Friday, September 19, 2014

Questions about the Kowa 25-60x Zoom Eyepiece

Question: I currently have the 30x wide eyepiece for my . I'm interested in the new 25-60 zoom eyepiece. 

Will this eyepiece work well for watching shorebirds on the bay/shores? Will this eyepiece work as well for digiscoping compared to my current 30x wide eyepiece? Is the 25-60x zoom a wide angle eyepiece?

Lisa P.

Dear Lisa,
The Kowa 77mm/88mm 25-60x Zoom Eyepiece has a more wide field of view than the other available zoom eyepiece for your scope—the Kowa 77mm/88mm 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece.  A lot of users find the 25-60x to be the better of the two. One review on our site put it this way:

“With the new eyepiece zoomed all the way to 60x the image is great. There is a wide, bright and very clear image that is leagues better than its predecessor. This proves very useful to birders because I can now zoom in all the way and still get great light and detail. The previous 20-60x was dark and not very good at 60x, but not the new eyepiece. I cannot recommend this eyepiece highly enough.

I spent a while using this in the late evening watching ducks and have never seen a better image in a spotting scope. Saw details on Ruddy Ducks that I have never seen before. I could see every feather, I could see water drops clinging to the feathers…the Kowa 88mm with the 25-60x wide angle zoom is as good as I have ever seen. It is a big improvement compared to the previous 20-60x eyepiece. It is $665 very well spent. If you own this scope and want to be blown away, buy it.”

I should add that with its present sale price of $565, it’s a great time to buy this eyepiece. As always, our 30-day return policy applies, so you’ll have ample time to try it out.

If I may be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask.

All the best,

Eagle Optics


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