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Kowa BD42-8x
9.2 out of 10

Kowa BD42-8x

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Overall 10

Expert Review

31 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Acknowledgement I would like to thank Alpha Digital Services Limited, the UK distributors of Kowa Binoculars for providing me with these Kowa BD42 Series Binoculars to review.
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Overall 7

Kowa 8x42 BD42-8

10 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Although our test result of the Kowa 8x42 is good, the overtone of our summary won’t be positive. That Japanese company decided to use a narrow field of view. We can understand their reasons but not without difficulty. If the field is so narrow you should get something else instead.
  • Pros: solidly made, stylish casing,, low astigmatism,, sensibly corrected coma,, slight light fall-off on the edge of the field of view,, good quality prisms made of BaK-4 glass,, clean and dark inside the tubes.
  • Cons: narrow field of view,, noticeably truncated exit pupils,, weak distortion correction,, noticeable chromatic aberration on the edge of the field of view.
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