New this month
Swarovski 10x25 CL Black Binoculars with Mountain Case

New product - please contact us for availability

£679.00
New this month
Swarovski 10x25 CL Black Binoculars with Wild Nature Case

New product - please contact us for availability

£679.00

New this month
Swarovski 10x25 CL Green Binoculars with Mountain Case

New product - please contact us for availability

£679.00
New this month
Swarovski 10x25 CL Green Binoculars with Wild Nature Case

New product - please contact us for availability

£679.00

Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green with Wild Nature Pack
Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green with Wild Nature Pack
Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green with Wild Nature Pack

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£1,009.00
Swarovski 10x42 NL Pure BinocularsSwarovski 10x42 NL Pure Binoculars
Swarovski 10x42 NL Pure Binoculars
Swarovski 10x42 NL Pure Binoculars Fluorite-Containing HD Glass Elements Field-Flattener Lens System SWAROBRIGHT, SWAROTOP, SWARODUR Coatings Ultra-Wide 70° Viewing Angle Sporting an ultra-wide field of view, long eye relief, and comfortable exit pupil—all in a compact magnesium housing—the Swarovski 10x42 NL Pure Binoculars are the middle magnification entry in the series,...

in stock Limited Stock

£2,409.00

Swarovski 12x42 NL Pure BinocularsSwarovski 12x42 NL Pure Binoculars
Swarovski 12x42 NL Pure Binoculars
Swarovski 12x42 NL Pure Binoculars Ideal for use in wide open and expansive terrain, like the plains of the American West, where observing game and other subjects at extreme long distances is common, the Swarovski 12x42 NL Pure Binocular boasts an ultra-wide field of view and exceptional eye relief in a compact magnesium housing. The NL Pure further employs extra-low dispersion (HD) glass elements...

No stock. Please allow three to four months for delivery

£2,449.00
New this month
Swarovski 8x25 CL Black Binoculars with Mountain Case

New product - please contact us for availability

£649.00

New this month
Swarovski 8x25 CL Black Binoculars with Wild Nature Case

New product - please contact us for availability

£649.00
New this month
Swarovski 8x25 CL Green Binoculars with Mountain Case

New product - please contact us for availability

£649.00

New this month
Swarovski 8x25 CL Green Binoculars with Wild Nature Case

New product - please contact us for availability

£649.00
Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green with Wild Nature Pack
Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green with Wild Nature Pack
Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green with Wild Nature Pack

in stock Limited Stock

£979.00

Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Nomad Binoculars
Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Nomad Binoculars
Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Nomad Binoculars

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£2,119.00
Swarovski 8x42 NL Pure BinocularsSwarovski 8x42 NL Pure Binoculars
Swarovski 8x42 NL Pure Binoculars
Swarovski 8x42 NL Pure Binoculars Fluorite-Containing HD Glass Elements Field-Flattener Lens System SWAROBRIGHT, SWAROTOP, SWARODUR Coatings Ultra-Wide 69° Viewing Angle Sporting an ultra-wide field of view, long eye relief, and wide exit pupil—all in a compact magnesium housing—the Swarovski 8x42 NL Pure Binoculars also combines extra-low dispersion (HD) glass elements and...

in stock Limited Stock

£2,369.00

Swarovski Forehead Rest for NL Pure Binoculars
Swarovski Forehead Rest for NL Pure Binoculars
Swarovski Forehead Rest for NL Pure Binoculars Designed exclusively for their Pure line of binoculars, the Swarovski FRP Forehead Rest provides a third point of contact on your face (the eyepieces being the other two) to greatly improve stability and reduce distracting vibration when you're hand-holding your optic. Exclusively Fits the NL Pure Binoculars Push-Fit Installation - No Tools Required Reduces...

