Swarovski Optik announces modular ATX / STX spotting scope

Swarovski Optik's brand new ATX / STX modular spotting scope systemPrestige Austrian optics manufacturer SWAROVSKI OPTIK has announce a radical new redesign of the spotting scope with its modular ATX / STX modular scope system.

The new design incorporates two eyepiece modules (offering a straight or angled wide-angle zoom) and three detachable, interchangeable objective lens section. This radical redesign allows Swarovski to bring its the legendary field-flattener technology (dubbed Swarovision), that it employs in its flagship EL binoculars, to its new scope lineup.

Aimed squarely at birding and wildlife enthusiasts and professionals the system boasts 65mm(25-60x) , 85mm (25-60x) and 95mm (30-70x) bayonet-fitting objective modules that allow you to change your scope to suit different birding /viewing demands as easily as you’d change lenses on your SLR camera.

Check out this introductory video from Swarovski outlining the main features:

“What SWAROVSKI OPTIK stands for is embodied in the hawk featured in our logo,” said Carina Schiestl-Swarovski, Chairwoman of the Executive Board of SWAROVSKI OPTIK. “We want to rediscover the world through its eyes: razor-sharp, quick to react and in complete awe of the beauty of nature. The new ATX/STX telescopes allow the hawk to spread its wings with renewed strength and to catch sight of things that were previously invisible, but are now revealed in unimaginable brilliance. I am delighted that, thanks to our close consultation and cooperation with users, we have managed to successfully reinvent the telescope.”

That’s some claim… but the Swarovski ATX / STX certainly looks like a ground breaking product by a company that’s become well known for raising the bar of optical excellence.

I can’t wait to take a look through one… but may have to wait a while… they will be available through specialist Swarovski Optik dealers from September 2012.


About Calvin Jones

Calvin Jones is a freelance writer, author, birder and lifelong wildlife enthusiast. He is founder and managing editor of IrelandsWildlife.com. He is also the tour leader and wildlife guide on our West Cork based Discover Wildlife tours.
Calvin is also co-author of bestselling digital marketing titles and offers digital business consulting services and training through Digital Marketing Success


  1. Very clever and so simple. Would love to compare one with a similar sized objective standard Swaro scope.

  2. Swarovski Optik has always been known for manufacturing some remarkable spotting scopes. These devices are a living example of that. i had bought one from http://www.opticauthority.com/. I’m a happy user…

  3. I purchased this scope from http://www.opticauthority.com/ and I must say I’m a happy user. Swarovski Optik always lives upto the expectation when it comes to spotting scopes.

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