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Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular USA

B&H # PE8X25SW Mfr # 62593
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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Roof Prism
  • 5.6° Angle of View

The Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW is a compact roof prism binocular with dual hinge design that makes it small enough to slip right into your shirt pocket or pocket book. It is a desirable option for all outdoor activities including sports, hunting and wild life observation. Its high resolution phase-coated optics insures great optical performance and delivers brilliantly detailed images of objects.

The binocular is nitrogen filled (with JIS Class 6) to be fog-free during sudden temperature changes. It is waterproof and can be submerged up to 3 feet and not be subjected to water damage. It offers helicoid eyepiece rings with four click stops for comfortable eye relief and can accommodate all viewers including eyeglass wearers. Also, it offers comfortable handling due to its efficient rubber non-slip surface that enables a sure grip every time in use.

High resolution phase-coated optics to produce sharp and crisp images
Helicoid eyepiece ring with four click stops provides comfortable viewing
Efficient ergonomic design and smooth center focus
Lightweight and compact -- it can be carried anywhere
Dual hinge design folds up to fit your shirt pocket
Rubber covered exterior provides a sure grip for all weather conditions
Long eye relief for eyeglass wearers
Dioptric correction to accommodate all vision
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 25 mm
Angle of View 5.6°
Field-of-View 288' @ 1000 yd / 95.62 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84' / 3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.1  mm
Eye Relief 21  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 33.02 - 71.12 mm / 1.3 - 2.8"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 4.1 x 1.4 x 4.3" / 10.41 x 3.56 x 10.92  cm
Weight 10.5 oz / 297.68 g
Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular
  • Protective Case
  • Strap
  • Objective lens cap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Pentax8x25 DCF-SW Binocular
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Compact (7)
    • Quality lenses (6)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife viewing (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent Optics and Build Quality

      I am really impressed with the quality of these binoculars. They are very sharp, provide a decent wide angle of view, and they are incredibly bright -- the brightest of any binoculars I've...Read complete review

      I am really impressed with the quality of these binoculars. They are very sharp, provide a decent wide angle of view, and they are incredibly bright -- the brightest of any binoculars I've ever seen. The design is simple and minimalist, which especially appealed to me when I ordered them. As with their cameras, Pentax has designed these to be an ergonomic delight -- they just feel like a natural extension of my eyes, and they fit in my hands like a pair of gloves. They are remarkably small, but they have a good heft to them that keeps you mindful of the terrific glass you are holding. Once I got my diopter set, I was blown away by the view. These are my favorite binoculars ever!

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      Thumbs down

      The good part is the optics are bright and clear. Very compact.
      The bad part is the belt loop on the binocular case broke within the first 15minutes of use. On inspection...Read complete review

      The good part is the optics are bright and clear. Very compact.
      The bad part is the belt loop on the binocular case broke within the first 15minutes of use. On inspection the loop itself is paper thin and never had a chance of functioning. The binoculars are advertised to have a 4 position helicoid eye piece adjustment for eye relief. The truth is it has a 2 position. All the way in or all the way out. The out position clicks into position but not very positively and will sometimes move. The full out position which is for use without glasses is actually a bit to far for my taste. To bad it does not have 4 positions as advertised.

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      5.0

      A great find!

      By Bob

      from Saskatchewan, Canada

      Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

      I have many binoculars, from Leica all the way down. As my eyes get older, I have also learned the truth of the frequent advice about the wisdom of keeping the magnification down to 7 or 8. I have never been disappointed by Pentax optics, in binoculars or cameras. These are a delight. They are virtually as compact as Zeiss and Leica compacts, and provide, for all but the most demanding of needs, all of the clarity and ease of use one could genuinely need, at a fraction if the cost. I consider them an excellent buy. And, as usual B&H provided a good price and excellent service. Bob

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      5.0

      Eagle eyes

      By Atsa

      from Crestone, Colorado

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • All Applications

      Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

      I'm very pleased! These binocs are light, fold up to fit in your hand or in handlebar pouch on my scooter :-)

      Clarity, resolution & ease of focus are excellent, as is light gathering ability.
      Pentax knows optics & these binocs are awwww-some.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great optics, a couple of minor bugs

