Bright, sharp and slickI'm more than happy with this recent purchase. I upgraded from a TSN-4 and it's like being born again. The image is bright, even in challenging conditions and remains commendably sharp zoomed right up to 60x. I've yet to spot any colour fringing in high contrast situations.
The stay-on jacket included in the price appears well constructed and provides easy access to the nifty twin (coarse and fine) focussing knobs via a detachable (Velcro tabs) panel.
I ponied-up for the 1.6x extender and this doesn't disappoint. Looking at long tailed ducks offshore at the weekend at around 75x gave breathtaking views, and I've been enjoying some casual astronomy too. Kowa makes an adaptor ring to allow astronomical eyepieces to slot into the scope body but, for now, the supplied 25-60x supplied eyepiece is all I need. Happily the standard jacket easily accommodates the slightly lengthened eyepiece when the extender is fitted.
Various digiscoping adaptors are available too.
I have no hesitation in recommending this scope. By JBNTS, on 16 Mar 2017
Kowa 883 25-60x scope kit 2015
- Product information
Premium quality flagship spotting scope
Kowa use fluorite crystal in this spectacular scope. With extremely low dispersion characteristics coupled with glass that has special dispersion properties, images are breathtakingly bright and high-contrast compared to lesser scopes.
The result of many years of optical design, the light gathering ability of this scope is a highlight, although images are also crisp and clear to the edges with minimal chromatic aberration. The Magnesium alloy body of this scope has the feel and strength of traditional scopes, but with a decreased weight which is noticable when out in the field.
This kit includes an extra-low dispersion eyepiece which can zoom from 25x magnification all the way to an impressive 60x at the top end. Also includes a stay on Kowa case.
This model is both waterproof and nitrogen filled, so can be used in wet, drizzly conditions with no fogging. All lenses are made from Eco-Glass, which is an environmentally friendly glass that does not contain lead, arsenic or other harmful sustances.
- - Uses pure fluorite crystal
- - XD Lens
- - Dual focus mechanism
- - Greatly reduced Chromatic aberration
- - Long eye relief for ease of viewing
- - Extremely bright images in low light conditions
- - Comes with a 25-60x extra low dispersion zoom eyepiece
- - Supplied with stay on case
10 year manufacturer's warranty
Lens diameter (mm) 80
Exit pupil (mm) 3.1-1.3/3.5-1.5
Eye relief (mm) 17
Field of view (degrees) 2.4-1.32
Close focus (m) 5
Length (mm) 343
Weight (g) 1520
- Delivery Returns
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Delivery will be 3-5 working days (this will be extended by bank holidays and the supplier’s Christmas break: 24th Dec – 1st Jan). In the unlikely event the manufacturer is out of stock we will notify you immediately.
As this item is delivered direct from our supplier, it is excluded from our no-quibble 90 day returns policy - your statutory rights are not affected. The manufacturer’s 10 year warranty is included. See our delivery and returns page for full details.
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Kowa 883 25-60x scope kit 2015
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