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Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular USA

B&H # PE8X40PCFWP2 Mfr # 65807
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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Porro Prism
  • 6.3° Angle of View

As Pentax's premium porro prism binocular, the PCF WP models offer astounding optical performance with a stylish design that's fully waterproof & fogproof. Ideal for harsh climates full of impacts and extremes of temperature and precipitation, their aspherical lens elements and BaK-4 porro prisms with phase coatings render your observations into the razor-sharp stratosphere of world class optics. Each model in the series gives a whopping 20mm or more of eye relief, and they'll all take the optional tripod adapter. The PCF WP II 8x40 is a classic birder's tool, and is also ideal for most stadium sports applications.

This is the "II" version of the popular PCF WP series, featuring improvements in the sculpting of the housing as well as the eyecups.

JIS Class 6 waterproofing (submersible to 1 meter)
Each air-to-glass surface is fully multicoated
±4 Dioptric correction in locking click stops
57-72mm Interpupillary adjustment range
Improved locking helicoid-type eyecups
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 40 mm
Angle of View 6.3°
Field-of-View 331' @ 1000 yd / 109.89 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 137.80" / 3.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.0  mm
Eye Relief 20  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 57 - 72 mm / .19 - .24'
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 5.35 x 2.99 x 7.01" / 13.59 x 7.59 x 17.81  cm
Weight 1.76 lb / 798 g
Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular
  • Soft Padded Case
  • Woven Strap
  • Push-On Objective Caps
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Pentax "Worry Free" Warranty
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    Pentax8x40 PCF WP II Binocular
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (13)
    • Quality lenses (12)
    • Works well with glasses (12)
    • Waterproof (7)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (11)
      • Wildlife viewing (11)
      • Sporting events/concerts (7)
      • Hunting (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (10), Avid adventurer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Consistent Mnfctrng,...

      By casualuser

      from Michigan

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

        This is the second pair I purchased in 2 weeks. The second pair was identical to the first optically, i.e., edge of field, brightness, mechanically.

        Chose these binoculars for their usable field of view, weight and general purpose. This is a very good set for both terrestrial and astronomical use.

        Similar 8x40's at this price point state a wider field of view but the useable field is actually smaller. That is because some manufacturers begin the lens curvature, for lens to frame fit, sooner than with the Pentax process.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Very good for the price

        By StarGazer

        from Michigan

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

          Purchased this as a gift and now returning to buy for myself.

          Bought for the following reasons:

          - Price point with regard to quality.
          - Dual use, day time and astronomy.
          - useful edge-of-field, good.
          - optical coating great for this price point.

          I would have expected a wider field of view in this size binocular but from the research I did this set actually has as much useable field of view as those advertising a wider degrees. Overall, happy with purchase and B&H handling of the same.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Quality/Value

          By Mike G.

          from Texas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

          I am an avid outdoor-est and love viewing wildlife. After my first pair of PCF WP II binoculars were stolen, I decided to purchased another brand and type which had very good reviews. Well that was a big mistake. I purchased my second pair of PCF WP II binoculars and could not be happier. The clarity is exceptional and they are easily adjusted. Some reviews complain about the lens covers not fitting well, I'll concede that point. Some say they're heavy, maybe for some. I'm more than willing to deal with these minor inconveniences to have a pair of these great binoculars.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good value

          By Devan the dude

          from Kelowna, BC, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Loose Fitting Lens Cap

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

          5 stars given the low price and high optical quality!
          Also a great service by BHP photo (I ordered to Canada, they took care of the customs and delivery charge. It took 6 days from placing my order to recieving them. Shipped from New York to Western Canada).

          This is my 1st set of Bino's. My decision came down to these and the Nikon Action EX 8x40s.
          I did a lot of research online and decided on these due to their better viewable range.
          As many others have stated, the lens caps are very loose (bad design) but that doesn't bother me. I'm sure there are some modifications I can make to them so they fit better.
          They feel nice to hold, and are not too light or too heavy. Highly recommended for an amateur birder, hunter or adventurer!

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          5.0

          Good glass, good build

          By anon

          from Ohio

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bird Watching

            Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

            These are great binocs for day and night use - I bought them for Astronomy and have been very happy with the flatness of field, contrast, and off-axis views. I have a cheap pair of 10x50s that was lying around, and these both show more detail and do it with more style, despite being far lighter. Great with glasses, too (as much as any binoculars are).

