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Improved version of the CL Companion by Swarovski Optik

December 1 2017, Stefan Rieger

Swarovski Optik has revised the CL Companion. The ergonomics in particular have been improved.

The eyepiece cup has been enlarged and, therefore, fits better on the eye. This means that the eye is automatically guided to the image. Handling was improved further by moving the connecting bridge upwards towards the eyepiece. This means that the hand can hold the binoculars better. The focus button is easier to reach. The dioptre compensation has now been integrated into the central wheel. This reduces the risk of unintentional adjustment. The weight has also been reduced further. Compared to its predecessor, the 10×30 has been made 15 grams lighter.

The revised CL now uses the FieldPro carry strap connector. The risk of the carry strap getting twisted has now been considerably reduced. The CL companion now comes in anthracite or green and as a 8×30 or 10×30 version.

Swarovski has recognised the trend towards customisation and now offers a series of binoculars with three different bags and carry straps. The classic dark green bag with black carry strap bears the wording “WILD NATURE”.

For those who want something a little more modern, chose the binoculars in connection with the “URBAN JUNGLE” accessory pack, a light green bag with a grey carry strap.

The “NORTHERN LIGHTS” set has been designed for the tradition conscious. You will receive a grey felt bag with black leather appliqués and a grey felt carry strap.

All versions can be delivered from mid-November. The best thing to do is order your favourite combination now!

New carrying case by B+W International in the range

November 3 2017, Stefan Rieger

Known by photographers for many years and now available from us: the outdoor cases by B&W. These very high-quality cases were developed for use in extreme conditions.

B&W Outdoor Case Type 6000

These cases made from polypropylene come in various sizes and colours. If they are often outside at night, we recommend the light-coloured cases because they are easier to see, and you won’t trip over them. As a customer, you can choose whether you prefer an empty case, one with cube foam or one with variable partitions. If your equipment changes, and you want to divide up the case differently, you can always buy additional content later, at any time.

The smaller models are suitable for accessories such as eyepieces and filters (Type 500, 1000), the medium-sized models for astrophotography equipment (Type 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000) and the largest models for mounts (especially for the case series Type 5500).

B&W Outdoor Case Type 6700

The cases comply with the IP67 standard and are water and dust-proof. They can be stacked and have a pressure equalisation valve. Thanks to the eyelets, you can secure your expensive equipment from theft with a padlock. For many models, there is a shoulder strap or a rucksack carrying system as an accessory.

B&W Outdoor Case Type 5000

The stability and permeability of these cases have been subjected to various tests and the outdoor cases have been certified in accordance with the specifications of STANAG 4280, DEF STAN 81-41 and ATA 300.

In the video, you can see how strictly TÜV Rhineland tested these cases.