2011 / 2012 English

2011 / 2012 English
2011 / 2012
English
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Sport Optics Program
contents
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Binoculars
08
Technical Innovation
10
Sport Optics Terminology
11
Visual Criteria - What to look for?
12
Guarantee, Maintenance, Service, Personalising…
13Roof Prism
14 - 15
DCF ED / DCF SP
16 - 17
DCF CS / DCF Marine 7x50 Hydro
18 - 19
DCF BR 9x42 / DCF BC 9x32
20 - 21
DCF NV / DCF LV
22
DCF SW
23Porro Prism
24 - 25
Papilio / PCF WPII
26 - 27
XCF / UCF XII
28 - 29
UCF Zoom II / UCF WP
30 - 31
UCF R / JUPITER III
32 - 33
Binocular Selection Matrix
34
Spotting Scopes
36
Introduction
37
Technical Innovation
38
PF-65EDII / PF-65EDA II
39
PF-80ED / 80EDA
40
PF-100ED
41
O-GPS1 with Astrotracer
42
Eyepieces
43
Eyepiece Selection Matrix
44 - 45
Digiscoping with DSLR and Compacts
46
Fostering Projects
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IT’S ALL ABOUT LIGHT!
PENTAX: 90 YEARS OF
INNOVATION EXCELLENCE …
Our roots are in the optical industry. We have made it our mission
to engineer light. We have been doing that for 90 years … not many
companies can look back that far!
Our forté in optics is:
• to harmonize performance with precision
• to wed simplicity with reliability
• to innovate with added quality
• to associate comfort with affordability.
In fact, you could say that affordable excellence is our ambition!
For 90 years we have been pushing technology to new frontiers but have
realized that engineering great products is not enough! We want to put
our expertise in to good use and link Sport Optics with a focus on
nature. Nature is a gift and we at PENTAX believe that every individual can contribute to conservation by observing nature, learning
from it and becoming passionate about it.
So, from this moment on, we invite you to embark on a
“journey of light” – passing through glass and prisms,
through lenses and coatings, past focusing wheels and
through the eyecups to bring the wonderfully-detailed
world around us a little bit closer.
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Expansion
to industrial
production
of camera
lenses.
1931
1924
Introduction of
the first Japanese
SLR camera –
“Asahiflex I”.
1976
1952
1971
1948
Asahi Optical Company
(later PENTAX)
starts manufacturing
optical instruments.
PENTAX MILESTONES
Introduction of the
first family of roof
prism binoculars –
the DCF SMC series.
The trend towards
“compact quality”
has begun.
Introduction of
the “Jupiter”
binoculars.
Introduction of the smc
(Super Multi Coating)
process to improve light
transmission through the
lens, thereby reducing
refraction, reflection and
dispersion.
Introduction of
the next generation of
smc A lenses.
1983
1981
Introduction of
PENTAX telescopes.
Introduction of the
world’s first autofocus
SLR camera.
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Introduction of the
Papilio series – the
CLOSE technology
(Convergent Lens Optical System Engineering)
makes possible a unique
focusing distance of just
50cm.
Introduction
of the UCF (N)
series of
binoculars
with aspherical
lenses.
1991
1985
Introduction of EDapochromatic lenses.
Lens Flint
ED-Objective Lens
2003
2002
Introduction of
the “Digibino” –
makes viewing
with simultaneous
digital photography possible.
Introduction of the
DCF LV and DCF SW
series.
2008
2006
Introduction of the
DCF ED series with
dielectric prism
coating.
PENTAX
launches first
9x Open Bridge
binocular series
2010
2009
2011
Introduction of the
MARINE 7x50 “Hydro”,
first roof prism
maritime binocular.
Launch of O-GPS1 with
ASTROTRACER for
photography of celestial
bodies with DSLR and
spotting scopes.
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Binoculars
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Technical Innovation
Focus Plane
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Aspherical eyepiece lens
Edge-to-edge sharpness is a vital element to comfortable viewing. To
achieve this we utilise aspherical lens elements in our eyepieces. This
is a specially shaped lens design that reduces aberration to a minimum. In our SP and ED models we use hybrid-Aspherical lens
elements that have the additional advantage of superior
functionality while being lightweight and compact.
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2
4
2
SMC Multi-Layer lens coating
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4
multi coated
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7
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BaK4 Prism
A prism is a complex optical element necessary to correct the image the right way up and
reduce overall length of the binocular. In a prism, light travels through complicated
angles and so the quality of the prism glass used is of significant importance.
PENTAX uses exclusively high-index BaK4 prisms; made of very pure Barium glass.
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4
To improve the overall transmission and resolution, lens-coatings
are used to reduce reflection and any loss in contrast. With the use of
Super Multi Coated lenses, PENTAX achieves high efficiency,
al­lo­w­­ing light transmission of up to 98%! The PENTAX smc coating is
a complex and sophisticated 7-layer coating that corrects light transmission over the full light spectrum. The patented
PENTAX smc technology is renowned in the optical
industry.
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1
4
2
4
2
4
9
2
4
5
2
Up to 4 layers of coating are applied to all individual lenses in the binocular. The
increased light transmission through all lens surfaces upgrades brightness, clarity
and contrast.
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HYDROPHOBIC COATING
Water droplets on a lens have a negative influence on the ability of light to enter the objective lens. By using a unique water repellent coating on all outer lenses we make water
drops “bead” into small, deformed droplets. The deformed droplets cause less distortion
and “slide” more easily off the lens. Your binocular or spotting scope remains fully
functional even in rain, snow, fog or condensing breath. The hydrophobic coating
can be found on all PENTAX DCF SP series binoculars.
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inner focusing
The InnerFocus function is critical to low-maintenance and long life guarantee.
Exposure to airbourne particles and moisture is avoided, thereby ensuring that no
outside influences can penetrate the binocular housing and disrupt functionality.
50 cm macro FUNCTION
Absolutely unique and innovative, the macro
function of the Papilio allows the user to view
objects from a distance of only 50cm! Users
can literally immerse themselves in their
surroundings rather than watching from a
distance. Very popular with entomologists and everyone that loves
butterflies, spiders, flowers, etc.
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Phase Correcting Coating
In roof prism binoculars, light rays are mirrored several times which
can result in reduced light transmission. By adding an additional
Phase Correcting coating the light rays frequencies are corrected to
their original values. Unlike other manufacturers that only use this
technology in their high-end models, PENTAX has added the
latest in Phase Correction Prism coating to all roof prism
models.
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ED-Objective lenses
To build superior binoculars the ultimate challenge is to avoid colour
errors (Chromatic aberration). Several techniques are available but
by far the best results can be achieved by using ED (or low-dispersion) glass in the objective lens. ED-lenses have a high breaking
index with minimal dispersion. In other words: the higher value
colour spectrum wavelengths are reduced to an absolute minimum.
The result with ED-optical elements is comparable to the use of
Apo­c hromatic lenses; but now only 2 lens elements are used.
The advantage of this technology is clear; the binocular is
lighter in weight and more compact.
Lens Flint
ED-Objective Lens
CHALLENGING THE ELEMENTS
PENTAX is one of the few companies who physically test their Sport Optics products
against both recognised JIS norms to classify the degree of resistance to environmental
influence. We define and test against:
JIS 6 WaterProof
The product is fully waterproof and has maximum protection against rain, dust,
moisture or internal fogging due to extreme temperature fluctuations. The bino­
cular and spotting scopes are double O-ring sealed as well as nitrogen-purged so that
temporary (i.e. accidental), immersion into 1 metre of water will have no negative
effects.*
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JIS 4 Water resistant
The unit is protected against rain, snow, moisture and particles larger than dust,
such as sand. However, it cannot be submerged in water since products being
tested against JIS 4 are sealed with a single O-Ring.
