About the Kowa Genesis 44 8.5x44 Prominar XD Binoculars...
The Kowa Genesis 44 8.5x44 Prominar XD Binocular is the first Kowa full size binocular to use the Prominar brand name, utilizing four XD lenses. These high performance Kowa Binoculars use the technology of the TSN-880/770 series Kowa Spotting Scopes and pair XD lenses with convex lenses made of glass with special dispersion properties to reduce chromatic aberration to a further degree. This advanced Kowa Binocular technology creates a bright image with high contrast and remarkable color reproduction that can not be duplicated by a normal achromatic lens.
The new prism system of the Kowa Genesis 44 8.5x44 Prominar XD Binocular allows for a wide field of view and edge to edge sharpness with minimal loss of light. This high refractive roof prism (Bak4 + SK15) of the Kowa Binoculars offers near total reflectance and when combined with Kowa''s proprietary C coating the ultimate viewing experience is achieved.
The Kowa Genesis 44 8.5x44 Prominar XD Binocular uses the Schmidt-Pechan prism. One surface of the Pechan prism in these Kowa Binoculars does not provide total reflection, so we have applied a highly reflective multi-coating called C coating. This allows for a higher reflectivity than with silver or optically enhanced aluminum, offering a reflectance of 99% or higher across the entire visible spectrum (400 to 700 nm). Not only does this provide bright and sharp images from these Kowa Binoculars, but accurate color reproduction is also achieved. Furthermore, the roof prism of the Schmidt prism is phase coated to prevent the loss of contrast and image resolution.
Kowa Genesis 44 8.5x44 Prominar XD Binoculars Features...
- The prism is phase-coated to ensure sharp images and outstanding contrast
- High refractive roof prism (BAk4+ SK15) offers near total reflectance. When combined with Kowa'''s proprietary C3 coating the ultimate viewing experience is achieved.
- The magnesium alloy body decreases the weight of the binocular while providing a rugged structure that can withstand the severest conditions
- Ideal for observation of plants, insects, and other objects within close range
- The diopter control is equipped with a locking mechanism that keeps the diopter from accidentally being changed
- Filters can be attached in front of the objective lenses
- Advanced technology creates a bright image with high contrast and remarkable color reproduction that can not be duplicated by a normal achromatic lens
- Wide field of view and edge to edge sharpness with minimal loss of light
Kowa Genesis 44 8.5x44 Prominar XD Binoculars Specifications...
Design: Roof Prism
Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.7m (5.5feet)
Real Field of View: 7.0 degrees
Exit Pupil: 5.2mm
Relative Brightness: 27.0
Twilight Factor: 19.3
Eye Relief: 18.3mm
Field of View at 1000m/yds: 122.3m/yds
Dim. (Length x Width x Height): 165x138x64mm (6.5x5.4x2.5in)
Weight: 940g (33.2oz)
Interpupillary Distance: 56-74mmKowa Product Number: GN44-8