The Swarovski Optik company first launched the EL Range line of rangefinding binoculars back in the year 2011.
Conceived to be used by hunters and sport shooters alike, the Swarovski EL Range binoculars were an almost instant success; but being Swarovski constantly engaged in development and enhancement of all its products, even the finest, the Company took advantage of a large amount of feedback from users all around the world to improve the overall design.
The new EL Range line of binoculars, first showcased at the 2015 edition of the IWA expo in Nuremberg (Germany) replaces the 2011 EL Range line on the Swarovski catalog, and has been officially made available on the global markets early in April. Vastly redesigned, the new Swarovski EL Range binoculars implement a plethora of improvements and innovations.
A mainstay of the 2015 Swarovski EL Range line of binoculars is the FieldPro package, conceived to make the binoculars even easier to use on the field.
Among other features, it includes an enhanced strap connector − making it extremely simple to switch quickly and flexibly between strap and accessories, as well as to adjust the strap according to each user's needs or preferences thanks to a virtually noiseless rotating button − as well as integrated objective lens and eyepiece covers and a new, easier to use, distinctive rangefinding button with a repositioned pressure point that is easier to locate and operate even when wearing thick gloves.
The focus weel and the compensation wheels have similarly been made more practical, thanks to a softer coating and a new, slip-proof design.
More generally speaking, the ergonomics of all controls for the Swarovski EL Range binoculars has been enhanced. Thumb seats and rounded edges now make the Swarovski EL Range binoculars even more handy and stable than before, and basically effortless to handle thanks to their well-balanced weight: the Swarovski EL Range 8x42 binocular weighs barely 895 grams, while the 10x42 variant weighs in at 895 grams − that's just as light as they can be, the lightest binoculars in their category.
Despite the low weight, however, the Swarovski EL Range binoculars offer an excellent field of view (137 metres for the 8x42 variant, 110 metres for the 10x42 variant) and a 91% light transmission with a reduced dispersion level, high image quality, lighting and contrast.
The laser rangefinder featured on all Swarovski EL Range binoculars is based on the tried-and-true SWAROAIM TECHNOLOGY, offering a built-in inclinometer and a ballistic program that provides all the most important data − angle, distance, and many others − available to the user in a snap, allowing him or her to make the necessary adjustments for the most important shots.
The use of externally-mounted electronic devices allows the Swarovski EL Range binoculars to provide extremely accurate readings on distances ranging between 30 and 1375 metres.
The Swarovski EL Range binoculars are already available for purchase at a manufacturer's suggested retail price that ranges between 2940€ ($3,577.00 in the United States) for the 8x42 variants and 3040€ ($3,632.00 in the United States) for the 10x42 variant. Both versions can be purchased on the Swarovski eShop or through your closest authorized dealer.