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Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular

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Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • Waterproof & Fogproof
  • Roof Prism
  • 5.6° Angle of View

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The Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV is a compact, lightweight and durable roof prism binocular. 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-can be carried anywhere
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 9x
Objective Lens Diameter 28mm
Angle of View 5.6° (actual)
Field-of-View 294' @ 1000 yd / 97.61 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84' / 3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.1  mm
Eye Relief 18  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 58.42 - 71.12 mm / 2.3 - 2.8"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 4.53 x 1.50 x 4.61" / 11.51 x 3.81 x 11.71  cm
Weight 12.9 oz / 365.72 g
Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular
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  • Neck Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Pentax9x28 DCF-LV Binocular
     
    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (11)
    • Quality lenses (11)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Works well with glasses (8)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (9)
    • Sporting events/concerts (8)
    • Bird watching (7)
    • Hunting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7), Avid adventurer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    4.0

    Great Glass for Travel and Safari

    By Larrythecomputerguy

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Safaris
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

      After researching quite a bit, bought a pair of these a couple of years ago for a series of safaris my wife and I were taking around Africa. Ideal power for hand-holding yet "bringing the animals in" without too much shaking of image. Good balance of size/weight for compact travel and fitting into jacket pockets--excellent for highly weight restricted flights on small planes. Have since used these around the world and here in Florida in the Everglades! Always take them when we travel! Good for birds too! Adjustable eyepieces good for wife's vision issues, and appreciate adjustable eyepiece rings when wearing sunglasses. Well made, water/fog/rain proof, nitrogen-filled, and life-time, "Worry-Free" warranty (though they DO charge for shipping and handling). Looking a getting another pair so we can both use at the same time!

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      5.0

      Pentax Binocular

      By Darak

      from Washington

      Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

      B&H delivered a great shopping experience! Would gladly do business with them again!

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      4.0

      Great for eyeglass wearer

      By Observer

      from Spring, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

        Bought these for the wife who wears noline trifocals, she loves them! She loves ease of use and lightweight. They feel solid and well built, especially considering the low weight.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great lightweight binoculars

        By RD Teasley

        from Madison, MS

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

          This was purchased as a gift for my daughter who wanted something lightweight to carry when she and her husband are hiking and bicycling. After some research I decided that this met her needs. She's had them for a couple of weeks now and couldn't be happier with the quality of the image and the overall quality of the item. She and her husband get caught in bad weather on occasion so waterproof and fog proof were the two most important factors after size. The only quibble I have with the overall purchase is that the case for the binocular doesn't have a belt loop. It is an over the shoulder strap variety. I'll probably purchase a different case for her in the future.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          So far, so good

          By Bernie the naturist

          from North Texas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

              Bought the binoculars for a planned African safari. Had to weigh the choices between size, weight, power and field of view, quaility and price, and against the three binoculars that I've inherited. These seem like the best balance for our purpose. Testing at home looks promising and we've purchased a second pair so we'll each have one. Perhaps I'll be able to update this after we return.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent quality hiking binocs

              By Dunc

              from Auckland, New Zealand

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Narrow field of view
              • Stiff lense caps

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Hiking
              • Sporting Events/Concerts

              Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

              I got the pentax 9x28's for hiking at an excellent price I can afford to loose and so far can't find any real reason not to be totally satisfied.
              In a straight comparison with my 8x30 Yosemite, the Yo's have it in terms of optics, field of view, depth of field and ergonomics but only by a whisker.

              To my untrained eye the pentax has very slightly more purple fringing, is pretty much as sharp although with a slightly smaller sweet spot, has slightly more contrast but slightly less overall brightness, there's really not a lot in it though. Considering it's higher mag the result is better than expected.

              The narrowish FOV doesn't bother me and the focus is much quicker. I love the weight, size and single hinge, the only real negatives are the lense caps feel welded on and the depth of field could be larger (although maybe it can't, I'm not sure how dof works?).

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great bang for the buck

              By ADOJC

              from Chambersburg ,PA

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

                These are just what i expected from pentax. For compact bino's imo u would have to spend several hundred dollars to get a better pair.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Value

                By John

                from Cordova, TN

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

                  For the cost, I feel that it would be very difficult to beat this binocular for the quality of view and features. The field of view is wide enough for my needs, the resolution is better than expected, and there is minimal distortion. If you need a pair of single hinged compacts, you would be hard pressed to do any better without spending more than double (or triple) what these cost. Consider that you're still getting 90% of the quality of the top tier European brands for a fraction of the price. A binocular like this is meant to be used, and at this price, believe me, I don't hesitate to take them anywhere.

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great compact for its price

                  By YiF

                  from Astoria, NY

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

                    First, this is a compact binocular. It weights 12oz and make it remarkably portable than the standard size binos.

                    Second, it's a roof binocular. For the same weight and size, it outperforms porro binoculars.

                    Third, the construction quality is very good. The 4-level adjustable eye cup make it fits people with difference glasses.

                    Fourth, it uses phase coating (a coating that is only available to high end binos). This make the the image of little aberration and very sharp.

                    Fifth, its water and fog proof.

                    It worth more than the price. I compared it side by size with a Zeiss Victory 8x20 (3+ times the price tag). The later only slightly outperforms this in color. This Pentax bino is remarkably better than those $100 Nikon compact roof binos.

                    Overall, unless you want spend $600+ on a Zeiss Victory or Leica Untravid, this is the best compact bino at this price range.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just what I wanted.

                    By caytes

                    from Liliana

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

                      Actually, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these binoculars. Relatively small, solid and have excellent optics. I've compared it with my 8x20 Zeiss, the Minox HG 8x33 and 10x42 SLC Svarovski, and really are great, especially if you consider its price. They are binoculars would recommend for general use and travel. They have a lens that produces images surprisingly clear and bright, and has a comfortable eye. Buy no doubt this product will not disappoint.

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                      5.0

                      Just what I wanted.

                      By caytes

                      from Argentina

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

                        Actually, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of these binoculars. Relatively small, solid and have excellent optics. I've compared it with my 8x20 Zeiss, the Minox HG 8x33 and 10x42 SLC Svarovski, and really are great, especially if you consider its price. They are binoculars would recommend for general use and travel. They have a lens that produces images surprisingly clear and bright, and has a comfortable eye. Buy no doubt this product will not disappoint.

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                        5.0

                        Lots of Quality for Size, Weight & Price

                        By Goodhart

                        from Burlington, VT

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

                            Excellent binoculars, especially when bulk is a consideration. If you wear glasses, these, as with our Pentax optics, are the way to go.

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                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good, sharp optics

                            By Ashleymeadow

                            from Whidbey Island, WA

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Pentax 9x28 DCF-LV Binocular:

                              Really nice binoculars. I like the contrast, which is similar to the top of the line models. These are not too expensive to take into the field when raining and where they will get roughed up. If your budget is under $200, these Pentax are hard to beat.

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