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Swarovski EL Swarovision 12x50 Binocular

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Trade-in

Exclusively at Eagle Optics. Trade in your old Swarovski binocular towards the purchase of a new Swarovski product.*

  • $700.00: 10x42 SLCNew Binocular
  • $800.00: 8x32 EL Binocular
  • $850.00: 8.5x42 EL Binocular
  • $900.00: 10x42 EL Binocular

*Purchased product must be equal to or greater than the value of the trade-in.

Want to try out a Swarovski product before sending in your old EL? After you purchase a qualifying Swarovski product, you will have 30 days to trade in your old, working condition EL binocular. Questions? Call Eagle Optics at 1-800-289-1132.


When you find yourself heading up the mountain or out on the plain and nothing but the best will suffice, the revolutionary EL 50mm Swarovision is your choice. Brighter images are a sure bet as the 50mm objective lenses combine with improved coating technology that sets new standards for brilliance and image definition and guarantees optimum contrast in low light situations. Swarovski's new innovations provide virtually even images with razor-sharp clarity. With the well-known EL open-hinge design, the 50mm sits comfortably in the hand and the size is comparable to a pair of 42mm binoculars. The Swarovision comes with the Swarovski limited lifetime warranty.

Optical Features
High-density (HD) Glass Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. Swarotop coatings.
Dielectric Prism Coatings Optimize light transmission.
Phase Correction Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms. Swarobright coatings.
Construction Features
Roof Prisms Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Magnesium Body Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Multi-position Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Locking Right Eye Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the center focus wheel.
Design Features
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Fogproof Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
Swaroclean Lens Coating Repels oils on outer glass surfaces.

Demo products do not always include the same accessories as new products. Contact us with questions.

Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Field of View 300 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 19 mm
Close Focus 9.2 feet
Weight 35.2 ounces
Dimensions (H x W) 6.8 x 5.3 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Rainguard
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Neck strap
  • Case
  • SnapShot adapter (not included with demo models)

Total Reviews: 7

Average Rating:

12x50 EL - 07/15/2013

by Rod from Western US

I decided to up grade from an old but great pair of 10x42 Leica's. I wanted at least a set of 10x50's but was unsure if a 12x bino was for me. The weight/size difference from the 10's to the 12's isn't much so I opted for the 12's. the main reason I went with Swarovski over Leica was the warranty and customer service. I believe optically they are so close that Joe consumer can't tell a difference. Swarovski makes a great product and I can't add much more about the quality than others have said. The 12's are a bit shaky if your free handing. Put them on a pod or lean them on a steady surface and they are superb. As a side note they will fit into a Badlands bino bivy, but not the Sitka.

Heavier, but crisper optics - 04/10/2013

by RobRoy from Lakeview, Arkansas

Swarovski EL Swarovision binoculars are wonderful. I own both the 10x42 and 12x50. The vivid optics and close focus are remarkable. Swarovski ELs are certainly expensive, but you get what you pay for, and you only live once. Disclaimer: I never owned Ziess, Leica, Nikon or other high-end binoculars.

Cheap binoculars satisfied me before Swarovski and I never knew what I was missing. I paid $5 for 7-power Bushnells at a sidewalk sale and loved them for 20 years, before upgrading to $250 8-power binoculars. The decision to buy $2,000 Swarovski binoculars was difficult, having never tried them, and I justified the spending because I saved $500 by buying “Condition A” binoculars (used at product shows). Within minutes strapping on 10x42 Swarovski ELs, I was delighted and want to take them everywhere. I bought a second, larger 12x50 pair 18 months later in an extravagant moment.

I prefer the 10x42 if I owned only one binocular, because 10x42 optics are almost as good as the 12x50, but the 10x42 is lighter and smaller. The 10x42 just feels right in the hands and begs to accompany you like a loyal dog to the woods or river. I take my 10x42 binoculars hiking, kayaking, and on ten-day canoe camping trips to the Boundary Waters. When hiking, I stick one arm through the strap and let the binoculars hang under my armpit or behind my hip, so the binoculars don’t bounce against my chest.

The 12x50 provides a slightly better, crisper vision than the 10x42, because it accepts more light, but the 12x50 is heavier (35 versus 28 oz).

The only annoying Swarovski EL feature is the removable lens covers. The problem is the lens covers fall off too easily, e.g., remove the binoculars from a stuffed backpack a few times. These little plastic lens covers are expensive to replace. I like the lens covers, they hang loose by slender straps, and do not flop into the field of view, if only they did not fall off and get lost.

Amazing Optics - 03/19/2013

by Dean from South Padre Island

I was worried the 12x50's might be to heavy to hold steady but such wasn't the case. Their clarity is amazing and the magnification is just what I needed. I highly recommend the Swarovski 12x50 binoculars.

Hunting Machine - 02/06/2013

by JW from Colorado

Swarovski is the best that i can come up with for viewing and spotting game.. I do a lot of coyote hunting and nothing compares, Buy a pair and you will never regret it.

Happy With Purchase - 03/07/2012

by BirderGuy from Midwest US

I shopped for almost a year before making the decision to spend the extra $ to get the Swarovski EL Swarovision 12x50 binoculars. I probably looked through 50 different sets from different manufacturers. I kept trying to convince myself that these were not that much better than some others. In the end, I couldn't do it. Clarity of image and performance in low light situations are where these excel. If you can part with the bucks, either these or the Zeiss Victory are way out in front of the pack.

Unbelievable - 02/04/2012

by Brad from Oklahoma

As the title says these binoculars are unbelievable. Everything about these binoculars has been engineered with quality and ergonomics in mind. I have owned all of the top brand binoculars and IMO are these are most comfortable binoculars on the market. The optical quality is incredible and extremely crisp. If you can get past the price tag you will be happy you did!

My review - 11/25/2011

by Rich from Massachusetts

The Swarovski EL 12X50 Swarovision comes with a very hefty price tag so for a regular working class guy like myself, the decision to purchase was not easy. As you probably know there are several high end binoculars of German/Austrian manufacture as well as Nikons top model to consider and any one of them would provide excellent performance. Kudos to the Eagle Optics staff for helping me navigate through this process. When I finally decided to take the plunge and make the order it was shipped that day and was sitting on my dining room table the following after noon when I got home from work. Very impressive. If you are considering a binocular or spotting scope purchase I would recommend you give them a call as they are easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.
My final decision came down to the 12x50 Leica Ultravid or the Swarovski equivalent. Unfortunately I could not locate any 12x50 Ultravids within reasonable driving distance to try out. I did however have the opportunity to try out the Swarovski 12x50 at the annual optics fest held at the Audubon Society. One key feature of this binocular is the remarkable eye relief. No need to take off my glasses and I get the full field of view. It also steadies very well which I would normally not expect for a 12 power binocular. One other thing that impressed me was the Swarovski representatives them self’s. There were two of them and they were very enthusiastic about their products and talked in detail about the company and the state of the art manufacturing facility in Austria as well as their distribution and service facility in the US.
I guess no matter how much research you do and people you talk to the ultimate test is when you have them in your home and then can carefully compare them to your other binoculars. My best and favorite is a mid-priced binocular with ED glass which provides an excellent view and has that signature ED quality. I will admit I was very concerned that I would find that there wasn’t much difference in the quality of the view and then seriously regret having spent all that money. I am happy to report that this is not the case. The Swarovski is significantly better in all aspects and blew the doors off my other two non ED binoculars.
In conclusion I am very pleased with this product.
The Swarovski EL 50 is a joy to look through and is a superb optical instrument made with tremendous precision and care.



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