Friday, September 3, 2010

KOWA - NEW Telephoto lens/Spotting Scope.

Hi! Look here what KOWA COMPANY has producing. Kowa has manufactured a new scope that can be used as DSLR digiscoping and Spotting scope.
I learn from this VIDEO that this scope is made of 1 Flourite Crystal and 2 XD lens . Which is something like two models of Kowa Spotting scopes TSN-880 (made of FLOURITE CRYSTAL) and TSN-770 (made of XD LENS) series combine together and made into one - Tele Photo Lens or the Body of Spotting Scope. Three options of fixed Tele Objective Lens (TOL) 350mm/f4.0 500mm/f5.6 and 850mm/f9.6 are to be chosen from for use DSLR digiscoping. This is the brightest photo attachment compare with previous what Kowa has Photo attachment - PA6 having f/6.8 (the brightest before this) combining to Spotting scope TSN-880 series. The Objective Lens of the Tele Photo Lens is the largest with 89mm size.
While for Sportting scope use, an Eyepiece Adapter is needed and is placed in between Tele Photo Lens and the Eyepiece. The Lens Hood is big, I like it. With it infront of the scope will totally shade away all light other than light coming from subject.

I really am lure to this new innovative lens.

Here is the link:
Camera Mounts available for Nikon, Canon Pentax and Macro.

NO FOR SONY NEX-3 or NEX-5 ha haaa... Hope they will manufacture for sony mirrorless camera!

I gather information that TSN-880 and TSN-770 series's Eyepiece can be use with this Telephoto Lens and so like me I need to buy the Telephoto Lens with Eyepiece Prism Unit (Eyepiece adapter) if I want to the NEW SCOPE as Compact Camera digiscoping.
It has two focus adjustment mechanism and is dust and waterproof construction.
Weight is about 2 kilograms [Either Spotting scope set-up or body with Tele-objective lens].
Tentative price: Price YEN 299,250 JPY = RM 11,064 MYR (Click Here) including tax.


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