Kowa 12x56 BD56-12 XD Prominar Binocular

Kowa 12x56 BD56-12 XD Prominar Binocular

Kowa 12x56 BD56-12 XD Prominar Binocular

B&H # KOBD5612XD MFR # BD56-12XD
Kowa 12x56 BD56-12 XD Prominar Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • Prominar XD Glass Objectives
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Wide Angle Viewing: 66°
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.8'
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water/Fogproof
  • Rubber Armoring
  • Center Focusing
  • Compatible with Optional Tripod Adapter
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
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Kowa BD56-12 overview

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Characterized by a bright and long-reaching design, the Kowa 12x56 BD56-12 XD Prominar Binocular 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. The 12x magnification and wide 66° AAoV is ideal for viewing distant subjects and 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
  • 12x 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
  • 5.5° angle of view, 66° apparent angle of view
  • Minimum focusing distance of 9.8'
  • 16mm 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: 879110002125

Kowa BD56-12 specs

Prism Type Roof
Magnification 12x
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Angle of View 5.5° (actual)
66° (apparent)
Field of View 288.7' @ 1000 yd / 96.2 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' / 3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.7 mm
Eye Relief 16 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 8.8 to 11.1 mm / 22.4 to 28.3"
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 6.5 x 5.8 x 2.6" / 164.0 x 148.0 x 66.0 mm
Weight 2.31 lb / 1050 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 7.6 x 3.2"

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