Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis XD44 Binocular

Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis XD44 Binocular

Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis XD44 Binocular

B&H # KO8.5X44XD MFR # GN44-8
Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis XD44 Binocular

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  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Roof Prism
  • 7.0° Angle of View

Aperture: 44mm


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Magnification: 8.5x


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Kowa GN44-8 overview

  • 1Description

The Kowa Genesis 8.5x44 Binocular marks the peak in Kowa's line of roof prism binoculars. It is engineered for the utmost in performance, viewing quality and durability. This binocular is an optical luxury worth every penny as it easily holds its ground with other brands of premium sport optics.

The 8.5x44 binocular mates Kowa's own Prominar ED glass to minimize chromatic aberration with C3 optical multi-coatings that allow an unheard of 99% transmissivity of each element between 400 and 700 nm, a feature that is very helpful when spotting birds. Most other units competing in the Genesis' range average 95%, and as such, the Genesis series binoculars certainly stand out from the crowd.

All Genesis series binoculars feature a lightweight yet extremely rugged magnesium frame that is the foundation of the waterproof and fogproof body. Optically, the unit can focus down to an amazing 5.5' and the boost in objective lens size from a more common 42mm to 44mm provides a clear view that is 10% brighter. Internal focusing aids in keeping the overall operating size from becoming unwieldy.

Prominar ED optical elements
High contrast view roof prism provided by excellent refractivity and accented by phase-coating - very sharp
C3 coating process enhances reflectivity and minimized light loss
Dioptric adjustment ring is unobtrusive and is lockable
Twist-up eyecups is convenient for eyeglass wearers and non-eyeglass wearers alike
5.5' Minimum focus
UPC: 879110004488
In the Box
Kowa 8.5x44 Genesis XD44 Binocular
  • Padded Ballistic Nylon Case with Strap
  • Binocular Suspender Strap
  • Neoprene Neck Strap
  • Tethered Push-on Objective Lens Caps
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Kowa GN44-8 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8.5  x
    Objective Lens Diameter 44 mm
    Angle of View 7.0° (Actual)
    Field of View 367.5' @ 1000 yd / 122.5 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 5.6' / 1.7 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.2 mm
    Eye Relief 18 mm
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount None
    Dimensions 5.4 x 2.5 x 6.5" / 13.7 x 6.3 x 16.5 cm
    Weight 2.09 lb / 948.00 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 8.4 x 4.1"

    Kowa GN44-8 reviews

    8.5x44 Genesis XD44 Binocular is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as it should be I've used these for birdwatching from the arctic circle to the circle of capricorn. And they work perfectly in low temperatures and in the moisture of the rainforest. Image quality is perhas slightly superior to that of the old Leica Trinovid 8x42, at least equal. Great in low light. Yes they are heavy, but I consider that a plus. The image is more stable even without a finnstick. And if you have a finnstick with you weight is no problem. They are sturdy and reliable. A squad of soldiers has stepped on mine... Looks nice, feels nice, is nice. + the magnesium/aluminium focusing knob feels nice and makes a lovely sound. A purchase with no chance for regret.
    Date published: 2009-01-10
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