Excerpt: after hearing good things about this binocular I decided to give it a go and the first thing that came to mind is how good optically the view is. bright, clear and a wide field of view this compares very close to my kowa bd 8x32.
Excerpt: I bought this in-store for general viewing on holiday. I was initially looking for the Vortex Raptor 6.5x32, which was not in stock. The man in the shop showed me the Meopro 6.5x32 as well, before finding out the Kowa. Although it is not as finely made it gives an excellent view for much less money. They are well made, light, and compact. I found this little bino easy and comfortable to handle, although my hands are probably bigger than it was built for.
Pros: Compact, Ergonomics, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I wanted a 6X inexpensive knock-around bino mainly to leave in the boat, and intended to buy either the Leupold Yosemite 6x30 or possibly the Vortex 6.5x32 porro binos . When I saw that Kowa had introduced the YF 6x30 , I decided to take a chance, as I've been impressed with whatever Kowa optics I've looked through before.
Suitable for adults & children alike, wide field of vision.
Colin V, Amazon
5 April 2013
Summary: The 6x30 format was once very popular, even the standard bird-watching tool, but as optical technology improved 8x32 and 8x40 gradually took over. However, this format still has a lot going for it. If you require a binocular for admiring scenery this is the one for you. It is also very useful for birdwatching in woods, where its large field of vision is useful at close quarters.
Summary: Bright, sharp, lightweight, and very smart. If you think porro-prism designs look old-fashioned you should think again, these look good and show just why a good porro-prism is such better value than roof-prism. At full price (£129) they would be worth the money, but maight look expensive compared to the Opticron Savanna said to be made in the same factory. Some subtle difference in coating, or just badge engineering?
Summary: Pin sharp and bright views, plenty of eye relief, waterproof and with special coatings against dirt. Feels solid and not cheap at all. I still can't believe I got this for 100 £. Highly recommended.