Swarovski CL Pocket 8×25

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Objective diameter:  25 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 3.13 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 17 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 15 mm
IPD: 56  – 72 mm
RFOV:  6.8  degrees = 119 m
AFOV (according to spec.):  52 degrees
Minimal focus distance (measured): 2.3 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 420 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 5 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): 345 g
Made in: Austria
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Swarovski had stopped producing its 8×20 pocket model for a number of years (see separate post “Swarovski Habicht 8×20 Pocket”, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-habicht-8×20-pocket/) when it introduced its new “CL Pocket” in format 8×25. Regarded by many as the best pocket binocular available today; others prefer the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8×25 with its wider field of view. Slightly larger than a true “pocket” binocular, the Swarovski with its excellent optics feels almost as if you were using an 8×30.

See also remarks in separate post “Zeiss Victory Pocket 8×25”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-victory-pocket-8×25/


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