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Swarovski CL Pocket 10x25 B
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1 1969 Wed February 15, 2017
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100% of reviewers $1,000.00 10.0
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Description: The CL Pocket 10x25 in green are foldable, light compact binoculars of exceptional optical quality. Their 10x magnification allows you to observe wildlife in great detail. Their intuitive, stable operation and the individually adjustable twist-in eyecups ensure optimum viewing comfort. Eyeglass wearers can also fully enjoy the large field of view thanks to the individually adjustable twist-in eyecups.


Technical Data
Magnification 10x
Effective objective lens diameter (mm) 25
Exit pupil diameter (in/mm) 0.10/2.5
Exit pupil distance (eye relief) (in/mm) 0.67/17
Field of view (ft/1000 yds / m/1000 m) 294/98
Field of view (degrees) 5.6
Field of view for eyeglass wearers (degrees) 5.6
Field of view, apparent (degrees) 53
Shortest focusing distance (ft/m) 8.2/2.5
Dioptric compensation (dpt) 5
Diopter correction at ∞ (dpt) 8
Light transmission (%) 88
Pupil distance (in/mm) 2.0-2.9/50-74
Twilight factor acc. to ISO 14132-1 15.8
Technical Data
Length approx. (in/mm)* 4.3/110
Width approx. (in/mm)** 3.9/98
Height approx. (in/mm)** 1.8/46
Weight approx. (oz/g) 12.3/350
Functional temperature -13 F to +131 F (-25 C / +55 C)
Storage temperature -22 F to +158 F (-30 C / +70 C)
Submersion tightness 13 ft / 4 m water depth (inert gas filling)
Keywords: Swarovski Pocket 10x25 CL



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Bloodstriker
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Registered: August 2014
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 108
Review Date: Wed February 15, 2017 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Good view, comfortable to use
Cons: Price, no covers

The Swarovski CL Pocket 10x25 is an excellent pocket bin. It is one of the best, if not the best, out there.

First off, the ease of use is excellent. Eye relief to eye cup extension is spot on. The image is not nearly as difficult to acquire as all of the other pocket bins that I have tested. (Including the Leica Trinovid and Zeiss Terra). The eyecups and double hinges have a quality feel to them. Not too tight and not too loose. The focus wheel is also great - it's very easy to use with on finger, and the speed is just about what I expected.

The image quality is excellent and what one would expect from Swarovski. Keep in mind that this is a pair of pocket bins and not full sized (or even compact for that matter). These don't compare well with the Swarovski EL series, but they are somewhere in the area of the image quality of a Zeiss Conquest HD (perhaps even slightly better due to CA control).

However, there are downsides to these bins.

First off is the cost. The MSRP on these are $1100 CAD. That is a lot to swallow for a pair of pocket binoculars. You can get the Zeiss Terra 10x25 for $450 CAD and it is about 80% as good. Or the Pentax AD 10x25 WP for $120 and it's 50% as good. It's understood that you have to pay for quality, but this is on the far end of the diminishing returns scale, if not the very end.

These bins also do not come with any sort of covers for the objective or ocular lenses. I haven't found any pair of pockets that do come with any decent covers. I really don't understand this. The case that these comes with, although high quality, is much too big to fit in a jacket pocket (or any pocket). The case can be worn over the shoulder or attached to your belt. I was hoping that my pocket binoculars could actually go into my jacket pocket , without risking damage to the lenses, but alas, this is not the case.

I expect more for $1100. Tethered rubber covers should be of minimal cost and really should be included with these.
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