Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Binocular

BH #KO8X22GPXD • MFR #GN22-8
Kowa
Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Binocular
Key Features
  • PROMINAR Extra Low-Dispersion Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Schmidt-Pechan Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Oil-Resistant KR Exterior Lens Coatings
Representing the smallest aperture in the Genesis family, the Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Binocular provides the performance required for birding, hunting, or sightseeing without the bulk of mid and full-sized models. To improve image quality and offset the light gathering limitations of the small objectives are complementary technologies that include the use of PROMINAR extra low-dispersion glass, anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, highly reflective C3 and phase-correction prism coatings that work together to produce crisp, clear, and bright high-contrast images with accurate color rendition. Added to this performance is a short close-focus distance, a wide apparent angle of view and a long eye relief, which produce an immersive observational experience for any user.
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Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Binocular

Kowa GN22-8 Overview

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

Representing the smallest aperture in the Genesis family, the Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Binocular provides the performance required for birding, hunting, or sightseeing without the bulk of mid and full-sized models. To improve image quality and offset the light gathering limitations of the small objectives are complementary technologies that include the use of PROMINAR extra low-dispersion glass, anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, highly reflective C3 and phase-correction prism coatings that work together to produce crisp, clear, and bright high-contrast images with accurate color rendition. Added to this performance is a short close-focus distance, a wide apparent angle of view and a long eye relief, which produce an immersive observational experience for any user.

Designed for extensive outdoor use, the lightweight magnesium alloy chassis is wrapped in a protective rubber armor with a textured palm-pads and bridge to provide a slip-resistant grip. To ensure a compact and highly-packable form-factor, Kowa utilizes Schmidt-Pechan prisms that allow for slimmer optical tubes but deliver the performance of conventional roof prisms. Added to this are dual hinges that enable the barrels to fold tightly under the bridge so when they are not in use, the Genesis 22 take up as little room as possible. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature or humidity changes.

Optical Performance

  • 8x magnification
  • 22mm objective lenses
  • Compact Schmidt-Pechan roof prism optical path
  • PROMINAR XD extra low-dispersion glass reduces chromatic aberration, which causes halos and fringing, for improved color rendition and contrast
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, color rendition, clarity, and contrast
  • Phase-correcting prism coatings eliminate internal light diffraction to improve clarity and contrast
  • C3 prism coatings improve internal light transmission to higher than 99% across the entire visible spectrum to improve color rendition, clarity, and contrast
  • Wide 60° apparent angle of view
  • 393' field of view at 1000 yards
  • Short 5' close focus distance

Use and Handling

  • Closed-bridge/dual-hinge configuration
  • Textured center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate, even when wearing gloves
  • Locking center dioptric correction
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for comfortable use, and correct eye relief, with or without eyewear
  • Generous 15mm eye relief
  • 2.75mm exit pupil

Construction Details

  • Prism design is slimmer than traditional roof prisms providing similar performance with thinner optical tubes
  • Dual hinges on the bridge allow the optical tubes to fold tight underneath for an extremely compact form factor when closed
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof, and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature changes or environmental conditions
  • Protective rubber armor with textured palm-pads and bridge provides a slip-resistant grip
  • Oil-resistant KR exterior lens coatings makes it easy for dirt, sap, and oil to be easily cleaned off without smudges or residue
  • Lightweight: 11 ounces
  • Made in Japan
UPC: 879110002521

Kowa GN22-8 Specs

Prism TypeRoof
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter22 mm
Angle of View7.5° (Actual)
Field of View393.7' @ 1000 yd / 131.2 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance4.9' / 1.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter2.75 mm
Eye Relief15 mm
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions4.3 x 4.1 x 1.4" / 11 x 10.5 x 3.5 cm
Weight11.11 oz / 315 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.405 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.25 x 5.8 x 3.25"
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