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Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece) USA

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Value $99.95
B&H # PEPF65ED2 Mfr # 70966
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You Pay: $412.92
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Straight Viewing
  • ED Glass
  • Accepts 1.25" Astronomy Eyepieces

The Pentax PF-65ED II Scope Body is designed for high-precision outdoor viewing. It has been improved over its predecessor by further minimizing color aberrations, resulting in truer colors.

These scopes use 1.25" diameter eyepieces, which allow less compacting of the light shaft produced by the objective lens and thus a larger image with superior depth perception. This is a great feature, for in addition to the brilliant offerings from Pentax themselves it also means you can use the best of astronomy eyepieces from elite telescope manufacturers such as Meade, Celestron and of course the venerable Tele Vues. The PF-65ED II has a focal length of 390mm, so if you're using conventional 1.25" eyepieces you divide 390mm by the focal length of your eyepiece to determine the effective magnification. Pentax ED scopes function brilliantly in many conditions of light and climate, and are remarkably light thanks to their metallic alloy housing.

Pentax's scopes are available in either a straight viewing or angled viewing depending upon your needs. This is a personal preference which, cannot easily be defined for you until firsthand experience, but the conventional thinking is that the scopes with straight viewing are simpler for locating your subject.

Porro prism design with Pentax's trademark Super MultiCoated optics
JIS Class 6 waterproof & fogproof construction
American standard 1.25" (31.7mm) thread diameter allows use of many telescope eyepieces
Rotating tripod collar with detented click stops
Retractable lenshood
Accepts 67mm filters
Pentax "Worry Free" Warranty
Pentax will repair or replace this spotting scope 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.
Objective Lens Diameter 65mm
Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' (5.0 m)
Weatherproofing Waterproof & fogproof
Dimensions 10.6 x 4.5 x 3.3" (270 x 115 x 85mm) LxHxW
Weight 2.3 lbs (1.050 kg)
Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
  • 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap for 35mm, 645 & 6x7 Lenses
  • Rear Cap
  • View-Through Case
  • Pentax "Worry Free" Warranty

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    PentaxPF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
     
    5.0

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          5.0

          Excellent spotter!

          By Jimbo

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright Eyepiece
          • Sensitivity Controls
          • Strong Magnification

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

              I looked at many reviews trying to decide what spotting scope would best fit my needs and that would also possibly work for astronomy purposes hence the 1.25" eyepiece interchangeability. I obtained a Vixen NLV 8-24mm zoom and WOW, this scope surprised me with the clarity and brightness. Unfortunately, I now need some quality fixed eyepieces and a good telescope! Gotta love it...

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              5.0

              PF-65ED pentax spotting scope

              By brad

              from Bulverde, Texas

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Pros

              • Overall Quality

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Birding

              Comments about Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

              I bought this scope for birding exclusively. It produces crisp and clear images with excellent color fidelity. It is compact and light weight and I like the fact you can use standard 1.25 inch eyepieces of your choosing. I even like the ring/eyepiece tightener in this scope as well.

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              5.0

              Just what I was looking for.

              By Big Bob

              from Annapolis MD

              About Me Avid Adventurer

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                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Bright Conditions

                  Comments about Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

                  I was looking for a quality spotting scope that offered some flexibility with lense options for economy but has the quality of a higher end scope.

                  The pentax scope had good reviews all over the web and B&H offered the best price and included a tripod.

                  If you're looking for good value you found it.

                  For those looking for a zoom eyepiece for $60. you can get a Meade 8-24mm zoom 7-element / 4-group lense for this scope. That's value added without spending $200-300 on the pentax zoom.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent scope

                  By WJ

                  from USA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Birding

                    Comments about Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece):

                    This spotting scope ranks high with several other bloggers and advanced birders. Once it was delivered, I mounted it on a tripod and spent the afternoon bird watching. With Pentax eyepieces, this scope will outperform all other scopes in the 60-65mm class. You can see individual details of feathers on birds you never saw before.

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