Excerpt: I've used every major brand of bino at nearly every price point and these Swarovski beat every one hands down! One should expect that kind of performance with the price tag, but they are well worth the money when you NEED quality optics.
Excerpt: I compared 3 different brands and this one was the brightest and best viewing. An experienced hunter shopping nearby said it gives him about 10 minutes longer viewing time at dawn and dusk. He has had many other brands and said he should have bought these years ago.I am not a hunter, nor am I experienced. This is my first pair and decided to spend the money and get the best. At 67 years old, I have earned the price of admission.
Excerpt: Swarovision is a keeper! I have been using the Swarovski EL 10x42 binocular for the past 8 years with great satisfaction. I purchased the new Swarovski EL Swarovision 10x42 Binocular only because of the great deal that Eagle Optics was having (sale price plus trade-in value for my current Swarovski).
Excerpt: I use these binoculars in the western states for hunting where glassing is the preferred method to locate game. There are literally too many wide open spaces to cover by hiking and driving. I have a pair of Leupold 10 X 42's which are great binocs. Hard to imagine, but, these are better, especially in low light.
Excerpt: I am an avid photographer and glass a lot of wildlife and birds. I love these binoculars. When comparing with other brands I own, there is nothing close to these Swarovski's in optical quality. It is easy to observe individual hair patterns, antlers, eyes, etc. The other binocs miss these fine details. The price makes these binoculars usable for only serious users. But, if you are serious about observing wildlife, these can't be topped.
Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: Through the years, I started with a pair of inexpensive Bushnell binoculars, upgraded to Nikon and finally last year to Vortex Viper HD. After much back and forth, weighing the pros and cons, I finally went for the gold and ordered the Swarovski 10x42 EL. I spent two days crying about the cost, but after opening the box and trying these out, I must admit it was money well spent. The optics are phenomenal, I don't think you could improve on them.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: 10x42 or 12X50? 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.