Forester 8x42ED binoculars with Taobao came to my test. The binoculars are rare – there are no reviews, no tests.  Stated full multi coating, dielectric coating of prisms and ED-glass in the lenses.

Forester 8x42ED

Forester 8x42ED

Заявленные характеристики

Declared Specifications

Options, appearance, ergonomics
The binoculars come in blue cardboard packaging without any prints. There is a sticker with a QR code and the name of the binoculars. The set includes binoculars, a bag with a belt, a neck strap, lens caps, a double cap for eyepieces, a cloth for wiping optics and manual. The bag is made quite high quality. Our neck strap is wide, soft. The lens caps are held on the case of the binoculars – conveniently, they are not lost.
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The Fujinon KF 8x32W binoculars came to my test. 8×32 format binoculars are considered the most versatile in combination of magnification / dimensions / weight parameters, suitable for daytime and astronomical observations. For ground objects at dusk, 8×32, of course, will be noticeably dimmer than 8×42 or 8×56, however, for long-term wear on the neck 8×32 will be more convenient. This is especially true for hunters, animal watchers and tourists.

I was very surprised that the Fujinon KF 8x32W has very few reviews. As it turned out, there are models that are very similar in characteristics and appearance to it – Sightron “Blue Sky” II 8×32, Kenko Ultra View EX OP 8×32 DH II, Vixen New Foresta HR 8×32 WP. Their case looks a little different, and also, most likely, a different coating, but there is a very high probability that optically they MAY BE similar to Fujinon KF 8x32W, and he himself is the “reincarnation” of the above binoculars.

Fujinon KF 8x32 W

Fujinon KF 8x32W

Declared specifications from the manufacturer’s website:

Magnification 8x
Eye relief in mm 14.5
Field of view 7.5°
Field of view at 1,000m in m 131.1
Exit pupil in mm 4.0
Twilight factor 16
Interpupillary distance range (mm) 58-72 (measured 54-74)
Weigth (kg) 0.47
Neck strap Supplied
Carrying case Supplied
Dimensions (Length × Width) 131 x 139 x 53

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Binoculars with a magnification of 10x, in my opinion, are the ultimate for handheld observation. Magnification over 10x already require an support, tripod or built-in image stabilizer. Binoculars of the 10×42 format are in stable demand, they are noticeably lighter and more compact than binoculars 10×50, but they have a greater magnification than similar ones in weight and dimensions of 8×42. However, making a good roof binocular is not an easy task. My attention was drawn to one of the top Olympus binoculars – 10×42 EXWP I. The binoculars were released a long time ago – the mentions I found go back to 2003. I was unable to find a press release on the release of this binoculars on the Olympus website.

Many of the Olympus models present in stores have been available since 2003 (for example, the Olympus 7×35 DPS I). In 2018, the new Olympus 8×42 Pro and 10×42 Pro binoculars with ED glass, dielectric coating, and improved illumination were presented.

Olympus 10x42 EXWP I

Olympus 10×42 EXWP I

Specifications declared by the manufacturer.
Magnification: 10x
Prism type: roof with phase correction
Optical scheme: 9 elements in 6 groups
Environmentally friendly lead-free glass
Prism Material: High‑index BaK4 prisms
Coating: Full multi‑coating / Phase coating / UV coating
Aperture, mm: 42
Exit pupil, mm: 4,2
Eye relief, mm: 15
Relative brightness: 17,6
Real field of view, ° : 6
Visible field of view, ° : 60
Field of view at distance 1000 m, m: 105
Minimum focusing distance, m: 3
Dioptric correction: D ±2
Interpupillary distance, mm: 60–70
Focusing type: central
Eyecups: twist-up/down eyepieces
Size: classic
Gas filling: nitrogen
Waterproof/fogproof/dirtproof: yes
Size: 129 x 145 x 53 mm
Weight, kg: 0,66
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