Specifications:

Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8.5 x
Exit pupil: 4.9 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 20 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 17 mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.6  degrees = 133 m
AFOV:  60  degrees
Minimal focus distance (measured): 1.75 m**
Focus type:  IF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 944 g
Made in: Austria

** from 2021, the spec for the EL SV states 3.3m as minimum focus distance

 

Remarks:

The Swarovski EL SV (“SwaroVision”) series of binoculars was Swarovski’s top line of binoculars until 2020, when the „NL Pure“ was introduced as the new top line. Esp. with the 8.5×42, 10×42 and 10×50 models, Swarovksi set the standard very high even for the 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.

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Review:

A 2015 comparative review (in German) can be found here:
https://www.juelich-bonn.com/jForum/read.php?9,426194

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