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Kowa BD 42 vs Pentax Sp?

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The Kowa BD 42 (10x42) has a coating  on the prisms that is 99% effective and supposed to be much better than the aluminum or even silver coatings. Does anyone have any experience with them?

 

How do they compare with the pentax DCF SP 10x43?

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No personal experience but what I read is pretty interesting.
Kowa's are top-of-the-line Japanese optics.

Kowa 10x42 BD42-10GR (Green Body) Binoculars

They have Schmidt-Pechan prisms w/a highly reflective multi-coating of dielectrics (C3 coating).

Fully Milti-Coated Optics (FMC)

Phase Correction Coating

99% reflectance or higher across the visible spectrum (400-700nm).

Nitrogen filled Waterproof/Fogproof

Clear images all the way to the edge

approx $520

The Green Body looks somewhat? like Swarovski
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2006 at 07:07
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No experience with them. However, their newest line of high end bins just debuted and I eagerly await the opportunity to take a look through a pair.
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