Kowa YF 6x30 Binocular (Black)

Kowa YF 6x30 Binocular (Black)

Kowa YF 6x30 Binocular (Black)

B&H # KO06X30YFB MFR # YF30-6
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Product Highlights

  • Porro Prisms
  • Fully Multi-coated
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • Nitrogen-Filled: Waterproof and Fogproof
  • Stylish Ergonomic Design
  • Rubber Covering
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Kowa YF30-6 overview

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The YF 6x30 Binocular (Black) from Kowa Sporting Optics have high end optical features at a low end price. Full multi-coating ensures crisp, clear images with maximum brightness. The optical enhancements were engineered in without sacrificing the nitrogen filled waterproofing and fogproofing. A stylish and smooth, curving body design with appropriately placed hand-holds make this binocular a visually pleasing item both to look through and look at. Twist-up eyecups customize the binocular to personal preference with or without eye or sunglasses and rubber armoring provides a secure and comfortable grip, as well as added shock-resistance. The Porro prism design offers enhanced three-dimensional imaging, less light loss and generally sharper images.

AAoV of 48.2°
Relative Brightness of 25 and a Twilight Factor of 15.5
Polycarbonate inner body for light but strong construction
Nitrogen filled waterproof and fogproof ensures all-weather performance
Rubber covering provides a secure and comfortable grip, as well as added shock-resistance
The stylish design includes depressions placed in the rubber armor for a more secure and comfortable hold
KR coating is a blend of special coatings that enhances the performance of the lens and imparts easy cleaning
Fully multi-coated optics provide multiple layers on all air to glass surfaces for a brighter, higher-contrast image with less eyestrain
UPC: 879110002002

Kowa YF30-6 specs

Prism Type Porro
Magnification 6x
Objective Lens Diameter 30 mm
Angle of View 8.0° (Actual)
Field of View 420.0' @ 1000 yd / 140.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 105.9' / 32.3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.0 mm
Eye Relief 20 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 7.8 to 10.9 mm / 19.7 to 27.6"
Focus Type Center
Dimensions 6.3 x 4.5 x 1.9" / 160.0 x 114.0 x 48.0 mm
Weight 16.58 oz / 470.04 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 6.7 x 2.8"

Kowa YF30-6 reviews

YF 6x30 Binocular (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just got my pair (best price on the continent also) Visually these have Steiner clarity. They just do. I was stunned as how clear these are for under $100. And they focus as crisply as my several pairs of Steiner's, and a pair of Zeiss I have, etc.. Also, compact, lightweight and well built. Kowa should turn these out in OD Green and Desert Tan. They will be a big hit. Now if they can just turn this pair out with laser filters built in and with a mil-spec reticle for under $150 and they will take the top off of much of the market. I have been on a tear trying to find the best lightweight clear binoculars in the world and it's Kowa 6x30's by a nose over my Leupold 8x30's.
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely a Best Buy for the Price It would be a steal at twice this price. Sharp optics, big sweet spot, great eye relief for glasses wearers and good light-gathering capacity. I own more expensive binoculars, but these are the ones I pick up the most often for birds and wildlife in the yard, dog walks and hikes. I've also owned the Leupold Yosemite and found these a bit sharper, more neutral in color rendition, and with just enough more focus travel so that I can use them with or without glasses (at a -5 diopter, I couldn't focus the Yosemites at infinity without glasses).
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent value after hearing good things about this binocular I decided to give it a go and the first thing that came to mind is how good optically the view is. bright, clear and a wide field of view this compares very close to my kowa bd 8x32. the only downside to this binocular is that the eyecups don't screw out far enough to rest against my face
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value little bino I bought this in-store for general viewing on holiday. I was initially looking for the Vortex Raptor 6.5x32, which was not in stock. The man in the shop showed me the Meopro 6.5x32 as well, before finding out the Kowa. Although it is not as finely made it gives an excellent view for much less money. They are well made, light, and compact. I found this little bino easy and comfortable to handle, although my hands are probably bigger than it was built for. The focus wheel grip is a little unusual, but it didn't bother me at all. The objective covers also are not that great and would be easy to lose, I just leave them in the box. There is plenty of eye relief and the view is surprisingly sharp, bright and contrasty with a neutral balance. Together with the light weight this makes for easy extended viewing. I took these everywhere on holiday - from the Top of the Rock to Acadia - using them for general viewing and wildlife watching and couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2012-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Budget Binocs for Small Adults or Children I was looking into a second pair of birding binoculars because my partner is a petite person, with rather close-set eyes. The minimum interpupillary setting on my Nikon Monarch 5 binoculars is just a little too wide for her face and eyes. She also has some issues with handshake and finding her target in binoculars. So, after some research, I found the Kowa 6x30 YF binoculars. Pros: - large exit pupil and huge field of view mean targets are easy to find in these binoculars - low magnification means image is bright, and handshake is nonexistent - the interpupillary distance on these goes from 50mm to 80mm! - the long eye relief - 20mm - is great for people who wear glasses! And easily adjustable for those wearing contacts or flaunting their perfect vision. :-) - the included eye-piece lens cover is quite nice, similar to the Vortex eye-piece cover I bought to keep crumbs out of my Nikons, lol. - the included neoprene neck strap and soft padded case are both very nice for the money. The neck strap in particular is the nicest padded neck strap that's ever been included with any binoculars I've purchased. - great bargain price for a surprisingly bright and crisp binocular. Cons: - the focus wheel - with its divets - is a little sticky at first, and takes more turning to get focused. Much slower to focus than Nikon Monarchs, but also $150 cheaper, so. I did not find the focus wheel troublesome on a test warblering mission. - the tiny, unattached lens covers for objective lenses are ripe for losing! - the low magnification means these won't be great for shorebirds, lol. - these are tiny binoculars for smaller hands and faces. I can use them as a 5'5 woman with small hands, and women more petite than me - or children - would be great with these. But larger hands and faces, maybe look for another pair. Conclusion: Great value! High quality pair of binoculars for budget shoppers. Appropriate for beginning birders, young birders, parents sharing binoculars with their kids, petite birders, those with close-set eyes, and reluctant birders who don't have much attention span for struggling to find the target bird.
Date published: 2015-09-21
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