I meant 15 SLCs
Same...I have both and will sell the 15's (SLC). They are redundant in my line up.I have been looking through them side by side on tripods at 1200y from my back patio. At that distance, NL's are better but I don't think I would miss game with either. The head rest is fantastic for handholding...
I am honestly going to carry both with me this fall to see.
Current model EL Range TA or the previous gen?Same...I have both and will sell the 15's (SLC). They are redundant in my line up.
The 15's bring things closer but I can see more detail with the 12's. NL's are the best glass I've looked through....no contest.
I'll use the 12's now where I would have had my 8's (Ultravids) & 15's....backpacking I've cut a heap of weight and volume from my pack. I would never have thought they could replace my 8's for bush stalking but they are so damn close. Having them instantly (on your chest) there for longer glassing views tips me over the edge each time I'm grabbing kit for a quick local deer hunt.
I've also run them up against EL Range 10's a few times in different conditions and there is no comparison.
Year round deer, goat and pig season where I live so I've had a few chances to form a solid opinion.
I still live in Iowa and chase whitetails around, that said I do get out West (or will) every year, with planned trips to Alaska as well.
I have better than 20x10 in both eyes so cheap-o glass doesn't cut it for me. Saving up my pennies now, but am either going with the 10x42 EL's or 12x42 NL Pure's. Decisions decisions