Kowa TSN-82SV 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)

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Kowa TSN-82SV 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)

B&H # KOTSN82SV MFR # TSN-82SV
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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Angled Viewing

Kowa enjoys a spectacular reputation of enduring quality internationally, where there are large numbers of nature enthusiasts.  Their TSN-82SV Spotting Scope is the modern iteration of Kowa's TSN-821M scope, which endured for well over a decade as their premium design.  The 82SV's a great choice if you want the very best in optics from a respected Japanese company without forking over an arm and a leg to get it.

The TSN-82SV was created using advanced optical technology and the best of materials known.  Its 82mm objective lens gathers gobs of light, ensuring a bright field of view in nearly any practical nature viewing.  It makes for a great casual-use astronomical scope.

The 82SV is offered exclusively as an angled viewing design.  While it isn't a matter entirely settled until you experience the differences for yourself, it is nearly a universal belief that the angled scopes offer a more comfortable time of longer glassing, and are unequivocally easier to share amongst a group of observers.  You can also get away with a shorter tripod using the angled scope, perhaps shaving precious ounces off your pack weight.  Angled scopes do require a bit more experience at locating the subject; if you're tall and equipped with a tall tripod and primarily viewing alone, a straight viewing scope is often preferred.

Large >3" objective lens gathers plenty of light
Full multicoatings upon all lenses and prisms
Main lens composed from environmentally friendly, lead-free "eco-glass"
Unique flat, wide porro prism design
360° rotating base with click stops allows usage from all angles, eases comfort when viewing from elevated positions, and facilitates Wimberley Sidekick or other compact gimbal heads
Quick-aiming finder on the scope's right aids in object locating
Sliding sun shade protects objective from impact, rain, and stray light
Accepts 86mm filters
O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged
Extensively adaptable to SLR, point & shoot, and video cameras via optional dedicated adapters
Metal alloy & carbon fiber rubber-armored construction
Kowa's attractive signature green finish will not disturb wildlife
Equipped with both 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 tripod threads
Objective Lens Diameter 3.2" (82mm)
Minimum Focus Distance 19.7' (6.0 m)
Weatherproofing Waterproof & fogproof
Dimensions 15.1" (383mm) in length [unspecified height/width]
Weight 3.26 lbs (1480g)
Kowa TSN-82SV 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
  • Push-On Objective Cap
  • Bayonet Rear Scope Cap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    KowaTSN-82SV 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    TSN-82sv

    By Gary

    from San Jose

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Comments about Kowa TSN-82SV 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

          I upgraded from an older TSN-1, which is still a good scope. The 82sv is very clear, it is a great choice. I use mine for HP rifle competition and can see 22 cal. holes at 200yds, sometimes at 300yds.

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          5.0

          dollar for daollar, the best value

          By Bill the shooter

          from Nashua, NH

          About Me Avid Adventurer

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          Pros

          • Bright Eyepiece
          • Sensitivity Controls
          • Strong Magnification
          • Very Clear Easy To Focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Low Visibility
            • Security
            • Shooting

            Comments about Kowa TSN-82SV 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

            Best spotting scope that beats higher price brands. It's clear and easy to focus and find your target. I returned a Leupold and purchased TSN-82 w/20x60x80mm and very happy with product and will give this item 5 stars.

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            5.0

            Great spotting scope!

            By Target Shooter

            from Lincoln, NE

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Hunting

              Comments about Kowa TSN-82SV 3.2"/82mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

              I am not a bird watcher but a target shooter and I am able to see my bullet holes out to 500 yards with no problems. I have looked around at other spotting scopes in this price range and this was the most clear and really brings out the color of things. As I said great scope!

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

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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 -  Stay-On Carrying Case for TSN-82SV Angled Spotting Scope
              • You Pay: $119.00
               

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

              B+W -  86mm UV Haze SC 010 Filter
              • You Pay: $58.03
               

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

              Kowa -  TSN-DA10 Digiscoping Adapter
              • You Pay: $159.95
               

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

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              Mounts and Supports

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              Attach TSN-DA1 Digiscoping Digital Camera Adapter with these mounts

              Kowa -  SLR Adapter Ring
              • You Pay: $45.00
               

              Designed to fit between the TSN-DA1 adapter and a standard T/T2 camera mount.

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