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Old Wednesday 25th October 2017, 22:52   #1
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New/Reissue Kowa

Cryptic tweet from Kowa optics showing an old TSN-3 and TS601 stating an impending exciting announcement for those that love their old scopes - will Kowa reissue these old classics to compliment the birders buying the updated Leica trinovids?
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Old Wednesday 25th October 2017, 22:57   #2
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Hi,

wide angle zoom eyepiece for the small body instruments? That would be great!

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Old Wednesday 25th October 2017, 23:08   #3
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Hi Joachim, I nearly mentioned that you'd be interested, but changed my mind. That is quite possible, an adaptor for the 25-50x would make for a reasonably priced top tier scope, and would probably make more sense than reissuing an older model (unless updated to accept newer eyepieces, waterproof, lower weight).
Given the number of tsn-3's still in operation, I suspect an re-release wouldn't be necessary, top scopes despite their age, and a classic in every sense of the word!
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Old Thursday 26th October 2017, 21:22   #4
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Shame I don't see the 82mm series in the photo. Apart from the fragility of the scope body a top scope IMHO.
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Hi,

there is an adapter to use small body EPs in the 823/4 - so chances are you profit too...

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Old Friday 27th October 2017, 21:42   #6
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Could be some exiting news for my TSN-4?
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Old Wednesday 1st November 2017, 14:55   #7
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I think the more underwhelming news is that you can "you can use our TE-9Z eyepiece & PA8 #digiscoping adapter on many historical #Kowa #spottingscopes it's all part of #KowaSystem" (Kowa tweet 30/10). The Te-9Z is the existing zoom eyepiece (non wide-angle) for the 660 et al series scopes.

Hopefully there's more to come than this though.
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Hi,

wide angle zoom eyepiece for the small body instruments? That would be great!

Joachim
This would be great for TSN-3/4 owners.

I guess I could also use that hypothetical eyepiece in my Kowa 824 + EC1 adaptor......

Shall the new thing be an adaptor for using the current 770/880 eyepiece or a full new wide angle eyepiece itself??.

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