Posts belonging to Category 'Kowa'

Smartoscope Vario Universal Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter

Digiscoping Adapters First, let me quickly explain what a digiscoping adapter is for those who may not be familiar: A digiscoping adapter is a device that allows you to connect your smartphone or camera to a spotting scope or binoculars, so you can take photos or videos of distant objects. It essentially turns your spotting […]

Kowa YF 8x30 Binoculars – good for tracking birds?

Today’s question is from a first time buyer aiming for a lightweight, cheap binocular that are good for tracking birds in flight: Question: I did enjoy you review of the Kowa YF 8x30 binoculars. I am a newbie and have been using my wife’s 10 year old Nikon Travelite 8x25s but find it difficult to […]

Kowa or Celestron 8x30 Porro Prism Binoculars for Birding?

Today’s question comes from someone looking for a low cost birding binocular and can’t decide between the 8x30 Celestron Nature, or the 8x30 Kowa YF Porro Prism Binoculars: Question: I am a first time buyer for a "birdwatching binocular." In my price range, I am undecided which to buy from two choices: 1. CELESTRON NATURE […]

Question: Swarovski 8x32 EL vs Kowa 10x33 Genesis

Paul posted this excellent question to me on the BBR Facebook page: Question: Are all Swarovski 8x32 EL the same (whether the buyer sells it as WB or Traveller??) Is there a difference whether these specific binoculars are 2010 / 2011 or 2012? If you had to choose between this binocular or Kowa 10x33 Genesis […]

Kowa TSN-IP4S iPhone Adapter

Kowa iPhone 4/4S Digiscoping & Digibinning Bracket If you are interested in digibinning (taking photos through binoculars) or even digiscoping (taking photos through a spotting scope) and you own an iPhone 4 or 4s, the camera on your phone just got a whole lot more useful. This is because Kowa have produced an adapter that […]

Kowa Prominar 500mm F5.6FL Telephoto Lens/Scope

The Introduction of the new Kowa Prominar 500mm F5.6FL Telephoto Lens/SpottingScope Update: Read My full review of the Kowa Telephoto Lens / Scope here Over the past few years digiscoping (taking super telephoto pictures by combining a spotting scope and a compact digital camera) has become more and more popular. But what has also happened […]