Swarovski El Binoculars

Swarovski El Binoculars

EL = Ergonomic, Light

Probably the most popular series within the Swarovski stable, especially with bird watchers are their EL Binoculars.

According to Swarovski themselves, EL binoculars combine maximum functionality with innovation and design. Aimed at the very top end of the market, all the binoculars within the series use the finest materials and technology including their own SWAROBRIGHT coating that is said to allow for maximum colour fidelity across the whole light spectrum or the SWAROTOP and SWARODUR coatings for bright, high-contrast images.

The gap in between the two barrels (or the Torsion-free twin-bridge construction as they like to call it), is an innovation which I believe was first introduced by Swarovski and not only gives you a better more comfortable grip, but reduces the weight and makes for an excellently balanced binocular, important for extended observation periods.

Similar to the LotuTech® coating on Carl Zeiss Binoculars and the Leica AquaDuraTM-Coatings, all the binoculars within this series contain a non-stick SWAROCLEAN coating on the outer surfaces of the lenses that makes cleaning both the objective and eyepiece lenses much easier, especially when taking off things like water marks, insect repellents and tree resin. The overall effect is that the lenses require less vigorous cleaning which will significantly increase the life of your optics.

Swarovski EL binoculars also include the new SnapShot adapter for simple connection of a digital camera through your Swarovski lens. 

The EL range comes in two different sizes of objective lens, each containing two different strengths of magnification:

Swarovski EL 10x32 Swarovision BinocularsSwarovski EL 32 Binoculars

The idea behind producing the 32mm diameter versions in the very popular EL series, was to make a pair of binoculars that not only perform well, but are smaller and lighter. The EL 32 have achieved this and with their low weight and smaller size, they can be carried about much easier over longer periods of time. The come with all the same features as their bigger brother, the EL 42's including the user-friendly compact construction  that not only sits extremely well in the hand but can be carried in almost any outdoor coat.

Over shorter distances they still offer outstanding observation qualities and are very well suited to observation at close quarters with a sensational close focus setting of only 2 meters.

New EL 32 Swarovision Binoculars

Now newly introduced are the EL 32's with Swarovision Technology:

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Swarovski 10x42 EL BinocularsSwarovski EL 42 Binoculars

Binoculars with 42mm diameter objective lenses are popular because they offer the best compromise between letting in enough light and size (and weight) of binocular, making them suited for kinds of uses. The most common magnifications in this category tend to be 8x and 10x, Swarovski have strayed ever so slightly from the norm here in that they have produced an 8.5x binocular.

Swarovski's EL 42 binoculars have won multiple awards and are often regarded as the best binoculars in the world. A huge claim to fame, but in some ways it is justified because of their outstanding optical quality and clarity. Their legendary wrap-around grip, large focusing wheel and its thumb rests make them light, well balanced, comfortable and good to look at.

EL 42's are a favorite with professional birders and are ideal for many uses, including general wildlife viewing, sports and as general use binoculars.

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Featured Swarovski EL Binoculars

Below are a few featured Swarovski EL Binoculars: View >> All Swarovski Binoculars reviewed


Swarovski EL 10x50 Swarovision Binoculars Review

The big brother of the extremely popular Swarovski EL range of binoculars, the 10x50 version offers the user some very interesting advantages over the more standard 42mm versions and makes for a very interesting choice.

There is no question about the quality, so in this mini review, I take a close look at these advantages as well as the draw backs and compare them to the other Swarovski EL binoculars that I have tested to see what kind of user and which uses these are most suitable for.

Price: (6/6) Expensive Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 9/10 93%
The VERY Best
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 10/10
Optical Stats: 9/10
Image Quality 10/10
Extras & Details: 10/10


Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Binoculars Review

By combining the highest quality optical components and coatings with their technical expertise, there is no denying that these Swarovski's produce an image that is unsurpassed.

Add to this their tried and tested exterior and the inclusion of their new FieldPro package and you really do have a special pair of optics.

So If you are looking for the ultimate pair of 42mm binoculars, then you will most certainly not be disappointed with the Swarovski EL 8.5x42 binoculars. These are for me now the reference point and by which all others need to aspire towards.

