Kowa's top-performing Genesis binocular rewards you with the fine details. By incorporating Prominar XD glass, your view through the Genesis benefits from enhanced resolution and reduced chromatic aberration. Fully multi-coated lenses and prisms provide excellent transmission of the light gathered by the 33mm objective lenses. The Kowa Genesis is built tough for all weather conditions with waterproofing and fogproofing and comes with the Kowa limited lifetime warranty.
Prominar XD Glass
Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
I had been using a Vortex Diamondback 8x42 . It had good close-up but was noticeably dark at distance and not as precise compared to my beloved Leica 8x42's. Tired of switching binoculars back and forth between watching butterflies and birds, I was looking for something at least as good for close-up and better than the Vortex for distance. The Kowas fit the bill. They are modestly better than the Vortex's for close up -- they focus down to 4 feet!!. They are not as good as the Leicas at distance but still much better than the Vortex. Just what I needed.
Kowa Genesis 8x33 Binocular
Steven from Albany, CA
These are great binoculars. Light, clear, a wonderful tool. We purchased them because we were in the market for an upper binocular and we met a representative from Kowa on a trip to the Antarctic. His name is Jim Danzenbaker. We found him to be a very nice person, excellent knowledge of birds and mammals, and he really know his product. So we took his advice and purchase these binoculars.
Kowa Prominar Genesis 33 binoculars in 8x33
tc67 from Australia
These are well designed with an emphasis on quality and function. The body is covered by a rubberized coating that affords good feel in the hands and protection to the lens barrels. They are compact and light enough to carry all day without fuss, but not so small as to be fiddly. They fit well into average hands, and are suited to use with gloves. I see them as well suited to bush hunting or trekking, where larger, heavier optics are a pain to have swinging around your neck as you climb about the hills and gullies. They will happily slip into a daypack without sinking the ship.
The lens covers fit well and do not fall off unexpectedly. The rain cover on the ocular lenses is a one-piece design and can be attached to the neck strap, which is wide and distributes the weight nicely. The pouch provided is a simple, strong design from padded synthetic material. The strap on the binocular can be fed out the top of the pouch to carry them around your neck, or be tucked inside, avoiding the use of two straps and cutting down on the extra weight.
The lenses are superb and I reckon are up there with the best, making them great value at the price I paid. They provide high resolution and contrast and neutral, true to life colour reproduction with very low chromatic aberration. The result is razor-sharp, bright, clear images with very little evidence of blurring at the edges. The light capturing ability is great, and suited to hunting in forest environs, in overcast conditions or as the evening approaches. I found them noticeably brighter than a Kahles 8x32, and more neutral in colour than the Meopta Meostar 8x32, which has a yellow tinge to my eye.
The field of view is excellent at 140m at 1000m, or 8 degrees.
The central focus wheel turns smoothly, is nicely knurled and is very functional. It strikes a perfect balance, being fine enough for accurately focusing, but not so fine as to make adjustments slow or finicky in the field. The depth of field is excellent and the minimum focus distance is an impressive 1.5m (5 feet), making them also suited to close up work such as bird or insect observation.
The diopter adjustment is a twist ring near the right ocular lens and has a well-designed lock to prevent drifting off setting.
The Genesis in 8x33 are a high quality binocular, well suited to hunting, bird watching or for general use by hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. They are robust and well designed, without any gimmicky features. They are high-end optics providing fantastic images and great value for money compared to other glasses of similar quality.
Service from Eagle Optics excellent, and answered my questions prior to purchase, and took the time to chase up info and email back promptly. It is too bad they will not deal directly with offshore buyers.
8x33 Genesis binoculars
Bob from West Virginia
I bought these binoculars for a moose and black bear hunt in Alaska. They performed above and beyond my expectations. The clarity, light weight, light gathering and durability of these binoculars is unbelievable. My hunting partner,(a resident of Alaska for 13yrs.) has a pair of swarovski el 8.5x42's. He was so impressed with these binos that he's actually bought a pair a week after our hunt. My binos had actually outperformed his. I can't overstate the quality of glass Kowa uses in the Genesis series...An absolute outstanding pair of binoculars, buy a pair and I promise you won't be disappointed.....
Highest Quality optics
Jerry from Johnstown , CO , USA
I owned many binoculars however this one is of the Highest quality optics,and this is a lifetime binocular. Very bright image and clarity for a 33mm.excellent objective covers that stay on ,solid 3 step eye extension that do not drop,smooth metal machined focuser "Really nice" wide field of view and a very nice binocular case. These binoculars are High end optics just as good as Swarovski or Leica for a little less cost, they feel great in the hands they handle beautifully nice rubber armor very nice solid binocular and optics if you never tried a Kowa give these a try first you will be surprised of the optical quality and build quality,it comes with a lifetime warranty as well these really are Superb binoculars.