Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Special Edition Binocular (Black)

BH #KO8X22G22PBK • MFR #GEN22-8 BK
Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Special Edition Binocular (Black)
Key Features
  • Limited 125th Anniversary Edition
  • PROMINAR Extra Low-Dispersion Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Schmidt-Pechan Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multi-Coated Glass
This limited edition version of the Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Special Edition Binocular is one of a select number shipped to the USA to celebrate their 125th anniversary. This edition comes in a smart and refined black color instead of the signature green, and with a custom brown leather case. Besides the cosmetic changes made for the anniversary edition, Kowa kept the optics and features exactly the same, so you can be sure you'll get the same impeccable performance required for birding, hunting, or sightseeing.
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Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Special Edition Binocular (Black)

Kowa Genesis 22 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2125th Anniversary Edition
  • 3Optical Performance
  • 4Use and Handling
  • 5Construction Details

This limited edition version of the Kowa 8x22 Genesis 22 PROMINAR XD Special Edition Binocular is one of a select number shipped to the USA to celebrate their 125th anniversary. This edition comes in a smart and refined black color instead of the signature green, and with a custom brown leather case. Besides the cosmetic changes made for the anniversary edition, Kowa kept the optics and features exactly the same, so you can be sure you'll get the same impeccable performance required for birding, hunting, or sightseeing.

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, and 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 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 takes 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.

125th Anniversary Edition

  • Anniversary edition scope features a special black armor color that stands out for its subdued refined look
  • Limited production, with few allotted to the USA
  • Each binocular has its own individual special anniversary serial number
  • Special anniversary packaging
  • Custom brown leather case that is not available separately

Optical Performance

  • Moderate 8x magnification enables detailed observations of distant subjects like animals, athletes, and architectural details while helping to produce a wide field of view and long eye relief
  • 22mm objective lenses maintain a slim form factor
  • Compact Schmidt-Pechan prism design corrects the view while allowing for thinner optical tubes versus the more common Abbe-Koenig design
  • PROMINAR XD extra low-dispersion glass reduces chromatic aberration, which causes halos and fringing, for improved color rendition and resolution
  • 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 further improve color rendition, clarity, and contrast
  • Short 5' close focus distance enables users to make detailed observations of small subjects like bugs and insects or flora and fauna
  • Wide 60° apparent angle of view presents an immersive observational experience
  • 393' field of view at 1000 yards

Use and Handling

  • Closed-bridge/dual-hinge configuration
  • Textured center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate, even when wearing gloves
  • Locking center dioptric correction allows the user to fine-tune the focusing to their individual eyesight, even if they wear corrective lenses; located on front of bridge
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for comfortable use, and correct eye relief, with or without eyewear
  • 15mm eye relief helps to improve viewing comfort and relieve eyestrain
  • 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 black armor with textured palm pads and bridge provide 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: 879110002200

Kowa Genesis 22 Specs

Prism TypeRoof
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter22 mm
Angle of View7.5° (Actual)
Field of View393.3' @ 1000 yd / 130.58 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
Dimensions4.33 x 4.13 x 1.5" / 11 x 10.5 x 3.8 cm
Weight11.11 oz / 315 g
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