Kowa Genesis XD33 8×33

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Objective diameter:  33 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 4.13 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 11.5 mm
IPD:  56 – 73 mm
RFOV:  8.0  degrees = 140 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 62 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.5 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 220 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 656 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Like its larger “brother” (see sparate post “Kowa Genesis 8.5×44” https://binocular.ch/kowa-genesis-xd-8-5×44/), the 8×33 Genesis belongs pricewise to the upper middle class, but delivers top performance in this market segment:  Well controlled chromatic aberration, a wide field of view – off-axis sharpness could be a bit better -, and a bright image with good contrast make this compact bino a fine instrument. Transmission of the focus mechanism is fast, the mechanism works smoothly and precisely.


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