Specifications:

Objective diameter:  20 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 2.5 mm
IPD:   n.a.
RFOV:  6.6  degrees = 115 m
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 215 g
Made in: Austria

  

Remarks:

In the 1980s and 1990s, when the “little Habicht” was on the market, it seems not to have gained the prestige which Leica obtained with its Trinovid and Ultravid pocket models of the same 8×20 size. Some reviews indicated that the Habicht lacked sharpness, or brightness, or both. BINOCULARS TODAY isn’t convinced this was really justified; comparing the 8×20 Swarovski Habicht Pocket to the Leica Trinovid 8×20 (see separate post) now, we think the Habicht doesn’t “lose” much against the Leica. But the 8×20 format generally does not provide the viewing experience of a “real” binocular with size 8×30 or more, and so with the exception of Leica, many producers including Kowa, Zeiss and Swarovski have moved during the last few years to sell 8×22 or even 8×25 models and abandon size 8×20 (see separate posts about “Swarovski CL Pocket 8×25” and “Zeiss Victory 8×25”).

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