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:34 PM   #25
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Owned both.

I had the 10x42slc's for about 10yrs...bought some used 10x42els here in the classifieds a long time ago & was pleased with the upgrade. Buy the EL's if the $$$ isn't an issue.
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:38 PM   #26
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Added twist.... Anybody have experience with SLCs, ELs, and Zeiss Victory HT? How does the Zeiss compare?
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:44 PM   #27
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Got both Slc is great glass, els are even better but not 1500 dollars better
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