in stock Good Stock

£107.90
Swarovski CL Pocket 8X25 Binoculars, GreenSwarovski CL Pocket 8X25 Binoculars, Green
Swarovski CL Pocket 8X25 Binoculars, Green
New design with large exit pupil and long eye relief

in stock Available while stocks last

£540.00

Swarovski CL Pocket 10X25 Binoculars, GreenSwarovski CL Pocket 10X25 Binoculars, Green
Swarovski CL Pocket 10X25 Binoculars, Green
New design with large exit pupil and long eye relief

in stock While stocks last - Two Only

£594.00
Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Binoculars, AnthraciteSwarovski 8x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Anthracite
Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Anthracite
End of line - available while stocks last

unavailable Sold out, Please contact us or see below for a possible alternative

£879.00

Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green
Swarovski 8x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green
End of line - available while stocks last

unavailable Sold out, Please contact us or see below for a possible alternative

£879.00
Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Anthracite
Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Anthracite
End of line - available while stocks last

unavailable Sold out, Please contact us or see below for a possible alternative

£879.00

Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green
Swarovski 10x30 CL Companion Binoculars, Green
Save £100 when you buy a case and strap kitEnd of line - available while stocks last

in stock While stocks last - One only

£899.00
Swarovski EL Field Pro 8x32 Swarovision Binoculars, Sand Brown
Swarovski EL Field Pro 8x32 Swarovision Binoculars, Sand Brown
New, re-styled model for 2015 with improved strap fixing

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£1,395.00

Swarovski EL Field Pro 8x32 Swarovision Binoculars, Green
Swarovski EL Field Pro 8x32 Swarovision Binoculars, Green
Swarovski 8x32 EL WB 2015, Green binoculars The launch of the EL binoculars by SWAROVSKI OPTIK marked a milestone in long-range optics. These binoculars have now been further enhanced following intensive development and a great deal of dedication. The result of these efforts is the best EL Family ever. The crystal-clear optics provided by SWAROVISION technology and the unique ergonomic design, including...

in stock Limited Stock

£1,395.00

Swarovski EL Field Pro 10x32 Swarovision Binoculars, Sand Brown
Swarovski EL Field Pro 10x32 Swarovision Binoculars, Sand Brown
New, re-styled model for 2015 with improved strap fixing

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£1,422.00
Swarovski EL Field Pro 8.5x42 Swarovision Binoculars, Green
Swarovski EL Field Pro 8.5x42 Swarovision Binoculars, Green
Swarovski 8.5x42 EL WB 2015, Green binoculars The launch of the EL binoculars by SWAROVSKI OPTIK marked a milestone in long-range optics. These binoculars have now been further enhanced following intensive development and a great deal of dedication. The result of these efforts is the best EL Family ever. The crystal-clear optics provided by SWAROVISION technology and the unique ergonomic design, including...

No stock on site - Back order overdue. Please contact us for any update on eta from Swarovski UK

£1,520.00

Swarovski EL Field Pro 10x42 Swarovision Binoculars, Green
Swarovski EL Field Pro 10x42 Swarovision Binoculars, Green
Swarovski 10x42 EL WB 2015, Green binoculars The launch of the EL binoculars by SWAROVSKI OPTIK marked a milestone in long-range optics. These binoculars have now been further enhanced following intensive development and a great deal of dedication. The result of these efforts is the best EL Family ever. The crystal-clear optics provided by SWAROVISION technology and the unique ergonomic design, including...

No stock on site - Back order overdue. Please contact us for any update on eta from Swarovski UK

£1,539.00
Swarovski EL Field Pro 10x50 Swarovision Binoculars, Green

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£2,040.00

Swarovski EL Field Pro 12x50 Swarovision Binoculars, Green
Swarovski EL Field Pro 12x50 Swarovision Binoculars, Green
Swarovski 12x50 EL WB 2015, Green binoculars The launch of the EL binoculars by SWAROVSKI OPTIK marked a milestone in long-range optics. These binoculars have now been further enhanced following intensive development and a great deal of dedication. The result of these efforts is the best EL Family ever. The crystal-clear optics provided by SWAROVISION technology and the unique ergonomic design, including...

in stock Limited Stock

£2,060.00
Swarovski 7x42 Porro Prism Binoculars
Swarovski 7x42 Porro Prism Binoculars
Swarovski 7x42 Porro Prism BinocularsConscious of tradition - The traditional form of observation. The Habicht binoculars are the classic optical system that has been tried and tested and continually developed for generations. Their light-alloy housing and extremely sturdy yet lightweight design make them particularly suitable for taking on excursions.A conventional size - The Habicht 7x42 binoculars...