* PENTAX Sport Optics products are not designed for underwater use.
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dielectric COATING
Dielectric Coating of the prisms serves to enhance the color “truity” of the image. Up to
70 layers of surface correction coatings are
“vaporized” onto the surface of the prisms in
a vacuum. This maximizes the quality of visible light in the color spectrum between infra-red and ultra-violet.
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Nitrogen Purged
Nitrogen is a chemical element and a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It contains
very little humidity and is therefore used to “purge” binoculars and spotting scopes of the
high-humidity air that is part of our environment. Due to the low humidity factor, nitrogen
prevents condensation from forming on the internal lenses of optical instruments during
phases of rapid temperature change. Furthermore, because nitrogen is purged
into the optical instrument at slightly above atmospheric pressure, dust and other
miniscule particles are prevented from entering the housing.
Technology explained on this page is featured in selected models. Refer to the product sections for more information.
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SPORT OPTICS TERMINOLOGY.
The purpose of a Sport Optics product is simple – tomagnify the view, to bring objects closer. Choosing the right
product for the purpose you have in mind is a highly personal decision. With such a wide variety of different models on
offer you need help to direct you to the solution that’s best for you. This catalogue will assist you in the decision-making
process. Before turning our attention to the products, let’s have a look at some of the terminology.
MAGNIFICATION
Magnification is the first number you read in the product description. For example: DCF ED 8 x 43. The 8 indicates that you are
bringing the object 8x closer than if viewed only with the naked
eye. Generally, by increasing magnification, you reduce the fieldof-view. Also, the higher the magnification, the more difficult it is
to keep the binocular stable and the image steady. Ideally, a magnification of 10x – or lower – is most suitable for longer periods
of observation.
Objective Lens
The objective lens is the lens on the front of the binocular or spotting scope. Let us use the example of the DCF ED 8 x 43 again.
The second number in the product description refers to the diameter of the objective lens in mm. A larger diameter will allow more
light to enter the binocular. This becomes very important when
used under low-light conditions. However, factors such as additional weight, size and expense need to be considered.
Size and system
Compact
Semi-compact
Full Size
Objective lens diameter up to 28mm
Objective lens diameter from 28 to 36mm
Objective lens diameter over 36mm
Eye Relief
Eye relief is the distance from your eye to the outer lens of the
eyepiece (ocular lens) and is specified in millimetres. A higher eye
relief results in greater viewing comfort. Ideally, the eye relief for
compacts should be in the range of 8 – 14mm and for full-size
between 15 and 20mm. It is important for spectacle wearers to
maintain at least 17mm to enjoy the full field-of-view.
Exit pupil
Field-of-View
The field-of-view is the width of the image viewed from left to right
(or edge-to-edge) without moving the binocular. This measure is
usually expressed in metres (at 1,000 metres distance), but also
in degrees. A field-of-view expressed in degrees indicates the
angle-of-view of the binocular. Golden rule: the higher the value
in metres or degrees, the larger the field-of-view.
The exit pupil is the light image formed at the eyepiece (ocular)
lens of the binocular. It should be a perfect circle and is measured
in mm. (Be sure to check if the light image appears hexagonal:
this is evidence that an inferior prism was used in the construction.) The exit pupil can be calculated by dividing the diameter of
the objective lens by the magnification. Referring to our example,
the DCF ED, with an objective lens of 43mm and a magnification
of 8x, has an exit pupil of 5.3mm. IMPORTANT: Comfortable viewing is achieved only when the exit pupil is close to the diameter
of your own pupil. Be advised there is a close link to the age of
the user.
Visual Criteria – what to look for?
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Many elements define the final result – the quality of the image you’re viewing.
Specifically with a more experienced eye a number of elements can be tested and reviewed.
CONTRAST
Is the difference in brightness between light and dark areas
within an image. More contrast is perceived as sharper and
brighter.
RESOLVING POWER
Indicates to what extend the binocular is capable of reproducing detail – specifically under low-light conditions.
Chromatic Aberrations
Are the direct result of light rays refracting at different angles
and are a good indicator to what level the binocular is equipped
with lens and prism coatings.
Edge-to-edge sharpness
The closer light rays come to the edge of the lens – the higher
the risk they diverge from the actual image point. The result
will be a loss of sharpness and contrast at the edges; in extreme
cases flares become noticeable.
Twist-Up Eyecups
Binoculars have large, multistop, twist-up eyecups that can
easily be adjusted to your desired
position. They can be fixed in 2 to
4 positions, depending on the
binocular model. Combined with
a large-diameter eyepiece (ocular) lens and comfortable eyerelief it allows any user, even those wearing spectacles, to find
a comfortable setting.
Reflections and flare
Due to refraction, light can enter
the binocular through the objective lens and strike places where
it shouldn’t. Internal reflections
and scattering causes visible
flare, particularly in bright sunlight. If the interior of a bino­cular
is designed and finished correctly
then internal reflections and flare will not be visible.
A Perfect Product for Life!
Guarantee
MAINTENANCE
As PENTAX manufactures top-class products and we are not afraid
to go public. As stated earlier, we are committed to quality and
are very confident in our products. That is why all our Sport Optics
products have a 30-Year Guarantee – world-wide – on any and all
materials and construction.
30 years gurantee against material
and production defects!
There are several things you can do to keep your binocular in
superb condition. When not using the binocular utilise the carrying case for storage and transportation. Only take the lens-caps
off when you want to view. Never view straight into the sun – this
can lead to serious eye injury. Avoid storing your binocular in high
temperature zones. Never clean the outside lenses without first
gently brushing away dust or other small particles that can scratch
the surface of the lens. Use only a soft lens tissue (Code No.
AP0070000323). Never use any solvent liquids unless specifically
recommended by PENTAX or an optician.
SERVICE
Personalising your binocular
In the event your Sport Optics product should be damaged or you
would like to have them serviced (i.e. check-up), please contact
your dealer or local PENTAX Service Facility. An extended list of
PENTAX Subsidiaries and Distributors / service agents can be found
at the end of this catalogue.
It is important you adjust the binocular correctly for the profile of your face and
eyevsight. By following the steps below you will get the best out of your binocular:
Adjust the binocular to the correct
inter-­pupillary distance – gently adjust
the bridge to align the eyepiece (ocular)
lens with your pupils. You should see a
single, full circle.
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Use a lens cap to cover the right
objective lens.
Unlock the dioptre adjustment (if
required) on the right eyepiece or central body. Keep both eyes open and
adjust the dioptre until the image is in
focus. During this process, do not touch
the focusing wheel!
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5/7
3
6
2
Keep both eyes open while focusing
on a distant object (e.g. 10 metres).
Focus the image by using the central
focus wheel.
3
Remove the lens cap from the right
and place onto the left objective lens.
4
Remove the lens cap from the objective lens and fine-focus with the central
focus wheel.
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1
When satisfied with the result, relock
the dioptre adjustment (if required).
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You have now “personalised” the binocular for your specific viewing pleasure
and comfort.
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4/6
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Roof prism
Type of construction: Roof Prism
Eyepiece and objective lens are positioned in a straight line.
Advantage:
• More compact
• Easier to hold for longer periods
• Generally higher standard of optical and mechanical performance
• Often fully water, fog and dustproof
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DCF ED
EXPERIENCE (R)EVOLUTION.
You have to see it to believe it! The DCF ED series brings you closer to the finest detail you have ever experienced. Thanks to
ED-lens elements and dielectric coating, in addition to the
standard smc coated lenses, light transmission is maximised while
chromatic aberrations completely minimised. This is quite simply
the perfect birding and nature-viewing binocular with professional
levels of optical performance. The DCF ED series is proof that we
take our Sport Optics seriously. So serious, in fact, that we
challenge the top-end establishment to meet our Value for Money
benchmark.