Price: (6/6) Expensive Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 9/10 93%
The VERY Best
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 10/10
Optical Stats: 9/10
Image Quality 10/10
Extras & Details: 10/10


Swarovski SLC 10x42 Binoculars Review

Multipurpose Swarovski binoculars optimized for wildlife observation, the SLC incorporates a more traditional look with state of the art materials like a tough, lightweight and waterproof Magnesium housing and a lockable diopter adjustment located on the central focus wheel.

Optical highlights include fully multi-coated HD Optics that includes Swarobright & Swaroclean Coatings and Phase Coated roof prisms to produce a view of exceptional quality, contrast and brightness.

Price: (6/6) Expensive Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 9/10 90%
The VERY Best
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 9/10
Optical Stats: 8/10
Image Quality 10/10
Extras & Details: 10/10


Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 Binoculars Review

With the duel hinge design and compact body, these true pocket binoculars fold up to easily fit into the palm of your hand or indeed your pocket!

Fully fog and waterproof, you get a wide field of view and generous eye relief, which is complemented by fully multi-coated optics and phase corrected BaK-4 roof prisms for an image that you expect from Swarovski.

Price: (5/6) High Value Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 9/10 87%
Outstanding
Body Stats: 9/10
Optical Quality: 8/10
Optical Stats: 9/10
Image Quality 9/10
Extras & Details: 8/10


Swarovski EL 10x32 Swarovision Binoculars Review

The new Swarovision EL 10x32 binoculars combine the very best optics and coatings with a waterproof, lightweight and tough Magnesium open bridge body to produce one of the very best mid sized binoculars currently on the market.

Optical features include Field flattener lenses to correct field curvature, Phase correction and dielectric coatings on the roof prisms and fully multi-coated Swarobright lens coatings for a much better light transmission.

Price: (6/6) Expensive Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 9/10 95%
The VERY Best
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 10/10
Optical Stats: 10/10
Image Quality 10/10
Extras & Details: 10/10

These Binoculars are On SaleDiscounted Binoculars: The Swarovski EL 10x32 SV binoculars are available at a discount on Amazon.com, Binoculars.com and Eagle Optics in the USA
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Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 Binoculars Review

Weighing just 17.6oz ounces and measuring 4.7 inches long by 4.5 inches wide, it's hard to believe Swarovski can pack so much of their renowned optical excellence into such a compact unit and make it just that bit more affordable, but they have.

Ideal for anyone looking for a premium compact binocular to take travelling, on safari, hiking, camping or to a sporting event, the CL Companion includes their legendary Swarotop & Swarodur anti-reflection coatings as well as phase correction and Swarobright coatings on the roof prisms producing an excellent high quality image even in low light situations.

Price: (5/6) High Value Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 9/10 88%
Outstanding
Body Stats: 10/10
Optical Quality: 8/10
Optical Stats: 8/10
Image Quality 9/10
Extras & Details: 9/10


Swarovski 8x32 EL W B Traveler Binoculars Review

A lightweight & compact open-hinge magnesium body design combined with very high quality optical components and coatings that produce a view that is pretty much optically impeccable. There really are fantastic binoculars and definitely one of, if not the best mid-sized binocular on the market.

Price: (6/6) Expensive Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 9/10 92%
The VERY Best
Body Stats: 8/10
Optical Quality: 9/10
Optical Stats: 9/10
Image Quality 10/10
Extras & Details: 10/10


Swarovski 10x32 EL 32 Traveler Binoculars Review

With a beautiful fine aluminium and tan finish the EL 10x32 Traveler binoculars are compact and lightweight making them ideal for travelling with. This combined with Swarovski's unique wrap-around grip also makes them easier and more comfortable to carry in the field. If you then combine this with the quality that only comes with a Swarovski binocular, a tough magnesium housing, tested under extreme conditions in the desert, Arctic and rainforest they also make excellent wildlife observation and birdwatching binoculars and so are one of the best binoculars in the world to take on safari.

Price: (6/6) Expensive Binoculars
These Binoculars are On SaleDiscounted Binoculars: The Swarovski EL 10x32 Traveler binoculars are available at a discount on Amazon.com, Binoculars.com and Eagle Optics in the USA
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