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Monday 3rd July 2017
You may have noticed on our social media streams recently that all the talk at Kowa has been about #PROJECTCOMPACT.
First we would like to introduce to you to a new benchmark in the compact spotting scope market.
A TRUE MILESTONE.
A journey of over 60 years of heritage, refining and developing techniques passed down decade to decade from the Kowa optical masters in Japan. This legacy leads us to where we are now – introducing the new compact Kowa TSN-550 PROMINAR – a truly unique spotting scope, designed to make your journeys truly memorable and immersive.
TSN-554 STRAIGHT MODEL
Only the finest optics deserve the accolade of the PROMINAR title. Optics that utilise Kowa’s unique benchmark feature – fluorite crystal, delivering simply the best optical performance available today.
At the heart of the TSN-550 PROMINAR series spotting scope beats a fluorite crystal objective lens. This natural mineral has an outstanding feature of very low dispersion that cannot be found in optical glass. This characteristic enables Kowa to eliminate colour blur almost completely and dramatically increase resolution and contrast. Fluorite crystal is a unique feature of Kowa spotting scopes and is a testament to decades of Kowa optical developments.
A mysterious stone called fluorite, emits light like a firefly when it is heated or exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Fluorite has an outstanding feature of very low dispersion that cannot be found in optical glass, This characteristic enables Kowa to eliminate colour blur almost completely and dramatically increase resolution and contrast. Fluorite is considerably more difficult to handle than optical glass, it requires highly advanced processing technology.
The optimum optical material to minimise chromatic aberration is fluorite crystal. Fluorite crystal with extremely low dispersion characteristics is used for the convex lens of the Kowa TSN-550 PROMINAR models.
Measuring just a mere 270mm in length and weighing only 800g*, the TSN-550 PROMINAR is truly compact and makes the perfect travel companion.
The TSN-550 PROMINAR represents a way of thinking, a way of life. An optic that enhances every moment you use it. It’s unique. A spotting scope this compact creates new opportunities. Wherever your journey takes you, the Kowa TSN-550 is the perfect travel companion.
A lightweight yet durable, fully waterproof and nitrogen filled chassis ensures performance in the toughest of environments.
Not only does the TSN-550 PROMINAR adopt the unique styling of it’s larger predecessor, it also inherits what makes the TSN-880 still unrivalled to this day – decades of Kowa optical development. The result? A new benchmark optic in the compact spotting scope market.
Based on the success of our SV range of binoculars, where great value meets good quality optics with strong specification, this compact, lightweight optic is perfect for outdoor activities including nature, travel, hiking shooting sports and hunting.
Enjoy close up views of nature anytime with the Kowa TSN-500 spotting scope. Small and light enough to always be with you whether at home, the park or trekking out in the hills. See flowers and insects with incredible detail using the close focus capabilities. A responsive focus wheel and smooth 20-40x twist zoom makes operation easy for any age. Kowa optical technology produces high resolution and clarity even in such a compact optic making a moment more memorable and immersive, then capture it forever with your smartphone using the Kowa smartphone adapter.*
* See website to check latest compatible smartphone models. Requires additional TSN-AR 66Z adapter ring.
Enjoy close up views of your world anytime with the Kowa TSN-500 spotting scope. Small and light enough to always be with you whether at home, the park or trekking out in the hills.
TSN-502 STRAIGHT MODEL
TSN-500 is fully waterproof and nitrogen filled, this tough little scope is designed to perform in harsh environments.
Weighing only 400g, the TSN-500 series spotting scope is light enough to take with you even on the longest treks and expeditions.
Measuring just 239mm in length* TSN-500 series is extremely portable – the perfect choice for enjoying outdoor pursuits.
TSN-500 series is the perfect choice for hunting, archery and target shooting, with a magnification of 20-40x – quickly observe your target in great clarity.
CLOSE FOCUS CAPTURES NATURE’S SECRET WORLD
With close focus performance down to just 2.5m – enjoy incredible detail of plants and insects at up to 40x magnification.
The TSN-500 series is so lightweight and easy to use for all ages, enjoy at home, at the range or out in the great outdoors.
The full range will now comprise of:
TSN-500 Series – 50mm straight and angled models
TSN-550 Series – 55mm fluorite crystal straight and angled models
TSN-600 Series – 60mm straight and angled models
TSN-660M Series – 66mm XD (ED) straight and angled models
TSN-770 Series – 77mm XD (ED) straight and angled models
TSN-82SV – 82mm angled model
TSN-880 Series 88mm fluorite crystal straight and angled model
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