• Lightweight die-cast magnesium frame
• Built-in durability with extra hard-coating for maximum
protection on all to-air exposed lenses
• Dielectric Prism coating; over 70 layers of individual coating
maximizing light transmission to up to 98.7% efficiency
• Comfortable viewing thanks to large ocular lenses, 4-position
twist-up eyecups and well balanced eye-relief of 17 to 22mm
• Exclusive green full-body rubberised body with extra large
focus wheel
• Lockable diopter adjustment mechanism
DCF ED
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
8x
10x
10x
32 mm
43 mm
43 mm
50 mm
Type
Lens Coating
Full-size Roof
Fully Multi-coated with scratch-resistant objective lens coating
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
BaK4 with dielectric and phase correction coating
16.0
18.5
20.7
22.4
131 m
110 m
105 m
87 m
1.5 m
2.0 m
2.0 m
3.5 m
Exit Pupil
4.0 mm
5.4 mm
4.3 mm
5.0 mm
Eye Relief
17 mm
22 mm
17 mm
22 mm
Eyecups
upanddown
Multi-Stop Twist-Up
Waterproof
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
With adapter TP-3 – PENTAX Code No. 69554
127 x 126 x 53
146 x 126 x 53
146 x 126 x 53
665
715
730
170 x 132 x 59
855
62622
62623
62624
62625
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DCF SP
THE rugged MULTI-TALENT.
DCF SP
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
8x
10x
10x
32 mm
43 mm
43 mm
50 mm
Type
Lens Coating
Full-size Roof
Fully Multi-coated with water-repellent hydrophobic coating on all to-air exposed lenses
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
BaK4 with High Resolution Phase Correcting coating
16.0
18.5
20.7
22.4
131 m
110 m
105 m
87 m
1.5 m
2.0 m
2.0 m
3.5 m
Exit Pupil
4.0 mm
5.4 mm
4.3 mm
5.0 mm
Eye Relief
17 mm
22 mm
17 mm
22 mm
Eyecups
Multi-Stop Twist-Up
Waterproof
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
The DCF SP is an all-rounder! Rough and tough with an exceptional image quality, edge-to-edge sharpness, unsurpassed brightness & clarity and a resolution that will impress – especially under
twilight conditions. What more could you ask for? We built the
DCF SP to weather all weather! The strong body is protected with
a solid, green rubber armouring – the binocular can easily be handled when wearing gloves. To assure all-time functionality we have
added a hydrophobic coating on all to-air exposed lenses – rain,
fog, snow or even your own breath will no longer trouble your
viewing.
• Unique Hydrophobic coating on all to-air exposed lenses
With adapter TP-3 – PENTAX Code No. 69554
126 x 127 x 52
126 x 146 x 52
126 x 146 x 52
132 x 170 x 59
660
695
710
840
62619
62615
62616
62617
• Light weight magnesium-alloy body with full-body green
rubber housing
• Hybrid aspherical ocular lenses
• Body attached objective lens-covers
• Lockable diopter adjustment mechanism
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DCF CS
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
10x
42 mm
42 mm
Type
Full-size Roof
Lens Coating
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
Fully Multi-coated
BaK4 with High Resolution Phase Correcting coating
18.3
20.5
131 m
105 m
2.5 m
2.5 m
Exit Pupil
5.2 mm
4.2 mm
Eye Relief
21 mm
18 mm
Eyecups
Multi-Stop Twist-Up
Waterproof
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
DCF CS
HIGHLY RESPECTED STANDARD
GETS A NEW DESIGN.
This new generation design has all the good things PENTAX has
delivered for many years in popular standard-size binoculars. With
the DCF CS we are setting new optical standards. This binocular
im­presses in brightness, clarity and overall image quality. The DCF
CS range is clearly a light-weight: only 615 grams on a full-size
10 x 42 binocular is unbelievable, almost sensational. When weight
is a critical factor for you, the DCF CS is the perfect reason to
upgrade to full size.
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
With adapter TP-3 – PENTAX Code No. 69554
148 x 134 x 52
144 x 134 x 52
640
615
62555
62556
• Strong reinforced polycarbonate body; only 615g to carry!
• Fully waterproof and nitrogen purged (JIS Class 6)
• Super Reflective, High Index prism coating
• Comfortable eye-relief (max 21mm) and large
diameter ocular lenses
• Hard-rubber covered body provides protection and grip
• Twist-up eyecups
• Easy diopter adjustment located on the central bridge
marine 7x50 “Hydro”
MARITIME MIRACLE.
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Exceptionally precise yet very robust, the Marine 7x50 “Hydro”
was developed with quality optics in mind. The oil-filled compass
reduces unwanted vibrations and the Blue LED-illumination renders a crisp and clear image even under low-light conditions. Demagnetised batteries ensure flawless performance of the built-in
compass. The Hydro‘s magnesium alloy housing is nitrogenpurged, the lenses all fully multi-coated and the BaK4 prism phase
corrected.
• Durable aluminum die cast body
• Integrated compass with Blue LED-illumination for sharper contrast
• First roof-prism binocular using non-magnetised batteries for better
compass performance
• Fully multi-coated lenses for excellent light transmission
• Fully water and dust-proof, nitrogen-purged
• Water repellant „hydrophobic“ coating on the objective lens
• BaK4 prism with phase correcting coatings
• Rubber armouring for easy grip
marine 7x50 “Hydro”
Magnification
7x
Objective lens diameter
50 mm
Type
Full size roof prism binoculars
Lens
All lenses fully multi-coated
Prism
BaK4 with Phase Correction Coating
Twilight Factor
18.7
Field of View (at 1,000) metres)
115 m
Minimum focus distance
1.6 m
Exit Pupil
7.1 mm
Eye Relief
17.6 mm
Eyecups
fully adjustable twist-up
Size (L x W x H in mm)
175 x 134 x 62
Weight (g)
976
Accessories
Nylon case, neoprene strap
Compass
Yes
Yes
Southern hemisphere
Southern hemisphere
Colour
Blue
Orange
Blue
Orange
51024
51025
51026
51027
PENTAX Code No.
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DCF BR 9x42
MIND THE GAP.
The new binocular is gutsy indeed! Not only does it meet the
viewer’s traditional demand for 8x and 10x magnifications, it also
has a hole in it for better grip! Ergonomically tough to beat, the
new DCF BR 9x42 features an Open Bridge design with all the
quality features found in the entire roof prism range PENTAX has
on offer: smc-fully multi-coated lenses, inner focusing, water and
dust proof, nitrogen-purged and phase correction coatings on the
BaK4 prisms. The polycarbonate housing weighs in at a mere 665
grams and offers 4-stop, helicoid eyecups. The “Super Reflection
Coating” serves to enhance light transmission and creates crystal
sharp images.
• “Super Reflection Coating” of the BaK4 prisms
• Unsurpassed ergonomic design
• Nitrogen-purged and therefore water and dust proof
• Inner focusing
• Polycarbonate housing weighing in at only 665g.
DCF BR 9x42
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
Type
Lens Coating
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
Exit Pupil
Eye Relief
Eyecups
9x
42 mm
Full-size Roof in Open Bridge design
Fully Multi-coated
BaK4 with Super Reflective and High Resolution Phase Correcting Coating
19.4
107 m
2.5 m
4.7 mm
18 mm
4x Multi-Stop Twist-Up
Waterproof
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
Tripod adaptor
Yes TP-3 - PENTAX Code No. 69554
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
147 x 128 x 59
665
62598
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DCF BC 9x32
STRAIGHT DOWN
THE MIDDLE.
