Han­dling and me­chan­ics

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All han­dle well. The L has shal­low thumb in­dents on the un­der­side, lack­ing on the E, and smoother ‘grip-pan­els’ on the sides. The open-bridge M has slightly deeper thumb in­dents than the L, and is still pretty light for a 10x42 – it’s well bal­anced, too. They are all wa­ter­proof, and build qual­ity is good. The L and M have a lock­ing diop­tre ring – the E doesn’t. That need not be an is­sue but mine moved too eas­ily and I wasn’t con­vinced it ad­justed like it should. The twist-up eye­cups have two in­ter­me­di­ate po­si­tions on the E and L, but only one on the M. The ac­tion on the L was looser than on the oth­ers but I don’t think it would be an is­sue. Eye-re­lief varies – be­com­ing more and more gen­er­ous as the price in­creases. All should have

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