Pentax 8.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binoculars

BH #PE85X21P2 • MFR #62002
Pentax 8.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binoculars
Key Features
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Angle of View: 6°
The compact and lightweight 8.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binoculars combine aspherical optical elements and BAK4 Porro prisms to deliver edge-to-edge image sharpness with a 51° apparent angle of view. The optical elements are also fully multi-coated to provide a high transmission of light. With a 8.5x 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 wide 6° 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 binoculars to a tripod via an integrated 1/4"-20 socket. The binoculars also feature a 2.5mm exit pupil, a 15mm eye relief, and interpupillary distance and diopter adjustments.
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Pentax 62002 Overview

The compact and lightweight 8.5x21 U-Series Papilio II Binoculars combine aspherical optical elements and BAK4 Porro prisms to deliver edge-to-edge image sharpness with a 51° apparent angle of view. The optical elements are also fully multi-coated to provide a high transmission of light. With a 8.5x 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 wide 6° 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 binoculars to a tripod via an integrated 1/4"-20 socket. The binoculars also feature a 2.5mm exit pupil, a 15mm eye relief, and interpupillary distance and diopter adjustments.

The binoculars are very compact, lightweight, and features a single piece frame that houses objectives, which allows for a synchronized interpupillary adjustment. To accommodate eyeglasses wearers, the binoculars offer 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: 6°
  • 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: 027075288928

Pentax 62002 Specs

Prism TypePorro
Performance
Magnification8.5x
Objective Lens Diameter21 mm
Angle of View6° (Actual)
Field of View315' @ 1000 yd / 105 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance1.6' / 0.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter2.5 mm
Eye Relief15 mm
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
General
Dimensions4.6 x 4.3 x 2.1" / 11.6 x 11 x 5.3 cm
Weight10.2 oz / 289.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.65 x 5.25 x 2.85"

Pentax 62002 Reviews

Great for looking at paintings in museums.

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

I bought these specifically for looking at paintings in museums. The security guards don't like it when you get too close to the artworks but with these it's almost like having your face in the canvas while still being at least three feet away. Great magnification, great detail and close focusing. They are also light enough that they don't become burdensome.

Best bins for butterflying

By Sharon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-06

The exceptionally close focus of these bins makes them absolutely unexcelled for observing butterflies, other insects, plants, etc. They are also very lightweight and easy to carry in the field. And they're adequate for casual birding as well. In the course of heavily using several pairs over the years, parts like the front rubber protective ring and the little rubber bumpers between the movable eyepieces and the body of the bins have occasionally fallen off, but given the very reasonable price of these fantastic little binocularss, I find that forgivable.

Excellent binoculars for the naturalist

By Henry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-05

The binoculars focus down to about half a meter making them excellent for watching insects and identifying flowers at your feet without stooping. The 8.5 power makes them like a long range microscope for close objects and yet are servicable for watching birds, mammals, and looking at canopy leaves. I bought a pair for my naturalist wife 5 years ago and now prefer my own pair for routine fieldwork above my Swarovski optics costing an order of magnitude more that I now reserve for trips to view waterfowel and large mammals at a distance. The Pentax binoculars are lightweight, focus rapidly and smoothly, and the fully coated lenses give a clear, bright image under a forest canopy. They are not waterproof, but the price is right.

Greatest lightweight binoculars

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-30

These are wonderful binoculars for traveling. So easy to focus.

Pentax 8.5x21 U-Series Papilio ll Binos

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

These are another pair that I purchased from B&H Photo(a great company) to purchase from. Wow, I couldn't believe how close up these binos can do. None of my other binos can get close to what these little guy's can do. These binos are a must for insect,flower's, & bird's. I wouldn't be without these in my bino collection. I simply love them.

Excellent for close focus

By Jon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

The close-focus ability of these binoculars is exceptional.

Focus close up is great fun

By Carol
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-27

The Pentax binoculars are good for spotting birds and looking at the moon but are wonderful for looking at flower details, spots on red efts and watching frogs interact in a pond. Light weight, easy to focus, sharp and inexpensive at $129. Makes a great gift for older children and close friends you are sure will appreciate them.

Great for watching bees

By Cynthia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-24

Native bees have come to live in my new native plant garden and these close focusing binocs are great for watching them. I can get better details to help with ID and just enjoy watching their busy behavior. They even are decent birding binocs for distances within about 50 feet. Lightweight. A great tool for the price.

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