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KOWA vs HIGH END BINO'S

Postby BINO HUNTER on Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:52 pm

HOW DO KOWA 10X42's COMPARE TO SWAROVSKI , LEICA, ZEISS ETC. ?
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:15 pm

Hi

The KOWA BD series, especially the new C3 versions, compares very nicely with the high end European brands. Much of the difference in price reflects the fact that the Kowa is made in Japan, whereas the the Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss and so on are made in Europe.

Would I say they are "just as good"? I don't see them as quite the equal of the Swarovski EL, Leica Ultravid or the Nikon LX, but I'd certainly say they are within 10% optically. That's high praise considering that the Kowa is about 1/3 the price.
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kowa c3

Postby Guest on Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:42 pm

how do they compare to minox bd alt, pentax sp, khales?
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