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Has anyone tried the Kite APC Stabilised Binoculars?

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Old Friday 26th June 2020, 15:50   #1
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Has anyone tried the Kite APC Stabilised Binoculars?

Just wondering if they represent a decent improvement over the cheaper Canon 10x30 IS IIs... Can't get out to have a look through either myself at the moment, obvs...

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Old Friday 26th June 2020, 18:51   #2
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A good Canon 10x30 IS Mk II will take something special to beat it.

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So I bought a pair as I found a good deal, and I have to say I am REALLY impressed with them, although not to the point where I can relinquish my Swarovski 10x42 ELs. Depth of field is shallow which makes the focus 'twitchy', as on most mid range binoculars, and field of view is naturally compromised vs 10x42s. But ergonomically they are great with excellent eye relief, great eye cups, comfortable handling, waterproof and pretty well-built. If Kite produce a 10x42 stabilised and use their top glass as in the Ibis or Bonelli 2 bins, I am selling my Swarovskis! I've emailed Kite to ask if they have plans to do a higher end version....
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