The DCF BC 9x32 is an ergonomic masterpiece and a gap-filler
indeed. Cutting straight through the middle of tradition with
9x magnification, this “midget” has sensational optics. Thanks to
smc-fully multi coated lenses, phase correction and silver-evaporated coatings on the BaK4 prism, the DCF BC provides crystal
sharp images and superb contrast. Ergonomically tough to beat,
the DCF BC 9x32 has all the quality features found in the entire
roof prism range PENTAX has on offer: inner focusing, water and
dust proof and nitrogen-purged. The polycarbonate housing
weighs in at a mere 500 grams and offers 5-stop, helicoid eyecups. Regardless of application, the total package this lightweight
has to offer is a winner.
DCF BC 9x32
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
Type
Lens Coating
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
Exit Pupil
Eye Relief
Eyecups
Waterproof
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
• Unsurpassed ergonomic Open Bridge design
• Nitrogen-purged and therefore water and dust proof
• Inner focusing
• Polycarbonate housing weighing in at only 500g.
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
9x
32 mm
Semi-Compact Roof in Open Bridge design
Fully Multi-coated
BaK4 High Resolution Phase Correcting Coating
16.9
117 m
2.5 m
3.6 mm
16 mm
5x Multi-Stop Twist-Up
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
No
138 x 128 x 52
500
62597
DCF NV
FULL-SIZE PERFORMER IN A SEMI-COMPACT BODY.
When (relatively) small binoculars start doing what (relatively) big
binoculars are supposed to do, then we at PENTAX know we are
doing something right! Performance as demonstrated by the
DCF NV is not normal … it’s extraordinary! Great value for money
– its body is constructed from light-weight polycarbonate and
extremely durable. Extra features, such as the fully multi-coated
lenses, ensure excellent resolution and contrast under tough
conditions.
DCF NV
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
10x
36 mm
36 mm
Type
Semi-Compact Roof
Lens Coating
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
Fully Multi-coated
BaK4 with High Resolution Phase Correcting coating
17.0
19.0
114 m
96 m
3m
3m
Exit Pupil
4.5 mm
3.6 mm
Eye Relief
16 mm
17.5 mm
Eyecups
Twist-Up
Waterproof
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
With adapter N – PENTAX Code No. 69553
155 x 129 x 53
155 x 129 x 53
640
640
62486
62487
• Comfortable large diameter ocular lens and eye-relief
• Light weight reinforced polycarbonate body
• Rigid rubber housing with extra large focus wheel
• Twist-up eyecups
• Fully waterproof and nitrogen-purged
DCF LV
LIGHT VISION MEETS
HIGH-END EXPECTATIONS.
It is compact and overloaded with high performance features to
deliver outstanding viewing enjoyment. The sleek, fully rubberised
and waterproof body includes a large focus wheel and twist-up
eyecups for comfortable handling. The DCF LV is your ideal compact companion where optical performance is desired: with an
impressively sharp and high-contrast image and excellent resolution!
• Lightweight magnesium body
• 9 x 28: an ideal combination of field of view and magnification
• Super-reflective prism finish, combined with phase correcting coating
• Comfortable eye-relief at 18mm and close-focus to 3 metres
• Fully rubberised body with extra large focus wheel
• 4 position twist-up eyecups
• Click-stop diopter adjustment
DCF LV
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
Type
Lens Coating
Prism
9x
28 mm
Semi-Compact Roof
Fully Multi-coated
BaK4 with High Resolution Phase Correcting coating
Twilight Factor
15.9
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
98 m
Close focus
Exit Pupil
Eye Relief
Eyecups
Waterproof
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
3m
3.1 mm
18 mm
Multi-Stop Twist-Up
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
No
117 x 115 x 44
365
62599
21
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DCF SW
SLIM & WATERPROOF BENCHMARK IN COMPACT ERGONOMICS.
This dual-axis, compact design is popular because it easily fits into
your pocket when folded. The DCF SW combines this great feature
with top quality lens and prism elements. No compromises in optical performance. What you will find is great clarity and crisp viewing. The modern design ensures good ergonomics for viewing,
handling and easy focusing.
• Fully waterproof and nitrogen-purged (JIS Class 6)
• Super Reflective Prism coating, including phase correction coating
• Rubber covered body provides protection and grip
DCF SW
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
10x
25 mm
25 mm
Type
Compact Roof
Lens Coating
Prism
Fully Multi-coated
BaK4 with High Resolution Phase Correcting coating
Twilight Factor
14.1
15.8
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
96 m
87 m
Close focus
3m
3m
Exit Pupil
3.1 mm
2.5 mm
Eye Relief
21 mm
20 mm
Eyecups
• Twist-up eyecups
Waterproof
• Click-stop diopter adjustment
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
Twist-Up
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
No
110 x 105 x 40
110 x 105 x 40
300
300
62593
62594
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porro prism
Type of construction: Porro Prism
Can be recognised with the eyepiece positioned off-line from the
objective lens.
Advantage:
• Less expensive
• Good Optical Quality
Disadvantage:
• Less compact
• More awkward to hold for longer periods
PAPILIO
50cm!!! What More could you want?
The Papilio is a unique binocular. Of course it’s a fine and compact
companion on nature trails and holidays, but when your interests
are flowers, insects, bugs or butterflies the Papilio turns out to be
an indispensable instrument. No other binocular combines fine
handling and easy viewing with an unsurpassed close focus of only
50cm! You can observe nature in its natural habitat without disturbing or missing the finest detail.
PAPILIO
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
6.5x
8.5x
21 mm
21 mm
Type
Multi-coated
Prism
BaK4
11.7
13.4
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
131 m
105 m
Close focus
0.50 m
0.50 m
Exit Pupil
3.2 mm
2.5 mm
Eye Relief
15 mm
Waterproof
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
PENTAX Code No.
•
Aspherical lens elements providing edge-to-edge sharpness
•
High Quality BaK4 prism to enhance transmission and resolution
•
Dual-axis, single body housing with synchronized eye-piece IPD
adjustment
•
Rubber covered body provides protection and grip
Multi-Stop Twist-Up
•
Twist-up eyecups
No
•
Fine diopter adjustment and fast and easy central fine-focusing
15 mm
Eyecups
Weight (g)
Convergent Lens Optical System Engineering (CLOSE) allows close
focus to 50cm – unique in the market
Porro Compact
Lens Coating
Twilight Factor
•
With adapter U – PENTAX Code No. 69552
114 x 110 x 55
116 x 110 x 55
290
290
62215
62216
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PCF WPII
A ROUGH & TOUGH,
WATERPROOF PERFORMER.
PCF WPII
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
10x
12x
20x
40 mm
50 mm
50 mm
60 mm
Type
Full-size Porro
Lens Coating
Fully Multi-coated
Prism
Twilight Factor
BaK4
17.9
22.4
24.5
34.6
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
110 m
87 m
73 m
38 m
Close focus
3.5 m
5.5 m
5.5 m
8.0 m
Exit Pupil
5 mm
5 mm
4.2 mm
3.0 mm
Eye Relief
20 mm
20 mm
20 mm
21 mm
Eyecups
Multi-Stop Twist-Up
Waterproof
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
• Durable aluminum die-cast body
• Aspherical eye-piece elements
• Nitrogen-purged
• High Quality BaK4 prism to enhance light transmission and resolution
Yes (JIS Class 6) – Nitrogen purged
Tripod adaptor
This binocular was created for heavy duty applications. The rubber armoured waterproof and nitrogen-purged body withstands
weather, dust or rough impact. Add high imaging capability and
you have a binocular that will accompany you to the extremes, on
land or on water! Includes a power­ful 20 x 60 for long-range or
astronomy observations.
