Kite Ibis 12×50 ED

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Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  12 x
Exit pupil: 4.17 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 16 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14.5 mm
IPD:  55 – 73 mm
RFOV:  5.2  degrees = 91 m
AFOV (measured, rounded):  62.5  degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.7 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 415 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 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): 986 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



This Kite Ibis 12×50 is one of the smallest and lightest 12x50s on the market; in essence, it is identical with the DDooptics EDX 12×50 and is among the best binoculars sold by Kite Optics. It competes with other upper middle class instruments such as the Meopta MeoStar 12x 50 HD (see separate post). Despite ED glass, its CA correction is only average.


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