Kowa BD II 8x42 XD Binoculars

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Regular price £398.95
Regular price £439.00 Sale price £398.95

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Key Features

  • Perfect for all round birding
  • Kowa XD (high grade ED) lenses
  • 8.2 degree field of view
  • Rugged and lightweight magnesium alloy construction
  • KR coating to prevent dirt and residue on external optics

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Kowa BD II 8x42 XD Binoculars: Official wide angle binocular with advanced Kowa XD optical performance in a rugged compact body

One of the stand-out optical features of the new BDII-XD series is their enviable large field of view, boasting class leading wide angle performance. Locate your subject rapidly with a wider view of your surroundings and sharpness right in to the corners of the image. With additional features including Kowa XD (high grade ED) lenses and close focus down to just 1.8m for the 42mm models and 1.3m for the 32mm models, the BDII-XD range sets a new standard of binocular in its price point. Affordable without compromise.

Superior ED lenses for incredible optics

The Kowa BD II series features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses for superior optical clarity. Produced to the highest possible quality, Kowa’s lenses are specially crafted with fluorite crystal to completely cut out colour blur. All of this adds up to some of the best optics on the market, giving users sharp images, natural colour, and picture-perfect detail in all light conditions.

Engineered for the perfect user experience

Kowa have engineered the BD II series for the most comfortable user experience yet. An ergonomic design ensures that the binoculars can be used for long periods of time without weighing you down. Twist-up eyecups allow glasses-wearers to use the binocular to their full potential, while the easy-to-reach aluminium focus wheel lets you adjust the focus quickly and simply.

Rugged and reliable

The Kowa BDII-XD range of Binoculars benefit from a magnesium alloy chassis for a robust and reliable finish.. The sophisticated moulding process produces the feel and strength of metal with the added benefit of decreased weight. And surrounding the tough magnesium alloy body is a protective layer of rubber armour, not only providing a sure, comfortable grip but also increasing the level of durability. Each BDII-XD is fully waterproof and dry nitrogen filled to prevent the lenses from fogging and Kowa’s KR coating protects from dirt and other foreign residue build-up that may affix to the lenses during use

Why should you buy these Binoculars?

The Kowa BD II 8x42 XD Binoculars are built to last and offer top quality optical performance ideal for a range of activities with its impressive wide field of view.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
I consider these Kowas superb value and highly recommend!

Fabulously broad, bright, immersive and non-fatiguing view. Sharp, detailed & excellent colour representation. Solidly built, excellent focus, good eye relief and compact form make it a pleasure to use. Can't recommend highly enough!

Wonderful binoculars

Very bright and clear, with a fantastic field of view. The focusing wheel is the best I've ever used, so easy to adjust and makes focusing a joy. Nice size and weight, not super light but feel extremely well built. Highly recommend!


I've been using my Kowa 8x42 BD II XD Binoculars for just over a month now and WOW! I'm already amazed at the optical quality - when you're viewing scenery through them it's like someone has turned on a light to illuminate the landscape. They're beautifully bright! The extra wide angle boasts an expansive 8.2-degree field of view, which is wonderful and makes tracking moving wildlife like birds so much easier. There is decent eye relief too and the Diopter Adjustment is very solid as are the twist-up eye cups. Overall, I'm really impressed with the build quality from the casing to the large focusing knob, which works very well. Another benefit of these binoculars is how light they are, which means I can comfortably wear them for a full days use. Overall, they are outstanding binoculars and great value for money! I am delighted with my purchase and can't recommend them highly enough!

Dave B
Superb clarity

Very close focus, which works brilliantly. Solid build without being too heavy, bright wide angle view, and superb clarity!

Mr. and Mrs. Watts
Crystal Clear

Forking out this much on a pair of binoculars is hardly a frivolous purchase so you can be assured that we spent considerable time doing our research and investigating various binoculars. Extensive reading and advice helped us to narrow down our search to 8x or 10x magnification but when we tested out a few options we found the lower magnification suited us better as we struggled to keep a bird in the centre of view with the 10x models.

We bought them for an upcoming trip for watching wildlife, and have been trying them out at home for bird watching. They have a padded neckstrap, which is comfortable and doesn't dig in. The binoculars itself is not too heavy but feels solidly built. Wearing glasses can be a problem with binoculars because viewing angle can be wrong but these feature adjustable eye cups, which are easy to twist up and down and works well. There lens covers are joined together so there's last chance of losing them than if they were individual.

But lens covers are irrelevant if the glass they are supposed to protect are no good. And thankfully this is not the case. These offer by far the best image clarity we've experienced (and we tested some top-range models!). It is truly, truly excellent! As mentioned already, the weight is not uncomfortable, we have found them fine to carry around the neck for long walks without issue. We are absolutely delighted with our choice of binoculars and can't wait to take them away with us on our long overdue holiday!!