SLC Swarovski series with 42 mm lenses made in Austria are binoculars with traditional aesthetic design with many modern touches. They are Slim, Light and Compact but still very durable and able to withstand the test of time. This all-round 8x42 and 10x42 models will satisfy every advanced user in different applications such as hunters and bird watchers right up to twilight. High quality build materials and production techniques provides incredible images by these mid-sized and mid-priced binoculars.
Swarovski SLC binoculars made in Austria are the first and the only Swarovski binoculars with Abbe-Köning prisms. With low-dispersion HD glass using fluoride and fully multi-coatings on all lenses and prisms such as Swarodur, Swarotop, Swarobright and also Swaroclean on external lenses provide lifelike razor-sharp images free of any edge distortions and excellent resolution. Other binoculars that have transmittance above 90% have distinctive blue shading but Swarovski SLC 56 models provides a perfect color balance. You can choose between three different SLC models for low-light conditions with 8x, 10x and 15x magnification suitable for advanced hunters, bird watchers and other applications such as astronomy. They have a conventional design with modern upgrades, tough and heavy, but the slim ergonomic design makes even the biggest model of the series surprisingly hand-friendly.
One of the best features these SLC binoculars have is ergonomic design and optical properties (described below). SLC is equipped with very thin single-bridge implemented on the upper side of construction providing a secure grasp when carrying around. Magnesium body is a little heavier but very durable and strong. The rugged rubber armor is also very thick and tough with non-reflective and sound-dampening exterior. They also provide a hollows on the underside of both barrels for comfortably gripping binoculars with thumbs. Objective lenses are very deeply set within the barrels and thus protecting external lenses from scratches and moisture. SLC is fully waterproof and fog-proof preventing internal glass from condensation due to temperature fluctuations, by sealed nitrogen gas construction. Swaroclean coatings on external lenses also repels moisture, oil and dirt from external lenses and makes them easier to clean thus prolonging their durably. They are also incredibly watertight to a depth of 4 meters (13 feet), so you can easily use them in harsh weather conditions such as the rain, hurricane and snow.
These SLC binoculars are made for low light observations with three powerful models that requires steadier hand. They are longer and heavier, but Swarovski Optik optimized the ergonomic design by usiong the Magnesium for body construction, and very slim and hand friendly design with thumb depressions that helps you to hold them. Even the biggest binocular in the series is hand-friendly with wrap-around design that significantly helps you to carry them for extended periods of time. They have a non-reflective rugged rubber dark green armor that provides very comfortable setup and protects them against impacts and abrasions. SLC 56 models are extremely durable, purged with Nitrogen gas and sealed with O-rings, the construction is fully waterproof and fog-proof and can be submersed to a water depth of 4 meters (13 feet). External lenses have Swaroclean coatings that repels moisture, oil and dirt, prolonging their durability since they are very easy to clean. They perform incredibly well during extreme weather conditions and are maximally protected against rain, hurricane and snow.
SLC series have excellent optical properties with HD extra-low dispersion glass using fluoride making them exceptionally good when trying to eliminate chromatic aberrations. Images are very sharp and color fringing is significantly reduced around the edges. Fully multi-coated lenses and prisms have many layers of very thick dielectric Swarobright coatings that reflects 99% of the light. Together with coatings for correction added to the roof prism makes a view through really exceptional. Images are bright, colorful, sharp and also enhancing image resolution and contrast. The eyecups made from metal are very strong but can still be unscrewed, easily cleaned or replaced by the new ones. They are padded and provide a twist-up mechanism with one fixed stop between two extremes providing a proper eye relief for glass wearers. For adjusting the focus SLC provides centrally located wheel that is very robust and grippy and central diopter that is available when pulling back the central knob. Field of view is moderately good but has stunning close focus view for incredible macro observations.
SLC 56mm models have incredible 93% light transmittance and provide incredibly balanced colors without blue hue that usually appears in hunting optics. Though a little less reduced chromatic aberration compared to EL series, these binoculars provide excellent resolution and sharp images. They are the first and the only Swarovski binoculars with Abbe-Köning. SLC 65mm binoculars have conventional design but modern solutions implemented into these Porro prism construction. They are fully multi-coated with many layers of Swarotop and Swarodur coatings. Prism have applied dialectric mirror coatings (Swarobright) and are also phase corrected (P coatings) that also increases light gathering, colors and decreases lens flare for incredible resolution. The focusing is swift and smooth, adjusted with grippy central focus wheel and central diopter that lies on the top of the central focus knob. SLC 56mm has single-position eyecups with twist-up mechanism, for adjusting a proper eye-relief if you are a glass wearer. These binoculars are also tripod adaptable which helps to reduce shakiness when using the high-power binoculars.
SLC binoculars are also equipped with padded Field Bag with carry strap, divider and two pockets, very good for storage and protection. The other accessories consist of a very comfortable neck strap with a metal pin for an easy adjustment of the length, central hinged rain-guards, lens cleaning cloth and thick tethered objective lens covers.
SLC binoculars are also equipped with padded case for storage and protection, comfortable lift carrying neck strap, rain-guards, lens cleaning cloth and thick tethered objective lens covers.
Short-range, daytime observation model
Long-range, daytime observation model
Short-range, low-light observation model
Long-range, low-light observation model
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