10X magnification binocular 25mm objective lens diameter Roof prism design Swarobright - Fully multi-coated optics Wide, 294' at 1000 yards field of view - 5. 6° angular view 53° apparent field of view 8. 2' minimum focusing distance 12. 3 ounces in weight - Aluminum housing Unique, folding bridge design 10 year limited manufacture' s
I bought these (from someone other than Amazon because they couldn't fill the order) after trying the 10x25 Leica Ultravid and the 10x25 Zeiss Victory Compact, both of which are quality compact binoculars. The Leica didn't really work for me. The eye cups are small (the smallest of the 3) and didn't sit well on my face (didn't sit at all actually), there is only a small bridge, and with the small objective tubes I found it difficult to hold them. The FOV is also the smallest of the 3. The Zeiss felt better. The eye cups are larger and there is a full bridge that provides a better grip. The off-center focus is odd but I could have gotten used to it. Both the Leica and Zeiss had some minor geometric distortion - although it probably wouldn't affect viewing in nature, it is clearly noticeable. The Swarovskis are a totally different matter. The largest FOV, the longest eye relief, the largest and most comfortable eye cups, and a full bridge that provides a solid grip. There is no discernible geometric distortion and the image is very bright. They may be the heaviest (the Zeiss is lightest) and the most expensive, but they're worth it.
This is my 3rd pair of Swarovski pocket 10X binoc's. I bought my first pair in '95 to bird/animal watch. That first pair i compaired Ziess, Steiner and Leica. Swarovski's were the CLEAR winner in build qualty(over steiners and Zeiss) the little Swarovski's had a far wider field of view over all the aforementioned brands ever though 2 of them were a lower 8X. Lastly, clarity and sharpness of edgeview and absolutely no distortion!
These are expensive, but they better than expected. I have the 10x42 EL and it's difficult to tell the difference from the 10x25. On a comparative basis the price is very good for getting a Swarovski experience, and the small size means they will be taken with, and used more often. Contemplating getting a second pair so I don't have to share !
A very clear view is provided for the size lenses. The angle of the view is quite wide when adjusted correctly. Had an experience with the same brand's 15x56 mm and expected a closer angle, but my mistake. Was asking too much for 25 mm lenses.
This was the first Swarovski product that I've purchased. We have other binoculars and these seemed overpriced for the performance.
Searched half a lifetime for an affordable pair .I found these very fairly priced pair and was on cloud 9 the day they arrived .the description and details were accurate te transaction was smooth and I'm a pig in ......!
Hardly an expert on binoculars but these are light to carry, very bright and contrasty. Love them and very impressed by the build. Yes they're expensive but probably the only pair I'll need for years to come.
I can't believe how good such small glasses can be. I take them on walks with friends and trips where my primary interest is not birding. Compared to my larger binoculars I notice a somewhat smaller field of view but it doesn't seem like a big difference. Love traveling with such a light compact pair.