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Kowa 8x25 Green Roof Prism Binoculars
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Most Helpful Positive Review The Right Compact Binocular for a Serious Birder
As I got more and more serious about birding, I purchased increasing expensive binoculars, and finally purchase a pair of Swarovski EL's about 12 year...
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Very impressive compact binoulars

by Buckblaster, from United States, WA Written on December 6, 2014
The Kowa 8x25 BD binoculars were rated highly on bestbinocularsreviews.com, amongst other reviews, so I bought them based on reviews, and am glad I did. I can’t believe how crisp and bright these small lenses are. The lenses are of such quality, that I can see no noticeable difference in the image quality when compared to a pair of HD bino’s that I paid $600 for. They come with lens caps, a nice 1” wide neck strap and a padded case that has plenty of room for the bino’s with the strap attached, to fit inside. They are small, light, rubber armored, are affordable, and have high quality optics, which is exactly what I was looking for. I bought these mainly for hunting, but they will make good traveling bino’s for whale watching during our trip to Hawaii in a few months. At 11 ounces, I have worn these around my neck all day long while hunting, and hardly noticed that they are there.
Two weeks after I purchased these from Optics Planet, their price dropped $56 from what I paid, and they honored their 30 day low price guarantee and refunded me the difference. You can’t beat that! Overall, I am very pleased with my choice of bino’s as well as the great service I received from Optics Planet. Due to Optics Planet’s prompt shipping and honorable business practices, I will continue to be their customer for my future optics....
Pros:
  • Small, light, affordable, and high quality thoughout
Cons:
  • The case is fake leather and kind of cheap looking, but it works fine.
Best Used for:
  • I keep them in my truck for any situation, but bought them mainly for hunting.
Would recommend: Yes
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The Right Compact Binocular for a Serious Birder

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on December 2, 2013
As I got more and more serious about birding, I purchased increasing expensive binoculars, and finally purchase a pair of Swarovski EL's about 12 years ago. At the time, I seriously thought they would be the last binoculars I purchased. I was absolutely convinced that no better optical clarity was possible - and still believe that (but I understand technology has improved, so I'd be willing to look through new binoculars, but there's a limit to what my eyes can perceive).
But for many years I wanted a pair of smaller binoculars, or compact binoculars, as a "back-up" pair or to keep handy in the car or at my office. But I couldn't justify the cost of a new pair of binoculars - after all: I'd purchased my "lifetime" pair, hadn't I?
My father was coming to Alaska to visit last summer, and that was the excuse I needed to buy a 2nd pair of quality binoculars. I wanted both of us to have binoculars around our necks in the car as we drove the Dalton Hwy - I didn't want to have to pass a single pair back and forth between us. So I got online, and researched many reviews and options. As a birder, I occaisionally see articles about optics, so I knew something about what was out there, but hadn't researched the area deeply for several years.
In the end, I decided on a pair of Pentax 9x32 AND these Kowa 8x25 compact binoculars. I'd had a cheap pair of double-hinged compact binoculars many years ago, and did not like them, and found them hard to use. So the single hinge design...
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handy little thing

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on September 26, 2013
This little binocular handles well and seems well built. The view is not as sharp as my 8x42 nikon but is acceptable for such s small unit. Focus is kind of finicky and fine tuning is slightly hard because focus does not jump out at you. Also i think it is too expensive for what you get. I have to say you are better off with a medium size pair than with this, both price wise and optics wise.
Pros: nice size seems well built
Cons: fussy eye placement 4 little lens caps fall off...
Would recommend: Yes
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