      By Craig

      from Southern California

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sporting Events/Concerts

        Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

        Great optics, and I'm happy with my purchase but these binoculars have a couple of minor bugs. First, I bought them for their long eye relief and they work good with my glasses. However, the description says the eye rings are adjustable with "four click stops". The eye rings have two stops - full down and full up. These are the only two clicks. Second, if you are using the neckstrap it attaches to the frame in a way such that the binoculars hang at an weird angle. They fold up into a small package and its hard to find this size with long eye relief so I don't consider either bug to be very important.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        nice pocketable binocs

        By birdwatcher

        from blacksburg, VA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

          These are really nice for the price. Love the double hinge fold so it fits in a pocket. These way out-perform the ~$ models you can get in your local sports department store.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Optics and Build Quality

          By Thomas Long

          from Kansas City

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright View
          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Optical Quality
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General use
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

            I am really impressed with the quality of these binoculars. They are very sharp, provide a decent wide angle of view, and they are incredibly bright -- the brightest of any binoculars I've ever seen. The design is simple and minimalist, which especially appealed to me when I ordered them. As with their cameras, Pentax has designed these to be an ergonomic delight -- they just feel like a natural extension of my eyes, and they fit in my hands like a pair of gloves. They are remarkably small, but they have a good heft to them that keeps you mindful of the terrific glass you are holding. Once I got my diopter set, I was blown away by the view. These are my favorite binoculars ever!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great value at a low price

            By Ron the birder

            from Oskaloosa IA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright Clear Optics
            • Fold Into Small Package
            • Good Craftmanship
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Small Field Of View

            Best Uses

            • Birding
            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

            I use the binoculars for birding, as they are light and easy to carry around whenever outside, and can be held in a coat pocket. Optics appear bright and clear, and the focusing knob turns smoothly and its easy to focus. Dusk and dawn viewing gets limited, but only very early in morning and later in the dusk. Workmanship is very good. Amazing value for the price. Small field of view is disconcerting when viewing birds closer than about 100 feet, unless they are stationary. Binos hang well from the straps provided, and do have only 2 adjustments for the eyepieces--all the way in or all the way out. Great for those wearing glasses.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent for the hike.

            By Woody the Woodsman

            from Forest Grove, OR

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Quality feel
            • Small

            Cons

            • Lanyard

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

            Fits easily in a hiking/fanny pack. Feels solid and well made. Lanyard is kind of cheesy/cheap but would still highly recommend. So far they have been impressive.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent,user friendly

            By Yaya

            from New Jersey

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

              So user friendly and easy to use...we have sweeping Hudson and manhattan views...and love to grab our Pentax binoculars and sweep over the Hudson...they are fantastic, lightweight, and very powerful.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Pentax provides a nice pair of binocs

              By Len

              from Oregon

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Rapid focus
              • Very close focus

              Cons

              • Low light limited

              Best Uses

              • All around

              Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

              This is my traveling/pocket binoc. Very compact and sharp image for the size and price.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great view, light, & compact

              By Sean in Africa

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

                Took these binoculars on a 2 week Arican Safari (Botswana). They were light, easy to carry, and provided some great viewing. Well worth it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Good quality

                By Barring

                from Adeaide, South AustraliaBarring

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Difficult To Focus

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

                [...] Binoculars are very good but a more limited field of view than expected was a little disappointing.Will buy again from B&H but will research more carefully.

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                2.0

                Thumbs down

                By rossb

                from Calif

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Quality Lenses

                Cons

                • FOV is to narrow
                • Poor case constrution
                • Poor eye piece adjustment

                Best Uses

                • General use

                Comments about Pentax 8x25 DCF-SW Binocular:

                The good part is the optics are bright and clear. Very compact.
                The bad part is the belt loop on the binocular case broke within the first 15minutes of use. On inspection the loop itself is paper thin and never had a chance of functioning. The binoculars are advertised to have a 4 position helicoid eye piece adjustment for eye relief. The truth is it has a 2 position. All the way in or all the way out. The out position clicks into position but not very positively and will sometimes move. The full out position which is for use without glasses is actually a bit to far for my taste. To bad it does not have 4 positions as advertised.

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