With adapter N – PENTAX Code No. 69553
• Long eye-relief for viewing with or without spectacles
136 x 178 x 76
178 x 183 x 79
178 x 183 x 79
224 x 195 x 85
850
1,060
1,080
1,400
• Full hard rubber armoured body for maximum protection and grip
65807
65808
65809
65810
• Large central focus knob with locking system
• 3-stop twist-up eyecups
• Click-stop diopter adjustment
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XCF
AFFORDABLE EXCELLENCE.
The XCF range offers many of the features of more expensive
bino­culars, with the added benefit of exceptional value. Ruggedly
styled with a full-rubber housing, including the extra large central
focusing wheel. They feature exceptional optical performance
including high quality BaK4 prisms.
• Durable aluminum die cast body
• High Quality BaK4 prism to enhance light transmission and resolution
• Fully rubber armoured body
• Large central focus wheel
• For spectacle wearers: soft rubber eyecups that can easily be folded
back
• Click-stop diopter adjustment
XCF
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
10x
12x
16x
40 mm
50 mm
50 mm
50 mm
Type
Full size Porro
Lens Coating
Multi-coated
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1,000 metres)
Close focus
BaK4
17.9
22.4
24.5
28.3
143 m
114 m
98 m
61 m
6m
9m
9m
10.3 m
Exit Pupil
5.0 mm
5.0 mm
4.2 mm
3.1 mm
Eye Relief
13 mm
13 mm
11 mm
13 mm
Eyecups
Fold-Down
Waterproof
No
Tripodadaptor
Size (L x W x H in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
With adapter N – PENTAX Code No.69553
131 x 187 x 56
166 x 198 x 56
166 x 198 x 56
770
900
900
166 x 198 x 56
900
65791
65792
65793
65794
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UCF XII
BRIGHT AND SHARP IN A
SLEEK DESIGN.
UCF XII
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
10x
25 mm
25 mm
Type
Porro Compact
Lens Coating
Multi-coated
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
BaK4
14.1
15.8
108 m
87 m
1.9 m
1.9 m
Exit Pupil
3.1 mm
2.5 mm
Eye Relief
15 mm
15 mm
Eyecups
Pull-Up Multi-Stop
Waterproof
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
No
With adapter U – PENTAX Code No. 69552
115 x 110 x 55
115 x 110 x 56
300
300
62211
62212
The UCF range takes a different approach. The dual-axis, inverted
porro prism design is compact and light weight. Combine this with
aspherical lens elements for edge-to-edge sharpness, BaK4 prisms
and multi-coated lenses you get a star performer ideal as a travel
companion, for outdoor events or for general purpose usage.
• Inverted porro prism design
• Aspherical lens elements providing edge-to-edge sharpness
• High Quality BaK4 prism to enhance transmission and resolution
• Dual-axis, single body design with synchronized eye-piece
IPD adjustment
• Black rubber armouring
• Pull-up eyecups
• Centrally-located lockable diopter adjustment
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UCF ZOOM II
MAXIMUM VIEWING FLEXIBILITY.
The UCF Zoom II is multi-functional wizard! In one compact and
lightweight binocular you have the power to observe with 8 to 16x
mag­­nification by simply turning the central wheel. Add to this the
aspherical lens elements for edge-to-edge sharpness, BaK4 prisms
and multi-coated lenses to enhance brightness & contrast, and
voilà, you have the perfect travel companion who won’t let you
miss a thing!
• Inverted porro prism design
• Aspherical lens elements providing edge-to-edge sharpness
• High Quality BaK4 prism to enhance transmission and resolution
• Dual-axis, single body design with synchronized eye-piece
IPD adjustment
• Black rubber armouring
• Pull-up eyecups
• Centrally-located lockable diopter adjustment
UCF ZOOM II
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
Type
Lens Coating
Prism
8 - 16x
21 mm
Porro Compact
Multi-coated
BaK4
Twilight Factor
13.0-18.3
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
87-52 m
Close focus
Exit Pupil
Eye Relief
Eyecups
Waterproof
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
3m
2.6-1.3 mm
14-11 mm
Twist-Up Multi-Stop
No
With adapter U – PENTAX Code No. 69552
111 x 111 x 55
310
62217
UCF WP
THE WATERPROOF WONDER.
The UCF line-up continues with another highlight! We continue
with the classic dual-axis and inverted porro prism design which
makes it compact and light weight. We also continue to use
aspherical lens elements for edge-to-edge sharpness, BaK4 prisms
and multi-coated lenses. But we didn’t stop there … we also make
it fully water­proof to JIS Class 6 standards! Just so you can tell
the difference between other members of the family we gave the
body deep, blue-tinted armouring.
UCF WP
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
10x
25 mm
25 mm
Type
Porro Compact
Lens Coating
Multi-coated
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
BaK4
14.1
15.8
108 m
87 m
1.9 m
1.9 m
Exit Pupil
3.1 mm
2.5 mm
Eye Relief
15 mm
Eyecups
Waterproof
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
15 mm
Twist-Up Multi-Stop
Yes (JIS Class 6)
With adapter U – PENTAX Code No. 69552
116 x 110 x 69
116 x 112 x 69
350
350
62608
62609
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• Inverted porro prism design
• Aspherical lens elements providing edge-to-edge sharpness
• High Quality BaK4 prism to enhance transmission
and resolution
• Dual-axis, single body design with synchronised eye-piece IPD
adjustment
• Deep, blue-tinted rubber armouring for maximum
protection and grip
• Pull-up eyecups combined with comfortable eye-relief
• Centrally-located lockable diopter adjustment
UCF R
LIGHT AND COMPACT WITH
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE.
Easily recognised by the dual-axis and classic inverted porro prism
design, even our entry model has all the features of a starperformer: aspherical lens elements for edge-to-edge sharpness,
multi-coated lenses for great light transmission. Whether you use
it for indoor or outdoor events, you will be pleasantly surprised by
the clarity and sharpness of the image … and surprisingly affordable too.
• Inverted porro prism design
• Aspherical eyepiece lens elements
• Dual-axis, single body design with synchronised
eye-piece IPD adjustment
• Protective rubber housing
• Pull-up eyecups
• Light weight and compact
UCF R
Magnification
Objective lens diameter
8x
10x
21 mm
21 mm
Type
Porro Compact
Lens Coating
Multi-coated
Prism
Twilight Factor
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
Close focus
BK7
13.0
14.5
108 m
87 m
2.8 m
2.8 m
Exit Pupil
2.6 mm
2.1 mm
Eye Relief
13 mm
Eyecups
Waterproof
No
Tripod adaptor
Size (LxWxH in mm)
Weight (g)
PENTAX Code No.
9.5 mm
Pull-up
No
83 x 110 x 48
80 x 110 x 48
210
210
62209
62210
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Jupiter III
SMALL AND PORTABLE.
There is no excuse not to have binoculars. Because at just 160
grams and particularly small the Jupiter III binoculars are suitable in different situations. BaK4 prisms and multi-coating on the
built-in lenses, give this optical mini an exceptionally high
contrast-rich, bright view.
JUPITER III
Magnification
8x
Objective lens diameter
21 mm
Type
Compact reverse porro-prism binocular
Lens Coating
Multi-coated
Prism
BaK4
Twilight Factor
12.96
Field of View (at 1.000 m)
123 m
Minimum focus
Jupiter III is the perfect partner for sporting events, concerts,
as well as for hiking and traveling.
• Multi-coated lenses
• Ultra-compact
• Inner focus
• BaK4 prisms
• Diopter correction
3.5 m
Exit Pupil
2.62 mm
Eye Relief
10 mm
Eyecups
Rubber
Tripod adaptor
No
Size (LxWxH in mm)
83 x 115 x 30
Weight (g)
Colour
160
Black
Accessories
PENTAX Code No.
