Swarovski Optiks Pocket Binocular (8x20B-P, Black)

April 24, 2016 - Comment

Pocket models will fit comfortably in any jacket pocket. They demonstrate true greatness both in their optical performance and also in their weight of only 7.6 oz.Need a good binocular but don’t want to bother with a heavy, cumbersome model? Turn to the Swarovski 8×20 pocket binocular, which offers the same sophisticated inner workings as

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Pocket models will fit comfortably in any jacket pocket. They demonstrate true greatness both in their optical performance and also in their weight of only 7.6 oz.Need a good binocular but don’t want to bother with a heavy, cumbersome model? Turn to the Swarovski 8×20 pocket binocular, which offers the same sophisticated inner workings as many of Swarovski’s treasured premium optics but fits comfortably in almost any jacket pocket. The 8×20 boasts an ultra-precise roof prism system with a P-coating, letting you enjoy high-resolution, contrast-rich images from a distance. The complicated 16-lens system, meanwhile, features an 8x magnification that produces an extremely large field of view, so you can observe everything from natural landscapes to sporting events. The binocular even offers a 13-foot close focusing distance for nearby objects.

Each binocular in the Pocket series is also well-built and protected, with a Swarobright coating that ensures maximum color fidelity across the entire light spectrum and Swarotop and Swarodur coatings that produce bright, high-contrast images. Ideal for travel and leisure or as a backup binocular around the house, the 8×20 binocular weighs a mere 7.6 ounces and carries a lifetime warranty.

The 8×20 binocular produces high-contrast images yet fits easily in a jacket pocket. Specifications: Magnification: 8x Objective lens: 20mm Exit pupil: 2.5mm Exit pupil distance: 13mm Field of view (distance): 345 feet @ 1,000 yards Field of view (degrees): 6.6 degrees Field of view with eyeglasses: 5.4 degrees Subjective field of view, apparent: 51 degrees Shortest focusing distance: 13 feet Dioptric compensation: +/- 5 dpt Interpupillary distance: 2.2 to 2.8 inches Twilight factor acc. to DIN 58388: 13 Length: 3.98 inches Width: 2.3 inches Height: 1.5 inches Weight: 7.6 ounces Colors: Black or green Warranty: Limited lifetime

About Swarovski Optik
Although founded in 1949, Swarovski Optik’s roots actually trace all the way back to 1895, when Austrian Daniel Swarovski–who invented the world’s first electric grinding machine for jewelry stones–established the family-owned Swarovski Crystal in the province of Tyrol. Since then, the name Swarovski has become synonymous worldwide with the clearest crystal, precision grinding, and a brilliant spirit of innovation, as the original enterprise continued branching out into additional lines of business.

Swarovski Optik owes its rise to Wilhelm Swarovski, son of the original founder and an avid hobby astronomer, who decided to build his own improved binocular in 1935 at a mere 17 years of age. With access to the specialized glass production and finishing technologies already used to manufacture jewelry stones in his father’s factory, Wilhelm managed to develop a novel prism fabrication and grinding process that he applied in constructing his first 6×30 binocular. Wilhelm went on to found Swarovski Optik KG in Absam, Tyrol, in 1949, thus laying the foundation for a sports optics company with a global reputation. His company’s first serial product, the Habicht 7×42, is still an industry standard in the field of hunting optics and continues to be produced in the best tradition of its founder.

Product Features

  • Pocket-sized binocular with 8x magnification and 20mm objective lens
  • Ultra-precise roof prism system produces high-res, contrast-rich images
  • Complicated 16-lens system creates extremely large field of view
  • 13-foot close focusing distance; Swarobright coating for color fidelity
  • Black exterior; measures 3.98 x 1.5 x 2.3 inches (W x H x D); weighs 7.6 ounces

Comments

Amazon Customer says:

Unbeatable binocular for it’s size. Ii bought this binocular because of my experience with other Swarovski optics. I needed a compact binocular but everything I looked at was just not bright enough or clear enough to bother with. After trying the compact Swarovski’s I didn’t hesitate to pay the rather hefty price these optics demand. The image seen through the Swarovski’s is clear, sharp and bright. My only complaint is that they are made in 8x magnification. A 6x would be both adequate and appropriate for this size lens and would have been even brighter. You really can’t hold steady enough with an 8x binocular to use the available magnification. I guess the bigger is better syndrome demands binoculars to be made in magnifications greater than is really useful. This is also true of my 8x50mm Swarovski binoculars as well, but the extra weight does help to dampen the unsteady image a bit more. Other than my personal feelings on magnification, I couldn’t be happier with this product. I have an easy to carry high quality…

Peter E. Hart says:

Outstanding performance in a very compact package I enjoy doing light-duty birding while going on long bike rides, so I got these bike-friendly binos as a complement to the Swarovski 10 x 42’s that I use for more serious birding. I’ve used them for a couple of months now, and I continue to be amazed at how good they are. The image is bright, clear, and with no noticeable geometric distortion from edge to edge. Focusing is fast and smooth, and the easily manipulated diopter adjustment is very handy when I take off my prescription sunglasses to avoid color distortions. The build quality is fully up to Swarovski standards for full size binos. 

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