Monday, September 12, 2011

Sweet and on Sale!


Easy to love and easy to recommend, the Swarovski EL 8x32 is one of the nicest mid-sized binoculars out there. I don’t want to gush too much, but from the first time I held this binocular, I made up my mind to own one. It’s my all-time favorite. Why? Its amazing clarity, first and foremost. The crispness of the image is stunning, as is its ability to transport true color to your eyes. The magnesium alloy construction give its 21.5 ounces an excellent balance and feel in the hand. I’m especially fond of its open-hinge design and slim barrels which make it not just comfortable, but a real pleasure to hold. Having the center of the barrels free to clasp allows the index finger to naturally rest on the focus wheel; and there are thumb indents that reflect the thoughtful attention to detail that Swarovski is known for. Combine these assets with a generous 420 ft. field of view and 7 ft. close focus, well, what's not to like?

Now, at $300 off its normal price, the Swarovski EL 8x32 becomes even more attractive. If you’ve thought of upgrading, and I mean really upgrading, go Austrian. Treat yourself to this spectacular mid-sized binocular! Available in the classic Swarovski green or in the light brown Traveler (picured here), it includes a clever SnapShot adapter which enables you to attach a point-and-shoot camera to one of the lenses and snap away. Brilliant!

Nina Cheney
Eagle Optics Staff
Binoculars: Bring them. See what they bring you.


  1. If you could only own one binocular the Swarovski 8x32 EL is the "cats meow" of all binoculars. It does everything very well. It's small enough to travel. Its bright enough to keep up with the full size bino's out there and even surpasses many of them. The 8x is user friendly to cover 80% of most people's uses. The feel in your hands is unsurpassed. The "glove fits" for large and small hands. Ok, i'll quit gushing. One more note though. When is Swarovski going to make this model Swarovision with the HD glass in them? I own both the older EL glass and i have the HD glass. Yes, newer HD glass is brighter with better resolution. But...the older glass is more beautiful, it has that out of focus backround which like in portrait photography. I'll keep my older Swaro's for this reason. The HD glass is so perfect and everything is in focus.....its a..... almost to perfect....... Carl Waldbauer

  2. This is off topic, but I don't use Binoculars. I was born blind in my left eye. Three years ago at work I had a fall hitting the back of my head. I am presently legally blind in my good eye. I have a Barska Blueline 10 X 40 Monocular. I could really use a Spotting Scope to be able to watch birds in my yard; and to use at the beach to view out at the Atlantic. I would appreciate any feedback reccommendations for a Spotting Scope. A sale or closeout, or a "second" or "Blem" would be apppreciated given my limited financial situation...
    Thanks Eagle Optics,
    Doug Davis

  3. Hi Douglas,
    A spotting scope may be just the thing for you. Although we don't deal in used equipment per se, we sometimes have manufacturer demos in certain models that will save you some money. Please give us a call at Eagle Optics, and we'll be happy to talk scopes with you!


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