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  1. Renze de Vries

    Eden 8x42 HD

    Combine web-based shopping with the rise of optical merchandise from the Far East: now what do you get? Low prices of course, but how about quality? I tested a 8x42 binocular, sold on the internet for the price of 149 Euro and offered by the KATO-group, based in The Netherlands (with webshops in...
  2. Renze de Vries

    Review by 'Renze de Vries' on item 'XD 8.5x44 Prominar (Genesis)'

    I added pictures of the eyecup modification. There are other, more sophisticated mods possible but this one has the charm of simplicity and keeps the adjustability intact as well. To make the ridge a bit softer, and add a few (welcome) millimeters to the height of the eyecup, I decided to drop...
  3. Renze de Vries

    XD 8.5x44 Prominar (Genesis)

    Kowa XD 8.5x44 Prominar (Genesis) The Japanese based manufacturer Kowa is well known for its top-quality telescopes, but as for yet not much for its line of binoculars. Although inventions worked into the scopes were consistently applied to the binoculars, the impression is that with respect to...