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Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular USA

B&H # PE10X43DCFSP Mfr # 62616
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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Wide Angle
  • Roof Prism
  • 6.0° 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 17mm of eye relief allows most eyeglass users to see entire image area
Click-stop ±4 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 adapater 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 10x
Objective Lens Diameter 43 mm
Angle of View 6.0°
Field-of-View 315' @ 1000 yd / 104.58 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6.56' / 2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.3  mm
Eye Relief 17  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 1.60 lb / 726 g

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Pentax10x43 DCF SP Binocular
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Quality lenses (5)
  • Close focus (4)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • Wildlife viewing (4)
    • Birding (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Compact High Performance

    By Samson

    from Carmel, CA

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Adjusts For Eyeglass Use
    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Lightweight
    • Optical quality
    • Small / Compact
    • Weathersealing

    Cons

    • Carry Case Design

    Best Uses

    • Birding
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

    The overall ergonomics are fantastic. Easy to grip and easy to adjust the eyecups to brace the binos up against your face and the diopter adjustment for the right eyepiece even locks after adjusting it. These are the lightest binos of their type and quality by nearly half a pound. Image quality is excellent from edge to edge with no fringing at all.

    The only thing I do not like about them is the case that Pentax provides. The case is designed to use the binocular strap and so has no strap or even loops for attaching it to a belt. One has to either leave it in the car or carry a backpack to stash it in. The sides of the case are too short so as to provide swing room for the bino strap but as a result there is not a good dust seal to protect the binos from windblown dirt or sand.

    The binos themselves have permanently attached front covers and a one-piece cover for the rear optics that attaches to the strap. Overall this works very well.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Binoculars and they REALLY LAST!

    By Argo

    from Indianapolis

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • DURABLE
    • Easy to Use
    • Good eye relief
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution

    Cons

    • Heavy but expected
    • Not Cheap

    Best Uses

    • Birding
    • Travel

    Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

    As others have noted these are great binoculars. I wear glasses and they have fine releaf. I have owned them now for 6 years and used them heavily, they are always in my car they have travled around the world with me, rain or shine. When I first got them my lift-list of birds exploded as I could now clearly ID many birds that my 8X 40s missed. Very comfortable, durable, simply a wonderful product

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Binoculars!!

    By Don

    from Evansville, WI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Birding

      Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

      It is great for birding. I had older pair of DCF SP 8x43. Really like the 10 power. I also like the life time warranty.

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      5.0

      Best bang for the buck ...

      By RPC

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Resolution

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

        Bought these for wildlife viewing / water proof and fog proof - really love the rubberised exterior. Nice flat field of vision / fast to focus and I really like the built in eye cups that extend or compress. Overall unit is much smaller than I expected - a nice bonus.

        Really great value / I did a bit of comparison shopping before landing on these ... and now that I own them and have used them a bit - the reviews are spot on : great binoculars & great features : at a very reasonable price.

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        • 10
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        5.0

        Great Product

        By Dan

        from Nebraska

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

          Very good optics built like a tank you get more then you pay for that is what Pentax is know for you will not be disapointed.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Very Nice Binoculars

          By Suze

          from Mount Dora, Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Difficult To Focus

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

          I purchased these binoculars for bird watching. They are very light weight and the optical quality is great. I'm having a little trouble adjusting them for my eye spacing - hoping this will resolve itself as I become more familiar with them.

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          • No

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          5.0

          [headline to convince you to buy these]

          By Jeff

          from NYC, NY

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Sporting Events/Concerts
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

            I use these almost exclusively for birdwatching and they are the best pair of binoculars I've ever owned and I've owned many. The price point on Pentax's line of optics is an amazing deal. These are as clear and bright as many other pair that are up to $1,000 more in price. My priorities of close focus, light-weight, and water/fog proof are pretty standard these days, so it came down to the overall feel and ease. I couldn't be happier. [...]

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            excellent one!

            By josh z

            from Shanghai, China

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

              i'm recently get interested in birding. and this is my first binocular. i chose pentax because the pentax binoculars have a very good profile and comparatively lower prices.

              judging from my recent experiences with this bino, i would say it provides fairly good optical performance and yet the price is much lower than those german ones. it is super compact - could be easily fit into my national geographic satchel and now i bring it with me almost every time i get to the parks. it also gives me a great user experience in terms of the easiness of using - focusing is extremely convenient and close.

              would probably try another bino from pentax when i upgrade my gear.

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              5.0

              A solid and portable binocular buy

              By orthogent

              from Honolulu, HI

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Sporting Events/Concerts
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

                I use it to zero in on some constellations at night and for general use and carrying. Ten power gets you up close indeed and these are bright enough to use in all light conditions. They are not inexpensive, but not over priced for what they offer. Flat field. Good looking and very compact. Best feature is the 6 foot close focus range...that is most useful for birds and checking out the neighborhood and sports events. No regrets since I bought these. I do not use glasses, can't comment on that part...

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                5.0

                The Sleeper Binoc!

                By Ivan Heliman

                from Bronx, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Compact
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Security

                  Comments about Pentax 10x43 DCF SP Binocular:

                  Here is a SLEEPER binocular, i went to buy the CANON 12x36 IS, after holding them and realizing they felt weird to MY face and how odd they felt adjusting the two eye pieces i started to look at others, well let me tell you Robert at B&H was kind enough to pull out a few binocs in my price range and specs(10x30-42) and then pulled these out of the show case, man ooooh man these are razor sharp, have a great minimum focusing distance and felt superb against my face, the ergonomics were sweet, all the buttons and such were just a breeze, needless to say i was sold, the clarity, the feel, the nice compact size, well you get the point, they are simply excellent and beyond my expectations for a binocular in this mid price range, not cheap, but they wont break the bank. I had read a little about PENTAX glass but never thought that they would be this GREAT, i new that i wanted 10x but did not consider PENTAX, after using these for a while now it is hard to look at others in this class, they simply ROCK. Thank you Robert in the OPTICS department for your great help and info, i am super satisfied and would recommend these to anyone looking at mid range Binocs! I dont use glasses so i can't comment on that subject! Also i was sold on the fact that they are FOG proof and water proof, so when entering exhibits like at the ZOO where climates change all of a sudden these are nice as they stay clear as can be....Ivan!

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