Kite Bonelli 10×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  10 x
Exit pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 16 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 11.5 mm
IPD:  54 – 73 mm
RFOV:  6.5  degrees = 114 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 61 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.45 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 225 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 4.5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 912 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The “Bonelli” used to be Kite Optic’s top binocular for a few years, until they came out with their “Bonelli 2.0” some years ago. Sold in sizes 8×42 and 10×42, the Bonelli – a well designed allrounder – featured impeccable mechanics, good optics and was – and the newer version 2.0 is – competing with similarly sized upper class instruments such as the Zeiss Conquest HD or Leica Trinovid HD.



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