The Kite compact has been around for years, and is the favorite instrument of many nature reserve visitor centres all over Europe. The market offers many cheaper products that are similar in size, but none of them offer the quality level of the Kite compact.
The optical quality is excellent, and this should be a fundamental aspect for binoculars of this type. As they are often used by children, whose eyes are still in full development, optics of inferior quality could damage their sight.
Mechanically, the Kite compacts are as well built as any other pair of Kite binoculars. In todays thro-away societey, it is most important to know that this instrument can be your companion for many years, and can be repaired when necessary.
|Objective lens diameter (mm)||23||25|
|Exit pupil (mm)||2.88||3.1|
|Min. focus (m)||2.2||2|
|Field of view (m)||124||105|
|eye relief (mm)||11||16|
|Recommended price (€)||126 €||178 €|
|Recommended price (£)||£ 107||£ 151|