Developed to give hunters and birders a slightly higher magnification over standard 8x optics while preserving a wide-angle field of view and limiting visible hand shake common in higher power glasses, Swarovski's green 8.5x42 EL42 Binocular features a high-transmission optical path, legendary Swarovski optical coatings, and a weather-sealed magnesium-alloy housing. Its wide 65° apparent viewing angle and short 4.9-foot minimum focus distance make this optic ideal for close to medium-long range viewing. The ELs employ a suite of SWAROVISION coatings and technologies that enhance the user experience, including SWAROBRIGHT, SWAROTOP, SWARODUR, SWAROCLEAN, phase-correcting P-coatings, field-flattener lenses, and fluoride glass. These technologies work seamlessly to produce bright and clear high-contrast and high-resolution images with true color fidelity and virtually no distortion across the entire field of view. The 8.5x magnification, coupled with wide-angle viewing and generous 42mm objectives, make this EL ideal for a diverse range of observational situations, from birding and hunting to sightseeing and terrain navigation, with enhanced low-light capabilities over small-objective binoculars.