Kowa TSN-884 88mm PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)

Kowa TSN-884 25-60x88 PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope Kit (Straight Viewing)

Kowa TSN-884 25-60x88 PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope Kit (Straight Viewing)

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Kowa TSN-884 25-60x88 PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope Kit (Straight Viewing) Kowa TSN-884 88mm PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece) Kowa TE-11WZ 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece Klean Kanteen Vacuum 20- to 50-Hour Insulated Classic Water Bottle (20 fl oz, Shale Black)

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  • Straight-Through Viewing
  • 25-60x Zoom Eyepiece
  • Schmidt-Pechan Roof Prism
  • Phase-Corrected, Dielectric-Coated Prism
  • Fluorite Crystal ED Objective Glass
  • Durable and Lightweight Magnesium Body
  • Nitrogen-Filled Water and Fogproof
  • 1/4" & 3/8" Rotating Tripod Mount
  • Dual-Speed Coarse/Fine Focus
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Options: 25-60x Eyepiece Included

25-60x Eyepiece Included Eyepiece Required

Viewing Angle: Straight Viewing

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Kowa TSN-884 Overview

  • 1Description

B&H assembled this Kowa TSN-884 25-60x88 PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope Kit to give you a complete spotting scope rig for all your glassing needs. Normally sold separately, the kit consists of the PROMINAR PFC spotting scope body and their wide-angle eyepiece that produces a generous zoom range. All you need to get started is a reliable tripod or other support system.

  • Kowa TSN-884 88mm PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)

    The Kowa straight-viewing TSN-884 88mm PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope is a world-class caliber optic that redefines standards of color brilliance, sharpness, and brightness consistency. Kowa reinvented themselves again with the TSN-884, fastidiously examining each technological and ergonomic detail to produce the very best all-weather straight-viewing prismatic spotting scope.

    The TSN-884 uses an element of pure fluorite crystal (PFC) glass in its construction, which greatly minimizes chromatic aberration. This ensures maximum efficiency in its light gathering, producing a clear visual range and sharp imagery that traditional glass lenses cannot attain at their highest magnifications and with the strongest of subject/background contrast changes. Fluorite is extremely expensive, but the subtle difference between the viewing from the PROMINAR-equipped TSN-884 and even the very best normal scopes would be apparent even to a novice. Kowa's use of their patented C3 prism multi-coating process increases image brightness significantly over their prior-generation models that featured flourite.

    The 884's housing is made of a magnesium alloy that defines maximum durability and lightweight construction, resulting in a compact, ergonomic, and functional design for extreme nature and outdoor enthusiasts wanting only the very best. It sets a benchmark for the combination of large objective with small weight and mass.

    As the straight-viewing model of Kowa's flagship line, this scope makes for an easy time in sighting your subjects and is best suited to solo observers or for whenever observing from an elevated position.

    Extremely bright 3.5" (88mm) objective lens garners a better view in any lighting
    PROMINAR fluorite crystal objective lens element
    Magnesium alloy construction aids weight/brightness ratio
    Body's color tone won't alarm wildlife
    Phase-corrected Schmidt-Pechan prism with C3 dielectric prism coating, superior to aluminum, mirror, and silver-backed prism systems
    Dual-speed coarse/fine focusing system
    Rotating tripod collar with detented intermediate stops
    Extreme water and fogproof performance (JIS protection class 7)
    Multiple available specialty eyepieces
    Quick-aiming sightline aids in object locating
    Sliding, rubber-armored sun shade (with 95mm filter thread) shields objective from rain and stray light
    Easily adapted to SLR cameras, digital point & shoot cameras, and video cameras with optional accessories
    UPC: 879110008844
  • Kowa TE-11WZ 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece

    With premium optical elements, a broad magnification range and a wide field of view, the Kowa'sTE-11WZ 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece offers a bright, sharp, and expansive viewing experience with Kowa TSN770 and TSN880 spotting scopes. The TE-11WZ features two XD extra-low dispersion lenses for a sharp image with minimal aberration, and a generous 2.4-1.3° field of view. The 17mm eye relief makes for comfortable use even while wearing glasses, and it also makes the TE-11WZ a good choice for digiscoping using Kowa's separately sold dedicated camera adapters.

    The TE-11WZ can also be the eyepiece when using Kowa's TP556 Telephoto Lens as a spotting scope. With the TP556, its magnification range is 28-66x, and its field of view is 2.2-1.2°.

