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Pentax 8x43 DCF SP Binocular USA

B&H # PE8X43DCFSP Mfr # 62615
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You Pay: $499.00
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Roof Prism
  • 6.3° Angle of View

Pentax's DCF series of premium roof prism binoculars are available in a few different variants to suit your particular combination of needs and budget.

There's the basic DCF HR, offering just the brilliant optics of the series in a non-waterproofed package which shaves a bit off of the weight and price. Next are the DCF HR II, which add a sleeker design as well as nitrogen purging and O-ring seals for totally impervious waterproof and fogproof protection. Then there are the world class DCF WP classics, available in four variants and all of absolutely stunning optical quality as well as complete fogproof and waterproof protection.

Finally upon the pinnacle rests the flagship of Pentax sport optics, the DCF SP line. These are just a bit bigger than the DCF WP collection but add some fine tuning at a spare-no-expense mentality (such as stellar eyecup design, hydrophobic external lens coatings and better close focusing) for those who simply must have those extremes of performance.

Whether you're looking for the best bang for the buck or are a purist of perfection, there's a DCF roof prism beauty for you that'll likely last a lifetime.

Pentax's 7-layer Super Multi-Coating process applied to every glass surface for crisp images
BaK-4 High resolution phase-coated roof prisms with silver mirror backing
Ample 22mm of eye relief allows most eyeglass users to see entire image area
Click-stop ±3 dioptric correction will not change settings accidentally
58-74mm Interpupillary adjustment range
Magnesium frame construction with sticky rubber armoring & distinctive green and black design
Accepts optional tripod adapter for great extended viewing sessions
Incredible close focusing of just 6.6' (2.0 m) makes for great hummingbird and butterfly glassing
Twist-up eyecups with four click-stop positions accommodates every eye socket and glasses combination imaginable
Pentax "Worry Free" Warranty
Pentax will repair or replace this binocular to the original purchaser (even if damaged by fault) for a charge of $19.95.  This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage, theft or loss.  Replacement may be with comparable model at Pentax's discretion if the original model is no longer available.
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 43 mm
Angle of View 6.3°
Field-of-View 330' @ 1000 yd / 109.56 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6.56' / 2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.4  mm
Eye Relief 22  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 58 - 74 mm / 2.28 - 2.91"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 5.7 x 5.0 x 2.0" / 14.48 x 12.70 x 5.08  cm
Weight 1.53 lb / 694 g

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Pentax8x43 DCF SP Binocular
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Works well with glasses (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (3)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    2.0

    Not as good as I thought

    By Birdman

    from Maryland

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Pentax 8x43 DCF SP Binocular:

    They were way over my budget but after a lot of research, I bought a pair of these but was disappointed.

    They're heavier than I thought, I weighed them at 23.9 oz., and they are narrow, so holding them up to my eyes gave me upper arm strain. There are no finger indents so they're not the most comfortable binoculars to hold.

    Also, there was a ring around the outer edge of view that was distorted. Most disappointing was the chromatic aberrations, I could see clear red and green lines on horizontal objects, even under low contrast and only 20 feet away.

    Also, the diopter needs adjusting every time I focus from near to far and this shouldn't be on an expensive pair of binocs.

    Finally, the focus wheel is very stiff and takes many turns to go from near to far focus.

    They did bring in a lot of light and the image was crisp in the "sweet spot", but in the end it just seemed like too much money for what they are.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Excellent

    By RodneyB

    from Seattle area

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching

      Comments about Pentax 8x43 DCF SP Binocular:

      I spent a lot of time in a nautical store, looking through many different glasses, before buying these. They were *very* close to the similarly-spec'd German binocs at the time, with the only differences being that I could perceive a slightly more noticeable chromatic aberration with the sun at some angles using the Pentax glasses, and of course the price was about 1/4th the German glasses. I've had them about 4 years. I use them frequently for backyard bird watching and still enjoy them.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Professional level

      By nony

      from Rancagua, Chile

      About Me Professional Guide

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Pentax 8x43 DCF SP Binocular:

            I use it for Nature study. It is my forth lens .
            The change in sharpness is outstanding. Compared to one european from a colleague, several times the price there's no clear difference.
            Excelent optical quality, solid construction, highly recommended.
            - Desireable one more step for the eyecup.

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            5.0

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            By sk play soccar

            from neveda

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Sporting Events/Concerts
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Pentax 8x43 DCF SP Binocular:

              The binocular is great

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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