Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8.5 x
Exit pupil: 4.9 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 20 mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.6  degrees = 133 m
AFOV:  60  degrees
Focus type:  IF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 944 g
Made in: Austria



The Swarovski EL SV (“SwaroVision”) series of binoculars is Swarovski’s top line. Esp. with the 8.5×42, 10×42 and 10×50 models, Swarovksi set the standard very high even for premium segment of binoculars with bright, flatfield, very edge-sharp images. The 8.5×42 is regarded by many as one of the best general purpose binoculars around.



A 2015 comparative review (in German) can be found here:

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