Kowa 10×42 SV DCF
The Kowa SV is a full-sized Schmidt prism type binocular, that really offers fantastic performance-per-pound. They are fully waterproof and nitrogen filled. The fully multi-coated lenses give bright, sharp images that belie their reasonable price tag. The 8x42s are a great all-round binocular, they close-focus down to 4m and their field of view is 6.3 degrees. The 10x42s also close-focus to 4m and give a 6 degree field of view.
Both binoculars are almost identical weights at 665g (8×42) and 670g (10×42). The SVs are provided with excellent quality accessories – a rainguard & lens caps, a carry case and a thick, padded neck strap.