Kowa 8x56 BD56-8 XD Prominar Binoculars

BH #KOBD568XD • MFR #BD56-8XD
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Kowa 8x56 BD56-8 XD Prominar Binoculars
Key Features
  • Prominar XD Glass Objectives
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Apparent Angle of View: 48°
Characterized by a bright and versatile design, the Kowa 8x56 BD56-8 XD Prominar Binoculars features an advanced optical system with a series of multicoatings to provide clear viewing in a variety of conditions. Dual Prominar XD elements are used to minimize chromatic aberrations for greater color accuracy, and the phase-corrected Schmidt-Pechan roof prism design avails consistent brightness with a sleek form factor. A C3 coating has also been applied to the glass elements to improve contrast and produce consistent and accurate colors. When all combined with the large 56mm diameter objective lenses, this binocular is especially adept when viewing in difficult and low-light conditions.
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Kowa 8x56 BD56-8 XD Prominar Binoculars

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Kowa BD56-8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

Characterized by a bright and versatile design, the Kowa 8x56 BD56-8 XD Prominar Binoculars features an advanced optical system with a series of multicoatings to provide clear viewing in a variety of conditions. Dual Prominar XD elements are used to minimize chromatic aberrations for greater color accuracy, and the phase-corrected Schmidt-Pechan roof prism design avails consistent brightness with a sleek form factor. A C3 coating has also been applied to the glass elements to improve contrast and produce consistent and accurate colors. When all combined with the large 56mm diameter objective lenses, this binocular is especially adept when viewing in difficult and low-light conditions.

A rubberized chassis offers durable and secure handling and the housing has also been nitrogen filled for water and fog resistance. Twist-up multi-step eyecups benefit clear viewing in bright lighting conditions and a KR coating has also been applied to the exposed optical surfaces to protect against dust and dirt, and to aid in cleaning.

Optical Performance

  • 8x magnification
  • 56mm diameter objectives
  • Roof prism optical design
  • Two Prominar XD glass elements are used to reduce chromatic aberrations, improve contrast, and provide greater viewing clarity
  • A C3 coating has been applied to the Schmidt-Pechan prism in order to increase reflectivity for brighter viewing with more accurate colors
  • Fully multicoated optics also contribute to brighter, more color neutral viewing with high contrast
  • Phase-coated prism surfaces reduces interference to bring the light paths into phase
  • 6° angle of view, 48° apparent angle of view
  • Minimum focusing distance of 9.8'
  • 23mm eye relief

Use and Handling

  • Twist-up multi-step eyecups
  • Compatible with optional tripod adapter
  • Center focus design and internal focus system
  • Compatible with optional photo adapters for smartphone viewing and recording through the binocular

Construction Details

  • Nitrogen filled housing for water and fogproof performance
  • KR Coating has been applied to the eyepiece and objective lenses to aid in cleaning and prevent dust or dirt from affecting viewing
  • Rubber-coated chassis
UPC: 879110002101

Kowa BD56-8 Specs

Prism TypeRoof
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter56 mm
Angle of View6° (Actual)
48° (Apparent)
Field of View315' @ 1000 yd / 105 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance9.8' / 3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter7 mm
Eye Relief23 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment57 to 72 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions6.6 x 5.8 x 2.6" / 167 x 148 x 66 mm
Weight2.31 lb / 1050 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.3 x 7.5 x 3.4"
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