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  1. K

    Eyepiece comparability

    Yes, it will fit. I have the same eyepiece (+ the 30W) on my 883 and both fit the 99 which I have tested. I think they even have a slightly higher magnification (my 30x became a 35x)
  2. K

    REVIEW KOWA TSN-66 A PROMINAR - a little fluorite gem with incredible performance!

    I also had the privilege to review a TSN 66A and it totally convinced me. In The Netherlands it sells for a few hundred euro's less than the Swaro-equivalent. I hope you can translate this: Review Kowa TSN 66A
  3. K

    883 or 66a?

    I have reviewed the 66A and I own the 883 since 2009. Although I consider my 883 as a real cherry, the 66A I reviewed came extremely close. But indeed make sure you have a species to your likings. I hope that you can translate the article: Review Kowa TSN 66A
  4. K

    REVIEW KOWA TSN-66 A PROMINAR - a little fluorite gem with incredible performance!

    I also have had the privilege to try a Kowa TSN 66A and I can confirm that it is an absolute winner
  5. K

    Kowa Genesis, which model is best in line?

    I totally agree with Bentley03 with the addition that I only had to try one. In addition: I bought the Kowa Genesis 8,5x44 as a back up for my Swaro EL SV 8,5x42 but very quickly the Kowa became my number one due to the advantages said by Bentley03. In other threads I now see many "eye candy"...
  6. K

    New Genesis Models?

    I had an EDG 8x42 as well in 2012. Lovely binoculars and I am sure I would still own them except for the focus wheel problem. Smooth as silk but the dioptre wandered together with it and Nikon couldn't provide me a normal working example. Too bad
  7. K

    Any sub-alpha 30-32mm class binoculars that still feel like an alpha ones?

    I really think you should try Kowa Genesis/Prominar XD 8x33: they worked excellent next to my EL 8,5x42sv!
  8. K

    R7 ideas for birds in flight and in low light situations

    Wow, a lot to try! Thanks a lot!
  9. K

    R7 ideas for birds in flight and in low light situations

    I have my R7 with RF 100-400 now for about 5 weeks and every owner will confirm that it's a bargain in terms of AF, picture quality, battery life, weight, ease of use etc. Most of the pictures I see on BF are excellent but .... they should be: individual birds closer by, bigger raptors in...
  10. K

    New Kowa TSN-88 - some images and technical characteristics

    Today, I also recieved an advertisement email formulier Kowa announcing the TSN 88! Looking forward to the first reviews!
  11. K

    New Genesis Models?

    Hi, a few things I like better, although they are very close of course: yes, it's a little heavier but the balance and stability are great. The eyecups fit my glasses better, with the EL/SV I see more blackouts. I like the focusser better: smoother in both was and it feels more solid. And...
  12. K

    New Genesis Models?

    Although I am very happy with my Genesis 8,5x44 and prefer it above my EL SV 8,5x42 I would like to see a little loss of weight and brighter in low light. Of course wider FOV and edge sharpness are welcome but please keep the focusser :-) Oh, and just keep the diopter simple!
  13. K

    Using Kowa 8,5x44 with spectacles..?!

    Nice to read the Kowa suits you! I lover my EDG 8x2 bit the wandering diopter ruined the love. I prefer the Kowa npw over my Swaro EL SV 8,5x42 but can't express exactly why. Maybe because it's almost as good but at half the price? Maybe just the Kowa-view?
  14. K

    Pentax ZD 8x43 WP

    Thanks again, that's not a real problem for me
  15. K

    Pentax ZD 8x43 WP

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts! I am always looking for "very- close-to-alpha-bins" for a much power price. And I would like to add a 10x to my collection. I do own the Kowa Genesis 8,5x44 and it's a keeper. The Pentax could come from an online-shop for about €550...
  16. K

    Pentax ZD 8x43 WP

    Hi Cpupton, could you please share some real life experiences with your Pentax ZD? I am very curious about field experiences concerning sharpness, colours and brightness. Are they, in your opinion, a match for let's dat Kowa Genesis as they are originally in the same price range? A retailer...
  17. K

    Using Kowa 8,5x44 with spectacles..?!

    Hi, I have about -5.00 both left and right eye but I am not sure whether my glasses are “thick” because I think I paid extra for thinner glass. Anyway, my spectacles combine excellent with my Genesis 8.,5x44 (excellent binos). Hopefully you have the same experience! But to be fair: I have never...
  18. K

    883

    I do not know what you mean by "that many". It seems that quality control with the 99 has slipped a bit but I am not aware that the same applies for the 883. But they have in common that there are many very happy users, "professional" reviews rave them, you can try them yourself before keeping...
  19. K

    Kowa vs Swarovski

    I have compared the Kowa TSN's 773 and the 883 in the field. On its own the 77 looks great but compared to the 88 the 88 is fantastic: sharper, more contrast and a little brighter. A good sample of 88 is at least as sharp and bright as Swaro but virtually without ca and excellent fine...
  20. K

    What are your favorite birding binoculars at three different price points?

    Okay, as I said that's probably worth a new thread but you stated "without that market many would belly up". Why would that be a problem?
  21. K

    What are your favorite birding binoculars at three different price points?

    I think you can reason for yourself what one can have against the hunting sector. Just curious: what's the problem if they do belly up?
  22. K

    What are your favorite birding binoculars at three different price points?

    The bynolyt is typical Chinese binocular Bynolyt brands Chinese models in Europe and have a big range of models with excellent warranty (like Eden). Since a few years I prefer brands which show minimal intrest in hunting (after I bought the Swarovski) and Kowa is by far the brand closest to...
  23. K

    What are your favorite birding binoculars at three different price points?

    My picks: USD 500 Bynolyt Tern 10x45, although I do not have much experience in this segment USD 1000 Kowa Genesis 8,4x44 and my number 1 now overall for price/quality ratio. For me the complete alpha bino. The weight is also extra balance USD 2000 Nikon EDG 8x42, what a fantastic focus...
  24. K

    Kowa TSN-99a vs. Leica APO 82 Televid

    I have a Kowa TSN 883 since 2009 and use it most of the time with the 30x wide eye piece, my brother a Leica Apo Televid 77 with 32x wide ep. Comparing them side by side? Yes, the Kowa is brighter, a bit sharper, wider fieldof view etc. But looking through the Leica still is a pleasure! And I...
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