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SV 8x25? (1 Viewer)

mtar925

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I'm looking for a very light and compact bino to ID birds while trekking. I wear eyeglasses, I know from past experience that binos with exit pupil under 3mm don't work well for me (so no 8x20s and 10x25s), and value is important.

These Kowas seem to check all the boxes: 9.1oz in a double hinge design for true pocketability; 3.1mm exit pupil; 15mm eye relief with a fairly wide field all for around $100US. Other binos in the SV line get good reviews but I can't find anything on the 8x25.

Has anyone tried them?
 

katastrofa

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Norway
We bought it for a trip to Costa Rica so that my wife would have something light to carry around.

Pros:
- good picture quality (but we mostly used them in bright daylight)
- lightweight
- compact

Cons:
- small field of vision makes it a bit tricky to locate the object of interest
- lens caps are not attached to the main body in any way, so you can lose them quite easily
- lens are not protected by any caps at one end

I don't regret buying them but I wouldn't use them as the only binocular.

Should make a good opera glass BTW.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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