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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.

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"Een echter aanrader voor vogelspotting"


mooi design, heel helder beeld, snelle scherpstellingn, fantastische diepte scherpte

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"extraordinary binoculars "

Benny A

I have been using this product for almost seven years. I use it in heavy terrain like tropical and humid forests throughout the day. since the first day of its use up to today this product is still showing very good performance. the rubber body makes it easy for us to hold firmly and never leak inside the lens. I highly recommend this product to my colleagues. thanks kite optics, who has kept me in the heaviest days of extraordinary research.

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

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