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Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular USA

B&H # PE8X42DCFCS Mfr # 62555
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You Pay: $193.15
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 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Good in low light (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Zoom range/performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (3)
      • Wildlife viewing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

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      4.0

      Good for the price

      By port4u

      from New York City, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

        About as good as my 10 year old Zeis binoculars. Optics have improved a lot.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Binoculars a must buy!

        By JOEFOTO

        from Colorado

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

          I love Pentax products and this is just one moreto add to my gear. love the color waterproof and they focus so easy. I do wildlife photography and these are perfect for what I need.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Value for your money

          By KiteFlyer

          from Boston

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Birdwatching
            • Kayaking
            • Stargazing

            Comments about Pentax DCF CS 8x42 Binocular:

            This is a great binocular, not too heavy vith a wonderful field of view. Tack Sharp...will not dissapoint even when viewing night sky. Practical ability to mount onto a tripod with the proper adaptor.Waterproof to boot and lifetime warranty.
            Love! Pentax products!

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            • No

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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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            • No

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            (4 of 4 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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                                  (2 of 2 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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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    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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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      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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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          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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