Pentax 6.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binocular

Pentax 6.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binocular

Pentax 6.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Angle of View: 7.5°
  • Minimum Focus of 20"
  • Center Focusing
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
  • 1/4"-20 Tripod Socket
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Magnification: 6.5

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Pentax Papilio II overview

  • 1Description

The compact and lightweight 6.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binocular combines aspherical optical elements and BAK4 Porro prisms to deliver edge-to-edge image sharpness with a 49° apparent angle of view. The optical elements are also fully multi-coated to provide a high transmission of light. With a 6.5x magnification and 21mm objectives, you obtain a notable magnification, insignificant image jitter due to unsteady hands, and a compact form factor. You can easily spot your targets with a 7.5° angular field of view and quickly bring them into focus with a center focus wheel. In addition to observing distant scenes, birds, and game, the minimum focus of 20" allows you to study in detail close objects like butterflies, animal footprints, marks, or landscape features. To reduce image jitter while observing distant objects or for prolonged observations, you can connect the binocular to a tripod via an integrated 1/4"-20 socket. The binocular also features a 3.2mm exit pupil, a 15mm eye relief, and interpupillary distance and diopter adjustments.

The binocular is very compact, lightweight, and features a single piece frame that houses objectives, which allows for a synchronized interpupillary adjustment. To accommodate eyeglasses wearers, the binocular offers twist-up rubber eyecups. Also included are a carrying case, a neck strap, and eyepiece covers.

Optical Performance
  • BAK4 Porro prisms
  • Aspherical optical elements offer edge-to-edge image sharpness
  • Fully multi-coated optics
  • Angular field of view: 7.5°
  • Minimum focus of 20"
  • Interpupillary adjustment
  • Diopter adjustment
Construction Details
  • Single piece objectives' frame allows for a synchronized interpupillary adjustment
  • Contoured body provides a comfortable grip
  • Center focus knob offers an easy focusing
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups
  • Integrated 1/4"-20 tripod socket
UPC: 027075288911

Pentax Papilio II specs

Prism Type Porro
Magnification 6.5  x
Objective Lens Diameter 21 mm
Angle of View 7.5° (Actual)
Field of View 393.7' @ 1000 yd / 131.2 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 1.6' / .5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.2 mm
Eye Relief 15 mm
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 4.5 x 4.4 x 2.1" / 11.4 x 11.2 x 5.3 cm
Weight 10.2 oz / 289.2 g
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Package Weight 0.99 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.25 x 2.85"

Pentax Papilio II reviews

6.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binocular is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique close-focusing binoculars These are great little binoculars specialising in close-up views (500mm/1.6ft) or even closer depending on your eyes. They are terrific in that application and OK (though only OK) for longer-distance use as general-purpose binoculars. They're great for butterflies (hence the name), other insects and bugs, flowers and, generally, close inspection of anything you'd like to see magnified close-up. They are light in weight, inexpensive, convenient to carry and quite well-built within the strictures of their mostly-plastic construction. 5 stars for their unique special purpose, adequacy for general use and overall value for money.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for insect watching I bought these to watch insects in my garden and am very happy with them for that purpose. I could see details of the heads of wasp larvae forming in their cells and could focus just an arms' length distance away.
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useful for close-up viewing These binoculars appealed to me due to their ability to focus at a very close distance (18 inches). I've used them to view hummingbirds as well as insects at a close distance and found that they provide a clear and sharp image. The eyepiece rings can be adjusted outward or inward to permit viewing with or without glasses (three positions). The diopter ring has click stops that help retain its setting. The lens barrels can be adjusted as needed, although the binoculars are very compact and need to be held steady for a comfortable view. The distance view with these binoculars was good, but I may get the 8 power version for viewing distant subjects. Overall, I am pleased with these binoculars and would recommend them for close-up viewing.
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Optics! I have become interested in owning a pair of binoculars that offered a very close focus for insect and floral viewing and narrowed it down to the Pentax Papilio II's. I had considered the 8.5X for the additional resolution reasons, but decided on the 6.5 to garner a wider FOV, wider EP and less hand-holding shake. Unfortunately, the 1st 6.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binocular I got arrived Out of Collimation, then the 1st exchanged pair focuser was hitting high resistance when out at 100yds or so. B&H insured my satisfaction by providing another Papilio 6.5X21 for exchange. Well, the 3rd Pentax Papilio II 6.5X21 has hit a Grand Slam! Functions and features are very impressive: *super smooth even focus with no slack, no stickion, this unit has 1 revolution of focus for 5ft down to an amazing CF of just 15, 1 revolution for focal sweep from 5ft to 100ft, another full revolution beyond infinity *IPD smooth with perfect resistance, perfect collimation, eye cups comfortable with great 3 position lock-ins *solid grippe armor, full bino strap 360 deg rotation, good Ocular cover, nice cordura case and just 10oz of bino weight! Optically, these bat well above their price point: *FOV is crystal clear and is sharp out to 90%+...Big Sweet Spot *Colors are a little on the warm side with bright images-even in the shadows *Pin-point focus and superb resolution details for a 6.5X *CA and glare issues appear well controlled *Reverse porro design presents a nice DOF stereopsis *Good eye relief (no glasses) with quick FOV acquisition Overall, I'm impressed with these 6.5X21's as they can offer a comfortable view throughout, Especially within their Amazing CF Range!! B&H CS has listened and were extremely helpful, quickly providing me with exchanges...No questions Asked! The only real negative is that this little optical gem is not weather proof, thus needs to be treated accordingly! Ted
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Coolest optics ever... I have been reading Web reviews of the Pentax 6.5x21 Papilio II Binocular and knew that B&H was the place to get a pair. Ordered it on Monday and it was delivered on Thursday, amazing service & price - as usual from B&H. This binocular is really a 3-D magnifying glass...I put a 1 piece on my knee - it focused cleanly and filled over 35% of the viewing area. Objects 2 feet distant are brought in to less than 4 inches away. It's lightweight and the 6.5X gives you a brighter, less shaky image. The focus is butter-smooth and I spent the 1st 2 hours looking at my coin collection, reading super-small print on bottles and just having fun with my new toy. I stepped out to look at the night sky and the crescent moon was clear with grey areas and craters showing, no color/image flare. Very impressive for $130.00 bins. Kudos to Pentax and to B&H! Love my little Butterfly...
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Value This little bin does everything right at a great price. Nice field of view and almost sharp to the edge. Magnification fits the objective diameter for a usable exit pupil of 3mm. This makes it better in low light situations and easier to use than other compact bins with higher magnification. This is one of few compact bins I would consider for general use. The exceptional close focus is a nice bonus.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just Right Many people buy binocs with too much power - these are 6.5, which is great - enough power and not much shake. Very Sharp. Very close focus. Reasonable weight and size. They're fantastic for their close-up capability - fantastic for butterflying, bumblebeeing, and humming birding. Don't know how I got by without them. Nothing else on the market like them, of which I am aware?
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great so far very sharp view; easy to focus; the best i have ever had for close vision down to about two feet; light weight and compact; nice diopter and interocular adjustments. it's mostly plastic if not all plastic, and i wonder about its durability and hope for the best. if it holds up after a year or two, i will review again if i can remember to.
Date published: 2018-08-13
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