Kowa 8x33 Genesis 33 PROMINAR XD Binocular

Kowa 8x33 Genesis 33 PROMINAR XD Binocular

Kowa 8x33 Genesis 33 PROMINAR XD Binocular

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Kowa 8x33 Genesis 33 PROMINAR XD Binocular

Kowa 8x33 Genesis 33 PROMINAR XD Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • PROMINAR Extra Low-Dispersion Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Oil-Resistant KR Exterior Lens Coatings
  • Wide 64° Angle of View
  • Short 5' Close Focus Distance
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Closed Bridge Configuration
  • Armored Aluminum Alloy Chassis
  • Twist-Up Click-Stop Eyecups
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Aperture: 33mm

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Magnification: 8x


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Kowa XD33 overview

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The Kowa 8x33 Genesis 33 PROMINAR XD Binocular strikes an ideal balance between power and portability with a moderate magnification and objective lenses that push them almost into the full-size category. To improve image quality and boost the light gathering abilities are complementary technologies that include the use of PROMINAR extra low-dispersion glass, anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, highly reflective C3 prism coatings, and phase-corrected prism coatings that work together to produce crisp, clear, and bright high-contrast images with accurate color rendition. Added to this performance is 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 aluminum alloy chassis is wrapped in a protective rubber armor, and the body is ergonomically designed to offer a comfortable feel in the hand with a secure, slip-resistant grip. 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. Tethered objective lenses and a one-piece ocular rainguard ensure that the lenses stay protected while being near at hand for fast use.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 33mm 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-correction 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 64° apparent angle of view
  • 420' field of view at 1000 yards
  • Short 5' close focus distance
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge/single-hinge configuration
  • Large textured center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate, even when wearing gloves
  • Locking right-eye dioptric correction
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for comfortable use and correct eye relief with or without eyewear
  • Generous 15mm eye relief
  • Comfortable 4.1mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy chassis
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature or humidity changes
  • Protective slip-resistant rubber armor
  • Ergonomic body design adds comfort and grip stability
  • Oil-resistant KR exterior lens coatings makes it easy for dirt, sap, and oils to be easily cleaned off without smudges or residue
  • Tethered objective lens caps and one-piece ocular rainguard
  • Weight: 21 ounces
UPC: 879110003382

Kowa XD33 specs

Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 33 mm
Angle of View 8.0° (actual)
Field of View 420.0' @ 1000 yd / 140.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 4.9' / 1.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.1 mm
Eye Relief 15.0 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56.0 - 73.0 mm / 2.2 - 2.9"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 5.2 x 4.8 x 2.0" / 13.1 x 12.1 x 5.1 cm
Weight 20.8 oz / 590 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 7.8 x 3.6"

Kowa XD33 reviews

8x33 Genesis 33 PROMINAR XD Binocular is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid glass without the European markup Color fidelity is vivid, with edge to edge being sharp. These binocular's match up with fit and finish of any top grade Swarovski or Leica. Very compact, with quality glass in a sturdy rubber on top of magnesium housing. Waterproof, nitrogen filled, many of the same features of binocs that retail for hundreds more. Highly recommended for compact/light weight binocs for hiking/birding.
Date published: 2011-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AS GOOD AS LEICA OR ZEISS Believe me, These are as good as Leica, Zeiss or Swarovski, I like those other binoculars too do not get me wrong. However these cost half of the other European brands, and the image through these are superb and crisp and clear. I have owned my Kowa Genesis for 4 years now, with no problems in mechanical or optical workmanship. They served in bad and good weather looking through them here in Colorado. Views of misty mountains, Snow cold days fur detail on Elk and other wildlife and panoramic views with the 420 ft. field of view on these. I had a chance to compare these with a Zeiss FL 8x32 victory for a day and I guarantee if you compare these 2 binoculars you will see no difference at all in optical quality and resolution. You will see a big difference in price, I like them both but I kept the Kowa because they cost less and are built just as good. Excellent pair of quality binoculars for the price, give these a try I think you will be surprised how good these really are.
Date published: 2015-02-05
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