KOWA TSN 883 Angled Spotting Scope Body

KOWA TSN 883 Angled Spotting Scope Body

Why buy the Kowa TSN 883 Angled Spotting Scope Body?

The pure fluorite crystal elements used in this spotting scopes construction deliver best in class clarity and brilliance. The Kowa TSN 88S Spotting Scope is designed for outdoor enthusiasts that require only the best possible viewing experience. 

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MPN Code TSN-883
EAN Code 4987067394524
SKU 8373

Kowa TSN-883 Angled Prominar Lens Spotting Scope

The pure fluorite crystal used in these models is the optimum optical material for reducing chromatic aberration, providing the ultimate viewing experience. (TSN-883/884 only.) 

The extraordinary light gathering capability supports observation during dusk and during dawn. 

  • "PROMINAR" Lens 

    One of the major causes of deterioration of viewing quality in optics is chromatic aberration (color blur). Chromatic aberration occurs due to the dispersion of light and the different wavelengths of light focusing on different positions, resulting in a red or purple fringing around the image. The optimum optical material to minimize chromatic aberration is fluorite crystal. 

    A fluorite crystal with extremely low dispersion characteristics is used for the convex lens of the TSN-883/884 PROMINAR models. In place of an ordinary optical glass lens, the concave lens paired with the fluorite crystal lens is made of glass with special dispersion properties to reduce the chromatic aberration to a further degree. 

  • Fluorite crystal

    Kowa uses the fluorite crystal exclusively in its flagship spotting scope and large binocular models. The fluorite used as make an optical lens is an artificially grown mono-crystal with "ultra-low dispersion", a characteristic that ordinary optical glass does not have. 

    It is an ideal lens material that almost completely eliminates chromatic aberration (color blur). The fluorite crystal produced by the sophisticated processing technology that Kowa has accumulated over the years guarantees the ultimate viewing experience.

  • Compact

    The telephoto lens design of using 5 lens elements in 4 groups has successfully shortened the overall length of the scope while keeping a large diameter objective lens without sacrificing optical performance. 

    The adoption of an inner focusing system has made the prism box light and compact and at the same time decreases the amount of image movement when compared to conventional prism focusing systems. 

    The highly achromatized objective lens makes the scope as compact as a 60mm class scope without sacrificing performance. 

  • Dual focus mechanism (Quick and fine focusing)

    The well established Kowa focus system has progressed to a new dual focus system. The quick focus, with a large and easy to turn knob, will focus from infinity to five meters in two revolutions. 

    The fine focus, with smooth movements and pinpoint accuracy, is extremely useful at high magnifications and for digiscoping systems. 

  • Eyepiece locking mechanism 

    Kowa's standard eyepiece bayonet mount has been passed down to these new spotting scopes with a new attractive feature. An eyepiece locking 

    mechanism has been added to the mount to prevent the eyepiece from getting lost or falling out unexpectedly. 

  • Magnesium alloy body 

    The magnesium alloy body made by a sophisticated molding process called thixotrophic molding has the feel and strength of a traditional metal body with decreased weight when compared to other large-diameter scopes. 

    The rugged structure can tolerate the severest conditions and provides confidence and a sense of security for the user. 

This combination of fluorite crystal and glass with special dispersion properties nearly eliminates chromatic aberration and redefines the standards of color brilliance. 

This technology is the result of many years of optical design and has realized great reduction in chromatic aberration, while maintaining a large diameter lens and high contrast images when compared with conventional models. 

The XD lens used in our TSN-883/884 PROMINAR models has characteristics similar to those of fluorite crystal to significantly reduce the chromatic aberration. All lenses are environmentally friendly Eco-Glass. (Eco-Glass is an environmentally friendly glass that does not contain lead or other harmful substances.)

All spotting scopes are waterproof to JIS protection class 7 and filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent the lens from fogging. 

JIS 7 = Japanese Industrial Standard / class 7 = Protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water.


  • Model: TSN-883
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 88mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 5m
  • Diameter of Filter: 95mm
  • Length: 343mm
  • Weight: 1,520g

Digital Camera Adapter: TSN-DA10
Eyepiece Converter: TSN-EC2 (For use of TSN-820M Series Eyepieces)
Eyepiece Converter: TSN-EC3 (For use of TSN-660/600 Series Eyepieces)

Warranty: Lifetime of the product

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Banbridge GB
Great scope compact and lightweight delivers a very sharp image even at 60x.
Confirmed purchase: 26 July 2021
Published on: 05 August 2021
out of 10


Cambridge GB
Fabulous light gathering power and image resolution, such an improvement on my previous spotting scope. Easily a match for Swarovski equivalent at a better price. Expensive but worth every penny.
Confirmed purchase: 25 November 2020
Published on: 05 December 2020
out of 10


Bradford GB
the focusing knobs are close together
this makes finding your objects far easier
the case could be better,
Confirmed purchase: 23 November 2015
Published on: 18 February 2016
out of 10


Quality of image with the new zoom eyepiece at all magnifications with hardly any loss of clarity on higher powers .Field of view on 25x and 30x makes a wide angle 30x redundant for this scope.
New eye piece whilst offering exceptional performance is quite long. Which makes the sighting of flying birds with an angled scope slightly more tricky. I'm sure this will be resolved with practice.
Confirmed purchase: 16 November 2015
Published on: 15 January 2016

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