Specifications:

Objective diameter:  30 mm
Magnification:  6 x
Exit pupil: 5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18.5 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14 mm
IPD: 58 – 74 mm
RFOV:  9.3  degrees = 163 m
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.9 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 365 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 4 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 612 g
Made in: China (KUO)
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel

 

Remarks:

Two years ago, APM presented the prototype of a small 6×30 porro binocular and asked for comments. BINOCULARS TODAY wrote a detailed review, see https://binocular.ch/apm-6×30-ms-prototype/, and after that,  there were no further news for a long time. But in September 2021, APM brought the final version of the 6×30 to the market. The main changes from the prototype appear to be improved antireflection coatings and a bit more usable eye relief, which will be an advantage for spectacle wearers. Otherwise, the APM 6×30 appears unchanged and is a welcome addition to the market of small 6x / 7x binoculars. At a price below € 200, it offers good value for money.

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