KOWA vs HIGH END BINO'S
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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