Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
||Thread Tools||Rate Thread|
|Friday 22nd September 2017, 20:58||#1|
Join Date: May 2004
Brief review SV 8x25 DCF
My son bought a pair of these from Amazon based on the Kowa name and the fact they tick all the right boxes, eg phase corrected, waterproof etc.
I was keen to try them myself and he wanted me to check them out too as he felt something wasn't quite right.
Initial impressions were quite positive but it didn't take long to find out they had two issues.
The first was the possibly perennial problem of lack of focus synchronicity, so the focus was okay in one direction but not the other.
The second was the right side was sharper than the left. This would have been bearable had they focused properly.
Maybe good examples exist but these are going back for a refund.
I had previously advised a good reverse porro prism in this price range - ah well it's probably worth him saving up for the Terra compacts. For the time being he's going to borrow my Nikon 8x23 CF III's (reverse porros), which although old still do the job.
I think it's probably too difficult to consistently produce a good compact roof sub £100 at least that's been my experience so far.
|Rate This Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Bushnell 7x26 v. Swarovski 8x25 v. Zeiss Terra 8x25 v. Vortex Viper 8x28||b-lilja||Binoculars||22||Tuesday 27th December 2016 00:49|
|Nikon Trailblazer (U.S.) 8x25 review||Howard220||Nikon||9||Saturday 27th July 2013 15:02|
|leupold rouge 8x25 vs olympus tracker 8x25||zazenke||Leupold||2||Tuesday 3rd July 2012 18:21|
|New 8x25 Canon IS 8x25 Binoculars have HARD email@example.com||Canon||5||Thursday 15th February 2007 05:04|
|Brunton Lite-Tech 8x25 Review||Atomic Chicken||Binoculars||18||Sunday 15th May 2005 15:42|