Swarovski NL Pure 10×42

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Objective diameter:  42
Magnification:  10 x
Exit pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18 mm
Useable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 16.5 mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.6 degrees = 133 m
AFOV: 70 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.9 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 395 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 991g
Made in: Austria
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The remarks written for the 8x version of Swarovsk’s new flagship binocular (see separate post “Swarovski NL Pure 8×42”, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-nl-pure-8×42/) line apply equally here:
“The NL Pure shows that Swarovski is  capable of driving bino specifications even beyond the high level that it had already achieved with the EL SV. A market leading field of view, an excellent flat-field performance and a superb edge sharpness combined with very good ergonomics are the characteristics of the NL line of binoculars.”
BINOCULARS TODAY rates the stray-light performance of the 10x model slightly lower than that of it’s 8x sibling. However, in the sum of its properties, the NL Pure 10×42  offers stunning performance and may currently be the best 10×42 binocular on the market, at least the best that BINOCULARS TODAY have ever seen.


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