Kowa BD 12×56 XD Prominar Details
The 12×56 Kowa Prominar XD binocular is designed for users looking for a long range instrument that is still small and lightweight enough to carry about in the field.
Whilst powerful, the 12x magnification is also not too great so that you are forced to use a tripod. However, these binoculars are tripod adaptable and can thus easily be attached to a tripod should you require a completely steady and shake-free image.
Whilst the high power brings you increased image detail at longer distances, it does restrict the field of view. Although for a 12x binocular these still produce a comparatively wide view, which is of great benefit to users like long range hunters and nature observers making it easier to scan large areas looking for items of interest.
Stargazers will also appreciate the high power and relatively large objective lenses, making this the ideal easy to carry astronomy binocular to take on a camping trip.
Considering their high 12x magnification, the 16mm of eye-relief that you get on this model is really impressive and it beats much of the direct competition. This is especially important for eyeglass wearers who should be able to view the entire field of view whilst wearing their glasses by twisting down the adjustable eye-cups.
About Kowa BD XD PROMINAR Binoculars
BD XD Prominar series of binoculars by Kowa manufacturer offers compact-size, all-rounders and nighttime binoculars for long distance observations. Perfect for hunters, birdwatchers, hikers, travelers, safari etc. Tthe nighttime binoculars with 56mm lens diameter are suitable for astronomy applications. All the models are built out of rugged and durable materials, special Prominar XD lenses and layers of C3 high-quality optical coatings. Wider field of view and stunning close focusing distance that these compact and all-round models provide, are able to satisfy the not only beginners but also the demanding users. Great balance and full protection of these BD series are also very important features.
The compact size model in this BD series is made out of Aluminum body and all-rounders are made out of lightweight Magnesium chassis that makes them less fatiguing. Nighttime models are made out of Polycarbonate body, the lightest material that significantly helps to take the weight off your shoulders. All BD HD Prominar binoculars are enclosed in rubber armour to make construction shock-proof and impervious to water and dust. Completely sealed body is purged with nitrogen gas that prevents the formation of condensation due to temperature changes that especially occur during the sunrise or sunset. These series offer great ergonomics due to their stylish and practical design and perfect weight distribution and balance. All models are equipped with twistable eyecups that offer ideal eye-relief even for those wearing eye glasses. Focusing is adjusted with a very grippy silver central focusing wheel diopter that is integrated onto central wheel (56 mm models) or beside the right eyecup (32 mm and 42 mm models).
BD series is equipped with special PROMINAR XD lenses that enhance brightness and help with extremely razor sharp images due to extra-low dispersion rate that reduces chromatic aberration. C3 coatings that are applied on the glass help with better light transmission, colorful lifelike images and phase correction which delivers a powerful contrast and resolution for stunning view-through. These binoculars provide wider field of view for quicker tracking. All-round and compact models offer extremely generous close focus distance (1.5m) perfect for macro observations. The objects up close will reveal even the smallest details of the birds, insects, etc.
Kowa BD includes extremely comfortable neckstrap for carrying, objective covers and rainguards for protection of the lenses and case for storage.
Features of Kowa BD XD PROMINAR Binoculars
- Aluminum Body (32 models)
- Magnesium Body (42 models)
- Polycarbonate body (56 models)
- XD PROMINAR Lenses
- Fully Multi-coated (C3)
- Ultra Close Focus (32 and 42 models)
- Roof Prism
- Phase Correction
- Bak4 Prisms
- Central Focusing
- Right-eye Diopter
- Twist-up Eyecups
- Fog-proof (Nitrogen filling)
- Tripod Adaptable
Accessories of Kowa BD XD PROMINAR Binoculars
- Case for Storage
- Objective Lens Covers
- Lens Cleaning Cloth
Available models of Kowa BD Binoculars
BD XD PROMINAR 8×32 Short range, daytime compact binoculars
BD XD PROMINAR 10×32 Long range, daytime compact binoculars
BD XD PROMINAR 8×42 Short range, all-round daytime binoculars
BD XD PROMINAR 10×42 Long range, all-round daytime binoculars
BD XD PROMINAR 8×56 Short range, nighttime binoculars
BD XD PROMINAR 10×56 Long range, nighttime binoculars
BD XD PROMINAR 12×56 Long range, nighttime binoculars
Warranty Terms and Conditions
Kowa gives 10 years of Warranty for BD XD PROMINAR Binoculars. The company repairs or replaces damaged products, without charge. However, it doesn’t include No Fault Policy – doesn’t cover damages due to mishandling, misuse, neglect or accidental damage. Kowa is not responsible for lost packages. You can claim the warranty with warranty card given by Kowa. Wearing parts such as carrying straps, protective overs, armoring and cases are not covered under this warranty.
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