Kite Lynx 8×30 HD
Objective diameter: 30 mm
Magnification: 8 x
Exit pupil: 3.75 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 12.5 mm
IPD: 56 – 74 mm
RFOV: 8.6 degrees = 151 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 70 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.7 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 180 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 4 dpt*
Prism system: Schmidt-Pechan
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 506 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel
The Lynx from Kite Optics has one of the widest fields of view of current 8×30 roof prism models. Central sharpness is good, off-axis sharpness satisfactory, suppression of stray-light could be a bit better. The Lynx has characteristics very similar to the Nikon Monarch 7 8×30 (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/nikon-monarch-7-8×30/) and the DDoptics Fieldstar 8×30, and according to some, all three are essentially one and the same binocular, with only small differences between them.
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