New In - Swarovski SLC 10x42 W B Binoculars (Green)

By Swarovski


Observe nature through the binoculars most used by safari & wildlife professionals in Africa. Their rugged, ergonomic design & optical technology make them stand out for superior clarity & performance


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Elements and Activities – Swarovski SLC 10x42 WB Binoculars:

Quick Facts: ⊙ Weight: 790g; ⊙ Length: 144mm; Width: 120mm; ⊙ 10x magnification; ⊙ Effective objective lens diameter: 42mm; ⊙ Exit pupil diameter: 4.2mm; ⊙ Field of view: 330ft/1000yds / 110m/1000m; ⊙ Field of view: 6.3 degrees; ⊙ Field of view for eyeglass-wearers: 6.3; ⊙ Shortest focusing distance: 10.5ft/3.2m; ⊙ Light transmission: 91%

Activities: ⊙ Safari ⊙ Bird-watching ⊙ Travel ⊙ Hiking ⊙ Outdoors ⊙ Leisure ⊙ Adventure travel ⊙ Everyday use ⊙ Twilight viewing

Features: ⊙ Magnesium housing for extra strength; ⊙ Exceptional contrast and definition; ⊙ Wide field of view makes it easy to track moving objects; ⊙ Precise focusing mechanism ⊙ Dust and waterproof with an ergonomic design for comfortable usage; ⊙ Colour fidelity technology through high-precision lenses and prisms with enhanced coatings for observations even in low light; ⊙ ; ⊙ Comes with field bag, eyepiece cover, objective lens cover, and carrying strap

Observe nature through the binoculars most used by safari and wildlife professionals in Africa. Their rugged, ergonomic design and optical technology make them stand out for superior clarity and performance.

These are the binoculars most used by safari and wildlife professionals in Africa, and this new model offers real value for money when it comes to quality. These are real multipurpose binoculars. The SLC SLC 10x42 binoculars are sturdy in any weather, day in and day out, and also stand out thanks to their particularly high optical quality. You will enjoy these rugged, ergonomic binoculars for many years.

Swarovski built their reputation on the SLC range, but they have not sat on their laurels. While the EL range has pushed the limits of optical performance, Swarovski continue to make incredible advances with the SLC range. It really is a case of improving on perfection. The Swarovski SLC 10x42 Binoculars are our personal binoculars of choice and they are only half a quick step behind the EL range in terms of technology, with optimised coatings and an even faster focusing mechanism.

It was through a pair of SLC binoculars that our Managing Director and product-tester, Steve, saw rhinos feeding on an evening star walk at Phinda Private Game Reserve in Zululand during a ranger training course. Why is this remarkable? With the naked eye, he could not see any sign of the rhino and only the sounds of their feeding alerted him to their presence. Through the Swarovski SLC 10x42 binoculars, he could see the feeding white rhino. Such is the level of light enhancement of the lenses. Had he needed to climb a tree (as sometimes may happen when white rhinos become curious or if your guide has not been alert to their presence), with the new High Definition Swarovski SLC 10x42 WB HD Binoculars, he would still have been able to focus on the rhinos even if they started feeding at the base of the tree due to a close focusing distance of 3 meters (10.5 feet). It was this experience with the rhinos that started Steve's love affair with Swarovski Optik in general and the SLC range in particular.

The SLC 10x42 are real multipurpose binoculars that have had their optics and coating system optimised specifically for contrast and focus. The 10x magnification brings faraway details closer to you. This model also stands out for having a large field of view, making them a great model for observing motion. They are also ultra rugged thanks to their magnesium housing. For long days on the trail or hours on game drives, the ergonomic design makes for comfortable viewing even over extended periods.

With their reliable, high-quality optical system and rugged construction, the SLC binoculars are among the world's most popular high-end binoculars. The thumb rests on the underside and the depressions on the top side of the easy to handle rubber armouring, ensuring secure and comfortable handling. The diversity of models in the SLC range offers the right solution for every purpose.

In the SLC series, Swarovski Optik uses high-quality technologies such as the SWAROBRIGHT coating for maximum colour repoduction, as well as SWAROCLEAN coatings for bright, high-contrast images.

The non-stick effect of the SWAROCLEAN coating on the outer surface of the lens makes cleaning objective and eyepiece lenses considerably easier, above all when removing dried-on mineral residues (e.g. water marks due to condensation), insect repellents, and tree resin. The lenses require less intensive cleaning which significantly increases the longevity of optical products.

