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.
Summary: I have had a good quality binocular and separate rangefinder for several years. Carrying both of these in the field was always too cumbersome and a real pain, especially when carrying all the other gear needed on a hunt. I have lusted for a high quality combo for years because it just makes sense. However I was not willing to pay the price for this equipment. I finally made the right decision and purchased the Swarovski EL 10by42 range-finder binoculars.
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.
Summary: What can I say these binoculars are probably the best out there though not made for the bow hunter these are still worth every penny. The glass itself not counting the rangefinding ability is amazing.I thought i had good optics before now I laugh at the completion.If you are seriously thinking of purchasing these have no fear in performance and ease. You will not regret it .