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Jacob's Photo & Digital
9 Mokoia Road
Auckland 0626

Kowa 500mm f/5.6 FL Telephoto Lens/Scope

Price: $4,899.00


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Jacobs Photo and Digital

9 Mokoia Road


Auckland 0626

New Zealand

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Always at the forefront of opticalexcellence, the Kowa super telephoto lens/scope draws upon decades of advanced technology and development.
A unique and innovative product designed to meet the hugechallenges associated with telephoto photography.A truly compact, flexible and ultra portable telephoto lens/spotting scope system that does not compromise on optical quality.As with all Kowa optics, the telephoto lens/scope delivers simplystunning images made possible by a pure fluorite crystal lens and two XD extra low dispersion lenses producing the highest levelsof sharpness and contrast.Enhanced dust and weatherproofing ensures guaranteedperformance in the toughest of environments.

Responsive dual manual focus puts you in control
The lens/scope unit features dual, manual focus rings, incorporating quick and ultra fine focusoptions. You are in full control of focusing.No more frustrating auto-focus hunting.The decision is yours, quickly and accurately focus on even the most challenging of subjects.

Unsurpassedflexibility -One lens - three focal lengths
The Kowa telephoto lens is designed to meet the demanding needs of the telephotophotographer, featuring a unique,interchangeable focal length adapter system. Along with the standard 500mm f5.6, you may choose the bright 350mm f4 or for even greater telephoto work, the 850mm f9.6 adapter.Featuring XD lenses, these adapters deliver a level of sharpness worthy of the master lens.All three quickly and securely attach to the main lens unit and your camera body in seconds.

Adapts for Nikon/Canon/Pentax/Micro 4/3
Use as 350/850mm Lens w/Adapter
Requires Optional Adapter

Supported mounts:Nikon mount, Canon mount, Pentax mount,Micro Four Thirds mount, Sony A mount*

Two products in one
No more agonising choices of what gear to leave behind - by attaching the optionalbayonet fit TP-88EC1 prism unit, you can quickly transform the telephoto lens in to a spotting scope of the highest quality.The Prism unit is built to accept Kowas range of exceptional eyepieces* and when combined with the pure fluorite crystal master lens,they deliver an image of outstanding detailand contrast.

Compact & portable
For the photographer on the move, the Kowa telephoto lens offers an outstanding level of portability. By removing the lens hood and focal length adapter, the lens measures a mere 250mm (9.8) in length.The design of the Kowa telephoto lens/scope system deliversunrivalled levels of transportability. Three telephoto lensesranging from 350mm, 500mm to 850mm and a spotting scopecan be carried in one small backpack. Its the perfect travelcompanion and first choice for telephoto expeditions.Travel by air, land or sea - wherever your destination.

Out in the field, the Kowa telephoto lens weighs in at just 1.9KG*.Its a fraction of the size and weight of other high-end lenses withsimilar focal lengths and optical quality.

*When using 500mm TX10 adapter

Feel free to ask a question about Kowa 500mm f/5.6 FL Telephoto Lens/Scope below or call us on +64 (9) 480-5903

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Delivery estimates

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