The Japanese made optics with their top specification coatings ensure that for a compact binocular, these produce a bright and high-quality image. Additionally, the 8x25 configuration produces a 3.1mm exit pupil, which means that they will be able to perform to a reasonable level in all but very low light conditions. This is important when you find yourself in thick forests or even a dull rainy day and light conditions are far from optimal.
The moderate 8x magnification also offers up a number of other advantages but is especially critical in producing the wide field of view. This is of particular benefit to uses like bird watching and at sports events where it makes it more straightforward to locate and then follow any fast moving action.
It is also easier to achieve a more steady and shake free image compared to higher powered binoculars allowing you to observe the finest details and works far better on an unsteady platform like a boat or canoe.
At almost 16mm, the amount of eye-relief on these Kowa BD binoculars is good for a compact and for many eyeglass wearers it should be enough to ensure that you are able to achieve the full image by fully twisting down the eyecups.
The 1.8 meter close focus distance is also good and therefore is a good choice for the close observation of butterflies, flowers and even paintings or artifacts at a gallery or museum.
The smallest Kowa series BD 25 offers two pocket-sized models with 8x25 and 10x25 configuration. This affordable hand-friendly series made in Japan can be easily stored into pockets and gives you perfect visual-experience as a companion when hiking, traveling, skiing, birdwatching and when visiting sports events or concerts. The body of this little BD25’s is ultra-compact and lightweight but still offers the high-quality optics of the bigger models. They are multi-coated with special C3 coating on lenses and prism surfaces for clear and bright view-through. They are also fully waterproof and fog-proof due to nitrogen gas filling that allows you to take them with you even during heavy rain or snow.
Kowa BD 25 series offers the smallest binoculars on the market at the moment that can be slightly folded together in the center to easily store them into pockets. Lightweight body of only 300 grams, is comfortable enough to carry around for longer periods of time without fatiguing. They are also hand-friendly for smaller children. The construction is enclosed in rubber armouring that helps to protect them against impacts, making them shock-proof. Tight seals block the water or dust from the outside. The impervious construction is also filled with dry nitrogen gas so they won’t fog inside and the clear viewing will never be compromised. BD 25 binoculars are equipped with central focusing mechanism which is quite aggressive and thus allows you to make proper adjustments really quickly. On the right barrel lies a diopter ring that helps you eliminate differences in eyesight. These small binoculars also offer great solutions for those wearing glasses since they come with twistable eyecups to make proper eye-relief. The eyecups are also softly rubberized so they feel extremely comfortable when pressed against the face, which classical foldable eyecups don’t offer.
The pocket size binoculars are usually suitable for travelers, hikers and sports events observers, but are also perfect for different outdoor activities in the nature, such as butterfly hunting as these binoculars offer stunning close focusing distance (1.8 m) to open your eyes to the scenery up close. The smallest BD 25 series is multi-coated which means that the lenses have many layers of special C3 coatings applied on them. This optical technology helps to eliminate glaring and chromatic aberration to allow you to see clearly in different light conditions. Together with phase correction, these pocket binoculars offer incredibly lifelike images, bright, colorful and with powerful contrast. In terms of compactly sized binoculars, these are definitely worth having.
Kowa BD includes a neckstrap for carrying and leather case for storage, objective covers and rainguards to protect the outer lenses against scratches and impacts.
Short range, daytime pocket binoculars
Long range, daytime pocket binoculars
Kowa gives 10 years of Warranty for BD 25 Binoculars. The company repairs or replaces damaged products, without charge. However, it doesn’t include No Fault Policy – doesn’t cover damages due to mishandling, misuse, neglect or accidental damage. Kowa is not responsible for lost packages. You can claim the warranty with warranty card given by Kowa. Wearing parts such as carrying straps, protective overs, armoring and cases are not covered under this warranty.
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|Binoculars series||Kowa BD|
|Prism type||Roof - Schmidt/Pechan|
|Lens diameter||25 mm|
|Exit pupil||3.1 mm|
|Eye relief||15.8 mm|
|Field of view||110 m/1000m|
|Field of view (deg.)||6.3°|
|Apparent field of view (deg.)|
|Close focus||1.8 m|
|Lens coating||Fully Multicoated|
|In production since|