Swarovski Optik 8.5x42 EL SwaroVision Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 7.4 Degree Angle of View

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The Swarovski Optik 8.5 x 42 EL SwaroVision Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular combines maximum functionality, innovation and design. The unique wrap-around grip enables comfortable operation even with one hand. Low weight and excellent balance make light work of long observation periods. The sophisticated top-class optical system delivers high-contrast, lifelike image quality.

The EL's open-bridge design provides viewers with long-term viewing comfort, enhanced stability and ease of handling. The housing is covered with a rubberized finish that offers a secure tactile grip and a bit of shock resistance. Stellar all-climate performance is ensured via nitrogen purging. The rugged magnesium housing is sealed and purged to create a watertight and fogproof internal system - one that's impervious to dynamic climates and difficult conditions.

The focusing system has been upgraded as well - this optic focuses down to 4.9' and the viewer can go from infinity to minimum focus with two full rotations of the center-focus dial. A wide angle field of view and truly noteworthy eye relief contribute to this fine sporting optic's viewing performance. Even when wearing glasses, the view remains unobstructed, free from vignetting and lush with crisp detail.

Swarovski Optik Features

  • Wide angle FOV
  • Phase-coated BAK4 roof prisms
  • Larger ocular lenses provide enhanced resolution
  • Field flattener lenses deliver a razor-sharp distortion-free view
  • HD optics: fluoride glass elements with Swarovski's proprietary coatings yield superior edge-sharpness, digiscoping imagery, excellent twilight performance
  • SWAROTOP anti-reflective multicoating: enhances light transmission
  • SWARODUR coating: enhances scratch resistance
  • SWAROCLEAN coating: the non-stick proprietary external coating makes cleaning/removing dried-on mineral residue, insect repellent and tree resin easier. Over time the lens' surface will require less intensive cleaning which significantly increases the longevity of the optic.
  • SWAROBRIGHT mirrored prism coating: improves brightness and color reproduction under all lighting conditions.
  • Rugged lightweight magnesium housing
  • Nitrogen purged: waterproof, fogproof, submersible
  • Open-bridge EL design affords a comfortable wrap-around grip
  • Tactile rubber armoring for shock and all-climate weather resistance
  • Improved objective cover design offers an enhanced level of protection
  • Close focus: 4.9'/1.5 m
  • Twist-up eye cups with 3 detented settings
  • Rapid focus system: 2 turns from 4.9' to infinity
  • Extended eye relief accommodates eye/sunglass wearers
  • Rubber armor on the each barrel's interior section enhances the viewer's grip

Swarovski Optik Specifications

Objective lens  (mm)
Exit pupil  (mm)
Exit pupil distance (mm)
Field of view at m/1000 m / ft/1000 yds
130 / 390
Field of view (degrees)
Field of view with eye glasses (degrees)
Subjective field of view, apparent
62 (degrees)
Shortest focusing distance (m/ft)
2.5 / 8
Dioptric compensation (dpt)
Interpupillary distance (mm/in)
56-74 / 2.2-2.9
Twilight factor acc. to DIN 58388
Length approx. (mm/in)
165 / 6.5 [with eyecups twisted in]
Width approx. (mm/in)
123 / 4.8
Height approx. (mm/in)
64 / 2.5
Weight approx. (g/oz)
820 / 28.9
Mfr #

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers


Worth every penny!


from Tucson, Az  -  Casual/ Recreational

Very easy to adjust for different sized faces. Very easy to set diopter, to adjust for different eye sight

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


exceptional in every way


from San Jose, CA  -  Avid Adventurer

Super sharp, wide angle of view, extremely bright. 8.5x magnification is optimal for all-round birding in my opinion (10's are too narrow angle and hard to hold steady on boat or for older less steady users). The weakest point of the binoculars themselves is that there is a lot of turning of the focus wheel to do to go from infinity to close focus, so it helps to prefocus to an appropriate distance for the habitat you are in. The eyecup (rainguard) forms a nice tight seal over the eye pieces. I've been using binoculars for 37 years and have owned recent Zeiss, Leica and Swarovski models, including the 10x42 swarovisions. These are the best I've ever seen. The snapshot adapter is mainly a gimmick but some might find it fun to fool around with. The functional bag (case) provided is king of bulky. Hence only minor complaints and none with binoculars themselves.


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Shopper  are these in the manhattan store and is the factory warranty still applicable when not bought new?
Andrew R  To verify in-store availability I recommend calling our sales department at 800-223-2500 / 212-741-0052. Unfortunately it is doubtful that the original factory warranty would apply to used merchandise.
Shopper  Hi, do you have any photos of this pair? How old are they? Thanks.
Andrew R  I'm not sure I understand your question. The item in this product listing is new (not used or refurbished). Images of this product are included on this page.
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