Swarovski SLC 10×56

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Objective diameter:  56 mm
Magnification:  10x
Exit pupil: 5.6 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 19.5 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 20 mm (!)
IPD:  56  –  76 mm
RFOV:  6.3  degrees = 110 m
AFOV (according to spec.):   60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.8 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3.8 m to infinity (measured): 370 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (acc. to spec.): 8 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘315 g
Made in: Austria
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel


Swarovski has produced several generations of the SLC series over the years. After it stopped selling the x42 models in 2020, the current series consists of three models, 8×56 / 10×56 / 15×56, all with excellent optical performance. All three have gained a good reputation not only with birders and hunters, but are also popular with hobby astronomers. They don’t feature the very flat field images of  Swarovski’s top lines, the NL Pure or the EL SV, but exhibit very good central and edge sharpness, good contrast and very good CA correction, and are currently some of the best x56s on the market.

see also the separate posts about the 8×42, 10×42, 8×56 and 15×56 SLC models

see also remarks under separate post “Zeiss Conquest HD 10×56”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-conquest-hd-10×56/


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