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Swarovski EL 8,5 X 42 WB

Swarovski EL 8,5 X 42 WB
alaScore 82

27 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the price.

design, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Binoculars the Swarovski EL 8,5 X 42 WB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Swarovski EL 8,5 X 42 WB


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Swarovski EL 8,5 X 42 WB from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Binoculars on

size, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Swarovski EL8.5 x 42 HD Swarovision Binoculars inc Snap Shot

Consumer review by:

Great Views Crystal Clear Optics


We bought these binos after shopping around a bit and trying several other types, Leicas etc.

clarity durability, light enhancing ability


Consumer review by:

Beautiful binoculars



Excellent optics, beautiful build and good design

A trace of chromatic aberration. Pricey - so what did you expect


Consumer review by:

Swarovski 8.5x42 Binocular


Best birding binocular hands down. Optics equal to or better than Leica, Zeiss, top Nikon line. 7.4 Field of View (apparent FOV), 8.5x Power and 42mm front glass best choice for serious birder. Great (8ft.) close focus. Weight best of the high priced...

7.4FOV, 8.5x & 42mm best choice for serious birder. Weight best of high $$ glass

None for birding. See comments

Consumer review by:

A great pair for birdwatching


I've been a birdwatcher for about 20 years and this is my third pair of binoculars. I've owned them for about two years. I originally chose Swarovski because my dad has a pair of Swarovski SLCs and I fell in love with them. I paid about $(US)1,400 for...

Comfortable to use, great color resolution and watertight to 13 ft

Price, focus turns, magnification

Consumer review by:

Not worth the money.


I'll spare everyone the boring detail.

Great Optics

Grossly Overpriced

Product Specifications


Armouring:Compound / Rubber
Autofocus: No
Diopter Adjustment:No / Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Type of Prism:Roof
Waterprotection:No / Waterproof / Waterresistant

General Features

Zoom: No