Summary: I have been looking for a pair of binoculars to replace my 15yo 10x Bausch & Lomb Elites, which had finally seen their better days. For some months I had been going between 8 & 10 x Leica Ultravids and 8.5 and 10 x Swaros. I’ve always used 10x bins.
Summary: These binoculars are second to none for their quality. I knew it the 1st time I looked through them. AWESOME! In every situation, low light to bad weather and everything in between. Why buy 5 or 6 sets of the cheaper brands when you can but these once and have them for a lifetime?
Summary: I have been looking to upgrade my Leica 7x42 Trinovid BA binoculars the last couple of years. I got a chance to go birding with the Swarovski 8.5x42 EL Swarovisions for an hour. It soon became apparent that these binoculars are the major improvement I have been looking for.
Summary: I kept saying to myself that one day I would bite the bullet and by a set of Swarovskis when someone said if you intend to buy them one day, you should do it now as they last a lifetime and they will dramatically improve your birding enjoyment. That they did.
Summary: After wearing out my excellent Leitz 8x42 over a period of nearly 40 years of bird and wildlife watching I was ready for a new and, most likely, final pair of top performing binocs. After trying out a few models I settled on the Swarovski EL Swarovision 8.5x42 despite its exorbitant price.
Summary: I am new to the birding community and originally purchased Nikon Monarch 5's which I was quite pleased with. When my husband started joining me, I quickly realized that sharing a pair of binoculars might end a 25 year marriage.
Summary: This is the best birthday present I ever bought myself. It has increased my enjoyment of birding immensely. There is no comparison to all my other binos. The comfort of holding the Swarovskis, the clarity and brightness are striking.
Summary: My husband bought these binoculars for me for my birthday from Eagle Optics a couple of years ago. I love everything about them, and have enjoyed birding even more now that I can see even minute details in the magnificent creatures that we share this earth with.