Swarovski Optik, one of the upper-echelon brands for birding and wildlife optics, is branching out into the tech world with the release of in intriguing new piece of high-tech kit. The new dG (Digital Guide) pairs cutting-edge optics with digital camera technology, integrated WiFi and automated digital identification apps for birds and animals. The family-owned Austrian … [Read more...] about New wildlife ID tech announced by Swarovski Optik
Pros: uncompromising image quality. Bright, razor sharp, high contrast view right to the edge of the field. Outstanding low-light performance, which is particularly impressive given its 32mm objective lenses. Excellent build quality and ergonomics; lightweight yet solid and robust. Superb all-round performance. Possibly the best "accessories" (case, strap, rainguard, objective … [Read more...] about Swarovski EL 8×32 Swarovision Binocular Review
Swarovski Optik -- the renowned European premium sports optic manufacturer -- has announced a re-vamp of its venerable SLC (Slim-Light-Compact) binocular range. The SLC line received a major upgrade to its 42mm models back in 2010 with the release of the SLC 42 HD. Available in both 10x42 and 8x42 configurations, the SLC HD is my binocular of choice, and is an outstanding … [Read more...] about Swarovski Optik announces re-vamped SLC binocular range
Swarovski CL Companion: Short Review Pros: Compact size; light weight; bright, sharp image; excellent build quality; great strap, case and accessories; high quality Swarovski glass and coatings, good balance and handling for its size. Cons: Fairly narrow field of view, and softening at the edge makes extended viewing a little uncomfortable in some condition; surprising … [Read more...] about Swarovski CL Companion 10×30 binocular review
I stumbled across this video on Twitter yesterday. It offers a bit of insight into the manufacture of high end binoculars and optics for birding and nature watching from the perspective of a pair of Swarovski Optik's flagship binoculars -- the EL Swarovision range. While this is a Swarovski video, I'm sure there are parallels with all of the leading optics manufacturers … [Read more...] about How do they make high-end binoculars?