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Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular USA

B&H # PE20X60PCFW2 Mfr # 65810
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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Porro Prism
  • 2.2° Angle of View

As a member of Pentax's premium porro prism binoculars series, the Pentax 20x60 PCF WP Binocular offers 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, its 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 (highly recommended in the case of this unit).  The 20x60 is an excellent big game hunter's optic as well as being perfectly suited to astronomy and long distance security tasks.

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

High-powered binoculars are difficult to hold steady by hand; a monopod (and a tripod adapter if not included with the binocular) with an incorporated fluid pan/tilt head or with such a head attached between the monopod and the binocular is highly recommended.

JIS Class 6 waterproofing (submersible to 1 meter)
Each air-to-glass surface is fully multicoated
Center focus dial with focus lock function
±4 Dioptric correction in locking click stops
57-72mm Interpupillary adjustment range
Improved locking helicoid-type eyecups
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 Porro
Magnification 20x
Objective Lens Diameter 60 mm
Angle of View 2.2°
Field-of-View 114' @ 1000 yd / 37.85 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 26.25' / 8 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.0  mm
Eye Relief 21  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 57 - 72 mm / 2.24 - 2.83"
Dioptric Correction ±4
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 7.68 x 3.35 x 8.82" / 19.51 x 8.51 x 22.40  cm
Weight 3.09 lb / 1.40 kg
Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular
  • Soft Padded Case
  • Woven Strap
  • Push-On Objective Caps
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • Pentax "Worry Free" Warranty
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    Pentax20x60 PCF WP II Binocular
     
    4.6

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

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      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (28)
    • Quality lenses (22)
    • Waterproof (17)
    • Works well with glasses (17)
    • Close focus (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (6)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (24)
    • Bird watching (19)
    • Hunting (12)
    • Sporting events/concerts (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (21), Avid adventurer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Pentax Binos for distances

    I have owned these Pentax 20x60 binoculars for a year and use them frequently. Best features are the ergonomics of the housing, fully rubber coated, which make for easy handling. The eye relief...Read complete review

    I have owned these Pentax 20x60 binoculars for a year and use them frequently. Best features are the ergonomics of the housing, fully rubber coated, which make for easy handling. The eye relief is excellent. The light capturing is superb. I own also Orion brand 20x80 astronomical binos (made in Japan—the Pentax are not) and, the magnification is obviously the same between the two, but the light capturing is not that much different with the Orions--Orions only marginally better in light capturing. Perhaps the Orion glass is not as high quality as the Pentax, and that makes up the difference. The Orions are giant and heavy, and the Pentax, despite its magnification, is not overly big, and much lighter (3.09 lbs)than the Orions (6 lbs). The Pentax 20x60 is larger, though, than the Pentax 12 and 10 and 8 x models. In summary, I would get these Pentax binos before I would get any lower grade, heavy and cumbersome astronomical binos for star gazing. A tripod is pretty much mandatory for these Pentax binos. Sure, I take them to my son's soccer game, but I find myself slumping down in my folding chair to rest my elbows on the arm just to have a chance at keeping these Pentax WPIIs steady. As the B and H ad states, it's pretty imperative to get the tripod adapter and a tripod for these Pentax binoculars. They seem rugged, waterproof and the Pentax warranty is solid. Highly recommended for terrestrial and astronomical tripod-based viewing. I plan to get a pistol grip head on a tripod for these 3.09 lb binos and I should be able to get some serious birding in down by the river. Tip: I bought a Pelican brand 1200 model waterproof case and these 20x60 Pentax WPII binoculars fit in it perfectly. And I mean perfect fit.

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    Pretty Good

    These are pretty nice binoculars but not great.

    The Good
    Nice build quality
    Smooth controls
    Long eye relief suitable for eye glasses
    Bright images with 20 X...Read complete review

    These are pretty nice binoculars but not great.

    The Good
    Nice build quality
    Smooth controls
    Long eye relief suitable for eye glasses
    Bright images with 20 X magnification

    The Bad
    Color fringes that are pretty noticeable
    No tripod adapter even though you get a tripod?
    Tripod is not the greatest but it works well

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    Better than I expected!!

    By Andrzejek

    from Lancaster, CA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

        I am totally satisfied with these binoculars. I purchased them mainly for astronomy, and occasional daytime use. Optics are superb. They are on the heavy side, but that is to be expected. A tripod is highly recommended, but hand-held terrestial viewing is possible. Optical performance has greatly improved in recent years, so if you are using old binoculars, you will be surprised with image quality improvement. Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        Great bino's

        By Ian

        from Tweed Heads, Australia.

        Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

        I don't know too much about binoculars however this will be my 5 pair in my life so I do have something to base an opinion on.

        From the moment I picked up the package from the post office I became exited as the weight of the box told me the contents where not a cheap set. On opening and first setting my eyes on my new Pentax 20x60 wp 11 binoculars I was totally impressed, they where of hardy construction with a rubberised outercoating. My first handling was a treat as they nestled beautifully in my hands, they where solid and oozed quality. I really like the new ( to me) features of the wind out eye pieces to allow the distance between the eye and the viewing lens also the lock for the focus winder. On looking through them for the first time I realised that my choice of binocular was spot on as the clarity they gave me was excellent . As I played with them to see the range of focus and short to long vision I was surprised at how close to me the bino's would keep focused considering the large amount of magnification, they remained in focus to about 30-40 ft ,10 -13 m which is awesome. I have predominantly bought these binoculars so that I can look at the view from my balcony at home as I can se the ocean 3.5 miles, 5k away, also the aircraft from the local airport and wildlife in the garden and surrounding bush and they have turned out to be absolutely perfect for this purpose. I have read reports of the field of vision being small but as I am not needing to see a wide area this doesn't bother me in the slightest. I find I don't need a tripod as they are easy to keep firm for normal viewing although I would imagine stargazing would need to be steadied .

        Over all I am very happy and would recommend them highly

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        4.0

        Great product but misaligned

        By J. Dauntless

        from Clearwater, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

            It's a high quality bino for special use. Sharp images. Size and weight is acceptable for its capability. Much easier to use than a low power scope. Great eye relief. Not a general purpose bino though.

            However, I had to send two of them back because of a severe horizontal alignment (collimation) issue. Some people call it MasterCard effect. Luckily, B&H has a great customer service to deal with these problems.

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            5.0

            fantastic and user friendly...

            By Living on the edge of the sea

            from Nova Scotia

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                We owned a pair of Pentax 12x50 PCF WP II Binoculars that we've had for about 12 years.. (they still rock!) we wanted just a bit more power, so bought the 20x60. They are simply fantastic, and we love having both pairs to use. The reviews suggest that you cannot use these without a tripod for stability/shaking, so we bought a tripod... but they are actually fine with a steady hand without the tripod too.. Now on to the tripod.. We bought the tripod that is listed as an accessory to these... it's fine.. not amazing, but TOTALLY worth the 20 or so bucks we paid for it.. they make me a bit nervous when they are at full height, but super sturdy at lower heights. What the website DOES NOT offer as an accessory is the ADAPTER you need to attach the binocs to the tripod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's only about 10$, and DON"T FORGET TO ORDER IT TOO!!! Luckily their customer service is incredible (all shipped to Canada too).. and they sent me one right away.. Also, yes, we live in Canada where it is much harder to order things on line... the binocs arrived in TWO days! holy moly.. amazing. Totally thrilled with the purchase overall.

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                2.0

                Disappointed

                By Edward

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Construction

                Best Uses

                • Sky Gazing

                Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                I purchased it based on many positive reviews on B&H and elsewhere.
                However, my experience with this item was a major disappointment due to its poor assembly:
                - Excessive gaps between casing pieces.
                - Highly visible dried glue between the gaps.

                I returned it to exchange with another brand.

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                4.0

                Very nice.

                By Niros

                from Victoria, BC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Star gazing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                  The product was just as described seems very well built and the optics are just as good. For me this is the best binocular I have owned so far. Thank you for the great service and the great product. I always check you out before I buy anything else for you have a good selection and professional service. Shopping on line on your web site is also fun and satisfying. Thank you B&H.

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                  5.0

                  Just what I wanted

                  By Ed - New Jersey

                  from Howell, NJ

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                    They are the strength I wanted. Easy to use and adjust to my vision.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Clear, crisp, quality....

                    By UP here.....

                    from MI

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Hunting
                    • Lunar
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                    I bought these binoculars for general purpose terrestrial use, including birdwatching. They're also nice for lunar observations. In short, they do everything I could ask and I believe they are a quality product at a comparatively reasonable price. For myself, they are not too much magnification for hand holding. If you're able to place the barrel or an elbow on something stationary for temporary viewing, then stability isn't an issue at all. For longer distances and longer-term views, the free tripod is excellent....and yes, you will need to get a tripod adapter separately. Overall, a good purchase.

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                    4.0

                    Worth the money

                    By Dok

                    from montana

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Close Focus
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Waterproof
                    • Works Well With Glasses

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                      Was eaxactly what I was looking for and also after making a tripod mount it worked even better.

