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Swarovski EL 8,5 X 42 WB

Swarovski EL 8,5 X 42 WB
alaScore 84

36 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Swarovski EL 8,5 X 42 WB. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Binoculars for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions. There are some less positive reviews about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability


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 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Reviewers really like the size, whereas there are some critical views about the price.



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

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

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (

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


May, 2004

Consumer review (

Beautiful binoculars



Excellent optics, beautiful build and good design

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

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (

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

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (

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

May, 2003

Consumer review (

Not worth the money.


I'll spare everyone the boring detail.

Great Optics

Grossly Overpriced

Feb, 2003

Product Specifications


Waterproof up to:157.5

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-25 - 55
Operating temperature range (T-T):-25 - 55

Packaging Content

Carrying case: Yes
Lens cap included:Y

Technical Details

Adjustable interpupillary distance:Y
Apparent field of view:60 / 61 / 7.8
Closest Focusing Distance:126 / 196.9 / 59.1
Color of product:Green
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-7 - 5
Diopter compensation (±):4 / 5
Exit pupil:0.193 / 0.209
Eye Relief:0.728 / 0.756 / 0.787
Field of view (at 1000 m):5236.2 / 5393.7
Interpupillary distance (max):2.91
Interpupillary distance (min):2.2
Magnification:8 / 8.5
Objective diameter:1.65
Real field of view:7.6 / 7.8
Twilight factor:18.9
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:157.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.87 / 6.3 / 6.54
Height:2.4 / 2.48 / 3.19
Weight:28.6 / 29.5 / 31.6
Width:4.72 / 4.8 / 5.39