Kowa's lightweight, porro-prism style YF binocular provides you with the advantage of an exceptionally wide field of view. Add the fully multi-coated lenses and Bak4 prisms for bright views with waterproof and fogproof construction and you have a great economical binocular for beginners and beyond. Kowa provides a limited lifetime warranty for this binocular.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Optimize light transmission.
Generally offer a rich depth of field, wide field of view, and three-dimensional image.
Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel
Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Right Eye Diopter
Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
I bought these binoculars as a wedding gift for a young couple about to go to Acadia NP for their honeymoon. Expensive binocs were not required here, but something decent, readily focused, easy to use, solidly built were all requirements. I went through a lot of reviews for inexpensive binoculars and finally decided on these. I took them out for a "spin" and found them great for the kind of viewing experience this couple will be looking for. I have only handled them for a short time to make sure nothing was out of alignment, but I feel that these binoculars were a good buy and hopefully will stand up to the travel usage they will get. Dealing with Eagle Optics is always great, too.
Good but not great
Fatos A. from Charlotte, NC
I was looking for a decent light weight 8x30 porro binocular for general use. After much research and having a very good experience with a Leupold Yosemite 6x30 binocular I opted for the Kowa YF 8x30. The binoculars arrived promptly an afternoon and I quickly compared it with the Yosemite's looking at my bird feeder about 30 feet away. While the image was clear and bright, I noticed a strong reflection on the left barrel, I don't know, if it were from prisms or lenses. It should have been from prisms, since the reflection looked mirror like. I took the Yosemite's in my hands again and looked harder to the bird feeder. The reflection was there, but much weaker. You could not see it unless you were looking for it. It is true that the lighting was unfavorable, with the sun in the general direction of the feeder, but the difference between the two binoculars was very noticeable. I went to another window and looked outside. The reflection was still there, but weaker. The problem was that once I saw it, I could ignore it anymore. I have a couple of other binoculars, and none of them has this type of reflection. I decided that the binoculars were flawed or there was a problem with the design. Therefore, I returned them and exchanged with a pair for 8.5x32 Vortex Raptors. These are slightly heavier and larger, but not by much. The image is very clear and bright; there is some kind of reflection in the same conditions, but much more tolerable. These are a keeper. I believe the 6x30 Yosemite's are the best in this respect (almost no ghosts and reflections), but I need that extra push in magnification. It is why I made this purchase in the first place. The image also seems to be better on the Vortex; softening on the outer edge starts later than in the Yosemite's case. Overall, I am very satisfied with Eagle Optics purchasing experience. Their people were very cordial and helpful, in the purchasing, exchange process and shipping was free on everything. Although, I offered to pay for my exchange shipping, they cordially declined.
Thank you Eagle Optics.
Gary B. from Las Vegas
These are high quality at an amazing price. The fit and finish is well above what you'd expect at this price point. The view from them is outstanding. Buy these and you won't regret it. Money well spent.
Best optics purchase I ever made
Scott C. from United States
I'm a bargain hunter. As a result, I've owned some pretty crappy binoculars over the years. You know, those where you have to sort of cross your eyes to bring both images together. After reading many online reviews, I decided to spring for the $105 and get the Kowa YF 8x30. Yes, I know that $105 is cheap by optics standards, but read my first sentence again. I have never been so pleased by a pair of binoculars in my life. Crisp, sharp, quick focus, light, and finally just one image to look at! I learned after the fact that these were actually designed for children to use. But, as a large 51 year old man, I could not be happier. I use them for critter watching, as well as to check my target shots at the shooting range. I believe you can't go wrong with these binoculars.
Kowa YF 8x30 Binoculars
Debbie K. from N. Canton, OH
The binoculars that I purchased were for a gift for my husband. He loves them. Great quality for the money. Very quick and easy to order and quick delivery! I would highly recommend using Eagle Optics to anyone in the future!
Kowa YF 8x30 very good for the price
Denny from Olympia, Washington
I don't use optics very often, have another pair bigger and more expensive. The Kowa YF 8x30 was given a good review on a site. Good for the price, and really was. I'm happy, easy to use, compact good clear view