Swarovski SLC 8×56 W B

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Objective diameter:  56 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 7.0 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 23 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 22 mm
IPD:  56 – 76 mm
RFOV:  7.6  degrees = 133 m
AFOV (according to spec.):  60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 4.05 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 4.05 m to infinity (measured): 355 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (acc. to spec): 5 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘350 g
Made in: Austria
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



In a January 2014 review on CloudyNights, comparing the (then) new SLC 8×56 with the iconic Zeiss Victory FL 8×56, Erik Bakker named the SLC “… a stunning blend of magnification, image quality and ergonomics”, (see

There is nothing to add. Like its 10x and 15x siblings with higher magnifications, the SLC 8×56 is a superb instrument with one of the largest fields of view among similarly sized binoculars. The Zeiss HT 8×54 (see https://binocular.ch/zeiss-victory-ht-8×54/ ) may beat it in image brightness, but the SLC clearly outperforms the HT in off-axis sharpness.

See also remarks under separate posts “Swarovski SLC 10×56”, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-slc-10×56/ and “Swarovski SLC 15×56”, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-slc-15×56-w-b/




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