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FORSTER

Binoculars

THE BEST KNOW NO ALTERNATIVE

The Forster has been around for years and is Kite's most popular instrument. It is the faithful workhorse of many ornithologists all over the world.

Considered the big brother of the Kite Petrel and Pallas, the Forsters belong to the new generation of nitrogen waterproof roof prism binoculars. The extremely bright images are derived from the latest technologies and are specially balanced out to deliver good all round colour saturation across a wide range of ambient light conditions. Some important features are the Kite 67 layer coatings on the prisms, the complex multi-element eyepiece design and the Aspheric lenses that reduce aberration. Another aspect that distinguishes the Forster from the Pallas and Petrel is its depth of field. DOF is sometimes a forgotten aspect, but should always be taken into account when choosing an optical instrument for birdwatching.

8 x 32 10 x 32 8 x 42 10 x 42 10 x 50 12 x 50
Magnification 8 10 8 10 10 12
Objective lens diameter (mm) 32 32 42 42 50 50
Exit pupil (mm) 4 3.2 5.25 4.2 5 4.1
Min. focus (m) 1.2 2 1.6 2 3 3.5
Field of view (m/1000m) 131 114 114 105 87 84
eye relief (mm) 15.3 15.3 19.5 15.3 19.5 15.5
interpupillary distance (mm) 74-59 74-59 74-59 74-59 74-59 74-59
Height (mm) 125 125 145 145 170 170
min width (mm) 120 120 124 124 131 131
max width (mm) 114 114 108 108 116 116
Weight (g) 640 640 710 710 820 820
twilight factor 16 17.9 18.3 20.5 22.4 24.5
waterproof yes yes yes yes yes yes
gas filled yes yes yes yes yes yes
warranty (years) 30 30 30 30 30 30

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