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Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular USA

B&H # SW10X42ELS Mfr # 34110
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Product Highlights
  • SwaroVision Technology
  • Open-Bridge Design
  • Wide Angle FOV
  • Waterproof, Fogproof, Submersible
  • HD Optics with Field Flattener Lenses
  • SWAROCLEAN, SWAROBRIGHT, SWAROTOP, SWARODUR Coatings
  • Snap Shot Adapter Included
  • Made in Austria

The view is astounding and the handling is superb - glassing through the EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular from Swarovski brings the cutting edge of optical performance to a new level. While the original EL series set the benchmark for clarity, color accuracy, and handling comfort, The EL SwaroVision binoculars raise the performance bar even higher.

The optical system has been enhanced with all of Swarovski's HD optics with their legendary performance-enhancing multilayer lens coatings. The optical path is enhanced even further with the addition of field flattener lenses. These field flatteners ensure an edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity that's free of distortion and other distractions.

Keeping pace with the optical train, the EL SV's construction also benefits from some advanced fine-tuning. 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.

Optical Performance
  • 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.
Construction
  • 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
Use and Handling
  • 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
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 6.4°
Field-of-View 336' @ 1000 yd / 111.55 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 4.9' / 1.49 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2  mm
Eye Relief 20  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56 - 74 mm / 2.20 - 2.91"
Dioptric Correction ±5
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions 6.3 x 4.8 x 2.4" / 16.00 x 12.19 x 6.10  cm
Weight 28.2 oz / 799.47 g
Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular
  • Rainguard
  • Pair of Tethered Objective Covers
  • Snap Shot Adapter S3
  • Functional Bag
  • Lifetime Warranty

  • Included Free

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    SwarovskiEL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular
     
    5.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (13)
    • Strong construction (12)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Close focus (7)
    • Compact (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife viewing (10)
      • Bird watching (9)
      • Hunting (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (7), Casual/ recreational (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

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      5.0

      unbelievable

      By tom

      from pinebrook n.j.

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

        They are comfortable to hold and light weight. unbelievable power!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great for the 1000 yard stare

        By Billy Boy

        from Dallas, Texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

          I use these binoculars in the western states for hunting where glassing is the preferred method to locate game. There are literally too many wide open spaces to cover by hiking and driving. I have a pair of Leupold 10 X 42's which are great binocs. Hard to imagine, but, these are better, especially in low light.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Didn't Realize What I Wasn't Seeing

          By Bob P

          from Bismarck, ND

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          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

            I am an avid photographer and glass a lot of wildlife and birds. I love these binoculars. When comparing with other brands I own, there is nothing close to these Swarovski's in optical quality. It is easy to observe individual hair patterns, antlers, eyes, etc. The other binocs miss these fine details. The price makes these binoculars usable for only serious users. But, if you are serious about observing wildlife, these can't be topped.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Worth The Money

            By HenryB

            from Camp Hill, PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

              Through the years, I started with a pair of inexpensive Bushnell binoculars, upgraded to Nikon and finally last year to Vortex Viper HD. After much back and forth, weighing the pros and cons, I finally went for the gold and ordered the Swarovski 10x42 EL. I spent two days crying about the cost, but after opening the box and trying these out, I must admit it was money well spent. The optics are phenomenal, I don't think you could improve on them. Other reviewers on other sites complained of various minor issues (such as objective lens covers falling off, the focus wheel, etc). I have no complaints at all. The old adage, "you get what you pay for" certainly applies to these binoculars. The price is salty, but they are worth every penny. I'd give these 100 stars.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Should have bought them years ago!!!

              By Tom

              from Minneapolis, MN

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Lenses

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching

                Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                These glasses have taken my bird watching to another level. I can finally keep up with my mentor , friend, and fellow bird watcher. He has had a pair for years. The colors and light these glasses bring in are over the top. Love them.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Best binoculars I've every used!

                By Roberto48

                from Edmonton, AB, Canada

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                Pros

                • Bright
                • Clear
                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hunting
                  • whale watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                  These binoculars are fantastic - lots of light, great image quality and very easy to focus.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Binocs

                  By Jim

                  from Fair Haven, NJ.

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Works Well With Glasses

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Nature Observation
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                  Incredible clarity and brightness. I can't wait to use them on upcoming trips to Ireland and Alaska

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Superb!

                  By M.B.

                  from Melrose, Montana

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Close Focus
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Waterproof
                  • Works Well With Glasses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hunting
                    • Sight seeing

                    Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                    Purchased for hunting in low light conditions, but now intend to use them exclusively.

                    Completely thought through product and package, incredible optics, superbly made, and simply a pleasure to use.

                    While the travel case is a bit bulky, it is complete and affords real protection. In the field the lens covers provide particularly convenient and more than adequate protection.

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                    5.0

                    Great investment

                    By Dory

                    from Wilkesboro N.C.

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Close Focus
                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Waterproof
                    • Works Well With Glasses

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                      This is my 2nd pair of Swarovski Binoculars. The first pair I bought was 10x50's around 15 years ago. Since I started using Swarovski I have had the opportunity to use and look through other peoples Swarovski to compare. The optical preformance on all Swarovski is great. When we compared our older 10x50's to our new 10x42 EL the new 10x42 EL same power, same field of view and optical preformance in low light was the same.However the size and weight of the new 10x42 is perfect much easier to carry and use. We purchased the second pair for a trip to Yellowstone. My wife and I would each have a pair. The 10x42 EL fit and weight was so much easier for her to pack,carry,and use. On our first trip we had to share the 10x50's even though we had other binoculars, the optical quality doesn't compare to Swaroviski.So who wants to use them? We don't have lots of time or opportunities to view wildlife. So when we book a trip and spend the money and time I want to be able to see with ease when the rare opportunity arises. There is a reason when there is wildlife to be viewed, everbody wants to use our Swarovskis. They are the best and they are worth the price.

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                      5.0

                      Expensive but worth it

                      By MCvdB

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hunting
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                        Expensive but worth it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Awesome View

                        By cruzingbm

                        from Fort Lauderdale

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Lenses
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                          Used for Safari
                          Great optic's
                          Expensive but, more than worth the money.

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                          • No

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                          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Happy with 10x

                          By AZBirder

                          from Mesa, AZ

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Close Focus
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Works Well With Glasses

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching

                            Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                            I purchased the EL 10x42s before a recent birding trip to Ecuador. After comparing Leica and Zeiss, I settled on the Swarovskis. In addition to their edge-to-edge clarity and brightness, they fit in my hands better than the other bins. But I had difficulty choosing between the 8.5s and the 10s. I ordered the 8.5s first, but returned them for the 10s. The trade off for more power is less field of view, which was a factor in the rain forests of Ecuador, but it was the right choice for me. For my eyes, the difference in brightness between the two was negligible and the increased power improved my ability to distinguish minor details even at significant distances. I am so happy with these binoculars that I think they will be the last pair I buy fro a very long time.

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                            5.0

                            Simply Awesome

                            By twilly

                            from Houston Tx

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                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Close Focus
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Swarovski EL 10x42 SwaroVision Binocular:

                            After having my previous ELs stolen I recently purchased the new ELs with Swarovision. The old ELs were good but these are stunning.The image is clearer than before and sharp edge to edge, low llight performance is excellent, handling and ease of use is fantastic and most notably the increase in lens size at the eye end of the binocular is simply awesome for glasses wearers like me. The view is now complete and truly fantastic. Yes these binociulars are expensive but worth every penny and more - there simply is no comparison and I have been a bider for 30 years!

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