Silver
Green
Case, Strap, Cleaning Cloth
51028
51029
51036
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PENTAX Binocular Selection Matrix.
Magnification
Pictogram
Purpose and General description
GENERAL PURPOSE: Reasonably compact, easy to carry and easy to use.
No long observations periods.
Objective Diameter
6 – 8x
10 – 12x
12x more
up to 28mm
28 – 36mm
42 – 60mm
DCF ED
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WILDLIFE OBSERVATION: Use for long distance (safari, nature scenery)
Extreme conditions: fully waterproof. Long observation time
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Preferably fully waterproof.
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BIRD WATCHING: Maximum resolution and contrast.
Long Observation time – comfortable viewing. Fully waterproof.
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NATURE / FLORA OBSERVATION: Maximum resolution and contrast.
Close Focus. Long Observation time at short distance - compact and light weight.
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HUNTING: Use for long distance surveying. Extreme conditions; fully waterproof.
Easy to handle with gloves. Low-light conditions.
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MARINE / WATERSPORT: Fully waterproof. Extreme conditions.
Low-light conditions. Comfortable viewing. Full-size. Easy to use.
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OUTSIDE SPORT / EVENTS: Low magnification, easy to focus,
compact and light-weight.
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ASTRONOMY: High Power, large objective for low light.
Use on a tripod.
Before selecting ask yourself some questions:
Finding the binocular that best suits your needs is highly personal, and the expertise and help of your PENTAX dealer can be invaluable.
However, it is best to ask yourself some questions first, and in doing so this will guide you to the right unit to test and select:
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For what (main) purpose will the binocular be used?
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How important is size and weight?
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Is the binocular to be used in low-light conditions, in rough weather and / or near surroundings of water?
•
Will you be using your binocular with spectacles?
smc Lens Coating
BaK4 Prism System
Hydrophobic Coating
Phase Correcting Coating
Aspherical Lens
50cm Macro Function
JIS 6 Waterproof
ED Objective Lens
Inner Focussing
JIS 4 Water Resistant
Dielectric Coating
Multi Coated Lens
Nitrogen Purged
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most suitable
least suitable
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Type of Tripod Adapter
TP-3
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ROOF PRISM FAMILIES
PORRO PRISM FAMILIES
DCF SP
DCF BR 9x42
DCF CS
DCF BC 9x32
DCF LV
DCF NV
DCF SW
marine 7x50
PAPILIO
PCF WPII
UCF XII
UCF Zoom II
UCF WP
UCF R
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SPotting Scopes
35
36
GET FRIENDLY WITH NATURE!
Once nature has taken you in as a friend the whole world opens
up for exploration and observation. Hiking to difficult or inaccessible places to witness creatures that don’t want to be seen or
disturbed is a serious challenge. For those close encounters you
crave, and some you don’t, a PENTAX spotting scope will be your
perfect partner. Spotting scopes are not used exclusively by pro-
fessionals who want to document and publish their findings. Nor
is it only the passionate, high-ranking amateur. Actually, PENTAX
spotting scopes and eyepieces are there for anyone with a desire
to get close, to see detail, to experience beauty.
PENTAX QUALITY.
Our reputation for perfectly engineered telescopes, used by universities and observatories all over the world, has to be maintained – that is the PENTAX way! The eyepieces used on our spotting scopes are rated as being some of the best in the world
because they were originally designed for the exacting standards
of astronomers. This is not just our view! This is what we are told
– repeatedly – by professional astronomers and ornithologists.
Understandably … we see no reason to doubt them! We are confident that we can hold our own among the top-end European
alternatives.
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PENTAX Spotting scope Technology explained.
1
1.25inch / 31.7mm Eyepiece Connector
2
The large-sized, 31.7mm (1.25inch) eyepiece connector will give
you a serious advantage. This sizeable connector allows you to use
high-­end eyepieces (from PENTAX or specialist manufacturers) that
provide a clearer, brighter and edge-to-edge sharper image. The
large receptacle also provides you with a fundamentally more
stable basis to use your spotting scope for photography.
SMC Multi-Layer lens Coating
The PENTAX smc lens coating is renowned in the industry. Not only
does this coating improve contrast and resolution – it also optimises
light-transmission throughout the whole light spectrum,
thereby allowing well-balanced and colour-correct image
reproduction.
3
Functional High-tech-design
PENTAX spotting scopes are built from solid yet lightweight Magnesium-alloy with full body rubber armouring. A built-in retractable
lens shade cuts excessive light and protects against the weather
elements (standard on all scopes!). No need to worry about
rain anyway – all the PF-bodies are fully waterproof and
Nitrogen purged (JIS Class 6).
2
6
3
1
4
4
inner focusing
The InnerFocus function is critical to lowmaintenance and long life guarantee. Exposure to airbourne particles and moisture is
avoided, thereby ensuring that no outside influences can penetrate the binocular
housing and disrupt functionality.
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2
5
6
Nitrogen Purged
Nitrogen is a chemical element and a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It contains little humidity and is therefore used to “purge”
binoculars and spotting scopes of the high-humidity air that is part
of our environment. Due to the low humidity factor, nitrogen prevents condensation from forming on the internal lenses of optical
instruments during phases of rapid temperature change. Also, because nitrogen is purged into the optical instrument at
slightly above atmospheric pressure, dust and other miniscule particles are prevented from entering the housing.
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ED-Objective with Lanthanum Lens Elements
The ultimate objective when building top optics is to reproduce the
image free from chromatic aberration and absolutely colour correct.
This is an absolute must for critical users but can only be achieved
by using ED-glass (Extra-low Dispersion) in combination with Lanthanum glass. This sophisticated rare-earth mineral has very low
dispersion and favourable refraction values. You will find
ED-objective lens elements, in combination with Lanthanum
lens elements, on all PENTAX spotting scopes.
PF-65EDII/65EDA II
HAPPY TRAILS – CONVENIENCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE.
On off-track walking trails you’re often limited in the amount of
equipment that you can carry over long distances. The one compromise you do not want to make is in viewing performance – here
the PF-65 range is the perfect answer. It was designed with lightweight and compact specifications as a high priority. However, you
can still expect the best, such as an ED-Objective lens, smc lens
coatings, and a magnesium-alloy body.
PF-65EDIIPF-65ED AII
Type
Objective lens / Lens Elements
Porro prism straight type
Focal Length
390 mm
Effective aperture
f/6
Attachment Diameter
1.25” (31.7 mm)
Focusing range
approx. 5 m to infinity
Eyepiece Ring
Collar
Colour
• Lightweight and compact Magnesium-alloy body construction
• Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Objective lens-system combined with
Lanthanum glass elements for maximum resolution and minimum
chromatic aberration
• Easy to reach centrally positioned focusing wheel
• Durable rubber armoured body provides maximum
protection and grip
• Multi adjustable tripod socket with a rotating mechanism withlocking
screw allowing variable viewing positions
• Delivered with field-usage carrying case and PENTAX warranty
• Available in 45° angle (EDA II) and straight design (EDII)
• Spotting scope and eyepiece available separately or as a kit
Waterproof
black
1 m depth (JIS Class 6) - Nitrogen purged
Accessories
Weight (g)
Size (L x W x H)
PENTAX Code No.
Porro prism 45° angle type
65 mm ED-glass with five lens elements in three groups
Lens cap, carrying case
1,050
1,070
270 x 115 x 85
270 x 120 x 85
70966
70967
PF-80ED/80EDA
HIGH-END PERFORMANCE
TERRESTRIAL VIEWING.
