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Kowa Binoculars

Kowa, famous for their high quality, high performance spotting scopes, have now applied their skills to binoculars and introduced a range of roof prism binoculars with high specifications.

The Kowa BD42 series were hugely popular when introduced a few years ago, now Kowa have added Prominar XD Lenses as used on their top of the range binoculars and scopes to the front element of these binoculars. Kowa have lightened the binoculars by constructing them from magnesium alloy, brightened and sharpened the image by using top of the line C3 and Phase coatings, they are fully waterproof, filled with dry nitrogen gas and have a close focusing distance of just 1.5m (about 5
feet)

So far everyone who has looked through these binoculars (and indeed the 10x42 version) seems to like them. We find these excellent binoculars and have no hesitation in fully recommending them.

A lot of people find their way to this item via the description from the now discontinued Swift Audubon ED binoculars. These Kowa binoculars really are an excellent alternative. The field of view is wider than most binoculars (although admittedly, not quite as wide as the Swift Audubon) and the clarity and colour of the image is exceptional.

Supplied with a case and strap and a two year guarantee.

Stock Availability: Delivery 5-7 Days

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This page updated: 16 October 2017
Kowa BD-XD42
Magnification8x
Objective42mm
Field of View (°)7.5°
Twilight Factor18.33
Min Focusing1.5m
Eye Relief19mm
Exit Pupil Size5.25mm
Weight660g
Dimensions: L132mm
Case / StrapYes
Price£479.00
Including VAT @ 20% and UK shipping
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