Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm Binocular Review – High End Binoculars

The Swarovski’s EL 8.5×42 binoculars feature a high-transmission optical range, iconic Swarovski optical coatings, and a weather-sealed magnesium alloy housing, designed to give hunters and birders a marginally greater magnification over normal optics ranging 8x and maintains a binocular wide-angle field of view and eliminating noticeable hand-shake prevalent in higher power glasses.

Product Features

The Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm employs a suite of SWAROVISION coatings in its’ body and technologies, including SWAROBRIGHT, SWAROTOP, SWARODUR, SWAROCLEAN, phase-correcting P-coatings, field-flattening lenses, and fluoride glass, to boost the user’s experience. These innovations work together to create high-contrast and high-resolution images that are vivid and clear with true color accuracy and practically no distortion over the entire 65 ° field of view. Together with wide-angle vision and generous 42 mm targets, the 8.5x magnification makes the Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm suitable for a multitude of observational conditions, from birding and shooting to sightseeing and landscape navigation, with increased low-light capability over small-objective binoculars.

They have light and robust magnesium-alloy frame that can survive a lifetime in harsh environments complements the optical performance. Their nitrogen-filled optical tubes are water and fog tolerant to ensure reliability without internal fogging in all weather situations and environments while traveling rapidly across large temperature ranges. An ergonomic, wraparound green rubber armor guarantees that even with long glassing hours, the binoculars can stay secure in the hand and helps to keep a healthy grip while it’s cold and damp. This model of the Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm comes with the FieldPro kit from Swarovski that features its patented revolving pin attachment and strap adjustment system that increases mobility and comfort over traditional systems. The FieldPro pack, carry harness, tethered objective lens covers, and a soft rubber tethered eye rain-guard are included with the binoculars.

Finished with Optimize Coatings

At a high degree of reception, the improved lens and prism coatings guarantee excellent color reproduction. A non-stick effect is achieved by the coating of the outer optical surfaces.

Display Sharpness Across the Entire Image

The field flattener lenses make the Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm binoculars with outstanding picture sharpness to achieve a nearly flat shot. This implies that in every part of the viewing, even on the very edge, and even the smallest details appear razor-sharp.

Offers a Field of View for Users who Utilize an Eyeglass

It is a huge challenge to combine the widest possible field of view and edge-to-edge sharpness. In the Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm binoculars, this has been done efficiently. The binoculars of the EL series are the ultimate viewing accomplishment that eyeglass wearers can also gain from. Along with the highly advanced optical development, the Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm binoculars’ fluoride-containing HD lenses guarantee that there are less color fringing and improved colored fidelity. The remarkable outcome of this high optical efficiency is greatly improved resolution and higher contrast.

Taken further through Ergonomic Development

It is designed to ensure watching can be an incredibly enjoyable experience for every detail of the Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm binoculars. This is also done with the iconic EL wrap-around handle, an original design by Swarovski OPTIK, which, even though used for long stretches, is remarkable in terms of the unmatched comfort it offers.

Includes a Focusing Mechanism

The focus wheel is the pinnacle of user-friendliness and is both non-slip and solid. Its superb precision engineering means that it performs highly efficiently and precisely.

Offers Safety and Protection

From the materials, the objective lens and eyepiece covers are crafted and aesthetically integrated into the final design. This not only means no more misplaced covers, but also excellent external impact defense.

Possesses Water and Fog Protection

The internal cavity of the Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm binoculars is fully covered, like all high-quality bins. Although Swarovski Optik does not specify a globally recognized standard, it stipulates that this product underwent submersion experiments in the water at a depth of thirteen(13) feet / 4(four) meters. They also emphasize that there is an inert gas filling the internal cavity, but do not indicate what gas it is. Nitrogen is the most widely used by far, although it may also be argon.

Important Points to Consider Before Purchasing the Swarovski EL 8.5×42mm

Advantages of this Product

  • Optic is made from Globally Known-Class Glass
  • It Possesses Exceptional Coating Quality
  • It is developed in an Open bridge Design
  • Its Chassis is made out of Magnesium Alloy
  • It is designed to have a Metal Eyepiece

Disadvantage of this Product

  • This Product carries an overly high price tag

Conclusion About This Product

For high-end jewels, Swarovski began cutting crystal and then chose to add its talent to binocular lenses. In the EL 8.5X42, which offered the clearest picture of all the binoculars designers tested, the precision can be seen. These lenses were able to take up enough light to provide a perfect picture even in low-light dusk and dawn conditions. If you have a career that involves staring all day through binoculars or about to go on a lifetime wildlife watching tour, you should seriously consider getting the Swarovski EL 8.5x42mm. It would surely enrich the experience.

Product Specification Reference List

  • Binocular Magnification: Eight and Five Tenths(8.5) times(X)
  • Binocular Power Variability: Fixed
  • Objective Diameter: Forty-Two(42) millimeters(mm.)
  • Close Focus Distance: Four and Nine-Tenths(4.9) feet(ft).
  • Dimensions: Six and Three Tenths(6.3) times(X) Five and TwoTenths(5.2) times(X) Two and Four Tenths(2.4) inches(in.)
  • Item Weight: Twenty-Nine and Five Tenths(29.5) ounces(oz.)
  • Binocular Field of View: Three Hundred Ninety-Nine(399) feet(ft.)/per thousand(1000) yards(yds.)
  • Eye Relief/Exit Pupil: Twenty(20) millimeters(mm.)/per Four and Nine-Tenths(4.9)millimeter(mm.)
  • Optics Coatings: Fully multi-coated
  • Optic Glass: Swarovski
  • Binocular Prism System: Roof
  • Binocular Focus System: Center
  • Waterproof/Fog-proof: Absolutely
  • Binocular Eyecups: Twist-up
  • Binocular Tripod adaptable: Not Adaptable
  • Equipped with Rangefinder: Not Equipped