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Kowa BDII-XD - september 2019

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Old Monday 28th October 2019, 12:37   #326
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Old Wednesday 30th October 2019, 14:35   #327
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Hi. I am new here, but I read all about this serie of Kowa. Thanks to all who did writes about that. I believe that I will buy a 6,5 or 8. That's what I founded today on allbinos
https://www.allbinos.com/177.1-artic..._hands-on.html

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Old Sunday 10th November 2019, 17:13   #328
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I got the 8x32 of these yesterday and have been trying them out today, largely in comparison to my 8x30 m7. The Kowa has a nice sturdy feel and the large eyecups fit me well. They are brighter and sharper than the m7 with a wider FOV. They show some glare, but less so than the m7. They show quite a bit of CA outside of the sweet spot (which is modestly sized), which I found a bit distracting. The m7s are definitely better in this regard, although CA is essentially absent in the sweet spot of both. There is some 'rolling ball' due to field curvature on the edges, but it's not bad and didn't bother me at all.

If not for the CA, I would call these perfect. Instead they represent a good value buy, probably a better purchase than the m7s if the ergonomics suit you. If you are particularly averse to CA I would probably look elsewhere, at least for the 8x32 pair.
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