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The Swarovski EL Swarovision PRO 8.5x42 Binoculars raise the bar with improved handling and comfort. The new strap connector rotates making it much more versatile than the traditional strap loop. The quick catch strap is much more practical now as it features a twist locking action for adjustment. The newly redesigned objective lens covers now have a click-mechanism for easier, more secure attachment. The optical system features phase-coated BaK-4 prisms boasting 91% light transmission, coated with Swaro-Top, an anti-reflective coating that further increase light transmission, and Swaro-Bright coatings which significantly improve brightness and color reproduction. Swarodur coatings enhance scratch resistance while Swaro-Clean coatings reduce surface energy to make cleaning the lens much simpler. The construction is waterproof and fogproof for ruggedness.
- New, unique optic design in SWAROVISION technology.
- Field flattener lenses (excellent contrast right up to the image edges)
- Fluoride-containing HD lenses (lifelike, high-contrast images)
- Maximum eye relief (greater viewing comfort, especially for eyeglass-wearers)
- Optimized SWAROBRIGHT, SWARODUR and SWAROTOP coatings.
- SWAROCLEAN, coating for easy field cleaning of dirt.
- Especially large field of view due to wide-angle eyepiece.
- Optimized roof-prism system with P-coating.
- 6-lens objective with excellent light-gathering.
- Integrated diopter adjustment in the pull-out focusing wheel.
- Removable eyecups, with 4 adjustment stops.
- Torsion-free twin-bridge construction ensures permanent axis alignment.
- Rugged magnesium housing.
- New focusing mechanism for easy, precise focusing.
- Airtight, dustproof and watertight to 13 ft (4 meters).
- Non-fogging due to nitrogen filling.
- Rotating Strap connector adds versatility.
- Quick catch strap has a locking knob for easy adjustment.
- Redesigned objective lens cover click-mechanism for a secured attachment.
- Unique design with wrap-around grip and narrow housing.
- Fast, easy operation even with one hand.
- Low, perfectly balanced weight.
- Ergonomic thumb rests for tireless viewing.
- Easy to handle rubber armoring even when cold.
- Large, grooved focusing wheel for easy operation even wearing gloves.
Included In The Box
Objective Lens Covers
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covering manufacturing and material defects under normal use beginning with the date of purchase.
The warranty does not cover damage caused by accident or maltreatment. All warranted defects will either be repaired pending feasibility and availability of replacement parts or replaced with either the same product or with a piece of equal value as determined by Swarovski. Swarovski however is lenient with these services.
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I have owned a pair of Nikon 8 x 42 Premier LXL for over 17 yrs. At the time it was considered to be one of the best out there, with an extremely flat field. It was ultimately discontinued to be replaced by the EDG series which offered an even wider field of view. That too has been discontinued. Recently I visited the optics 4 birding store and decided to purchase a pair of 8.5 x 42 EL. These were on sale and on looking through the newer NL I felt that the extra field of view was not worth the over $1000 difference. Optically to my eyes both too seemed equivalent. Yes the competitors ( Zeiss Victory FL and Leica Noctovid ) each had their strengths. In the case of the Zeiss, weight, in the case of the Leica, mechanical build quality and balance in the hands. The Leica showed very high image contrast in the center of the field, but suffered with slight fall off at the edges. Chromatic aberration too was slightly more noticeable than the EL or Zeiss. The Zeiss optics seemed to be close to the El but given the special pricing and better build quality of the EL, it was my final choice.
How does the EL compare with the older Nikon Premier. In daylight the images of the EL are brighter, whites look whiter, colors are more pronounced. There is less chromatic aberration and in general the image is a touch cleaner and sharper. I did not expect to see such a clear difference but it’s easy to see. At night that trend continues with the Nikon showing to my eyes a warmer cast and with less details in the shadows. Looking at Jupiter it was easier to spot the 4 moons than with the Nikons. In both pairs the small disc of Jupiter could be seen. The image in the EL looked brighter, cleaner and free of chromatics.
On balance the EL optically is excellent. At the discounted price it’s a bargain.