Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  10x
Exit pupil: 5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 20 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 17 mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  6.6  degrees = 115 m
AFOV:   62 degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘111 g
Made in: Austria



Not hugely larger than the Swarovski EL SV (“SwaroVision”) x42 models (see separate posts), the 10×50 offers the same stunning optical performance, including a very flatfield image and sharpness almost to the edge, plus more brightness in low light situations, all in a relatively compact and easily hand-holdable body. In the “upper league” of 10×50 binoculars, only the Leica Ultravid and the Meopta MeoStar are similarly light and compact, and same size competitors with porro prisms are usually considerably larger and heavier, e.g. the excellent Fujinon FMT-SX2 (see separate post). This is why you meet binocular enthusiasts who, thanks to the unique combination of performance and size, consider this EL SV “the best 10×50 binocular available”. But you can also meet people who think that this is simply the best binocular – full stop.


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