Reviews and Problems with Swarovski Optik CL Companion 8x30
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Great product with crisp viewing makes them the perfect travel binocular !
4 April 2014
Summary: I bought the CL's because I wanted a lighter pair of binoculars to use when I do casual birding. My EL's are heavier but do get more light for late day birding; however I have found the CL's are the ones I use more often now. They have a great feel in the hands and are easy to focus and use. I can slip them in my backpack when not using and also use them for hours without any strain to the neck. Great value for the money.
Excerpt: Excellent, compact binocular! I purchased this Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 Binocular days before a trip to Puerto Rico. I am an avid birder, and I certainly wanted to travel light, not taking my larger Swarovski 10x40s.
Excerpt: We purchased a pair of the Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars for general use in viewing birds, wildlife, etc. We love the clear, bright image and field-of-view that these binoculars provide.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Fantastic small birding binoculars! I purchased my first pair of Swarovski binoculars just before a trip to photograph birds. The Swarovski CL Companion 8x30 binoculars were perfect since they are sharp, easy to focus, lightweight and small enough to fit into a pocket of my photo vest when I don't want them around my neck. I also love the tethered caps (attachment optional) that keep the lenses clean.
These binoculars will not disappoint, they are expensive and incredible!
2 May 2012
Summary: I bought these CL's after looking through a number of nice binoculars, and reading a lot of reports. They are small, light and clear as a bell. I have not found anything I did not like about the CL's.
Excerpt: Have used this a couple of time for birdwatching and am very pleased. I already own the 7x42 and 10x50 SLCs and always wanted a compact Swarovski. My wife has the 8x32 SLC but I have always hated the front focus knob and the eye relief was not enough since I wear glasses. The Cls seem to have just enough extra eyerelief to make them comfortable and the clarity is quite nice. I have read other reviews that the focus falls off near the edge.
Excerpt: I bought these because of the compact size and the quality of the images, primarily for birding. I was using a twenty five year old pair of 7x50 marine binoculars, and Swarovski 8x30 are so superior, especially in terms of ease of focus, sharpness of images, and better image in low light, there is no comparison. They were expensive, but they were worth it. And the size and weight is exactly what I was looking for.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: Ich besitze seit Jahren das Dämmerungsglas von Swarovski 8x56 und bin damit äußerst zufrieden. Das Glas ist laufend im Einsatz für Wildbeobachtung bei Dämmerung. Da das 8x56 für Berg und Schitouren aufgrund der Größe und des Gewichts nicht geeignet ist, habe ich mir nunmehr das Swarovski CL 8x30 für diesen Einsatzbereich zugelegt. Das 8x30 entspricht in Schärfe und Auflösung bei entsprechenden Lichtverhältnissen dem 8x56.