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£675.00

Swarovski 7x42 GA Porro Prism Binoculars
Swarovski 7x42 GA Porro Prism Binoculars
Swarovski 7x42 GA Porro Prism BinocularsConscious of tradition - The traditional form of observation. The Habicht binoculars are the classic optical system that has been tried and tested and continually developed for generations. Their light-alloy housing and extremely sturdy yet lightweight design make them particularly suitable for taking on excursions.A conventional size - The Habicht 7x42 GA are...

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£837.00
Swarovski 10x40 W GA Porro Prism Binoculars
Swarovski 10x40 W GA Porro Prism Binoculars
Swarovski 10x40 W GA Porro Prism BinocularsConscious of Tradition - The traditional form of observation. The Habicht binoculars are the classic optical system that has been tried and tested and continually developed for generations. Their light-alloy housing and extremely sturdy yet lightweight design make them particularly suitable for taking on excursions.Strong for their size - As a conventional,...

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£900.00

Swarovski SLC 8x56 WB Binoculars
Swarovski SLC 8x56 WB Binoculars
Improved close focus

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£1,566.00
Swarovski SLC 10x56 WB Binoculars
Swarovski SLC 10x56 WB Binoculars
Improved close focus

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£1,602.00

Swarovski SLC 15x56 WB Binoculars
Swarovski SLC 15x56 WB Binoculars
Improved close focus

No stock on site. Please allow 20 days for delivery

£1,656.00
Vortex Crossfire HD 10x42Vortex Crossfire HD 10x42
Vortex Crossfire HD 10x42
Vortex Crossfire HD 10x42

No stock - Waiting for news of availability from Vortex UK

£179.00

Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50
Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50
Vortex Crossfire HD 10x50

in stock Limited Stock

£189.00
Vortex Crossfire HD 8x42Vortex Crossfire HD 8x42
Vortex Crossfire HD 8x42
Vortex Crossfire HD 8x42

in stock Good Stock

£169.00

Vortex Diamondback 2016 10x28 BinocularsVortex Diamondback 2016 10x28 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback 2016 10x28 Binoculars
Exceptional light gathering ability, 10x magnification, 18mm eye relief, textured rubber armour, soft helicoid eyecups, and argon gas purgingEnd of line - available while stocks last |

unavailable Sold out, Please contact us or see below for a possible alternative

£139.00
Vortex Diamondback 2016 10x32 BinocularsVortex Diamondback 2016 10x32 Binoculars
Sale
Vortex Diamondback 2016 10x32 Binoculars
£16.00 Discount | 10x magnification in a compact bodyJust 450gm with case and strapSoft, adjustable helicoid eyecups and long eye relief for easy use with spectaclesTextured rubber armourRubber seals and Argon gas purging for total weather protectionEnd of line - available while stocks last |

unavailable Sold out, Please contact us or see below for a possible alternative

£195.00 £179.00

Vortex Diamondback 2016 10x42 BinocularsVortex Diamondback 2016 10x42 Binoculars
Sale
Vortex Diamondback 2016 10x42 Binoculars
£6.00 Discount Exceptional light gathering ability, 10x magnification, 18mm eye relief, textured rubber armour, soft helicoid eyecups, argon gas purgingEnd of line - available while stocks last

unavailable Sold out. Why not upgrade to the new 2020 HD model below

£205.00 £199.00
Vortex Diamondback 2016 10x50 Binoculars
£26.00 Discount | Exceptional light gathering ability, 10x magnification, 18mm eye relief, textured rubber armour, soft helicoid eyecups, and argon gas purgingEnd of line - available while stocks last |