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            • No

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            4.0

            nice bright clear image

            By traveler

            from Erie, pa

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Hunting
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

            Nice binoculars for the price, a bit heavy

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Binoculars

            By Stevo

            from NY

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            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 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

              I purchased the Pentax 8 x 40 PCF Binoculars mostly for birding and nature. My previous pair of binocs were also pentax and I loved them. They are 20 years old and still work great. I am giving those to my son. The new pair has many improvements that I enjoy. Waterproof and sealed tight, locking diopler focus and adjustable eye cups for when I where glasses. The optics are outstanding. Viewing is sharp with exceptional clarity. For the money you will not find a better pair of binoculars.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Quality glass and waterproof body.

              By Rob

              from Santa Barbara, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

              Spectacular quality 8 x 40 binoculars, very heavy duty construction and feel. The image is truly amazing for binoculars on this price or any price range, very bright with great eye relief for viewing with glasses, quick and responsive focusing wheel, very well positioned by the way. nice strap and heavy duty canvas bag. Image is as good or BETTER than my XW eyepieces on a PF 80 ED scope!

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              4.0

              Like these binoculars!

              By Joan

              from Bronx, NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

              • Lens covers fall off

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

              Bought these for bird-watching. They have good optics and they focus well. Rubbery surface makes it easy to hold.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Outstanding value & performance

              By Honolulu Harry

              from Thousand Oaks, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Fogproof
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Warranty
              • Waterproof
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

              Strongly recommend. I bought these binos to fill a gap in the optics I own. They are better than I expected, well made, sturdy with great optics. Bright, tack sharp color correct images rival binos costing several times as much. You will be glad you bought these as they deliver extream bang for the few bucks they cost. Water, fog & rain proof + Pentax lifetime warranty, what more do you need? Great eye relief for eyeglass wearers. Focus wheel tighter to turn than most binos but not a problem with a little use, maybe a plus as they hold a focus even if the wheel is touched. Buy 'em Dano!

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              5.0

              Great quality, great price!

              By Observer at large

              from Salt Lake City

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Lens caps

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Sporting Events/Concerts
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

              These Pentax binoculars give super sharp images and seem well made. I have other binoculars, but none focus as sharply or as perfectly. I have noticed nothing in the optics I could call a flaw. They are fully adjustable to the eyes in every respect. As an eye-glass wearer, I find their eye relief completely adequate. This model is made in China, but the only thing I would criticize it the fit of the lens caps.

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              5.0

              Great Product at Unbeatable Price

              By Always Looking Up

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

                  I use these binoculars for bird watching and they are wonderful - clear, lightweight but sturdy, easy to use. Nothing is real comfortable over glasses, but these are not too bad. I just bought a second pair for my husband here at B&H. Their price was unbeatable and I checked EVERYWHERE. [...]

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                  5.0

                  Nice Pair

                  By Local Dog

                  from North Florida

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Works Well With Glasses

                  Cons

                  • NONE AT ALL

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

                  Bought these, like these. Took the advice of the previous reviewer and am pleased to learn the review was spot on. Sometimes you just gotta believe. I'm impressed and so is my birder friend.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Binoculars!

                  By Ted

                  from Clarkston, Washington

                  Comments about Pentax 8x40 PCF WP II Binocular:

                  The Pentax 8x40's more than met my expectations. Field center is very sharp, with typical fall off toward the edge that is not bad at all. The weight, fit and feel of the Pentax standard porro prism design fits the hands very well, in fact, they are excellent for balance and steady observing. The rubberized body is very tactile and comfortable. The focus is a little stiff, but I like it that way... no wandering. Great features are internal focusing and superior waterproofing against dunks (up to 3' deep). The screw down eyecups with indents are the best I have seen. I have owned Leica 7x42 binoculars that cost over $800. The Pentax 8x40s are almost as good for a 6th of the price. Sure, the Leicas are sharper toward the edge and have a little wider field of view (1 deg.), but under normal viewing conditions, you are looking at the center of the field anyhow, and move to follow objects, making edge sharpness less important. And remember, you can buy 6 pairs of the Pentax for the price of one Leica. That means you can USE these binoculars and not be worried about them all the time, like you would a precious jewel. I am a professional photographer and a sharpness freak - and I rate these binoculars very high. Unless you need to impress your friends with Leica or Zeiss, have deep pockets, and have a deep psychological need to baby your gear, you are better off with the Pentax binoculars. Great optics, even better feel and balance, a great user, and a throw-away price. What more do you want?

                  Expertise: Professional photographer - manned lookout towers in the early 70s - hunter - birder - general observer with binoculars for over 40 years

                  Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Leica Trinovid, Bausch & Lomb Zephyr, Bushnell Custom Compacts

                  Items I Recommend: Binocular tripod attachment - get the Metal Pentax Brand Only for stability

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