Brand: Kowa

Kowa TSN-550 Series 55mm Prominar Spotting Scopes (TSN-550)

Brand: Kowa

Kowa TSN-550 Series 55mm Prominar Spotting Scopes (TSN-550)

  • Extremely compact premium spotting scope with 55m objective lens made of pure fluorite crystal
  • For all those who do not want to forego quality with minimal ballast
  • Dual focus for fast and precise focusing
  • Spotting scope with inclined/straight view and zoom eyepiece with 15-45x magnification
  • Particularly suitable for nature or bird watching, travelling and for always having with you
$2,679.00 CAD


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Product Description

When you make a journey, you are not just traveling from one place to another. The journey might be physical, emotional or an achievement over a period of time. A journey is personal to you. It could mean trekking over endless terrain to capture a glimpse of a rare species or your ever growing passion of nature which has developed over many years.

The Kowa TSN-550 Prominar spotting scope series represents a journey on many levels, a true milestone in the history of Kowa Sporting Optics. A journey of over 60 years of heritage, refining and developing techniques passed down decade to decade from the Kowa optical masters in Japan. This legacy leads us to where we are now - introducing the new Kowa TSN-550 Prominar - a truly unique spotting scope, a sublime optical instrument to help make your own journeys truly memorable and immersive.


Tough and Durable

A spotting scope this compact creates new opportunities. Wherever your journey takes you, the Kowa TSN-550 Prominar is the perfect travel companion. Why compromise? Travel light whilst experiencing your surroundings in breathtaking, incredible detail. Reach new heights and expand your horizons. Combining the unique and outstanding optical qualities of pure fluorite crystal encased in an ultra compact body gives you the freedom to travel whilst still retaining the optical performance of a much larger scope. Push further to reach that special location and experience it in new levels of detail. A lightweight yet durable and fully waterproof chassis ensures performance in the toughest of environments. Reliability guaranteed.

Exquisite Engineering

Every component used in the manufacturing process of the TSN-550 series has been considered to create a spotting scope that is a dream to use out in the field. Ergonomic styling combined with lightweight materials deliver a scope that is easy to use and carry whilst delivering incredible optical performance. Not only does the TSN-550 Prominar adopt the unique styling of it’s larger TSN-880 predecessor, it also inherits what makes the TSN-880 still unrivalled to this day - decades of Kowa optical development. The TSN-550 Prominar follows in the footsteps of the pure fluorite TSN-880 Prominar larger model optic and once again set’s the benchmark in spotting scopes in the compact market.

Kowa Pure Fluorite Crystal

Fluorite crystal delivers the best viewing experience available today, eliminating virtually all chromatic aberration and delivering images of outstanding resolution and contrast.

Fluorite is considerably more difficult to handle than optical glass, it requires highly advanced processing technology.

Kowa put forth extra care, time and technique to produce the ultimate viewing experience with a pure fluorite crystal lens. It’s what makes Kowa unique.

Ultra Compact to Suit Your Lifestyle

The Kowa TSN-550 Prominar ultra compact spotting scope represents a way of thinking, a way of life. An optic that enhances every moment you use it. It’s unique. Designed for those who want travel light and want the best optical quality without compromise. A range of useful and luxury accessories also enhance the whole experience including stay-on cases and a hand grip - all created to make your travel nature excursions more memorable.

Designed to Digiscope

As with all Kowa spotting scopes, the TSN-550 Prominar series is designed to digiscope with a removable eye-relief cap allowing connection of our TSN-DA20 digiscoping adapter for DSLR and compact system cameras. If you want to use a smartphone to take telephoto images through the TSN-550 Prominar then Kowa has a wide range of smartphone adapters for many of the latest models which simply push on to the eyepiece.

Perfection in the Palm of your Hand

Measuring just a mere 271mm in length and weighing only 810g (TSN-553 model), the TSN-550 Prominar is truly compact and makes the perfect travel companion.

Kowa’s dream was to create an ultra-portable spotting scope delivering the highest levels of optical performance. This vision has been realized in the TSN-550 Prominar.

Hold the TSN-550 Prominar in the palm of your hand and appreciate the flawless ergonomic body, sleek curves and comfortable operation. Every aspect of the design has been considered and developed to enhance usage out in the field with iconic styling made famous in the optics world by our flagship TSN-880 Prominar series

From the reassuringly smooth dual focus wheel that gives you pin point accuracy, to the tactile fully waterproof shell - you instantly appreciate the high class engineering and materials used to create the TSN-550 Prominar.

What's in the Box

  • TSN-553/4 15-45x spotting scope 
  • Objective lens cap
  • Eyepiece cap
  • Instruction manual
  • Cleaning cloth


Model: TSN-553 TSN-554
Angled/Straight: Angled Straight
Objective Lens Material: Fluorite Crystal Fluorite Crystal
Objective Lens Effective Diameter: 55mm 55mm
Minimum Focusing Distance: 3.0m 3.0m
Filter thread: 58mm 58mm
Length: 271mm 288mm
Weight: 810g 800g

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

The lightweight Kowa scope is very clear and focuses very well. Nice and bright, even in poor light.

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