125 Year Anniversary Limited Edition TSN-553 PROMINAR Spotting Scope by Kowa
Celebrating the 125 Year Anniversary of Kowa, the Limited Edition TSN-553 has been released. With only 100 allocated units in the US, you will have the rare chance to own a piece of Kowa Optics Sporting History! Not only does this kit contain a Stylish High Performing Kowa-TSN553 Spotting Scope, but it also contains C-553N Luxury Black Neoprene Case to protect your investment!
Kowa TSN-553 Features
Fluorite Crystal Lenses: Fluorite crystal makes for the ideal lens material with "ultra-low dispersion" properties not possessed by ordinary optical glass. This outstanding specification adds the featured benefit of a near-completely reduced chromatic aberration or color blur to provide users with the ultimate viewing experience.
Kowa's KR Coating: Kowa's KR Coating protects the lenses from dirt and other foreign residues that may affix to the lenses during normal use. Fingerprints or oil can easily be removed with the proper lens cleaning techniques.
Waterproof and Fogproof: The housing is waterproof to JIS Protection Class 7 and filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging to ensure image clarity.
Dual Focus Mechanism: Kowa's well-developed focus system has progressed to a dual focus system with smooth movement at high magnifications for pinpoint accuracy in image display. The quick focus can easily shift from infinity to 5m in two revolutions with the large and maneuverable knob. The fine focus moves fluidly to create pinpoint accuracy and is extremely useful at high magnifications and with digiscoping systems.
Tripod Mounting Screw: A tripod mounting screw allows the scope to be safely secured to both 1/4 and 3/8 inch mount tripod.
Twist-Up Eyecups: Twist-up multi-step eyecup allow customization for easy viewing even when wearing eyeglasses.
A True Milestone
A journey of over 60 years of heritage, refining, and developing techniques passed down decade to decade from the Kowa optical masters in Japan. This legacy leads us to where we are now – introducing the new compact Kowa TSN-550 PROMINAR – a truly unique spotting scope, designed to make your journeys truly memorable and immersive.
PROMINAR – THE PINNACLE OF OPTICAL EXCELLENCE.
Only the finest optics deserve the accolade of the PROMINAR title. Optics that utilize Kowa’s unique benchmark feature – fluorite crystal, delivering simply the best optical performance available today.
At the heart of the TSN-550 PROMINAR series spotting scope beats a fluorite crystal objective lens. This natural mineral has an outstanding feature of very low dispersion that cannot be found in optical glass. This characteristic enables Kowa to eliminate color blur almost completely and dramatically increase resolution and contrast. Fluorite crystal is a unique feature of Kowa spotting scopes and is a testament to decades of Kowa optical developments.
FLUORITE CRYSTAL – THE ULTIMATE VIEWING EXPERIENCE.
A mysterious stone called fluorite emits light like a firefly when it is heated or exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Fluorite has an outstanding feature of very low dispersion that cannot be found in optical glass, This characteristic enables Kowa to eliminate color blur almost completely and dramatically increase resolution and contrast. Fluorite is considerably more difficult to handle than optical glass, it requires highly advanced processing technology.
Kowa put forth extra care, time and technique to produce the ultimate viewing experience with a pure fluorite crystal lens. It’s what makes Kowa unique.
THE DIFFERENCE IS CLEAR.
The optimum optical material to minimize chromatic aberration is fluorite crystal. Fluorite crystal with extremely low dispersion characteristics is used for the convex lens of the Kowa TSN-550 PROMINAR models.
PERFECTION IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.
Measuring just a mere 270mm in length and weighing only 800g*, the TSN-550 PROMINAR is truly compact and makes the perfect travel companion.
Kowa’s dream was to create an ultra-portable spotting scope delivering the highest levels of optical performance. This vision has been realized in the TSN-550 PROMINAR.
MORE THAN JUST AN OPTIC – IT FITS YOUR WAY LIFE.
The TSN-550 PROMINAR represents a way of thinking, a way of life. An optic that enhances every moment you use it. It’s unique. A spotting scope this compact creates new opportunities. Wherever your journey takes you, the Kowa TSN-550 is the perfect travel companion.
A lightweight yet durable, fully waterproof and nitrogen filled chassis ensures performance in the toughest of environments.
THE LEGACY CONTINUES.
Not only does the TSN-550 PROMINAR adopt the unique styling of it’s larger predecessor it also inherits what makes the TSN-880 still unrivaled to this day – decades of Kowa optical development. The result? A new benchmark optic in the compact spotting scope market.
Kowa TSN-553 Specs
- Body Type Angled
- Magnification 15 - 45x
- Objective Lens Diameter 55 mm
- Objective Lens Material Fluorite Crystal
- Coating Fully Multi-Coated
- Field of View 132.0 - 69.0' @ 1000 yd / 43.9 - 23.0 m @ 1000 m
- Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' / 3.0 m
- Exit Pupil 2.5mm - 1.3mm
- Eye Relief 16.5 - 16.0 mm
- Filter Thread 58 mm
- Mounting Thread 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20
- Material of Body Polycarbonate
- Eyepiece Non-Changeable
- Weatherproofing Nitrogen filled, water and fogproof
- Dimensions 10.6 x 6.0 2.6" / 26.9 x 15.2 x 6.6 cm
- Weight 28.5 oz / 808.0 g
- Data Sheet Download
Kowa TSN-553 Inclusions
- Kowa TSN-553 15-45x55 Angled Spotting Scope in Black Finish
- Luxury C-553N Black Neoprene Case
- Limited 10 Year Warranty
Why Buy Kowa TSN-553?