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A question I received this week is from a reader having problems deciding between two pairs of Pentax binoculars:. I have a specific question and need help choosing between following TWO binoculars from Pentax. My intended use is casual during Vacation Smoky mountains, etc.

Field of view is feet at 1, yards. Feature BaK4 prisms, anti-reflective lens coating, and full-body rubber housing. Includes case and neck strap. Whilst both the Pentax 12x50 XCF and I assume the Pentax PCF WP II 8x40 may initially seem fairly similar in that the are both porro prism binoculars, within the same sort of price range and from the same manufacturer, their configurations are quite different and thus have quite different strengths and weaknesses:.

So one of the first aspects to consider is if you have any requirements as regards to the physical size of the instrument, keeping in mind things like if you go hiking or on long walks whilst on vacation and possibly also carry other equipment like a camera for example, you may prefer to have a smaller binocular with you. But, whilst your two options do have similar quality optics, they do not share the same magnification, which does change things a lot:.

So whilst the 4. For more on the importance of this concept, refer to my article on the Complete Guide to the Exit Pupil. Image Shake I must say that whilst it is not excessive, a 12x magnification makes it just that bit harder to keep the image still. For most people this should be fine, but if you have unsteady or shaky hands, or if you often use them on an unstable platform, like a boat or even from a car, this is definitely something to keep in mind.

However most higher powered bins also have a much reduced FOV, making it more difficult to scan large areas and locate and track objects like birds, especially at closer distances.

Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binoculars Waterproof Binocular 65810

But I must say that at feet wide at a distance of 1, yards, the FOV on the Pentax 12x50 XCF is excellent especially considering their high magnification. On the flip side, you have to sacrifice a little on the image detail.

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Apart from these general characteristics on their configuration and main specifications, I am sure you can appreciate that I cannot comment on the actual view through them or on such things as their build quality as I have not tested or used them.

So as well as the two you selected, I have added a few alternative and similar binoculars within the same sort of low cost price category that I have fully reviewed and feel that you may also wish to consider:.

So I feel that the Kowa 8x30 YF binoculars may be well worth considering if you do indeed think that a smaller instrument is important to you and are not too concerned by having the best low light performance. Something that really impressed me when I reviewed these is that despite their low cost, they still have many quality features and impressive specifications including a wide FOV and the quality of the view through them matched many far more expensive products.

Read full Review — Read my full review of these Kowa binoculars. If you still want the better low light performance that larger objective lenses can bring, but also want to keep the size of the binocular down, I would consider getting a roof prism binocular. This prism design means that they can line up the eyepieces with the objective lenses and this straight through design usually makes for a more compact shape when using the same size lenses.

I recently reviewed this latest version of the 8x42 Hawk Nature-Trek, which impressed me in many areas including the fact that they look and feel much more expensive than their very low price tag suggests! Because of this and may other reasons which you can read in the review, I think they will also make a good choice as a cheap but capable binocular for general use, bird watching and wildlife observation.

Read full Review — Read my full review of these Hawke binoculars. Hopefully some of these suggestions and my advice helps.Check Price on Optics Planet! Its large objective lenses and waterproof design provides crisp magnification in most weather and lighting conditions. The large 60mm lenses have ample light-gathering capacity against a night sky. Placed within a classic porro configuration with a long eye relief, the BaK-4 prisms are made of high-index glass for optimum reflective clarity, and use baffles in the objective tubes to reduce stray light.

To further minimize light pollution within the unit, multiple layers of precision-applied coating are used within the optical chamber for optimal light transmission and reduced reflection. The FOV is narrow to maximize clarity.

At 20x magnification this creates a restricted view area which can make finding your target more difficult, but it also provides a sharp central viewing area with good color rendition and only minor edge distortion. The adjustable hinge remains tight to keep it from slipping. One convenient feature for astronomical use is a lockable focus that activates by sliding the focus wheel forward.

This lets you home in on distant targets and keep the focus once set. Your eye socket is in contact with the binoculars for extended periods when stargazing or birdwatching, so comfort becomes almost a necessity. Pentax offers rubberized eyecups that are tapered for easy viewing. The lenses are recessed by 11mmwhich helps keep the glass protected. The twist-up eyecups move easily and click into 3 position settings which remain stationary even under pressure. Pentax is a well-regarded manufacturer of rugged binoculars, so you can expect years of use from this pair.

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The nitrogen-filled inner chamber virtually eliminates water inside the case, however, and its O-ring seal allows submersion to about 3 feet. Shaking is an issue because of the 20x magnification, which makes the viewed area sensitive to movement of the lens. You can use either a tripod or monopod with a standard L-bracket. It makes sense to decide upon your mount when purchasing. One consistent complaint is the case, which is soft and lightly padded.

It is flimsy wear for a quality piece of equipment, and most owners find safer quarters for its protection. These astronomy-friendly binoculars are even more affordable than the Pentax SP, and they offer equivalent magnification. The 80mm lens are larger than the substantial 60mm of the Pentax SP, giving you excellent light-gathering potential for low-light conditions at dawn or dusk.

