Summary: Swarovski EL Swarovision binoculars are wonderful. I own both the 10x42 and 12x50. The vivid optics and close focus are remarkable. Swarovski ELs are certainly expensive, but you get what you pay for, and you only live once. Disclaimer: I never owned Ziess, Leica, Nikon or other high-end binoculars. Cheap binoculars satisfied me before Swarovski and I never knew what I was missing.
Summary: Wonderful optics...How could it be better that this? If looking for the best...look no furthur. Only suggestion would be for Swarovski to engineer a quick change neck strap, not only for their floating strap but clips to quick change to other straps.
Summary: The swarovision 10x42 are far better than i expected. The clarity is just awesome.And the focusing is supeior to any binocs i have previously used. When i can get the money together i intend to purchase Swarovski atx 95mm spotting scope. Am looking forward to digiscoping with my nikon d3200.I would recommend these glasses to all .
Summary: Great Bins- I am not new to the brand and also have a pair of 8x42. High quality of glass, responsive focus & just plain feel good in the hand. I am 70 yrs old a beginning to get a bit arthritic in the hands, so I appreciate even more the "comfort" of the way they feel.
Summary: I purchased these 10x42 EL binoculars for my wife to use birding. They replaced some other lower powered Swarovski glasses she has used for several years. I was a little worried that she might not like the higher magnification, or that there would be less light transmitted than before. The Eagle Optics return/swap policy eased my fears - but turned out to be not required. The binoculars were shipped quickly and arrived on time.
Summary: I have read in various reviews that folks have trouble quickly focusing. My wife has the 8.5x32 and I just purchased 10x42. I find that 4.6' minimum close view is better than any other bino. Most of my imaging is 12' to 290' for birding. Within this range I find the focusing to be approximately .5 of a turn and thus a quick focus for my needs.
Summary: I bought my 10 x 42 EL binoculars to help my wildlife photography expeditions to Africa. They provided a good first impression birding in the Black mountains and the Lake District in the UK: great clarity and a reasonably bright image with minimal edge aberration. However, an open top jeep traversing the Serengeti in Tansania or pursuing desert elephant in Namibia proved too much of a challenge.
Pros: Good optical clarity
Cons: Expensive, not robust and poor after sales service