Swarovski EL SV 10×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  10 x
Exit pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 20 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 17 mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  6.4  degrees = 112 m
AFOV (according to spec.):   60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.45 m**
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 330 degrees**
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 8.5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 956 g
Made in: Austria
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel
** measured on a sample from 2015. From 2020 onwards, Swarovski changed the spec to a minimum focus distance of 3.3m



One of the top 10x42s on the market today. Some people prefer it even over the famous 10×50 EL SV (which has almost reached “cult status” among hobby astronomers) because it is more compact and lighter than the latter. Its edge sharpness outperforms almost all other 10×42 binoculars on the market today.


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