Kite IBIS ED 8x42
The Kite IBIS ED 8x42 has been well-designed and ergonomically constructed. The popular open-hinge design means this binocular is lightweight and easy to handle, giving a comfortable grip all day. The rubber-coated barrels ensure you’ll have a sturdy grasp when the weather becomes wet or if you’re wearing gloves in winter.
The Extra-low Dispersion glass lenses ensure minimal colour fringing and excellent light transmission at all times. If you are looking to upgrade your birdwatching binoculars, the Kite IBIS ED 8x42 would be a great place to start. This model gives excellent value for money. It is furnished with all of the features of a top-end binocular with only a mid-range price tag, allowing you to own a top quality piece of engineering for a fraction of the cost.
The optics are impeccable and the design is stylish. To own a Kite IBIS ED 8x42 binocular is to own a piece of class.
The following review is taken from BestBinocularsReviews.com
“Strong Points: By and large the build quality very good to excellent and Kite Optics have used very high quality glass with all the best coatings that all work together to produce the very high quality and bright image that you see when looking through the Kite Ibis ED 8x42 binoculars.
Features like the high quality metal eyepieces that can be replace free of charge should they get damages is also superb and matches the very best.
Their near focus distance of only 4.6ft is better than just about any 8x42 binocular that I have used and you get a good amount of eye-relief and field of view that should satisfy most.
Weak points? For me the were no major weak areas that would prevent me from recommending them, but there are a few small things like the neck strap, which for a bin in this class should be a little more luxurious in my opinion.
The exclusion of a lens cleaning cloth is also surprising. On the actual binocular, a lockable diopter ring and possibly a metal focus wheel would have been nice and would have been in keeping with many in this class.
Whilst the "fiberglass reinforced polycarbonate" chassis is light and strong, it also perhaps does not match the quality of the optics it is protecting. Many in this class have a magnesium chassis that just gives you that little bit more of a feeling of quality.
Overall - I begun this review by stating that producing a high end 8x42 binocular was not easy and that you have to tick a lot of boxes to please most people in the target market."
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|