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Kite Ursus Binoculars

Manufacturer: Kite Optics
  • Entry-level binoculars with all-round performance
  • Bright image
  • Wide field of view
  • 30 year warranty
Kite Ursus Binoculars
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  • Kite Ursus Binoculars 8 x 32 In stock
    £199.00
    #251867
  • Kite Ursus Binoculars 8 x 42 In stock
    £229.00
    #251868
  • Kite Ursus Binoculars 10 x 42 In stock
    £239.00
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  • Kite Ursus Binoculars 10 x 50 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £279.00
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About this product

The Kite Ursus are an easy to use, entry-level pair of binoculars. They have been designed for everyday use and have a robust housing. They are coated in soft touch rubber armour providing good grip and protection, along with two well placed, grip texture thumb indents. These binoculars are lightweight and well balanced with a short hinge and a large ribbed focus wheel, meaning changing focus is very easy, lending them well for extended use as well as one-handed use. 

The Ursus are fully waterproof and nitrogen filled, meaning they won’t fog up inside. All lens surfaces are coated in Kite’s MHR coating,  a multi layer coating that increases the amount of light that passes through the binoculars which, along with the high reflective prism coating, results in a sharper, brighter, and better colour-balanced image.

As with other Kite binoculars, the Ursus also have a great field of view and, combined with their image quality, this makes them  great for panning while watching fast moving subjects as well for use during low light conditions. 

The Ursus offers great eye relief, at around 17mm (excluding  the 10 x 42 which offers 15.1mm) and is aided by the 4-stage rubber armoured metal eyecups, which are removable.  

The Ursus is available in 4 different sizes . The 8 x 32 recommended as compact binoculars and the 10 x 50 for optimizing brightness (and are larger to accommodate this) while the 8 x 42 and 10 x 42 and a good compromise between size and performance. The 10 x 50 also boasts a great close focus range of 1.9m.
 

To read our review and see the Kite Ursus binoculars in action take a look at our 'In the Field' blog post.
 

Features 

*Great field of view
*Kite MHR lens coatings
*Fully waterproof
*Durable design
*30 year warranty 
*Lightweight
*Great comfort and grip design

What’s in the box 

*Binoculars 
*Case 
*Carrying strap for binoculars 
*Carrying strap for case 
*Protective lens caps

Specification

8 x 32 

Magnification: 8 
Objective lens diameter (mm): 32 
Exit Pupil (mm): 4.1 
Minimum focus (m): 2.8 
Field of view (m/1000m): 136 
Eye relief (mm): 16.8 
Pupil distance (mm): 74-54 
Height (mm): 126 
Max. Width (mm): 120 
Min. Width (mm): 100 
Weight (gr): 520 
Twilight factor: 16 
Waterproof: yes 
Gas filled: yes
Warranty: 30 years 

8 x 42

Magnification: 8 
Objective lens diameter (mm): 42 
Exit Pupil (mm): 5.3 
Minimum focus (m): 2.4 
Field of view (m/1000m): 132 
Eye relief (mm): 17.5 
Pupil distance (mm): 76-56 
Height (mm): 158 
Max. Width (mm): 130 
Min. Width (mm): 107 
Weight (gr): 760 
Twilight factor: 18.3 
Waterproof: yes 
Gas filled: yes 
Warranty: 30 years 

10 x 42

Magnification: 10 
Objective lens diameter (mm): 42
Exit Pupil (mm): 4.3 
Minimum focus (m): 2.4 
Field of view (m/1000m): 113 
Eye relief (mm): 15.1 
Pupil distance (mm): 76-56 
Height (mm): 153 
Max. Width (mm): 130 
Min. Width (mm): 107 
Weight (gr): 730 
Twilight factor: 20.5 
Waterproof: yes 
Gas filled: yes
Warranty: 30 years 

10 x 50

Magnification: 10
Objective lens diameter (mm): 50
Exit Pupil (mm): 4.88
Minimum focus (m): 1.9
Field of view (m/1000m): 110
Eye relief (mm): 17
Pupil distance (mm): 74-55
Height (mm): 170
Max. Width (mm): 140
Min. Width (mm): 122
Weight (gr): 940
Twilight factor: 22.4
Waterproof: yes 
Gas filled: yes 
Warranty: 30 years 

Customer Reviews

Manufacturer: Kite Optics
  • Entry-level binoculars with all-round performance
  • Bright image
  • Wide field of view
  • 30 year warranty
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