Optical excellence since 1954
From the invention of the original spotting scope in the 1950s, every decade has seen Japanese optics manufacturer, Kowa continue to innovate in the world of optical design & technology. This legacy continues today with the reinvention of the popular Kowa BD Binocular series. Introducing the BDII-XD. A range of enhanced optics at the forefront of imaging excellence utilising Kowa’s premium XD lenses.
Binoculars that benefit from decades of Kowa optical advancements and the philosophy behind the BDII-XD is simple:
Affordable without compromise.
A binocular that can be enjoyed by the many, whilst still delivering exceptional image resolution, rugged build quality, superior engineering and comfortable operation.
No ordinary ED lens
As with many binocular brands, the BDII-XD series feature ED (Extra low dispersion) glass to improve optical performance, but the story does not end there. ED glass is manufactured in a variety of quality grades. Every BDII-XD model features Kowa’s environmentally friendly, legendary XD objective lenses. This high resolution ED glass contains large amounts of the mineral fluorite crystal - the best material available today for light transmission ensuring an image with edge to edge sharpness and virtually zero chromatic aberration (colour blur). The result: a simply stunning view of the natural world. Kowa lens coating technology developed over decades, further enhance the light transmission properties of all lenses and Kowa’s unique KR coating repels dirt and fluid. Enjoy sharp images with natural colour, high contrast and incredible detail, from dawn through to dusk.
Rugged reliability ensured
Every model in the BDII-XD range benefits from a magnesium alloy chassis, a sophisticated moulding process produces the feel and strength of metal with the added benefit of decreased weight. The lightweight, rugged structure can tolerate the severest conditions and provides a sense of security and longevity. The BDII-XD are built to last. Use them with confidence.
Surrounding the tough magnesium alloy body is a protective layer of rubber armour, not only providing a sure, comfortable grip but also increasing the level of durability. Each BDII-XD is fully waterproof and dry nitrogen filled to prevent the lenses from fogging and Kowa’s KR coating protects from dirt and other foreign residue build-up that may afﬁx to the lenses during use.
Take a wider point of view
One of the stand-out optical features of the BDII-XD series is their enviable large field of view, boasting class leading wide angle performance. Viewing is super comfortable on the eye, making long periods of use out in the field a pleasure.
Locate your subject more rapidly. Example of narrow field of view. Example of wide field of view. A wider field of view makes locating a subject quicker and easier, particularly when panning a wide area or tracking a moving subject. In simple terms it can mean the difference between spotting your subject or not. Viewing is super comfortable on the eye, making long periods of use out in the field a pleasure. The field of view is the area in which you can see through your binoculars and is usually measured in m/1000m or in degrees. Find a subject quicker with a wider view of your surroundings with sharpness right into the corners of the image, whilst still enjoying crystal clear clarity.
Engineered for your comfort
The BDII-XD series are engineered to enhance your viewing experience. A sleek, ergonomic design with a specially selected tactile rubber armour layer ensures easy and comfortable operation - elevating every moment of use. Operation is flawless. A fluid, responsive focus wheel delivers pin point accuracy and smooth twist eye-cups ensure optimum viewing for both spectacle and non spectacle wearers. Tailor the BDII-XD specific to your own viewing requirements with an easy to use dioptre adjustment system. The ergonomic body of the BDII-XD series is as impressive as the optics it protects, with every curve considered to make observation both relaxing and free from fatigue.
Field of view: 8.2°
Field of view at 1000m: 143m
Twilight Factor: 18.3
Eye Relief: 17mm
Close Focus: 1.8m
Size (LxWxH): 139x128x52.5mm
Body Material: Magnesium Alloy
Lens Type: 2 x Kowa XD (ED) Lenses
Coating: Phase Coated Prism - Fully Multi Coated - C3 Coated Prism - KR Coated Lens