    Optical Performance
    • 25-60x magnification on 770 / 880 Prominar scopes
    • Extra-low dispersion XD glass elements
    • 2.4-1.3° angle of view, 60-79° apparent angle of view
    • Constant 17mm eye relief
    Use and Handling
    • Twist-up rubber eyecup
    • Textured rubber zoom ring
    • Compatible with 770 / 880 Prominar scopes and 500mm f/5.6 Photoscope
    UPC: 879110001166
  • Klean Kanteen Vacuum 20- to 50-Hour Insulated Classic Water Bottle (20 fl oz, Shale Black)

    Keep 20 fluid ounces of your beverage hot or cold when you bring along the Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Classic Water Bottle with loop cap, in a shale black with the B&H logo. Double-wall, stainless steel construction ensures the contents stay hot for up to 20 hours or iced for up to 50 hours.

    The electropolished interior prevents flavors from lingering and aids in cleanup. The wide-mouth 1.75" opening makes it easy to add ice.

    • Insulated double wall construction
    • Keeps contents hot for 20 hours
    • Keeps contents cold for 50 hours
    • Large 1.75" opening fits ice
    • Electropolished interior doesn't retain or impart flavors
    UPC: 763332047364
  • Kowa TSN-884 88mm PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)
    Viewing Angle Straight
    Objective Lens Diameter 88 mm
    Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' / 5.0 m
    Fogproof Yes
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Filter Thread 95 mm
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16
    Dimensions L: 13.5" / L: 34.3 cm 
    Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.7 x 6.75 x 6.7"
  • Kowa TE-11WZ 25-60x Wide Zoom Eyepiece
    Magnification With TSN-880/770 Scopes: 25 to 60x
    With TP556 Scopes: 28 to 66x
    Angle of View With 77 mm, 88 mm Scopes: 2.4 to 1.3° (Actual)
    With TP556: Scopes: 2.2 to 1.2° (Actual)
    Field of View With TSN-880/770 Scopes: 126 to 69' @ 1000 yd / 42 to 23 m @ 1000 m
    With TP556 Scopes: 114 to 63' @ 1000 yd / 38 to 21 m @ 1000 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter With TSN-880 Scopes: 3.5 to 1.5 mm
    With TSN-770 Scopes: 3.1 to 1.3 mm
    With TP556 Scopes: 3.2 to 1.3 mm
    Eye Relief 17.0 mm
    Dimensions : 2.2 x L: 3.4 to 4.4" / : 5.5 x L: 8.7 to 11.1 cm
    Weight 13 oz / 370 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.25 x 3.05 x 2.95"
  • Klean Kanteen Vacuum 20- to 50-Hour Insulated Classic Water Bottle (20 fl oz, Shale Black)
    Bottle Material Stainless Steel
    Capacity 20 fl oz / 0.59 L
    BPA-Free Yes
    Insulated Yes
    Dimensions 11.1 x 2.9" / 28.2 x 7.4 cm
    Opening Width 1.8" / 4.57 cm
    Weight 12.2 oz / 345.9 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.45 x 4.75 x 4.35"

