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TSN823M & TSN 824M

Spotting scope, 82mm, Kowa
Manufacturer
Kowa

Item details

Diameter : 82mm
Length : 383 / 382mm
Weight : 1480 / 1440g
Focus : 6m - infinity
Eyepieces available : 32x, 50x, 20-60X zoom
TSN823M Features Angled Eyepiece
TSN824M Features Straight Eyepiece

Latest reviews

Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Excellent correction and resolution.simple design,light weight
Cons
  • plastic body,not so resistent.a bit hazy in some lights
Excellent scope,..I have owned a couple of units over the years, I think their optical quality is consistent .They are simple in design but very efficient.The large Fluorite lens has a very subtle but tremendous capability of pulling fine detail from the view.The view has great contrast and sharpness,and even in challenging light conditions ,where the view suffers a bit of glare,the finest detail can be appreciated .For photography and digiscoping is also a very good performer.It creates images very well balanced between aparent sharpness in the center of the image,and great textural rendering all over the field of view..
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Sharp & bright, light for the size, nice focusing wheel
Cons
  • I find it a little tail-heavy
Thumbs up!
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Superb optics, ideally suited to digiscoping
Cons
  • narrow eyepiece for spactacle wearers / digiscoping
An excellent scope for all round use with high quality fluorite glass.

I had the Kowa 823 version and used the 32xW and 20-60x eyepieces. Both were of exceptional quality and the zoom was so good that I seldom bothered with the 32x though it was exceptional itself.

This is a top quality scope both for the normal viewing for which it is designed and for digiscoping. It\'s very well designed indeed. The fine focus knob of this scope gives very good control of the focus with only the lightest touch, far better than the helical focus of some other manufacturers.

Really my only gripe would be the narrowness of the eyepieces for spectacle wearers. Other manufacturers have managed to produce wider eyepieces and it\'s about time that Kowa did too. Even then it is an exceptional peice of equipment to use.

Item information

Category
Large Spotting Scopes
Added by
Andy Bright
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Reviews
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Rating
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