Kowa 10x32 BD II XD Wide-Angle Binocular

BH #KO10X32BDII • MFR #BDII 32-10XD
Kowa 10x32 BD II XD Wide-Angle Binocular
Key Features
  • Extra-Low Dispersion PROMINAR Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Schmidt-Pechan Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multi-Coated
  • Oil-Resistant KR Exterior Lens Coatings
The Kowa 10x32 BD II XD Wide-Angle Binocular provides the performance that avid birders, hunters, and world travelers demand without the bulk of full-sized models.
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Kowa 10x32 BD II XD Wide-Angle Binocular

Magnification
10x8x
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Kowa BD II XD Overview

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

The Kowa 10x32 BD II XD Wide-Angle Binocular provides the performance that avid birders, hunters, and world travelers demand without the bulk of full-sized models.

To improve image quality and offset the light-gathering limitations of the smaller objectives, Kowa employs 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 across the entire spectrum. Added to this performance is an exceptional short close-focus distance, an ultra-wide angle of view, and a comfortable 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 slip-resistant textured grip to provide secure handling in cold and wet conditions. 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. 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

  • High 10x magnification enables detailed observations of distant subjects like animals, athletes, and architectural details
  • 32mm objective lenses deliver the light-gathering capability and performance of a full-size model with the carrying and handling convenience of a 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 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
  • Exceptionally short close focus distance of just over 4 feet enables users to make detailed observations of small subjects like bugs and insects or flora and fauna
  • Wide 67° apparent angle of view
  • Spacious 351' field of view at 1000 yards

Use and Handling

  • Closed-bridge configuration provides a solid and stable platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Textured center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate, even in cold and wet conditions or when wearing gloves
  • Right-eye dioptric correction allows the user to fine-tune the focusing to their individual eyesight—even if they wear corrective lenses
  • Integrated 1/4"-20 threaded adapter socket on front of bridge hinge allows the optic to be tripod mounted with an optional adapter
  • Twist-up multi-position rubber eyecups for comfortable use and correct eye relief, with or without eyewear
  • Generous 15mm eye relief
  • 3.2mm exit pupil

Construction Details

  • Prism design allows for thinner optical tubes, contributing to the overall compact form factor and providing a more comfortable feel in the hand
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis reduces weight without sacrificing strength and stability
  • 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 provides a slip-resistant grip
  • Oil-resistant KR exterior lens coatings make it easy for dirt, sap, and oil to be cleaned off without smudges or residue
  • Light 18.5-ounce weight
UPC: 879110002194

Kowa BD II XD Specs

Prism TypeSchmidt-Pechan
Performance
Magnification10x
Objective Lens Diameter32 mm
Angle of View6.7° (Actual)
Field of View352.41' @ 1000 yd / 117 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance4.25' / 1.3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter3.2 mm
Eye Relief15 mm
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions4.9 x 4.6 x 2" / 12.45 x 11.68 x 5.08 cm
Weight18.5 oz / 524 g
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