Kowa Announces Flagship TSN-99 PROMINAR Spotting Scopes

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
TSN-99 (Kowa)

Kowa have announced a brand new flagship spotting scope – the TSN-99 PROMINAR. Kowa are a Japanese optics maker with a US arm based in California. The TSN-99 PROMINAR is available for pre-order now with Kowa dealers.

TSN-99 (Kowa)

The TSN-99 has dual focus (quick/fine), a magnesium alloy body, a standard twist sunshade and a 99m fluorite crystal objective lens. It’s available in straight and angled versions and is designed with digiscoping in mind.

Here’s Kowa’s announcement in full:

Kowa would like to officially introduce our new flagship TSN-99 PROMINAR spotting scope series. The spotting scopes will be available for pre-order starting 08/02, with product distribution beginning on 9/9.

Our goal was simple – create an optic delivering one of the brightest and widest view of nature. We created TSN-99 PROMINAR series because our desire to push the boundaries of optical performance is at the forefront of everything we do. We created TSN-99 PROMINAR series because we wanted to deliver one of the most immersive and detailed views of the natural world.

Our TSN-880 PROMINAR spotting scope, despite being on the market for almost two decades was and still is to this day the envy of the sporting optics industry. It’s a testament to the generations of Japanese optical engineers that have developed Kowa’s unique optical design and engineering techniques over many years. But pioneers don’t stand still – they push forward and onwards always trying to improve, it’s what we’ve done for over 60 years, and we were not about to stop now.

The TSN-99 PROMINAR Series is the evolution of over six decades of Japanese optical design and technology. It utilizes the very best from our optical heritage and benefits from features, technology, and engineering developed by generations of Kowa optical experts.

The TSN-99 series is a 99mm spotting scope utilizing both our pure fluorite and XD lens in its construction. The TE-11WZ II eyepiece provides a 30-70x range of magnification and the existing accessories for the 88/77 series are compatible with the new 99.

Visit our website or your local Kowa dealer for more information on the new 99s.

Find out more over at Kowa’s website – www.kowa-usa.com

Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Managing Editor: TheFirearmBlog.com & Overt Defense.com. Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. Matt is also runs The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at: matt@thefirearmblog.com

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  • J.T. J.T. on Aug 03, 2021

    $3,999.00 MSRP for those wondering, since Kowa didn't bother listing the price in their press release and has made these nearly impossible to find on their website.

    • David Knuth David Knuth on Aug 04, 2021

      @J.T. something something "if you have to ask, you can't afford it."

  • Bobby Bobby on Aug 04, 2021

    I’ve got an 88mm with the 20/60 eyepiece. Pricy but worth every penny and no I won’t be trading for this model. I’m set.