Product Code: EL-1R4L20-01
The Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Green Binoculars combine 8.5x magnification for a wide field of view, with a massive 42mm objective lens to give brilliant images, even at dusk and dawn. 8.5x magnification is really comfortable to hold, with minimal shake and because the field of view is wide, it is relatively easy to pick up a subject through the lenses even if it is far away. These standard size EL 42 binoculars fit perfectly in the hand thanks to Swarovski's EL wrap-around grip, which keeps the barrels separate and allows the fingers to curl around each barrel. Relatively lightweight for a binocular of this size, they are a pleasure to use and will capture much of the flora and fauna around you.
Waterproof Resilience Plus Superb Optics
Waterproof, with a rugged body, the optics on the Swarovski binoculars benefit from years of research and development from the jewellery trade, which was critical to the polishing of glass within the optics. The all important multi-coating that Swarovski have developed in-house, is designed for additional toughness on the external optics and more accurate light gathering capabilities on the internal prisms. The fluoride coating on the HD lenses is also designed for extra light gathering, so there is no excuse not to get the brightest most detailed images that is humanly possible. The field flattening technology in the Swarovski binoculars which is designed to counteract the Petzval curvature anomaly, work really well to give pin sharp, edge to edge quality which is extremely important to birdwatchers and nature viewers generally, especially when trying to identify a particular bird or animal. Focusing down to an impressive 1.5 metres, the binoculars can pick up insects on the ground or a particularly inquisitive bird, that simply lands close by.
Swarovski optics have a long history, mainly thanks to Swarovski's initial business of manufacturing jewellery. All the glass that is used in Swarovski jewellery needed to be polished to such a high standard, that Swarovski invented the machines to make this happen, back in the 1800's. The glass that is used in the range of Swarovski binoculars, has been designed, modified and improved over years to create an astonishing clarity of image with working tolerances of a mere 8µ. This gives a very high contrast image and a massive reduction in any stray light which may get into the viewing image. Each unit is manually quality checked before it leaves the factory and any tiny little flaw in the process means that the binoculars are rejected, this means that each product sold is delivered in the best possible condition. Swarovski have a massive pride in the machinery they use on the production line, most of which have been designed by them and all of which are regularly checked for calibration tolerances.
Swarovski's unique fluoride coating Swarovision© lenses, are a result of continuous research and development and their passion about optical performance and build quality shines through in the final product. It is reassuring to know when spending this sort of money, you are getting the best binoculars you can, which will give years of pleasure and use and to know that the company that make them is a responsible, forward thinking company, that understands the meaning of longevity.
The innovative Swarovski click fastening strap is perfect for ensuring that the strap stays straight and in place, whatever the terrain and the clever design means that it is really quick and easy to fasten and unfasten the strap, when not required and silently, so nothing is accidentally scared off. The strap attachment system is also designed to rotate through 360 degrees and the objective lens covers are held in place by a clever clip system, so that they do not get lost.
Supplied with a field bag pro, eyepiece cover, objective lens covers and lift carrying strap pro. Swarovski also give a 10 year worldwide manufacturing warranty - click here for details.
|Objective Lens Diameter||42mm|
|Angle of View||6.7° (actual)|
|Apparent Field of View||60°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.5 m|
|Exit Pupil Diameter||4.9 mm|
|Eye Relief||20 mm|
|Pupil Distance||2.2-2.9 / 56-74|
|Waterproof||4m / 13ft|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.3 x 5 x 2.2" / 138 x 126 x 57 mm|
|Weight||29.5 oz / 835 g|