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The PF-80 enables hours of comfortable viewing without distortion or chromatic aberrations and with maximum resolution. Its
clarity and brightness are “clearly” the result of the 80mm EDObjective lens and Lanthanum glass elements – in addition to our
smc lens coatings. The sum of all these high-end components is
our contribution to the pinnacle of the market with no compromises. By adding a high-end digital SLR with an adaptor you are
ready for a photo safari!
• Durable magnesium-alloy body construction
• Built-in retractable lens shade
• Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Objective lens system combined with
Lanthanum glass elements for maximum resolution and minimum
chromatic aberration
• Durable rubber armoured body provides maximum protection and grip
• Multi adjustable tripod socket with a rotating mechanism with
locking screw allowing variable viewing positions
• Delivered with field-usage carrying case and PENTAX warranty
• Available in 45° angle (EDA) and straight design (ED)
• Spotting scope and eyepiece available separately or as a kit
PF-80EDPF-80ED A
Type
Objective lens / Lens Elements
Focal Length
Effective aperture
Porro prism straight type
500 mm
520 mm
f/6.25
f/6.5
Attachment Diameter
1.25” (31.7 mm)
Focusing range
approx. 5.8 m to infinity
Eyepiece Ring
Collar
Colour
Waterproof
black
1 m depth (JIS Class 6) - Nitrogen purged
Accessories
Weight (g)
Size (L x W x H)
PENTAX Code No.
Porro prism 45° angle type
80 mm ED-glass with three lens elements in three groups
Lens cap, carrying case
1,400
1,600
397 x 120 x 98
415 x 135 x 100
70930
70950
PF-100ED
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL.
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The PF-100ED is without doubt the best you can get … short of
building your own! The 100mm ED-Objective lens and Lanthanum
glass gather light with spectacular resolution and clarity.
Combined with smc lens coatings and the superior XW eyepieces,
you will enjoy razor-sharp edge-to-edge images – not only for terrestrial and also for lunar and planetary observation. By simply
adding a PENTAX SLR camera and adapter, the PF-100ED transforms into a formidable telephoto lens for fine detail photography.
• Durable magnesium-alloy body construction
PF-100ED
Type
Objective lens / Lens Elements
Focal Length
Effective aperture
Attachment Diameter
Focusing range
Porro prism straight type
100 mm ED-glass with three lens elements in three groups
625 mm
f/6.25
1.25” (31.7 mm)
approx. 8.5 m to infinity
Eyepiece Ring
Collar
Colour
black
Waterproof
1 m depth (JIS Class 6) - Nitrogen purged
Accessories
Lens cap, carrying case
Weight (g)
Size (L x W x H)
PENTAX Code No.
2,600
510 x 134 x 117
70940
• Built-in retractable lens shade
• Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Objective lens system combined with
Lanthanum glass elements for maximum resolution and minimum
chromatic aberration
• Large focusing wheel allowing effortless fine focusing
• Durable rubber armoured body provides maximum protection and grip
• Multi adjustable tripod socket with a rotating mechanism with locking
screw allowing variable viewing positions
• Delivered with field-usage carrying case and PENTAX warranty
O-GPS1 with ASTROTRACER
Digiscoping with a New Dimension.
By mounting the O-GPS1 onto the hotshoe of a PENTAX K-5, K-r
or 645D DSLR camera*, the user can record the latitude, longitude, altitude, universal time coordinated (UTC) and aspect of
shooting locations onto captured images. Image files carrying GPS
location data, can be used to track shooting locations and review
location data on a PC. By coupling GPS data with the camera’s SR
(Shake Reduction) system, the unit offers a range of unique,
advanced applications, including ASTROTRACER, Simple Navigation and Electronic Compass.
Using mapping software such as Google Earth™, the user can
recall shooting locations and directions on a map.
* Some of the O-GPS1’s functions may not be available when used with the 645D. To use the
O-GPS1 properly with a compatible PENTAX digital SLR, the camera’s firmware must be
updated to the latest version.
Note: When the O-GPS1 is used in locations where it cannot receive signals from GPS satellites,
location data may be in error or missing.
Note: Google and Google Earth are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Google Inc.
Note: All other brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• GPS function to record location data
• ASTROTRACER function for astronomical photography
• Simple Navigation to indicate location data to a destination
• Electronic Compass function to indicate and record direction
• Simplified weather-resistant construction for use in light rain
• Independent power source (one AAA-size battery) to eliminate
the need for power supply from the camera body
PENTAX Code No. 39012
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PENTAX EYEPIECES
Compact Precision Engineering.
We at PENTAX believe that the eyepiece is crucial to the overall optical performance of spotting scopes. That is why our eyepieces are
engineered to the exacting standards originally required by the astronomy community. Furthermore, that is why we made the 1.25 inch
(31.7mm) connector our standard. We are among an elite few who use rare materials like Lanthanum glass to optimise light transmission for unsurpassed clarity and brightness. Successfully, it seems, since astronomers and ornithologists agree that PENTAX eyepieces
are among the best available world-wide.
XW-SERIES + XL-Zoom
XF-SERIES
XW-10
XW-3,5
XF-8,5
XF-12
XW-20
XW-5
XW-7
XL-ZOOM
8-24mm
XF-Zoom
6,5-19,5mm
The absolute high-end in eyepieces: from beginning to end fully
equip­ped to provide an edge-to-edge razor sharp image, free of
aber­ration and with maximum resolution and clarity.
We can economise but we will never compromise our optical quality. The XF-series, in conjunction with the PF-65EDII / 65EDAII,
offers ex­cellent value for money.
• Up to 8 lens elements in 4 groups. Fully blacked inside to
minimize internal reflections
• 6 lens elements in 4 groups. Full blacked inside to minimize
internal reflections
• Extra lens elements to reduce spherical aberration of the human
eye (the so called “black-out” effect)
• Optimal usability and viewing comfort wit a 60° apparent
angle of view*
• Maximum usability and viewing comfort with 70° apparent
angle of view*
• Eye relief up to a comfortable 18mm
• Eye relief at a comfortable 20mm, also eyewear users can have
a comfortable view
• JIS 6 weatherproof so well protected against wet (outdoor)
conditions or night-time dew
• Twist-up rubber eyecup
* except Zoom
• Comfortable soft rubber eyecup
* except Zoom
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SPOTTING SCOPE + EYEPIECE SELECTION MATRIX.
XF ZooM
XF 8.5
XF 12
XL ZooM
XW 7
XW 10
XW 14
XW 20
PF-65EDII / 65EDAII
Magnification
20 – 60x
46x
32.5x
16 – 48x
55.5x
39x
28x
19.5x
Focal length (mm)
6.5 – 19.5 8.5 12.0 8 – 24 7
10 14 20
Apparent Angle of view (degrees)
42 – 60
60
60
38 – 60
70
70
70
70
Field of view (at 1,000 metres)
37 – 17 22 32 40 – 21 21 31 44 61
3.3
Exit Pupil (mm)
3.2 – 1.1 1.4 2.0 4.0 – 1.4 1.2 1.7 2.4 Eye Relief (mm)
11 – 15 18 18 18 – 22 20 20 20 20
Total weight scope + eyepiece (g)
1,310
1,220
1,225
1,620
1,460
1,460
1,435
1,425
PENTAX Code No.
70530
70531
70532
70509
70513
70514
70515
70516
PF-80ED
Magnification
26 – 78x
59x
42x
20 – 60x
71x
50x
36x
26x
Focal length (mm)
6.5 – 19.5 8.5 12.0 8 – 24 7
10 14 20
Apparent Angle of view (degrees)
42 – 60
60
60
38 – 60
70
70
70
70
Field of view (at 1,000 metres)
33 – 17 17 26 33 – 17 17 24 35 47
3.1
Exit Pupil (mm)
3.0 – 1.0 1.4 1.9 4.0 – 1.3 1.1 1.6 2.2 Eye Relief (mm)
11 – 15 18 18 18 – 22 20 20 20 20
Total weight scope + eyepiece (g)
1,640
1,550
1,555
1,950
1,790
1,790
1,765
1,755
PENTAX Code No.
