Swarovski Habicht 7×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  7 x
Exit pupil: 6 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 14 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 12.5 mm
IPD:  56 – 72 mm
RFOV:  6.5  degrees = 114 m
AFOV (according to spec.): 46 degrees
Minimal focus distance (measured): 4.0 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 4 m to infinity (measured): 260 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 8 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 694 g
Made in: Austria



The 7×42 is one of three Habicht models (7×42, 8×30, and 10×40) on the market today since many years, and if one was to find something to critizise about it, it would be the quite narrow field of view for a 7x binocular. Otherwise, this instrument wins in almost every category: sharpness and contrast, image brightness, stray-light control, color fidelity, etc. Years back, binoculars like this one helped create Swarovski’s reputation for building some of the best optical instruments on the market.


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