With their reliable, high-quality optical system and rugged construction, Swarovski's Slim Light Compact (SLC) 56 binoculars are among the world's most popular high-end optics. The SLC 15x56 model--which boasts an impressive 15x magnification and a 56mm objective lens--offers the highest practical magnification in a binocular, ensuring the best possible results for detailed and professional bird identification. Each binocular in the SLC series sports either a high-quality Swarobright coating, which produces maximum color fidelity across the entire light spectrum, or Swarotop and Swarodur coatings, which are built to create bright, high-contrast images. As a result, you can view crisp images of your favorite finches and hawks even in low-light conditions. The binoculars also feature a nonstick Swaroclean coating on the outer surface of each lens. The coating--which helps extend the lifespan of your lens--is particularly effective when you need to remove dried-on mineral residues (such as water marks from condensation), insect repellents, and tree resin.
To promote secure and comfortable handling while you view birds or wildlife, the SLC 56 includes thumb rests on the underside and depressions on the topside of the easy-to-grip rubber armoring. The binocular really shows off its strengths when used in adverse light conditions, however, with truly awesome images that shine brightly even in the transition period between dusk and night. You can even combine the binocular with the Booster to create a monocular magnification as large as 30x. Other features include a sturdy metal housing with a nonslip rubber armoring; nitrogen purging to prevent internal fogging; and a waterproof exterior that's submersible up to 13 feet. The SLC 56--which comes with a fast and convenient SLC tripod adapter--carries a lifetime warranty.
The SLC 56 binoculars offer a 231-foot field of view at 1,000 yards and a 26-foot close focusing distance.
- Magnification: 15x
- Objective lens: 56mm
- Exit pupil: 3.7mm
- Exit pupil distance: 13mm
- Field of view (distance): 231 feet @ 1,000 yards
- Field of view (degrees): 4.4 degrees
- Field of view with eyeglasses: 3.3 degrees
- Subjective field of view, apparent: 64 degrees
- Shortest focusing distance: 26 feet
- Dioptric compensation: +/- 5 dpt
- Interpupillary distance: 2.3 to 2.9 inches
- Length: 8.47 inches
- Width: 5.04 inches
- Height: 2.8 inches
- Weight: 45.5 ounces
- Colors: Green
- Snap shot adapter model: S2
- 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 6x30 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 7x42, is still an industry standard in the field of hunting optics and continues to be produced in the best tradition of its founder.
The redesigned SLC series combines ergonomic feel with rugged durability. With the addition of SWAROBRIGHT, SWARODUR and SWAROTOP coatings, the SLC gives you a completely superior observation experience.