This year’s class features a wide variety of budget glass.
Swarovski EL 42 Sworovision 10x42
Swarovski has further pushed the envelope of optical perfection with this high-performance binocular. The optic renders a world-class image stylishly and comfortably, and even small details—such as the locking center diopter wheel, redesigned focusing system and twist-in eyecups—are elegant and functional. If price is no object, the well-balanced open-bridge Sworovision won’t disappoint. But if the gem-bright image and stunning definition are breathtaking, so is the stratospheric price tag.
[ Price: $2,754, swarovskioptik.com ]