Swarovski 8.5x42 EL42 Binocular with FieldPro Package (Green)

Swarovski 8.5x42 EL42 Binocular with FieldPro Package (Green)

Swarovski 8.5x42 EL42 Binocular with FieldPro Package (Green)

B&H # SW8.5X42ELG MFR # 34208
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Product Highlights

  • Fluoride Glass Objective Lenses
  • P-Coated Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Complete SWAROVISION Optical Coatings
  • Wide-Angle Viewing: 65°
  • Short 4.9' Close-Focus Distance
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Open-Bridge, Twin-Hinge Configuration
  • Lightweight Magnesium-Alloy Chassis
  • Wraparound Rubber Armoring
  • FieldPro Bag and Strap
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Magnification: 8.5x

10x 8.5x
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Swarovski 34208 overview

  • 1Description

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.

Complementing the optical performance is a lightweight and durable magnesium-alloy chassis that can withstand a life in extreme conditions. Its nitrogen-filled optical tubes are water and fogproof to ensure performance in all weather and environments without internal fogging when moving quickly between wide temperature ranges. An ergonomic, wraparound green rubber armor ensures that the binoculars will remain comfortable in the hand during long glassing sessions and helps to maintain a sure grip when it's cold and wet. This version of the EL comes with Swarovski's FieldPro package that features their proprietary rotating pin attachment and adjustment system for the strap that improves mobility and comfort over conventional systems. Included with the binocular are the FieldPro bag, carrying strap, tethered objective lens covers, and a soft rubber tethered ocular rainguard.

Optical Performance
  • 8.5x magnification
  • 42mm objective lenses
  • Compact roof prism optical path
  • Fluoride glass virtually eliminates chromatic aberration for improved color rendition, resolution, and contrast
  • SWAROBRIGHT coatings provide enhanced contrast, brightness, and color fidelity
  • SWAROTOP coatings on lenses and prisms reduce light reflection to improve brightness and contrast
  • Phase-correcting P-coating further improves color and contrast
  • Field-flattener lenses improve edge sharpness and lower the distortion
  • SWARODUR outer coating on optics helps to prevent scratches and abrasions
  • SWAROCLEAN non-stick coatings make cleaning dirt, dust, sap, moisture, and fingerprints from lens surfaces easy and fast
  • 399' field of view at 1000 yards
  • Wide 65° apparent angle of view
  • Short 4.9' close-focus distance
Use and Handling
  • Open-bridge configuration
  • Fully armored, non-slip focusing wheel for comfortable focusing
  • Wraparound grips and ergonomic thumb rests for comfortable long-duration observations
  • Integrated ±5 dioptric adjustment
  • Diopter adjustment lock prevents accidental adjustment
  • Hypoallergenic twist-up eyecups
  • Wide 56-74mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Long 20mm eye relief
  • 4.9mm exit pupil
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium-alloy chassis
  • Green rubber armoring protects against drops and impacts while providing slip-resistant grip
  • Nitrogen filled for fog and waterproof performance
  • Includes FieldPro package:
    • FieldPro carrying bag
    • Adjustable carrying strap with proprietary rotating pin attachment and adjustment system
    • Tethered objective lens covers reduce risk of loss
    • Soft rubber ocular rainguard offers greater protection and noise reduction
UPC: 708026342080

Swarovski 34208 specs

Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8.5  x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 7.6° (Actual)
Field of View 399.0' @ 1000 yd / 133.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 4.9' / 1.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.9 mm
Eye Relief 20 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56 to 74 mm / 2.2 to 2.9"
Dioptric Correction ±5
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 6.3 x 5.2 x 2.4" / 16.0 x 13.2 x 6.1 cm
Weight 28.00 oz / 793.8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 11.0 x 7.0"

Swarovski 34208 reviews

8.5x42 EL42 Binocular with FieldPro Package (Green) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binoculars. I primarily use these for birding/bird watching; an upgrade from my older 8x42 Eagle Optics Ranger. The difference is quite noticeable. Pros: Sharp details, color, & brightness make spotting/ID easier, especially for distant birds. I find the included neck strap more comfortable than the aftermarket one I have. Old-fashioned loop connectors are included if you want to change straps. I also liked the push-pull diopter/focus wheel. Cons: The only con is mine shipped with a messed-up instruction manual; the binding is reversed.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best... I have spent over a decade birding and wanting these. And in the last couple of years they have made them even better. They are simply the best. I have tried them all and I have had some of the other best but everything about these is superb and above and beyond. The ergonomics, the design-- all stand out. Now everyone else has tried copying their unique frame design.� They are razor sharp edge to edge, field of view is phenomenal and very flat. Eye relief is perfect for eye glass wearers. Brightness is superb. No real chromatic aberrations. Aside from them being slightly heavy for me and the focus wheel being slightly slower than their competitors I cant imagine wanting another pair but these. I am glad I waited 10 years and they really are a lovely pair to see these amazing birds!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful - bright and crisp These are fantastic binoculars! Very bright, true colors plus ergonomic design. A stunning upgrade from my old B&L pair. One minor improvement - include a metal connecting slot to attach jump rings for a harness. The current design specifically excludes the use of metal rings as the slot is plastic.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binoculars I bought these to replace old Bausch & Lomb Elites, which were good in their time. These, though, are spectacular. Clear, sharp images and great color fidelity. �They are a joy to use.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I expected! This is my first high end binocular, the built quality is superb. I spend a long time doing research comparing it with leica noctivid. Being a Leica fans has no regret at all picking the swarovski!
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am very happy with this purchase. Expensive, but nothing is better!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic - PERIOD Optics at their finest.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swarovski binocs Beautiful binocs!
Date published: 2017-07-17
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