Swarovski 8.5×42 EL42 Swarovision Binoculars

Original price was: $2,632.00.Current price is: $1,999.00.

Swarovski 8.5×42 EL42 Swarovision Binoculars offers a large, bright field of view with unparalleled clarity right to the edge of the image.


Magnification: 8.5x
Item Weight: 1.75 lbs
Objective Lens Diameter: 42 mm
Field of View: 399 feet/1000 yards
Angle of View: 7.6 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance: 10.8 feet
Exit Pupil Diameter: 4.9 mm
Eye Relief: 20 mm
Light Transmission: 90%
Weatherproofing: Waterproof, fogproof
Operating Temperature: -13 °F to +131 °F (-25 °C / +55 °C)
Storage Temperature: -22 °F to +158 °F (-30 °C / +70 °C)
Close Focus: 10.8 feet

Astounding, superb, unparalleled quality – superlatives that describe the Swarovski 8.5×42 EL42 Swarovision Binoculars.

This binocular brings cutting edge 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 in all of Swarovski’s HD optics with 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.

The construction of the Swarovski 8.5×42 EL42 Swarovision Binoculars also has been improved. An 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 fog-proof 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 10.8′ 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.

These come with a comfortable neck strap, a case good for travel, a rainguard and objective lens covers. Audubon Shop flexible harness is available.

Optical Features

  • Wide angle field of view.
  • 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 Features

  • Rugged lightweight magnesium housing.
  • Extended eye relief accommodates eye and sunglass wearers.
  • Nitrogen purged: waterproof, fog proof, submersible.
  • Open-bridge EL design affords a comfortable wrap-around grip.
  • Tactile rubber armoring for shock and all-climate weather resistance and enhances user’s grip.
  • Improved objective cover design offers an enhanced level of protection.
  • Weight: 29.5 oz.
  • Dimensions: 6.3″ x 5.2″ x 2.4″

Performance Features

  • Close focus: 10.8′
  • Twist-up eye cups with 3 detented settings.
  • Rapid focus system: 2 turns from 10.8′ to infinity

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 8 in