The weight and optical profile are similar, including a porro design and multi-coated lenses. The eyecups are comfortable and adjustable as with the Pentax, and the rubber-armored coating provides similar grip and protection.

The Nikon name is well-established, but quality control for this Aculon model has drawn questions. The eye assembly and focus mechanisms malfunction for some owners. It seems to be a luck-of-the-draw, because many others praise the Aculon. With half the magnification and smaller objectives, they are also a pound lighter, a bit smaller, and offer brighter optics.You can also explore other items in the Binoculars yourself to try and find the perfect replacement for you!

Even in difficult light their image definition was remarkable because of its excellent light-gathering parameters! Improved optical design features close focusing and extended eye relief. Mechanical focus lock feature allows user to lock in at a specific distance for convenient focus-free viewing. Click-stop diopter adjustment locks in right eyepiece diopter setting.

Ruggedly constructed with rubber covering to protect the optical and mechanical systems. At OpticsPlanet. All PCF V models come with high refraction BaK-4 glass prisms and multi-coated lenses to produce sharp, high contrast images. They also feature a center focusing system with a focus lock mechanism, click stop diopter adjuster, protective rubber housing, extra long eye relief and slide-style rubber eyepiece rings. Please enable JavaScript in Your Browser JavaScript is not currently enabled in your browser and due to this our site will not work as it should.

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Unfortunately we are unable to offer our excellent shopping experience without JavaScript. Please add " night-optics. The Features Seven superb porro-prism binoculars to fit every need: 8X4010x40, 7X5010X5012x50, 16X60 and 20x60 magnification. The PCF V s deliver enhanced illumination by transmitting more light at the edges and elimination of shadows for brighter, clearer images thanks to the high-performance BaK-4 prisms.

Pentax's renowned Super-Multi-Coating on the aspherical lens elements provide brighter, clearer images and cuts down glare. It also eliminates harmful ultraviolet rays. Center focusing allows users to instantly bring images into focus. The mechanical focus lock feature allows the user to lock in at a specific distance for convenient focus-free viewing. Click stop diopter adjustment locks in the right eyepiece setting.

Slide-style rubber eyecups and long eye relief provide viewing comfort for eyeglass wearers. Rubber eyecups won't scratch eyeglasses. The PCF V s have an ergonomic design for a firmer grip and easy handling.Our product experts have helped us select these available replacements below.

With large objective lenses for superior light-gathering and the power of 10X magnification, the Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular is the perfect companion for observations made at dusk or dawn.

Add to that a foot field of view and waterproof construction, and this high-performance model provides superior viewing in even the lowest light conditions and harshest climates.

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These binoculars are an unusual value in a world of expensive optics. The image is large, something important in high magnification optics.

The image is crisp, resolution is high and contrast is very good. Shadow detail holds up even in deep shade an Read More These Pentax 20 x 60 Binoculars are an excellent product for the price. At the gun range out to yards they find the target much easier than my spotting scope, which can move and lose the target with rifle recoil. They have great clarity. This one has good perfomnace in optics, but in low light conditions doesn't have enough light transition so can be recommended genereally for use in the day time.

Abit heavy for longer views in hands, so tripod will be a good help here. These are a very rugged, waterproof, high quality astronomy binocular. They are extremely well made. Everything on them is solid and works smoothly.

Perfectly collimated. Lots of contrast and very sharp. For the money, I think these are a steal. Related Reviews. Compare 0. Remove All.BirdForum - The net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds. Today's Posts. Remember Me? Go to Page Click here to go to the home page and find out more.

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Thanks in advance! The earlier Pentaxs from the 's were Japanese made. The differences are more cosmetic with superior twist up eyecups - the WP's were 'pull out' and were more prone to movement. The 'twist and click' versions lock better in position.

There was a slight change to the body shape and the diopter control. Optically they appear to be the same. They have a 5 degree Tfov and a 50 degree Afov which is not 'wide' however most of the image is very usable. Last edited by chris lewis : Saturday 23rd January at Thanks for response chris.

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Pentax 20x60 PCF V. Any thoughts? PS already have a nice pair of Opticron 8x42's so the above would complement them sort of. Cheers all Editing time! Last edited by Scott67 : Monday 13th October at This is a pretty old posting, but I'm new to this forum, so I figured I'd stick my 2 cents worth in.

They're very nice, although they have a pretty narrow field of view, even for such high-powered binocs. The 16 and 20s both weigh the same. I find that I can hand-hold them pretty well for a few minutes.

The minumum focusing on the 20s is 26 feet 30 feet on the 16sso that is kind of a negative, although you usually would use such binocs on far-away objects anyway. I like these porro-prism PCF models from Pentax a lot.

I also have the 8x40 PCF V model and they're very nice and reasonably priced too. Still they are reaaaalllly good for Astronomy, but thats a different subject Contact Us - Home - Top.

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