Kite Ibis 8×42 ED

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 17 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14.5 mm
IPD: 55  –  73 mm
RFOV:  7.2  degrees = 126 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 55 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.6 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 250 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 3.5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 819 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



see remarks under the separate post “DDooptics EDX 8×42”,×42/



A brief 2014 review (in German) can be found here:,423153,423153#msg-423153

A comparative review, also in German, here:,425470

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