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Kowa TSN-884 Prominar PFC 3.5"/88mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)

B&H # KOTSN884 Mfr # TSN-884
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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Straight Viewing
  • Fluorite Crystal Glass

The Kowa TSN-884 Prominar PFC (Flourite) 88mm Spotting Scope with Straight Viewing is a world-class caliber instrument scope that redefines standards of color brilliance, sharpness, and brightness consistency.  Kowa reinvented themselves again with the TSN-884, fastidiously examining each technological and ergonomic detail to produce the very best all-weather straight viewing prismatic spotting scope.

The TSN-884 uses an element of PFC (Pure Flourite Crystal) glass in its construction, which greatly minimizes chromatic aberration.  This ensures maximum efficiency in its light gathering, producing a clear visual range and sharp imagery that traditional glass lenses cannot attain at their highest magnifications and with the strongest of subject/background contrast changes.  Flourite is extremely expensive, but the subtle difference between the viewing from the Prominar-equipped TSN-884 and even the very best normal scopes would be apparent even to a novice.  Kowa's use of their patented "C3" prism multicoating process increases image brightness significantly over their prior-generation models which featured flourite.

The 884's housing is made of a magnesium alloy that defines maximum durability and lightweight construction, resulting is a compact, ergonomic, and functional design for extreme nature and outdoor enthusiasts wanting only the very best.  It sets a benchmark for the combination of large objective with small weight and mass.

As the straight viewing model of Kowa's flagship line, this scope makes for an easy time in sighting your subjects and is best suited to solo observers or for whenever observing from an elevated position.

Extremely-bright 3.5" objective lens garners a better view in any lighting
Prominar flourite crystal objective lens element
Magnesium alloy contstruction aids weight/brightness ratio
Body's color tone won't alarm wildlife
Phase-corrected Schmidt-Pechan prism with "C3" dielectric prism coating, superior to aluminum, mirror, and silver-backed prism systems
Dual-speed coarse/fine focusing system
Rotating tripod collar with detented intermediate stops
Extreme waterproof & fogproof performance (JIS protection class 7)
Multiple available specialty eyepieces
Quick-aiming sightline aids in object locating
Sliding, rubber armored sun shade (with 95mm filter thread) shields objective from rain and stray light
Easily adapted to SLR cameras, digital point & shoot cameras, and video cameras with optional accessories
Objective Lens Diameter 88mm
Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' (5 m)
Weatherproofing Waterproof & fogproof
Length 13.5" (343mm)
Weight 3.35 lbs (1520g)
Kowa TSN-884 Prominar PFC 3.5"/88mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
  • Push-On Objective Cap
  • Rear Scope Cap (covers eyepiece connection end)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    KowaTSN-884 Prominar PFC 3.5"/88mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
     
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    5.0

    Superb optics

    By Cal W

    from Piedmont, CA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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    Pros

    • Sensitivity Controls
    • Strong Magnification
    • Tack Sharp Image

    Cons

    • Super Quick Sighting

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Birding

    Comments about Kowa TSN-884 Prominar PFC 3.5"/88mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

    I got the Kowa 88 scope for birding and wildlife spotting after trying some of the other super premium brands. Was really bowled over by the clarity of the image with no edge distortion. I am really happy with the scope and zoom eyepiece.

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    Eyepieces & Accessories

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    Required item: Please be sure to purchase a compatible eyepiece in order to enjoy this spotting scope.

    Kowa -  TE-11WZ Prominar 25-60x Zoom Eyepiece
    • You Pay: $565.00
     

    Cleaning & Anti-Fog

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    Help keep your optics clean & fog free with these tools.

    Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
    • You Pay: $4.99
     

    Strap your device securely & carry in comfort.

    Kowa -  CNW-12 Carrying Case
    • You Pay: $54.99
     

    Protect your lens or shade your lens from unwanted stray light.

    Bower -  95mm Digital HD UV Filter
    • You Pay: $21.17
     

    Digiscoping

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    Capture photos through the eyepiece of a birdwatcher's spotting scope.

    Kowa -  TSN-DA10 Digiscoping Adapter
    • You Pay: $148.75
     

    Attaches to lenses VIA Outside of Eyepiece, DA-1 Series Adapter ring is required. See mounts and supports.

    Tripods and Window Mounts

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    Steady your scope with the support and stability you need.

    Magnus -  DX-4330M Deluxe Photo Tripod/Monopod With 3-Way Head
    • You Pay: $39.95
     

    Mounts and Supports

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    Attach TSN-DA1 Digiscoping Digital Camera Adapter with these mounts

    Kowa -  DA-1 Series 28mm Filter Adapter Ring
    • Price: $45.00
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
     

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