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Pentax 8.5x21mm Papilio Binoculars

Item# PENT006
 
4.5

(13 Ratings)

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$139.00

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  • No other binocular like them on the market!
  • Close focus of only 1.6 feet
  • Sleek, ultra compact body design
  • Ideal for viewing insects, birds, artwork or anything upclose
  • Tough rubber covered exterior
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What's Included?

Eye Lens Caps, Case, Strap

Description

Pentax 8.5x21 Papilio


Need to get up really close in a hurry? You can. The PENTAX Papilio 8.5x21 binoculars incorporate a new mechanism that can offer a minimum focusing distance of just 18 inches. That's waaay shorter than the 6.5 feet offered by other PENTAX models currently on the market.


The 8.5x21 binocular is part of an optics series called Papilio, the Latin word for butterfly, because it was specifically developed to satisfy the need for close-range observation of butterflies and other insects. All members of the series also feature go-anywhere portability, making them ideal for spectator sports, travel and hiking.


Features

  • Multi-coated, aspherical optical elements and BaK4 prisms to produce a sharp, clear image
  • Long Eye Relief of 15mm
  • Rubber, shock-resistant housing that provides a firm, comfortable grip
  • Dual-axis eye-distance adjustment mechanism
  • Extendable helicoid-type eyepiece rings with pop-up mechanism
  • Diopter adjuster with click-stop lock mechanism


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Supplier Sku:
62216
Shipping Restrictions:
Only ships in contiguous USA.

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

10.2 oz.

Size

Compact Binoculars

Eye Relief

15 mm

Waterproof

No

Magnification

8.5 X

Brand

Pentax

Dimensions (in)

4.6H x 4.3W

Objective Lens Diameter

21 mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

315 ft.

Exit Pupil

2.5 mm

Focus Type

Center

Close Focusing Distance

1.5 ft.

Relative Brightness

6.3

Binoculars Series

Pentax Papilio Binoculars

Prism Type

Porro Prism Binoculars

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Pentax 8.5x21mm Papilio Binoculars
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Close focus (9)
  • Quality lenses (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Strong construction (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (10)
    • Wildlife viewing (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Super for Backyard Birding!

    These binoculars are a good value for the price. Very lightweight - only about 8 ounces. Easy to fine-tune, once you have adjusted them for your eyes. Bright, clear image. Watching the ...Read complete review

    These binoculars are a good value for the price. Very lightweight - only about 8 ounces. Easy to fine-tune, once you have adjusted them for your eyes. Bright, clear image. Watching the birds at my feeder, 20 feet away, is a treat. I've never seen such detail!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    overrated

    It is VERY difficult to see without black occlusion spots; It takes a great deal of adjusting of the width and eye position to not see occlusion spots.

    It is VERY difficult to see without black occlusion spots; It takes a great deal of adjusting of the width and eye position to not see occlusion spots.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great & lightweight

    By ARinGA

    from Georgia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Pentax 8.5x21mm Papilio Binoculars:

      Very lightweight. Easy to focus and follow birds. Great close-up focus too. Easy to switch from long distance focus to close-up. These will work great for hiking to see a whole range of things close and far.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Totally pleased with this purchase

      By Jim

      from Cleveland, Oh.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

      • Case very snug

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Pentax 8.5x21mm Papilio Binoculars:

      Have used at the local zoo and will use on vacation. Especially like the ability to view up close. It's amazing how much more you can see within 10' by using these binoculars.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pentax 8.5 x 21 Papilio Binoculars

      By Jenny

      from California

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pentax 8.5x21mm Papilio Binoculars:

          Looking forward to my next nature hike when I will have the fun of seeing hundreds of things with a new appreciation.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wow!

          By sirlaurence45

          from beaumont,texas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good quality
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • no cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Pentax 8.5x21mm Papilio Binoculars:

          casual use

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing. Almost like a microscope

          By Wingmagic

          from Ithaca, nu

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Pentax 8.5x21mm Papilio Binoculars:

            These binoculars bring close things into such amazing focus and detail. Scales on a moth's wing, bees' eyes, every part of a flower. Better than your own eyes.

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