Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis XD44 Binocular

Model: GN44-8

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Prism TypeRoof

Magnification 8.5x
Objective Lens Diameter 44 mm
Angle of View 7.0°
Field-of-View 367' @ 1000 yd / 121.84 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 5.58' / 1.7 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.2  mm
Eye Relief 18  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions 5.4 x 2.5 x 6.5" / 13.72 x 6.35 x 16.51  cm
Weight 2.09 lb / 948 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight 3.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 8.5 x 4.1"
Expert Reviews
24 November 2010

The binoculars virtually without flaws. It didn’t have a weak or below-the-average result in any category. If only Kowa improved a bit the astigmatism correction, the light fall-off at the edge, and added a tripod exit, we would have a market hit which would be able to compete with the most cult...

  • +

    solid housing made of high quality materials,, high transmission,, quite wide field of view,, high class prisms and coatings,, relatively low distortion,, excellent coma correction,, perfect correction of chromatic aberration,, sharp image already from 1.7 meters,, good whiteness rendition,, good...

  • -

    lack of a tripod exit,, short guarantee period for this price segment.

User Reviews
10 January 2009

I've used these for birdwatching from the arctic circle to the circle of capricorn. And they work perfectly in low temperatures and in the moisture of the rainforest. Image quality is perhas slightly superior to that of the old Leica Trinovid 8x42, at least equal. Great in low light.

Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Roof Prism
  • 7.0° Angle of View
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