unavailable Sold out, Please contact us or see below for a possible alternative

£225.00 £199.00

Vortex Diamondback 2016 12x50 BinocularsVortex Diamondback 2016 12x50 Binoculars
Sale
Vortex Diamondback 2016 12x50 Binoculars
£16.00 Discount Exceptional light gathering ability, 12x magnification, 18mm eye relief, textured rubber armour, soft helicoid eyecups, and argon gas purging, for those who prefer higher magnification as well as close-up observation.End of line - available while stocks last

unavailable Sold out, Please contact us or see below for a possible alternative

£245.00 £229.00
Vortex Diamondback 2016 8x42 BinocularsVortex Diamondback 2016 8x42 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback 2016 8x42 Binoculars
Exceptional light gathering ability, 8x magnification, 18mm eye relief, textured rubber armour, soft helicoid eyecups, and argon gas purgingEnd of line - available while stocks last |

unavailable Sold out, Please contact us or see below for a possible alternative

£199.00

Vortex Diamondback HD 10x28 Compact BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 10x28 Compact Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x28 Compact Binoculars
Let your eyes do the walking

in stock Limited Stock

£155.00
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x32 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 10x32 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x32 Binoculars
Let your eyes do the walking

in stock Good Stock

£209.00

Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 10x42 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 Binoculars
Let your eyes do the walking

in stock Good Stock

£229.00
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x50 BinocularsVortex Diamondback HD 10x50 Binoculars
Vortex Diamondback HD 10x50 Binoculars
Let your eyes do the walking

in stock Good Stock

£249.00
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

All Binoculars

When choosing a pair of binoculars, bear in mind that the first number is the magnification and the second is the diameter of the front glass in millimetres. The first number divided into the second gives the light gathering power. Thus, a pair of 8x32 will be as bright as a pair of 10x40 but smaller and with less magnification.

8x40s (with a light factor of 5) are the classic choice for all-year-round birdwatching.  8x25s are considerably smaller & lighter and are perfectly good in bright conditions. As the size and magnification increase, eg to 10x ,12x, or even up to 20x, it is increasingly difficult to hold them steady without a support. 

Canon binoculars all have a battery-powered image stabiliser which makes a big difference if you are unable to use a tripod, monopod or a handy branch. For example, in a crowd or bumping around in the back of a reasonably uncomfortable Land Rover.

The best way to select a pair of binoculars is to call in and weigh up the price, weight, magnification, brightness and quality that suits you Sir.  Or madam.  We're here to help.

Here are our answers to some of the questions that people ask.

 

What does 10x50 mean for binoculars? 

Every pair of binoculars has two numbers applied to it (in this case, 10x50). 10x indicates a ten times magnification.  Anything you look at will be ten time bigger than the naked eye.

The second figure is the width of the front glass (technically the diameter of the objective lens in millimetres) which gives an indication of the brightness.

Dividing the first number into the second produces a brightness factor.  So an 8x32 pair will be as bright as a 10x40 or 12x48 or 20x80. The 10x50 will be slightly brighter so are ideal for using in poor light where the weight is not a problem.  For example, leaning on the back of your chair looking at the stars.

 

What strength binoculars do I need?

The magnification, or strength, that you choose for your binoculars is dependent on what you’ll be using them for and how much weight you want to carry around. For general use, a magnification from 7x to 12x will be sufficient and as much as you can hold steady without shaking.  8x or 10x are the most popular for general use. 

Remember that the brightness of view depends on the width of the front glass divided by the magnification. All things being equal, as the magnification doubles the size and weight go up four times.

If you like to go for long walks on sunny days, a good compact pair will save you carrying around a lot of heavy glass that you don’t need.

On the other hand, if you like to sit on your balcony and watch the boats go buy or do a bit of star-gazing, the biggest pair possible on a good tripod will be just the thing.

