Kowa Sporting Optics
The Electronics & Optics Division of Kowa began the production of spotting scopes in 1952. Originally, they were developed as scopes for examining targets in shooting matches and saw official use in the 1964 Olympic Games held in Tokyo. Once discovered by birdwatchers, they gained unexpected popularity which gradually spread throughout the world of nature observation. Kowa Sporting Optics are highly appreciated as it is widely known that their quality and reliability are the result of more than half a century of experienced and development. The PROMINAR line with an objective lens made of pure fluorite crystal to achieve optical characteristics unattainable with glass, is the gold standard of serious users.
Kowa offers a huge variety of binoculars including pocket size binoculars, PROMINAR binoculars with special XD-glass objective lenses for achieving bright images with high contrast and remarkable color reproduction. Kowa's High Lander Series with its 82mm objective lens and its optical precision counts to the top class large binoculars in the world.
Coin-operated binoculars from Kowa are installed on several mountains in the European Alps. These high-end binoculars with rugged and waterproof structure for use in all outdoor conditions are low-maintenance and guarantee unforgettable impressions for exhausted hikers.