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Kowa BD II 8x32 XD Binoculars

SKU: BD II 32-8XD

Kowa BD II 8x32 XD Binoculars
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Kowa BD II 8x32 XD Binoculars

SKU: BD II 32-8XD

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About this product

  • Perfect for long walks, travelling and butterflies.
  • 8.8-degree field of view
  • 1.3m close focus
  • Weighs only 540g
  • XD glass with large amounts of the mineral fluorite crystal
  • Rugged and lightweight magnesium alloy construction
  • KR coating to prevent dirt and residue on external optics

The third generation in the BD line-up, the new BDII XD take over from the popular BD XD range. The latest version has been designed to be ‘Affordable without compromise’, Kowa’s philosophy when designing and making these optics.

The legendary XD lenses used in these binoculars are not just any ED glass. The glass featured is high-resolution extra-low dispersion glass containing large amounts of the mineral fluorite crystal. Fluorite crystal is the best material available to optical makers offering unchallenged light transmission, edge to edge definition and zero chromatic aberration. All these offer a sharp, high contrast image most other optics in this price range simply can not offer.

The BD II series now offer some series optical features besides the XD glass. The first is the amazing wide-angle performance throughout the whole range. The highlight model would be the new addition to the BD family, the 6.5x32. The field of view from these new optics is 10 degrees or 175m at 1000m. The 6.5x32 also offers a close focus distance of just 1.3m, good enough to see the laces on your shoes. Combining these features, as well as weighing just 535g, means the 6.5x model is perfect for butterflies, insects, dragonflies and even flowers.

The regular 8x32 and 10x32 models offer a very good field of view at 8.8 and 6.7 degrees respectively along with the incredible 1.3m close focusing. The popular 8x42 setup will give you 8.2 degrees, 1.8m close focus and weighing in at 640g.

Each binocular has a rugged and lightweight magnesium alloy construction. They can tolerate the severest conditions whilst providing user security and comfort in use.

The dry nitrogen use in the binoculars will prevent the binoculars from fogging and keep the binoculars fully waterproof. The KR coating on the external side of the lenses will protect them from dirt and other types of residue that build-up over general use.

To help with the comfort you having soft twist-up eyecups and a positive grip on the focus wheel. The rubber armour offers operation with or without gloves and retains the grip in all conditions. The shape and handle have been designed to make sure the ergonomics ensure these can be used all day, every day.

In the box, you will receive a soft carry case, rainguard, objective covers and soft neoprene style neck strap.

Capacity

Magnification 8
Front lens diameter (mm) 32
Eye relief (mm) 16,5
Eyepiece cups rotatable
Type of build Roof
Diopter compensation +/-4
Glass material ED (Fluorit)
Lens coating Phase coating, full multi-coating
Interpupillar distance (mm) 57-76
Focusing system Central focusing

Special features

Diopter compensation yes
Splash-proof yes
inert gas charge yes
Lens cover yes
eyepiece cap yes
Carrying strap -

Field of view

Twilight factor 16
Close focus limit (m) 1,3
Field of view at 1,000 m (m) 154
True field of view (°) 8,8 (Wide-angle)

General

Weight (g) 540
Width (mm) 124
Height (mm) 51
Length (mm) 116
Material Magnesium
Surface material Rubber armouring
Series BD II XD

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11/06/2020
David M.
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Kowa bd ii Xd 8x32

First impression impressive. Hasn’t passed the test of time yet but expectations high. Good prompt service from Jacobs.

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