70530
70531
70532
70509
70513
70514
70515
70516
PF-80EDA
Magnification
27 – 81x
61x
43x
21 – 63x
74x
52x
37x
27x
Focal length (mm)
6.5 – 19.5 8.5 12.0 8 – 24 7
10 14 20
Apparent Angle of view (degrees)
42 – 60
60
60
38 – 60
70
70
70
70
Field of view (at 1,000 metres)
28-13 16,5 24 31-16,5 16,5 24 33 45
Exit Pupil (mm)
3.0 – 1.0 1.3 1.8 3.8 – 1.3 1.1 1.6 2.2 3.0
Eye Relief (mm)
11 – 15 18 18 18 – 22 20 20 20 20
Total weight scope + eyepiece (g)
1,840
1,750
1,755
2,150
1,990
1,990
1,965
1,955
PENTAX Code No.
70530
70531
70532
70509
70513
70514
70515
70516
PF-100ED
Magnification
Focal length (mm)
32.5 – 97.5x
74x
52x
26 – 78x
90x
62x
44x
32x
6.5 – 19.5 8.5 12.0 8 – 24 7
10 14 Apparent Angle of view (degrees)
20
42 – 60
60
60
38 – 60
70
70
70
70
Field of view (at 1,000 metres)
22.5 – 11 14 21 26 – 14 14 19 28 38
Exit Pupil (mm)
3.0 – 1.0 1.4 1.9 3.8 – 1.3 1.1 1.6 2.3 3.1
Eye Relief (mm)
11 – 15 18 18 18 – 22 20 20 20 20
Total weight scope + eyepiece (g)
2,840
2,750
2,755
3,150
2,990
2,990
2,965
2,955
PENTAX Code No.
70530
70531
70532
70509
70513
70514
70515
70516
+
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FASCINATION WITH NATURE – OBSERVE AND RECORD.
Once on a fieldtrip the one thing you want to avoid is, once that
rare bird is finally in sight, not be able to record or share this event
with others. Digiscoping allows you to use your spotting scope as
a telephoto lens. This translates into less weight to carry around
and a lot less money spent on a real telephoto lens. PENTAX is
one of the few brands who also design, engineer and manufacture
Digital SLR cameras. So we are in an exceptional position to offer
you the perfect package: spotting scope, adapter and D-SLR. You
don’t have to go far to get what you want!
Digiscoping with an SLR Camera
The PF-CA35 allows you to transform your spotting scope from an
observation device into a high quality telephoto lens. This solidly
built adapter has a total of 5 lenses in 4 groups, all of them fully
multi-coated, resulting in brilliant edge to edge sharpness with
the finest detail and true colour image reproduction. The design
of the focus system is such that you can easily exchange the
adapter and camera for an eyepiece, without having to readjust
scope settings.
Technical details
• Camera connector PENTAX-K
• Size 59 x 149mm
• Weight: 250g
• Works best on a PF-80 or PF-100 scope
PF-CA35 ADAPTER
• Also compatible with EF and F bayonet mounts
+
+
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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – SOME VALUABLE TIPS.
It is important to remember digiscoping is an added bonus to your
field expertise. To take successful pictures, however, requires
practice, practice, and more practice! When getting started, set
up your equipment in the back garden and simply shoot a lot of
pictures. Try to work with different light conditions and – very
important – take tons of pictures. Keep in mind that you rarely
get that perfect picture with maximum magnification settings of
camera and scope. Sometimes less is more! Also, use a good
stable tripod and have extra sets of batteries and memory cards
handy. Last, but not least, always use a remote control or delayed
shutter release for sharp images.
In combination with DSLR and adapter spotting scopes become
high-power telephoto lenses
Focal length
Aperture Ratio
Angle of View
Min. Focusing Distance
PF-100ED
1,910 mm
1:12.5
1.3°
+/- 9.2 m
PF-80EDA
1,530 mm
1:12.5
1.6°
+/- 6.5 m
PF-80ED
1,530 mm
1:12.5
1.6°
+/- 6.5 m
PF-65EDA
1,190 mm
1:12
2.1°
+/- 5.4 m
PF-65ED
1,190 mm
1:12
2.1°
+/- 5.4 m
Digiscoping with a Compact Camera
The UNIVERSAL ADAPTER with CDC digital camera mount allows
attachment of almost any compact digital camera (regardless of
manufacturer) to the full range of PENTAX spotting scopes using
XL and XF Zoom eyepieces. The extremely practical and easily
adjustable design of the adapter, along with the high quality optics
of the PENTAX scopes, makes this the perfect digiscoping tool.
Adjust the camera into the correct position and take that snapshot
without having to carry heavy D-SLR equipment. Fits nearly
every compact digital camera.
UNIVERSAL ADAPTER with CDC mount on XL Zoom
The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Trust, situated in the foothills of the Magaliesberg in South Africa, was established in
1971 with the aim of breeding endangered and rare species
for release into the wild. In the Autumn of 2007, in “a race
against extinction”, PENTAX Europe began its support of the
Trust’s efforts and made a modest contribution by adopting
a baby cheetah by the name of Umfana. At the time of adoption, Umfana was about 3 months old. We encourage everyone to participate in this, or similar endeavours, to preserve
a little piece of the beauty and natural splendour that surrounds us.
www.dewildt.org.za
On my travels throughout the EMEA region I come across
many nature conservation efforts worthy of support. However, none as worthy as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
situated on the outskirts of Nairobi. Elephants have always
been high on my list of lovable animals! Baby elephants, all
orphaned by poachers, encroaching civilisation or even
natural causes, are lovingly cared for and raised by many,
very dedicated individuals at the foundation. Raising these
helpless babies to the point where they can be reintegrated
into a willing herd is not only a logistical feat, but also a
financial burden. I therefore decided to become a loving
foster parent of Shukuru, who was found trapped in a
manhole when she was only 3 days old. This is her!
Christoph Brunen
Manager Business Unit Sport Optics
PENTAX Europe Imaging Systems S.A.S.
www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
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DESIGN CREDITS
The 2011-1012 Sport Optics Catalogue is the result of many creative young minds. In a design competition held among the students
of the Academy of Graphic Arts & Design (the kunstschule wandsbek) in Hamburg, the BU Sport Optics gathered a great number of
fantastic layout proposals, many elements of which now grace these pages. We at PENTAX wish to extend a special thanks to the following individuals for their contributions:
Ann Kathrin Bach, Nina Behl, Benjamin von Berckefeld, Christoph Boy, Julia Brodersen, Wendy Busse, Sabrina Dibbern, Leo Enslin,
Isabella Fischer, Janina Fockelmann, Gesche Frillmann, Sarah Fröhlich, Alina Fuchs, Manuela Grund, Sara Hoymann, Kaya Karlinski,
Thorben Kulla, Viktoria Mattern, Sandra Müller, Inga Parchmann, Bente Peters, Eugen Trotno and Peter Vasicek.
LAYOUT CREDITS
Also, we would like to extend a very special thanks to the “Implementation Team”. Your creative ideas in layout and final artwork are
highly appreciated. Above all, however, we would like to thank you for your patience and dedicated teamwork throughout this journey. Thank you all for a job well-done!
Ann Kathrin Bach, Julia Brodersen, Sarah Fröhlich and Manuela Grund
PHOTO CREDITS
A special thanks also to the following persons for their photographic contributions:
Sarah Godet and Guido Harbusch
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