Specifications:

Objective diameter:  44 mm
Magnification:  8.5 x
Exit pupil: 5.2 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18 mm
IPD: 55  –  74mm
RFOV:  7.0  degrees = 122 m
AFOV:   59 degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘017 g
Made in: Japan

  

Remarks:

In terms of price, the Kowa Generis XD 8.5×44 ranks somewhere in the upper middle class; in terms of performance, it competes with some of the high-end bincolars, despite a somewhat narrower field of view than some of its competitors. Excellent contrast, a wide sweet spot, a bright image with a neutral color tone, little chromatic aberration, good stray-light suppression all make it a fine instrument. It is slightly heavier than many similarly sized binos.

see als remarks under separate post „Kowa Genesis XD 8×33“

Ratings:

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Review:

A 2014 comparative review (in German) can be found here:
https://www.juelich-bonn.com/jForum/read.php?9,425470

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