Revolution is here
STABILIZATION AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE
The innovative APC 42 redefines your experience in nature observation. Just as light and just as bright as conventional 42mm roof prism binoculars, but stable. And not the kind of stability you may have experienced before… but an entirely new level of stability. Observe in the strongest winds, Observe as long as you like. See details as if you are watching a film. Start watching while you are still out of breath from that long walk, and enjoy highest magnifications without the slightest image vibration. But most important of all… Let yourself be amazed by the things you see, that are invisible with even the best standard binoculars.
The stabilized binoculars are equipped with KITE’s APC system (angle power control). Without having to switch the button, it will put the stabilizing electronics to sleep mode when the instrument is in rest position (hanging from the neck) , and automatically activate the unit when you start observing again. This results in a huge increase of battery life and comfort of use.
120 HOUR BATTERY LIFE WITH APC POWER SAVING
The APC 42 binocular has 2 battery boxes. Each battery box holds 2 standard AA bateries. One battery box contains 2 functional AA batteries that will run for 60 hours. The other box containes 2 spare AA batteries. After the first 60 hours, simply switch be batteries and continue for another 60 hours. Intelligent features such as the KITE APC system (angle power control) will put the stabilizing electronics in sleep mode when the instrument is in rest position (hanging from the neck) , and automatically activate the unit when you start observing again. This results in a huge increase of battery life and usage comfort. And regardless of its position (rest or active), after 90 mintues the instrument will automatically switch off for energy saving.
2° CORRECTION ANGLE
The stabilisation capacity of the APC 42 goes beyond the suppression of image vibrations caused by wind or hand trembling. Its stabilisation capacity is 2x to 3x larger than that of other consumer stabilisers binoculars. APC stabilized binoculars have a millitary grade capacity stabilisation system that allows stable viewing from driving vehicles, boats, aircrafts and other unstable platforms.
WATERPROOF AND GAS FILLED
The APC 42 is fully waterproof. The optical system and electronics are sealed to result in an IPX 7 waterproof rating. It can handle any kind of rain shower and can even be submerged to 1 meter depth for a maximum of 30 minutes. The system is nitrogen gas filled, to prevent internal fogging.
|Objective lens diameter (mm)||42||42|
|Exit pupil (mm)||3.5||2.62|
|Min. close focus (m)||4||4|
|Field of view (m/1000m)||67||68|
|Field of view (degrees)||3.85||3.9|
|eye relief (mm)||17||14|
|interpupillary distance (mm)||74-54||74-54|
|max width (mm)||128||128|
|min width folded (mm)||128||128|
|Weight (g)||720 (no battery)||735 (no battery)|
|dioptric compensation (+/-)||3||3|
|functional temperature||-20°C / 55°C||-20°C / 55°C|
|light transmisson (%)||NC||NC|
|* warranty electronics (years)||2||2|
|stabilisation correction angle (degrees)||2||2|
|battery life (hours)||120 (including use of the internal spare battery)||120 (including use of the internal spare battery)|
|angle power control (APC)||yes||yes|
|sleep timer (minutes)||yes (90)||yes (90)|
|low battery indicator||yes||yes|
|batteries (not included)||2x AA ( + 2xAA spare battery)||2x AA ( + 2xAA spare battery)|
I compared these with my wife's 10x42 Canon IS binos - at first I had difficulty with the Kite version because they needed steadier holding as they are 16x not 10x: once I was used to this (it helped if I could rest a against a fixed object, although not essential) I found they were significantly clearer. I use mostly them to see ships/yachts at sea at a range of up to 20 miles (I'm high up!) and on a clear day they work beautifully. Excellent at short distances of a few hundred yards as well. I'm very pleased but it did take a little time getting used to their sensitivity due to the high magnification. Worth it, though!
Good customer service. There was a delay due to stock issues but I was kept informed. Very lpleased with the binoculars
Really enjoying the sharp 16x image with these 'stabilised' binoculars. Great service with faster than expected delivery.