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Kowa TSN-773 Prominar XD 3"/77mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)

B&H # KOTSN773 Mfr # TSN-773
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Price: $2,050.00
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Angled Viewing
  • XD Glass

The Kowa TSN-773 Prominar XD 77mm Spotting Scope with Angled Viewing is a scope of world-class caliber that redefines the standards of color brilliance, detail sharpness and edge-to-edge brightness. Logically tailored to the most demanding outdoor enthusiast, every technical and ergonomic detail that went into the development of the TSN-770 & 880 series spotting scopes has been examined, perfected or completely reinvented.

This version uses an element of XD (extra-low dispersion) glass in its construction, which greatly minimizes chromatic aberration. This greatly enhances the clarity for crystal-clear images and high color accuracy. Use of Kowa's patented C3 multi-coated optics has made it possible to increase image brightness significantly over prior generation models. The advanced lens system of these scopes achieve minimal to zero chromatic aberration even at higher magnifications with consistent high image brightness.

The housing is made of magnesium alloy that is designed for maximum durability and lightweight body construction. The result is a compact, ergonomic, and functional design for the die-hard enthusiast that wants only the very best.

C3 Coating
C3 Coating is a highly reflective multi-coating of dielectrics. This allows for a much higher reflectivity than with coatings of silver or optically-enhanced aluminum, offering a reflectance of 99% or higher across the entire visible spectrum. Not only does this provide bright and sharp images, but accurate color reproduction is also achieved.
Inner Focus System
The innovative inner focus system decreases image movement when focusing on objects, even single handed. The focus system has the ability to focus from 16.4' (5 m) to infinity in two quick revolutions of the focus knob ensuring consistent viewing.
Water & Fogproof
The waterproof housing meets the rigorous standards of JIS Protection Class 7; they are also charged with dry nitrogen gas to prevent fogging.
Choice of Eyepieces
Multiple interchangeable eyepieces available including 20x-60x Zoom, 30x Wide, and 25x LER for total versatility in the field. Eyepiece locking mechanism prevents the eyepiece from falling out or getting lost. Converters allow users to utilize eyepieces from other Kowa spotting scope series.
Quick-aiming sightline aids in object locating.
Sliding sun shade shields unnecessary light and raindrops while providing protection for the front element (which has an 82mm filter thread).
Adaptable to 35mm SLR cameras, digital cameras, and video cameras with optional accessories.
Objective Lens Diameter 77mm
Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' (5 m)
Weatherproofing Waterproof & fogproof
Length 12.5" (318mm)
Weight 2.9 lb (1330 g)
Kowa TSN-773 Prominar XD 3"/77mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
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    KowaTSN-773 Prominar XD 3"/77mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    5.0

    Near perfect birding scope

    By JL

    from Pasadena, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Light weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Birding

      Comments about Kowa TSN-773 Prominar XD 3"/77mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

      I decided on the 773 over the 883 mainly because of the ligher weight and slightly smaller size, but there is a significant price difference as well. I use only the 30X eyepiece and it's excellent. I prefer the wide easy view of the 30X over the zoom and it shows you all the detail you need to see 95% of the time. For me the trade off is worth it.

      Materials, appearance and image quality are all first rate. The only minor knock is that the coarse focus is a bit stiff, though I expect that will change with more use. The size, weight, optical quality and ease of use make this a near perfect birding scope. Optically the 773 has been rated equal to or above all but the 88mm Kowas, and considering that it's actually something of a bargain.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      TSN-773 quite impressive

      By Jeff the photographer

      from Dubuque, Iowa

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Superb clarity and detail

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Hiking/Backpacking
      • Hunting
      • Low Visibility
      • Travel

      Comments about Kowa TSN-773 Prominar XD 3"/77mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

      I just received the Kowa a few days ago. I have used it to view eagles from distances of 100 yards to 500 yards away. The air was crisp and clear and I was able to compare to my smaller 50mm 12x-36x scope (not Kowa) as well as my Canon 5d mkII with 100-400mm zoom and 1.4x teleconverter combo. I know...not apples to apples, but I figure it might be interesting comparison for photographers or for owners of budget scopes to compare to a high end scope.

      First off, the economical 50mm 12x-36x is very nice at 12x in good light. That is where it ends though. Zooming into the 24x-36x range or viewing things in low light are simply not that great. The loss of sharpness and brightness as you zoom makes you want to just view everything at 12x. It seems you get what you pay for. For the money though, it is good optics at 12x and will fit easily in a backpack so light as if it wasn't even there.

      Next the Kowa 773. Wow. superb sharpness through the entire 20x-60x zoom range and hardly a noticeable decrease in light at the 60x range. Very quality feel and construction. Make sure you have a sturdy tripod because 60x magnification will show any vibration. Sharpness is perfect edge to edge and so much brighter than the little 50mm 12x. but you do pay considerably more for the Kowa and it is bigger and heavier. The detail on an eagle at 60x at 200 yards is so impressive, you can see every feather distinctly as if you were standing next to it. Compared to the 50mm at 36x....well there is no comparison.

      Next the Canon setup. My pictures are fantastic, make no mistake, but looking through the viewfinder is dark and fuzzy by comparison at 560mm (400mm w/1.4x), which is not even close to the magnification of the Kowa at 20x. The Kowa is much brighter and sharper and a bigger image to look at.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than the best.....

      By RCA

      from Madrid, Spain

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 77 mm front lens
      • High Quality

      Cons

      • A little bit too big

      Best Uses

      • Hunting
      • Shooting

      Comments about Kowa TSN-773 Prominar XD 3"/77mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

      I use the scope for spotting game and in the 300 meters shooting range. I was thinking on buying an European one because a need a very crispy optic to see the holes that 6,5mm bullets makes on the paper, and this scope is perfect .

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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
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      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
       

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      Kowa -  C771 Fitted Scope Case
      • You Pay: $130.00
       

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

      Tiffen -  82mm UV Protector Filter
      • You Pay: $14.50
       
      Hoya -  82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
      • You Pay: $68.90
       

      Digiscoping

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

      Kowa -  TSN-DA10 Digiscoping Adapter
      • Price: $175.00
       

      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 ? 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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