Reviews and Problems with Swarovski Optik EL Range 8x32
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Everything I was looking for
Avid traveler, B&H Photo
19 August 2014
Excerpt: Great focus, crisp colors. I noticed that I do not get the usual motion sickness when I move the binoculars that usually comes from optical aberrations, and in fact I notice no peripheral field aberrations. Easy to adjust pupillary distance. I use these mostly when hiking, some birdwatching. Very happy I bought them.
Summary: I have a pair of 10 X 42 given to me as a retirement gift from my company. They could have not done better for me. These are the best optics I have ever owned and don't know how I got by the past 50 years with out them. They offer extremely clear, focused and perfect objective. I could not stress enough how wonderful they are. I will say if there is one piece of equipment that you should go all out and send the extra money these are it.
Summary: I've used several binoculars over the years, and have been happy with several of them. Then a close friend offered me his Swarovski for an afternoon hunt. I was skeptical at first, and thought the cost could not be justified. My wise friend just smiled and said "give them a try and form your own opinion". I did give them a try, formed my own opinion, and now I have my own.
Summary: I read a lot of product reviews over the last year or so on the Swarovski EL10x42 and couldn't find anything negative, and I agree. Now that I own a pair I'm very happy. I realize the price is pretty steep, but you can't beat the incredible crystal clear view.
Summary: My 8x32 El's are virtually useless in low light or at long distance. They are good at short range in full light and are great sports event glasses. My go to binoculars in the field are SLC 10x42's with the tripod mount for extended use. The best clarity and brightness I have ever seen are are provided by an old West German pair of Zeiss 8x56 rubber armored roof prism glasses that I may have buried with me just in case...
Summary: These are as good as it gets! Obviously a lot of money but they are my most used piece of outdoor equipment. I have owned a pair of 8x30 SLC's for 20 years before buying these for hunting out west. The glass is even better than my SLC's which I have zero complaints with. If you are doing a lot of serious glassing these are what you should be looking at. Everyone who looks through them is impressed with them.
Excerpt: I upgraded to new binoculars for birding, and I am delighted. The wide field of view makes it easy to get on the bird, and the precision of the lenses makes it easy to find birds by shape and color even when hidden among leaves in a tree. I can see eye rings and other details clearly now, a problem in the past. Yet the binoculars are light weight and feel comfortable in my hand. I can hold and adjust focus with just one hand.
Pros: Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: Many people, including myself, constantly upgrade their optics overtime as they hunt more and experience different quality products. I went into Cabela's to purchase my 4th set of hunting binoculars. Each pair was more expensive that the last. I was looking at a nice Euro model. I mentioned to the salesman that I was upgrading and told him my story and all the areas and animals I hunted. He said, "I'll save you money.