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                      5.0

                      Quality built

                      By Airbrush head

                      from Regina,Sask,Canada

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction
                      • Waterproof
                      • Works Well With Glasses

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                      Very well built

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great product for eyeglass wearers

                      By hyperdrive

                      from Grand Rapids, MI

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Works Well With Glasses

                      Cons

                      • Too Much Eye Relief

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                      I loved the quality of construction and materials used, but had to return unit due to more than expected eye relief. I'm used to binoculars that rest on my eyes, and these i couldn't get close enough to without losing the image. High magnification and FMC made for crystal clear viewing.

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                      5.0

                      Quality Binoculars at a Great Price

                      By Swift425

                      from Crib Point, Australia

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Close Focus
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Smooth Action
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                      • A little heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Marine Viewing
                      • Sky viewing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                      I found these binoculars to be excellent quality for the price. They are very clear and sharp and the action on the binoculars is just right, not loose or tight. They are a little weighty, so I appreciated the free Tripod that was part of the B&H deal. Great quality & value for money!

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                      3.0

                      Pretty Good

                      By Linus and Luna

                      from Santa Cruz, CA

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction
                      • Waterproof
                      • Works Well With Glasses

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                      These are pretty nice binoculars but not great.

                      The Good
                      Nice build quality
                      Smooth controls
                      Long eye relief suitable for eye glasses
                      Bright images with 20 X magnification

                      The Bad
                      Color fringes that are pretty noticeable
                      No tripod adapter even though you get a tripod?
                      Tripod is not the greatest but it works well

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Don't forget the mount

                      By Captain Lee

                      from Wilmington NC

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Hunting
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                        This is a heavy pair of binoculars and the tripod is just as heavy, the only thing I wish was that they told you you needed the optional mount to mount the binoculars to the tripod

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                        5.0

                        High Power - Great Value!

                        By ws6man

                        from PHOENIX, AZ

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                            Use with Tripod/Monopod adapter. High Power, very clear optics, good eye relief with adjustable turn out rings. Can't beat Pentax for good value binoculars. Free tripod is also very good.

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                            5.0

                            Great Pentax 20x60 binoculars

                            By boots44

                            from texas

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Waterproof
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Hunting
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                            I USE MINE AT WORK AS A FEDERAL SECURITY OFFICER. THEY ALSO COME IN HANDY AT THE GUNRANGE AND SCOUTING BEFORE HUNTING TRIPS. THEY ARE HEAVY BUT well MADE. B+H HAS THE LOWEST PRICE.GREAT SERVICE.

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                            5.0

                            Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular

                            By Hollywood

                            from Greenville, NC

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Waterproof

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                              These are great binoculars. Images are crystal clear and far away objects become sharp and recognisable. What more can I say. I highly recommend them and B & H Photo. Mine came with a free full size tripod. I expected a small desktop tripod, but this tripod was fantastic, mutch better than the one I have that I was going to use. What a bonus!

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                              5.0

                              20 X 60

                              By NSX167

                              from San Jose, CA

                              About Me Avid Adventurer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Hunting
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                              For its 20X ability and price, this is a great binocular. This item is a bargain for sure, and it has good quality of Hoya glass. I like it very much.

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                              5.0

                              "You Can't Miss What You've Never Had"

                              By Iron Mike

                              from Detroit,Mi.

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Eyepiece Cover Not Snug

                              Best Uses

                              • From Belle Isle
                              • The Detroit River
                              • Watching Passing Ships On

                              Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                              Before purchasing these I did a lot of "how to buy","what to consider" online. I even purchased some 15x51 roof prism binoculars and was throughly impressed until I tried to put on the tripod adapter. Couldn't get the cap off and I didn't want to destroy them so I returned them. They were vere accomodating about the return. These 20x60's hold their own compared to the 15x51's,considering the other ones cost twice as much and these are more powerful. All together I would definitely consider giving a pair as a gift. The click settings for the diopter are very precise and the focus lock adds convenience as well. Never having had a really expensive pair of binoculars I may never actually miss them.

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                              5.0

                              just an absolute great viewing binocular

                              By stargazer

                              from glenville,Pa.

                              About Me Avid Adventurer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Close Focus
                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Lenses
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Waterproof
                              • Works Well With Glasses
                              • Would love to find solar

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching
                                • Wildlife Viewing

                                Comments about Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II Binocular:

                                star gazing,perfect handling and controls.can't think of vanything I dislike.

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