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Swift Binoculars

The Swift Audubon 8.5x44, highly recommended ideal for bird watching, extremely sharp, crisp, true colour image. Although its magnification may sound odd, 8.5x it does work exceedingly well.

The wide field of view makes the Swift Audubon ideal for moving items such as horse racing, airshows, birds in flight etc. as well as being excellent for more stationary subjects.

The Swift Audubon is fully waterproof, has a built-in tripod thread, fold down eyecups for spectacle wearers, soft case, conventional porro-prism design, multi coated wide angle optics, rubber finish. Supplied with Swift Premier 25 year guarantee.

The standard Audubon is finished in a blue/grey coloured rubber.

We highly recommend these binoculars

NOTE - We have marked these binoculars as "discontinued" as at this time (May 2011), it seems very unlikely we will every get any more stocks

Stock Availability: Discontinued, details shown for reference purposes only.

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This page updated: 17 May 2011
Swift Audubon
Magnification8.5x
Objective44mm
Field of View (°)8.2°
Twilight Factor19.34
Min Focusing3m
Eye Relief17mm
Exit Pupil Size5.18mm
Weight800g
Dimensions: HxWmm
Case / StrapYes
Price£349.00
Discontinued01/05/2011
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Ian
28/10/2006 11:39:11
How much difference is there between this model and the ED version.

Ian

eebc - Jamie
28/10/2006 11:46:44
The ED version gives better colour rendition, it also reduces some of the glare when looking over water and tends to cut through hazy conditions better.

Having said that, the non-ED version still has an excellent quality image.

When we show both models to customers, about half buy the ED version, the rest the non-ED model.

Zak
24/11/2006 10:04:28
I wear glasses and the 17mm of eye relief should be ample. Yet I read that it is nearer 12mm and eyeglass users find it impossible to see the full fov.

Is there anyone there who wears glasses who can try them and make an objective comment?

Thanks.

eebc - Chris
24/11/2006 10:34:19
Thank you for your enquiry.

We have two people who wear glasses, both of them use binoculars with the eyepieces turned up as that is how they find binoculars most comfortable to use.

We had a customer the other day from Folkestone who had the same concern, he came and tried all of the Swift Audubon series (and many others whilst he was here) and had no problem using the Swift Audubon with his glasses on and bought a pair. His wife however, took her glasses off and preferred to have the eyecups twisted down when she used them!

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell for definite how much you would be able to see, most people we have sold them to have not had a problem. We have never had a pair returned due to problems with spectacles.

noel kelly
20/05/2009 11:57:42
is this the current bwcf version of this binocular?

eebc - Jamie.
20/05/2009 13:17:58
Yes this is the current porro prism, non-ED glass version of the Swift Audubons.

I am not sure why you mention BWCF, B=porro prism, W=wide angle, CF=centre focusing. With the exception of the roof prims models, all Swift Audubon have been BWCF for years (at least 20 years).

Brian
04/10/2009 17:23:52
I wear spectacles but wish to use binoculars without these. The strength of my spectacle lenses is Minus 2.5 dioptre. Will I be able to use Swift Audubon 8.8x44 Porro in this way and still be able to focus them at infinity? ( Previously I have tried a different Swift model and was unable to focus them in this way.) Thank you.

eebc - Chris.
04/10/2009 18:00:56
Swift do not seem to specify how much adjustment there is on their binoculars (actually having a look at a few different manufacturers, Swift are not alone on this).

Traditionally Swift have used +/- 3 on their adjustable eyepiece, however, the only way to tell for sure would be to try them (we have all three Swift Audubon models in stock at present if you wish to come and try them).

Sorry I could not give you a definate answer.
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