Kowa Genesis XD 8.5x44 DCF Binocular
The Kowa Genesis XD is truly one of the World’s finest binoculars made by one of the World’s finest optics manufacturers. These Japanese - made premium ‘alpha’ binoculars provide the very best in terms of image and build quality. Kowa ‘Prominar’ lenses provide stunningly bright, crisp images that rival the finest European-made optics. They are fully waterproof and filled with nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging. The field of view is wide (7 degrees) and minimum focusing is a class-leading 1.7m. They are provided with excellent quality accessories - a rainguard & lens caps, a carry case and a thick, padded neck strap.
If you’ve been looking make that big purchase of that ‘rest of your life’ binocular, then the Kowa Genesis XD absolutely will not disappoint.
The Genesis Series incorporates Kowa’s “PROMINAR” lenses. To attain the highest pinnacle of binocular performance, a total of 4 XD lenses (2 sets of 2 lenses) are utilized in the objective end of the binoculars.
This significantly reduces chromatic aberration and provides high contrast in the field of view.
The prism system of the Genesis/XD44 delivers a wide field of view and edge to edge sharpness with minimal loss of light. This high refractive roof prism (Bak4 + SK15) offers near total reflectance and when combined with Kowa’s proprietary C3 coating, delivers the clearest and sharpest image.
Kowa’s branded XD Lenses (eXtra-low Dispersion glass which has characteristics close to fluorite crystal), when combined with a concave lens possessing special dispersion properties, reduces a very high percentage of chromatic aberration (color blur).
Kowa’s roof prism binoculars use a Schmidt-Pechan prism. One surface of the Pechan prism does not provide total reflection, so a highly reflective C3 coating has been applied. This allows for higher reflectivity than with silver or optically enhanced aluminum which offers a 99% or higher reflectance across the entire visible spectrum (400-700nm). This not only provides bright and sharp images but also accurate color reproduction.
Magnesium alloy body
Advanced thixomolding technology provides the benefits of a high strength metal body but in a lightweight magnesium alloy structure.
The durability and reliability of these binoculars can withstand the most severe conditions which provide users the greatest degree of confidence.
Phase coated roof prism ‒ The Schmidt prism roof surface is phase corrected to ensure sharp images and outstanding contrast.
Multi-coated Optical System provides precise color definition for a brighter and sharper image.
Waterproof structure filled with WP dry nitrogen gas
The housing is waterproof and filled with nitrogen gas which prevents internal fogging.
Twist-up multi-step eyecups allow easy viewing even when wearing eyeglasses.
Objective diameter: 44mm
Minimum focusing distance: 1.7m
Real field of view: 7.0 degrees
Exit pupil: 5.2mm
Relative brightness: 27.0
Twilight factor: 19.3
Eye relief: 18.3 mm
Field of view at 1000 M: 122.3 M
Dimensions (mm): 165x138x64mm