Kaibab HD 18x56

Kaibab® HD 18x56

Kaibab HD 18x56 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
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MSRP $1,299.99


It takes serious patience and superior optics to locate trophy animals at extreme distances. The Kaibab HD delivers the premium-quality, high-magnification optical performance you need to get the job done. Intended to be used with a tripod for extended, comfortable, rock-steady viewing.

Note – Recommended for use with a tripod. Tripod adapter included.

Included in the Box
  • Rainguard
  • Lens cloth
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Comfort neck strap
  • Deluxe padded carry case
  • Uni-Daptor quick-release tripod adapter
Magnification 18x
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Eye Relief 16.4 mm
Exit Pupil 3.1 mm
Linear Field of View 194 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 3.7 degrees
Close Focus 19.8 feet
Interpupillary Distance 60-76 mm
Height 7.7 inches
Width 5.7 inches
Weight 43.5 oz
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APO System Index-matched lenses correct color across the entire visual spectrum.
HD Lens Elements Premium extra-low dispersion glass delivers the ultimate in resolution and color fidelity, resulting in high-definition images.
XR™ Plus Fully Multi-Coated Ultimate anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces provide maximum light transmission for peak clarity and the pinnacle of low-light performance.
Dielectric Coating Multi-layer prism coatings provide bright, clear, color-accurate images.
Plasma Tech Cutting edge coating application process provides unparalleled coating durability and performance
Phase Correction Coating on roof prism models enhances resolution and contrast.


Roof Prism Valued for greater durability and a more compact size.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Argon gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
ArmorTek ® Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.
56 mm Lenses Maximize low light performance.


Adjustable Eyecups Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts the focus of both binocular barrels at the same time.
Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.



Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing compares! I own Vortex binoculars, riflescopes and Spotting scopes. They are superior to even the highest priced optics. Due to great engineering, manufacturing, performance, warranty and above all else service and reputation.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PRS Spotters I bought these to replace a spotting scope. I mostly use them for spotting impacts on steel 500-1200 yards and they are phenomenal for that. Have also used them for management hunting over crops this spring. I love these binos and will never buy another spotting scope. The field of view and reduced eye fatigue along with the excellent glass make them the perfect spotters in my opinion. Plan on using these in conjunction with a tripod as they are fairly large and too heavy to be used off hand.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great optics I really like these, wont break the bank like the big eyes, not as powerful but will get the job done. once you've seen what your looking for then the spotting scope can be brought out for a better look. A great piece in my bag
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from killer binos got these and love them spotting game and choosing the one to take makes it a breeze
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod glass I bought a pair of 18x56 Kaibab's during a hunt last year and I quickly fell in love with them. When there paired with a good sturdy tripod they are amazingly clear and crisp. I did notice the focal adjustment doesn't need a whole lot of adjustment even when glassing at different ranges. Overall a fantastic pair of binos for the money!
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Binos! Got these binos for hunting and spotting at prs matches. These binos have outstanding clarity at the magnification range. The glass is crystal clear allowing me to see bullet trace without issue. In my opinion they are up there with the swaros. Swaros are a tad better but the price difference makes the kaibab the better choice.
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I had the Vortex prior to buying these and I love both but this one is superior to my vortex. Can see further and clearer just as clear as my husbands Swarovski!! Haha
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long range without the spotter bulk I bought this last fall before hunting season fired up and absolutely love it. The clarity at long range is amazing for a not to terribly expensive pair of binos. For the size of them that is. My only complaint is they are quite heavy. I carry them in an Alaska Guide Creations Denali back which fits them perfectly. They carry quite well in that but you can sure feel it when you pull them out. They work great on a Bog Pod with a bino holder.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Glasses I own a pair of Vortex and a pair of Swarovski binoculars. I truly believe my Vortex are the better glasses. And the customer service and warranty is amazing. Thank you for building a awesome product that you stand behind 100% and is affordable. Here is a picture of me and my son glassing for some AZ desert mule deer. We fight over the Vortex. As you can see in the picture Dad usually wins.Lol
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eye relief is poor. I bought these a few days ago and not a big fan. I can't get them real clear. Can't get them to fit me. I have to get them in as far as I can an with the uni daptor but it prevents them to squeeze together. A couple other guys seem to have same problem. Not sure what to do with them.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great glass I’ve had my 15x56 for two years now, I love them. I was nervous the 25x56’s would be to zoomed but going back now I would have bought the 25 power I like to look a long ways! Definitely have to have a tri pod or window mount. Great binos
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great glass Bought this a couple weeks ago and absolutely love them. Will be using on desert bighorn hunt.
Date published: 2019-05-29
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