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Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular USA

B&H # PE8X42DCFCS Mfr # 62555
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You Pay: $214.95
Product Highlights
  • Roof Prism
  • Wide Angle FOV
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof

For everyday, moderate, or extreme use - the DCF CS 8x42 binocular from Pentax sports a rugged waterproof fiber reinforced polycarbonate body, a dependable internal focus design, and a rubber covered exterior. The optical system delivers a stunning wide field of view - the lenses are fully multicoated for enhanced brightness and clarity, while the phase-coated roof prisms feature a silver-deposition layer for maximum light transmission.

Optical Performance
  • AFOV: wide angle - 60°
  • Phase coated roof prisms for high resolution and contrast
  • Silver coatings on prisms for enhanced light transmission
  • Fully multicoated lenses reduce reflections for clear viewing
Construction Details
  • Internal focusing system improves balance
  • Fiber reinforced polycarbonate housing for strength and rigidity
  • Rubber armoring protects the optic, provides a secure grip
Use and Handling
  • Standard 1/4"-20 tripod thread
  • Helicoid eyepieces with 4 click-stop settings
  • Center diopter ring with click stops is easy to access
  • Long eye relief for comfortable viewing with or without glasses.
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 7.5°
Field-of-View 393' @ 1000 yd / 130.48 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.50 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.2  mm
Eye Relief 21  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 54 - 76 mm / 2.13 - 2.99"
Dioptric Correction ±3
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 5.83 x 5.28 x 2.05" / 14.81 x 13.41 x 5.21  cm
Weight 22.58 oz / 640 g
Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular
  • Objective Lens Caps
  • Rainguard
  • Neck Strap
  • Case
  • Pentax "Worry Free" Warranty
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    PentaxDCF CS 8x42 Binocular
     
    4.8

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Good in low light (6)
    • Compact (3)
    • Zoom range/performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      4.0

      Almost great!

      By RAB

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Eyerelief

      Cons

      • Poor Contrast On Moon

      Best Uses

      • Best During Daylight
      • Knockaround Binoculars

      Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

      Finally, a consumer binocular with good eyerelief (21mm) yet still with a wide field of view (60 degrees at the eye). Spectacle wearers, like myself, require at least 21mm, and 23mm would be better still. Image distortion is very small, meaning straight lines in object space stay straight in the image. This is either good or bad, depending on your preference or applicaion, since zero distortion results in the image 'swimming' when scanning an object. These are not ED glasses, so the loss of contrast compared to some 8x42 ED binoculars, with only 17mm eyerelief, is perhaps to be expected. Overall, they represent good value and superior usability for the spectacle-wearer.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Binos

      By Citizenxca

      from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

            I can tell you I researched and spent a great deal of time looking for binos. So save yourself time and listen to what I am saying. I am a bow/muzzle/rifle hunter and I use these binos all the time. These binos have incredible clarity and brightness. They are equivalent to a $900 pair of binos. I can not stress how clear they are. Also, the rubber outer coating in deep green is a nice touch for the rough antics of a hunter. Size is perfect (fits in a cargo pant pocket). They are not heavy an bulky which is important when stalking. Also, they are quick to the eye. Once set for you, they immediately pick up the view which you are glassing. ALL I can say is great binos! Oh, and they come with a decent case as well.Also, I should mention I ordered these from Winnipeg Canada and BH delivered a quality product at a great price. Not to mention it was only 5 days to my doorstep. Great job!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome Binos!

            By BebeFlores

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

              Novice user, used them to look at wildlife during hiking trip in Washington State. They were clear and easy to use.

              The strap is not so comfortable, would recommend buying something else for longterm wear.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Ecellent value

              By bd4manly

              from Charlestown, NSW, Australia

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

                  Have used for nightime floodlit sports events, long distance landscape viewing and local wild life. These were replacements for a very good but aging Zeis unit. I hoped to get something at this price that was nearly as good - this Pentax is better in all conditions. Very impresssed.
                  Only minor complaint ius carry bag is a bit sqeezy - just a few mm all round would have made it just right.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent quality and design

                  By Flyerboy

                  from Taiwan

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Eye Relief
                  • Small / Compact
                  • Suitable For Star Gazing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

                      This binocular offers perfect ballance between lightweight and large lens.
                      I especially like its generous eye-relief (21mm), since I wear glasses when observing.
                      This binocular has a wide angle of view (7.5°), which is great for astronomical observation!

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Light Weight and Powerful

                      By DreVaughn

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

                        Very steady in high wind. Very little distortion and lots of light to ease viewing. Great in varing weather conditions. Light weight and compact. Recommended for extended viewing.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I see you :)

                        By CAT 793C 2000

                        from Montreal Qc Canada

                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good in Low Light

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

                            I purchased the Pentax DCF CS 8X42 binoculars for general puropose usage. Now that I have had the opportunity to use them I am very pleased with the value afforded by the purchase price.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great binoculars

                            By Miri

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

                              I used these on a recent cruise to Alaska, and it worked really well! It is very easy to focus, and adjust the eyepiece for different users, so we were able to pass the binoculars around our group for all of us to use.
                              The clarity and the light coming in was also great.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              DCF CS 8x42 Binocular by Pentax

                              By Chaya

                              from Chicago, IL

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Resolution
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

                                I got my DCF CS 8x42 Binocular by Pentax for my safari in Africa to watch birds and game. It's an excellent product, easy to use, sharp viewing at all times, and easy to focus. It comes with an attractive soft bag, and a strong, good strap, as well as lens covers. Great product all around!

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                                5.0

                                Fantastic pair of Binoculars

                                By Mark

                                from Kent, UK

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

                                    Perfect for sporting events or wildlife

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Stellar Piece of equipment.

                                    By covrc

                                    from Boston MA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Sports/Action

                                        Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

                                        This is the perfect combination of price and value. The build quality exceeds anything I expected. They are sleek, solid, the grip surface like a fine SLR camera lens and the optics to match.
                                        Best of all......SHE loves them!!

                                        • Ease of Operation:
                                        • 8
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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