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Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Swarovision

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Manufacturer:

Swarovski
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Hubertus Pro Hunting
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Specifications
Manufacturer Swarovski
Model EL 8.5x42 Swarovision
Lens diameter [mm] 42
Magnification [x] 8.5
Angular field of view [deg] 7.6
Linear field of view [m/m] 133/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 4.94
Eye relief [mm] 20
Min. focusing dist. [m] 1.5
Twilight factor 18.89
Brightness 24.42
Prisms BaK-4/roof
Dimensions [mm] 160x122x61
Weight [g] 795
Waterproof Yes
Nitogen filling Yes
Argon filling No
Image stabilization No
Tripod exit No
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 10
Accesories
Price 9699
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Average rating (6 owners reviews)
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4.83 Good
Owners reviews (6)
  1. Fatbob
    Fatbob 17 November 2014, 18:34
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    IP 213.122.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: £1710
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None that I can find, perhaps price!

    Pros: Astonishing edge clarity, bright compared to my older 8.5x42 EL, so I assume this is due to superior coatings. Great accessories. They have a lifetime feel to them, wonderful in the hand.

    Summary: The old addage applies here, buy cheap, cry every time you use them, buy good bins, only cry once. You will likely never use a better binocular. But at a very high price. The only way I could afford these was by getting a good part exch on my old ELs. Even old Swaros hold their value!!!

  2. Peter Zost
    Peter Zost 26 January 2013, 22:11
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    IP 24.152.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Absolutely None.

    Pros: Comfortable, bright view enhanced by crystal sharp edges results in a superb visual experience. True life colors and superb contrast complete the view. Oh, and it's great for low-light owling.

    Summary: Best birding binocular in the world, bar none.

  3. mans.field
    mans.field 25 January 2013, 10:12
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    IP 95.222.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
    Price: 1.600 Euro
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: None

    Pros: bright image super resolution

    Summary: I´m quite happy with it

  4. AX
    AX 17 January 2013, 14:32
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    IP 85.237.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 1000€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Globe effect due to totally corrected distortion :-) Chromatic abberation on edge of FOV,

    Pros: Bright Image super resolution to the very edge - mega sweetspot super whitness rendition extra 0,5x makes better detail recognition, while super ergonomics make view steady, CA absent in 80% of FOV Optimised outer lens coating Big Apparent FOV Made in Austria

    Summary: Best instrument for many purposes on market, with sharpness to the very edge due to superb optics construction. The flaws are not annoying, because you notice it only when you change the view between binocular without Globe effect, and CA is present only in most critical conditions( dark objects againstwhite backlited sky on outer edge) If SW makes so good CA correction as Zeiss many users will be very pleased, and buy it.

  5. khjin
    khjin 13 December 2012, 04:26
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    IP 221.239.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 1995
    User profile: Amateur

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  6. Jack
    Jack 12 February 2011, 18:39
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    IP 24.115.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 2300
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: None

    Pros: Bright, crystal clear image, no chromatic aberrations, superb close focus, perfect edges.

    Summary: This instrument surpasses ALL my other alpha birding bins!

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