 

What should I look for when buying binoculars?

One you have decided on the size, there are a few features that may make a difference and could be worth paying a little more for.

The main difference with a more expensive pair is the quality of the optics.  The quality of the image depends on both the quality of the glass itself and the precision of the grinding. The search for perfection is an expensive business, involving exotic glasses and precision grinding, and a really top quality pair will quickly get you into four figures.

All the quality in the world will not help you if you can’t hold them steady. Make sure that you choose a pair that will attach to a tripod or have stabilisation – or be prepared to get your elbows muddy.

The mechanical quality is probably the next thing to check.  A smooth focusing action down to close distances will cost you more than a less ambitious construction.

If you wear spectacles, you will want to look out for binoculars with long eye relief which allows you to use without having to take your specs off every time.

If you venture out in all weathers, or on small boat, you will need a gas-filled pair that will keep out the fog and moisture. You will also get the benefit from a stabilised pair.

 

Which binoculars are best for Stargazing / astronomy?

A big pair!

Stars are very small to the naked eye, so you will need a pair with high magnification which means a long instrument.  Stars are also not very bright so you will need good light gathering which demands a wide front lens. 

However, a good pair of 12x50 or even 20x80 binoculars may be ideal for general purpose observation as well as pointing upwards to the night sky for a clearer view of the Moon and the constellations.

Whatever you do, don’t point them at the sun.

Of course, as they get bigger they both cost and weigh a lot more so a tripod can be handy to give your arms a rest.

As your choice leads you to bigger and bigger sizes, you might consider saving half the cost and weight and choose a monocular, a spotting scope, or an astro-telescope instead. If you looking through just one eye sounds a bit squinty, how about a Swarovski scope with a binocular eyepiece?

 

Can I get waterproof binoculars?

Absolutely. In fact, as it’s likely that you’ll be outside for the majority of time whilst using your binoculars, it would be wise to opt for ‘waterproof’ or ‘weatherproof’ binoculars anyway. Waterproof binoculars are fully sealed and gas-filled. This prevents any dust, water or other particles from getting inside and damaging the unit. The Canon 18x50, Image Stabiliser, Waterproof Binoculars are a good option if you’re looking for a sharp and steady view in harsh conditions or even marine environments.

 

Which binoculars should I buy for birdwatching? 

If you’re looking to buy binoculars for birdwatching specifically, aim for a magnification in the lower range of 8x to 10x. You can achieve a much wider field of view when using binoculars with a lower magnification, which is ideal if you’re hoping to spot a fast-moving bird or animal. Binoculars with a lower magnification are also much easier to hold steady - a must unless you rest them on a support or choose a pair with image stabilisation.

 

Can you clean your binoculars?

Yes. Of course you can but, to help maintain the quality of your binoculars over time, our best advice would be to clean your binoculars as sparingly as possible. This will help prevent any unnecessary damage to the lens or coating from simply using the wrong cloth material or harsh chemicals. We would highly recommend using the Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit for the best results.  It is completely safe and includes; a microfibre cloth, grease and oil-dissolving cleaning solution, a lens brush and a dust blower.

 

Is Swarovski a good brand for binoculars and is it worth the money?

In the world of optics, Swarovski – without a doubt - are best known for their premium, high-precision products.  If you’re looking for a pair of binoculars that you know will maintain their quality and value over a long period of time, then we would highly recommend investing in a pair of Swarovski binoculars.  Several of us have had the thrill of visiting the factory in Austria and can vouch for the dedication and skill that goes into every pair. And we’d quite like to go again please.

How do image stabilising binoculars work?

Canon Image Stabilising (IS) binoculars use the technology developed in the lenses for their famous EOS SLR range of cameras. A clever bit of electronics moves an internal lens element to compensate for the external movement, or shake, of the binoculars. So, it only works if when you turn the battery on. 

They are good value if you are over the age of ten and looking for fine detail over any length of time without a physical support to eliminate the shake.