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Details about  Vintage Kowa Prominar 9x35 Binoculars

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Vintage Kowa Prominar 9x35 Binoculars
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Item condition:
Mar 03, 2012
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US $132.50
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Item location:
Charleston SC, United States


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Last updated on  Mar 02, 2012 15:25:06 PST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Type: Binoculars
Max Magnification: 9x Brand:


Size: Mid-Size Model:


Application: Astronomy, Birding, General Purpose, Hunting, Spectator
Interior needs cleaning.   Otherwise, in good shape and fully functional.

On Mar-02-12 at 12:12:13 PST, seller added the following information:


7.5 degree FOV

67ish degree Apparent FOV

Slight ding misshape to one of the screw caps around the objectives.  The Center Focus, Right Eyepiece Diopter Adjustment, and Bridge Hinges are all smooth and with good amounts tension. 

Nice Purplish Magenta coating colors on the objectives and eyepieces.  Optics are in collimation.  

You can get a good sense of the sharpness and contrast on these binoculars in current condition, but the interior will need to be cleaned without question, if you plan on keeping them for yourself.   It is as simple as that.  There will be no getting by without an interior cleaning.    Other than the cleaning you should be good to go. 

Good shape overall, not great or excellent.   With a cleaning these will be a good user pair, not a pristine collectible.

9x35 is one of my favorite configurations.  I vastly prefer it to the typical 7x35 configuration...for its increased magnification but more importantly its greater Apparent FOV, whilst not cutting too greatly into the exit pupil diameter.  Nice relaxed viewing and great handling characteristics.  These are one of the better available vintage options at the Bausch & Lomb Zephyr and Discover and Bushnell Featherlight.    The 9x35 configuration was produced in much lower numbers than the 7x35, owing to the greater cost in the eyepiece, which commanded higher prices retail....although a favorite of well to do hunters.

Good Luck!

On Mar-02-12 at 13:54:57 PST, seller added the following information:

BaK4 prisms

On Mar-02-12 at 15:25:07 PST, seller added the following information:

No chips or fractures.   All lenses and prisms are tightly seated.

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