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Kowa BD42-8x

Great Deal: $210.00

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Overall 10

Best of class & most likely to succeed!

unkamartin, B&H Photo
4 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This 8x42 BD42-8B Binocular purchase represents our third pair of this particular binocular by Kowa. We've found that its only shortcoming is that just one person at a time can look through them at a time, hence we keep adding to our inventory. These are ideal for everything from bird watching, to football games or any outdoor activity requiring a bright image and a wide field of view.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
  • Cons: None Found So Far
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Overall 10

Kowa BD 8x42 Binocular (Green)

Birdsmith, binocularreviews.org
13 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Bought these Kowa's to replace a lost pair of beloved Leica Ultra 8x32 (1995; $1500 CDN). Could not justify a replacement pair of Leica's right now ($1800-2300 USD) but still required an excellent pair of binos for work and adventures. I study seabirds so waterproof housing and clear, crisp optics are needed to detect subtle plumage differences, sometimes from boats, and often in poor light.
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