Kowa TSN-884 Reviews

TSN-884 25-60x88 PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope Kit (Straight Viewing) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SPOTTING SCOPE ON THE MARKET ! I did months of research before buying this spotting scope, testing all of the other top brands in the field in Yellowstone. It's the best out there for wildlife watching bar none! I use it to watch and study the Wolves and Grizzley in Yellowstone in all types of weather, from frezzing snow to hot it shines above all other scopes. I have set it up next to some of the other top scopes on the market watching Wolves and it had much better performance than ALL other top brands and they were all there(we know who they are). The Kowa was sharper, better contrast, true'er colors and alot brighter more so into the evening hours. The biuld is best in class, the eye pice is the best I have seen. A home run Kowa!
Date published: 2008-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Clarity I'm an avid birder and wildlife watcher and I wanted a crisp scope with user friendly focus knobs and light enough to carry. I put it on a carbon telescoping tripod and from the moment I unpacked the scope, attached the KOWA 20-60x eyepiece and took my first look through it, I knew exactly why this set-up gets all the excellent reviews. I have used the best scopes out there (owned by friends) and I am thrilled with this scope. I use it in bright daylight, on cloudy days, towards dusk, and the image is consistently crisp and bright. I've used straight and angled and while it really is a matter of personal preference I think the angled scope is perfect for my wildlife viewing.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alpha quality Superb spotting scope with alpha optical and build quality. I use this scope for long range target shooting, stargazing, and general long range viewing of animals. The scope has nice, smooth fast and fine focus wheels. I mated this with a 25-60x wide angle eyepiece and have been very pleased with the view. Kowa is known for great optical quality and this scope is no exception. The spotting scope is also fairly compact for its 88mm objective. Lastly, I was very surprised at the optical quality while stargazing. The scope brought in a lot of light and exceptional detail (be careful when looking at a full moon!)
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best I simply think that this scope, combined with the 25-60 wide-angle eyepiece, gives the sharpest image around. Leica is close. I used to be a diehard Swarovski user, but their switch to the modular system has been a mistake in my experience. The image just can't reach the clarity of the scope/eyepiece combo Swarovski formerly used (and other makers still do). I compared my 30-70x 95mm Swarovski, with this scope and the older 80mm Swarovski with 20-60x eyepiece. The clarity of image and accuracy of color in the Kowa won. The depth of focus is narrow, and the scope is a bit fragile. Those would be my two complaints. And I still have not met a repair dept. like Swarovski's, alas.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright and super sharp. No false color My TSN-883 yields remarkable bright, crisp razor sharp images. The colors are rendered accurately. There is no false color on bright objects. Even on the moon or brightest stars, there is no false (violet or green) tinging. Surprisingly light due to magnesium alloy tube assembly. The pure fluorite crystal outperforms the far higher priced German optics. Dual focusing system is a delight.The rotating mounting plate has 1/4-20 and 3/8 mounting screws. Extremely pleased with my Kowa scope.
Date published: 2011-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp and versatile I am a birder learning to digiscope. I am also a professional nature tour guide. This is the fourth spotting scope I have owned and easily the best. I find it is bright, sharp and focuses easily. It is heavier than many scopes, but I find the extra margin of clarity, contrast and brightness provides a significant edge in identifying birds in dim light and allowing digiscoping at higher speeds and magnification. The zoom eyepiece is well adapted to digiscoping.
Date published: 2009-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High-tech materials, compact design Bought to digiscope with Canon 5D DSLR. Is great for this purpose and is small enough to use as a spyglass by holding in your hands without a tripod. The eyepiece is the best one I've seen on a scope ever, it is bright and there is none of the usual vignetting when using high zoom. The optional DSLR eyepiece works great for digiscoping, it projects a unmagnified, very bright image at a great angle to photograph
Date published: 2010-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Swarovski I was about ready to buy a Sawrovski (I own 2 pair of Swaro binos and love them) when I got the opportunity to view through a Kowa 883 right next to the Swaro. They are both great scopes but the Kowa 883 is a brighter, clearer image. Since making the purchase I have purchased a tripod and Kowa's IP7 adapter and have been digiscoping. Where the Kowa also really excels in its clear picture even at the highest magnification. If you ae considereing a scope in the 80 or 80+ lense size range then the Kowa 883 if the one to consider seriously.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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Has anybody used this spotting scope for target ...

Has anybody used this spotting scope for target shooting on paper? I have several cheaper scopes and struggle to see bullet holes at 200 yards let alone 100 years especially in heat.
Asked by: Kurt
I have used the Kowa TSN-884 25-60x88 PROMINAR PFC Spotting Scope and can compare it equally to the more expensive Leica or Zeiss scopes.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-05-09


What adapter do you need to attach DSLRs camera and where can it be purchased?
Asked by: Anonymous
Forgot to add that your KOWA eyepiece is a part of the arrangement I mentioned previously - the photo adapter, the eyepiece, and the T-mount adapter.
Answered by: JERRY L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Asked by: ROLAND L.
Yes you can get the Kowa TSN-PZ Digiscoping SLR Camera Adapter. Website link: http://bhpho.to/1Ihk2wZ The to attach your Canon 1DX Body you can get the Vello Lens Mount Adapter - T Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera. Website link: http://bhpho.to/19wYgWY. Regarding quality this is an excellent scope, so it might be worth it. There are more adapters available under the Accessory Section of this page under the Digiscoping Section.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


what size uv filter would fit this scope?
Asked by: Robert
The scope uses 95 mm filters.
Answered by: Johnny S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Which manfrotto head would work bes on a man mto55cx pro .055 carbon fiber 4 section tripod. To mount my kowa prominar 883 spotting scope for hunting and scouting
Asked by: Anonymous
I have the same scope and I recently purchased a Manfrotto 128 Micro Fluid Head and am very happy with it. Nice fluid motion motion, which is adjustable. It also locks into place for viewing. Awesome scope needs a good head.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24


Does this spotting scope twist to the left (anticlockwise) and right (clockwise) once the set screw is opened? Also how far does it move at its maximum? I can't find any information about this anywhere. Thanks.
Asked by: Kurt
I actually have the angled eyepiece, because my wife and I are such different heights. The angled eyepiece works better for us. To answer the question, once the set screw is loosened, my scope turns in 45 degree clicks, 3 counterclockwise, and 2 clockwise.
Answered by: Bruce P.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Where's origin?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can you mount a NIKON D4 to a Kowa tan 883
Asked by: Anonymous
1. Kowa TSN-CM2 T-Mount Camera Adapter Ring (Nikon F Mount) B&H # KOTMN MFR # TSN-CM2-N 2. Kowa TSN-PA7 DSLR Digiscoping Adapter for TSN 880/770 Spotting Scopes B&H # KOTSNPA7 MFR # TSN-PA7
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24
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