The most recent additions to Swarovski’s binocular line, the 8×42 and 10×42 and SLC 10×42 HD should prove a big attraction to demanding hunters who can afford to invest in top quality optics.
A good binocular is is an invaluable aid to the serious hunter, particularly the one who goes in search of fine trophies. For this purpose the extreme luminosity, or light transmitting power, of Swarovski makes them superior to most other binoculars. This quality is predictable when you realize that hunting conditions in the Germanic countries require both a scope and a binocular with the highest degree of luminosity. There are no laws against hunting after dark, and one of the most common forms of hunting is sitting on an elevated stand called a hochsitz waiting for wild boar to come and feed on turnips spread on the ground in a forest clearing. During a winter’s night with snow on the ground and a full moon overhead, a brilliant binocular is necessary to see the hogs coming and a scope of similar excellence allows the hunter to place his shots with precision out to 150 metres.
While the preferred binocular among Germanic hunters usually has large 56mm objectives, a large diameter objective lens is only one factor that contributes to a bright glass. Other factors include “what’s inside.” Swarovski’s new generation 8×42 and 10×42 SLC HD series benefits from a number of ergonomic and mechanical features. Internally, a light aluminium alloy chassis promotes precise optical alignment of ultra precise prisms with Phase-coatings, and the integrated dioptic correction system. Proprietary high quality, high-transmission Swarobright multi- coatings on all air-to glass lens surfaces ensure optimum colour fidelity, maximum light transmission and bright, crisp, high contrast images.