Swarovski EL 8×32 SV

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Objective diameter:  32 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 20 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 17 mm
IPD:  54 – 74 mm
RFOV:  8.0 degrees = 141 m
AFOV (according to spec.):  61.0  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): 390 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Extra travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 683 g
Made in: Austria
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The smallest of the EL “SV” (“Swarovision”) line, formerly available in 8×32 and 10×32. It is a bit longer than most other 8x32s, features the typical open bridge design and was one of the best 8x30s / 8×32 available on the market, with outstanding central AND edge sharpness. It has been criticized for poor stray-light suppression and flares on bright light sources, but in BINOCULARS TODAY’s experience, these negative aspects have been grossly overstated, sometimes by users who perhaps did not properly adjust the binocular to their IPD etc. Reports on problems with the focuser on early production models, on the other hand, were true, but Swarovski had improved the matter continuously, and this issue had been solved.
With the introduction of the new NL Pure models, Swarovski stopped making the EL SV x32 series – a pity really.


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