The enhanced coatings of the lenses and prisms (SWAROBRIGHT) support the effect of the SLC's lenses. Observe nature at its finest, even in twilight or difficult lighting conditions. The non-stick SWAROCLEAN coating on the outer surface of the lens makes for easy cleaning, especially in the case of water marks, dust, insect repellent, and tree resin.

The SLC 42 HD stands out in comparison to other binoculars due to its larger exit pupil distance. This enables eyeglass-wearers to enjoy the entire wide-angle field of view and to benefit in full from the crystal-clear images provided by the new SLC. The SLC 10x42 HD gives a 330-ft field of view at 1000 yards, providing the best overview in its class. The removable twist-in eye cups are individually adjustable in three stages.

The new SLC 42 offers excellent optical performance and their new focusing mechanism also enables particularly fast and highly precise adjustments.

Thanks to its short, slender construction, the new SLC 42 fits even better in your hand. And the new magnesium housing makes it significantly lighter than its predecessor - ideal for fatigue-free and precise observation, even when wearing gloves.

How to set up your binoculars for your eyesight:
1) We all have slightly different eyesight strengths and so you will need to set up your binoculars to suit your eyesight using the dioptre setting. If you do not do this, your binoculars will not focus correctly.
2) Please follow the instructions under the information tab for “Setting the Dioptre for your Binoculars”
3) The location of the dioptre may be different depending on your binoculars. Simply check your user manual to find out where the dioptre is on your binoculars. The same steps would still apply.

About Swarovski Optik:
Hand a pair of Swarovski binoculars to any experienced guide, keen birder, or nature lover, and their eyes will alight with wonder. These binoculars rank highly on the most-wanted list of every serious outdoorsman and woman. When it comes to optical perfection, only one name comes to mind: Swarovski. Swarovski Optik, an Austrian, family-owned company with a long optical tradition, has been producing high-quality binoculars and telescopes for over 50 years. As the world's leading optical goods manufacturers, Swarovski Optik sells products which are a synthesis of superior quality in terms of functionality and optical performance, coupled with an emphasis on aesthetic design. With a pair of Swarovski binoculars you will view greater definition than with the naked eye - especially true in low light!

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Swarovski SLC 10x42 WB Binoculars (Green)– Further Information:

⊙ SETTING THE DIOPTRE FOR YOUR BINOCULARS: It is crucially important that you set up your binoculars to account for your eyesight. Here is how you do it:
• Pick up your binoculars and look through them as you normally would;
• Close your right eye so that you are only looking through your left eye;
• Pick an object that has texture about 10 metres away and, looking through your left eye only, turn the Centre Focus knob until the object is in focus and crystal clear to view;
• Now, keeping your binoculars pointed at the same object, close your left eye and open your right eye;
• Using the dioptre (the movable ring) and only looking at the object through the right lens with your right eye, turn the dioptre until the object is in focus for your right eye;
• Your binoculars are now set for your eyesight.
• Only use the Centre Focus Knob for focusing from this point on.

• MAGNIFICATION: Binoculars are often referred to by two numbers separated by an "x". For example, 10x42. The first number is the power of magnification of the binoculars. With a 10x42 pair of binoculars, the image of the subject being viewed is brought ten times closer to you through your binoculars (compared to viewing the subject with the naked eye). Through our experience, we have found that a magnification of 10x is ideal for safaris. 8x magnification would do but we feel that, unless you have a specific reason for using 8x magnification binoculars (for example, if you are a birder heading to the forests of Uganda), it is always better to have the subject you are viewing 10 times closer. We also feel that at 10 times magnification lens shake does not come into play for 95% of people.

• OBJECTIVE LENS SIZE: The second number in the formula (10x42) is the diameter of the objective front lens, measured in millimeters. The larger the objective lens, the more light that enters the binocular, and the brighter the image. Through our experience, we have found that an objective lens size (aperture) of 42mm is the ideal for safaris to allow for as bright an image as possible in low lighting conditions.

• FIELD OF VIEW: The side-to-side measurement of the circular viewing field or subject area. It is defined by the width in feet or metres of the area visible at 1 000 yards or meters. A wide-angle binocular features a wide field-of-view and is better for following action. Generally, the higher the magnification, the narrower the field-of-view.

• EYE RELIEF AND EYEGLASS-WEARERS: Eye relief is the distance binoculars can be held away from the eye and still present the full field-of-view. Extended or long eye relief reduces eyestrain and is ideal for eyeglass wearers. Binoculars also come with twist-up, pop-up, or soft rubber fold-down eye cups so eyeglass-wearers can see the entire field of view.

If you are unsure which binoculars to pack, please do not hesitate to contact us
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