Pentax PF-80EDA 80mm Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Eyepiece Required)

BH #PEPF80EDA • MFR #70950
Pentax PF-80EDA 80mm Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing, Eyepiece Required)
Key Features
  • 45° Angled Viewing
  • Eyepiece Required for Proper Use
  • Accepts All 1.25" Telescope Eyepieces
  • 80mm ED Lanthanum Crown Glass Objective
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An ideal companion for hunters, shooters, birders, and nature enthusiasts of every stripe, the 45° angled viewing Pentax PF-80EDA 80mm Spotting Scope delivers bright and sharp high-contrast images with true-to-life color and crisp clarity—even in low or challenging light conditions.
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Pentax PF-80ED-A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

An ideal companion for hunters, shooters, birders, and nature enthusiasts of every stripe, the 45° angled viewing Pentax PF-80EDA 80mm Spotting Scope delivers bright and sharp high-contrast images with true-to-life color and crisp clarity—even in low or challenging light conditions.

Image quality is enhanced through the use of extra-low dispersion rare earth lanthanum crown glass lens elements, in a 3-element/3-group configuration, with the proprietary SMC (Super-Multi-Coating) multi-layer coatings and BAK4 Porro prisms. These optical features work together to minimize aberrations while maximizing light transmission, increasing color fidelity and contrast, and improving clarity and resolution. The large 80mm objective boosts the spotter's light-gathering capability to keep views bright and clear in even the most challenging light conditions and when viewing subjects that are at extreme distances. This model is offered without an eyepiece, but a 1.25" collet-style press-fit holder accepts standard telescope eyepieces—which offer a dizzying array of magnification options from fixed to zoom—and holds them firmly and securely in place with a centered optical alignment.

Optimized for your viewing comfort, the eyepiece holder is set at a 45° angle to the body and the tripod mount collar allows the body to rotate. Taken together, these two features enable you to precisely place the eyepiece in a comfortable position that requires the least amount of head movement during use whether you are standing, sitting, or lying prone. The spotter's nitrogen-filled magnesium housing is water and fogproof, making it able to handle extreme weather conditions and sharply changing temperatures without affecting its performance. The armored body absorbs light shocks in addition to providing a secure grip when conditions get wet or while wearing gloves. An objective lens shade is built into the front bell, which can further enhance image contrast and clarity by blocking light from causing glare and lens flare.

Optical Performance

  • Eyepiece required for proper use
  • Collet-style press-fit eyepiece holder holds the eyepiece firmly in place and optically centered
  • Large 80mm objective lens configuration produces a bright and clear field of view that is optimized for long-distance spotting, even in challenging light conditions
  • High-resolution extra-low dispersion (ED) rare earth lanthanum crown glass elements deliver sharp, high-resolution images with minimal chromatic aberrations
  • BAK4 Porro prism light path eliminates the internal interference suffered by roof prism designs, ensuring crisp views with high resolution
  • Proprietary SMC (Super-Multi-Coating) multi-layer coatings on lenses maximize light transmission to produce accurate color fidelity with improved contrast and clarity
  • 3-element/3-group eyepiece lens configuration improves image quality by reducing lens-edge distortion

Use and Handling

  • Eyepiece holder is set at a 45° angle to the body, placing the user's head in a comfortable viewing position whether they are standing, sitting, or lying prone
  • Low-profile focusing knob reduces snag hazards—especially when removing from and placing body in the included case
  • Rotating tripod collar allows the user to adjust the orientation of the eyepiece holder to the tripod head to achieve optimum viewing comfort
  • Standard 1/4"-20 tripod mount makes it compatible with a wide assortment of photo/video/field tripods, heads, and quick release plates and other support systems like window mounts
  • Integrated sight aids in finding elusive targets like small game and birds before looking through a magnified eyepiece
  • Built-in lens shade cuts excessive light from causing lens flares on the objective and helps to prevent rain and other weather elements from interfering with view
  • Accepts all standard 1.25" telescope eyepieces, allowing a wide variety of fixed and zoom options
  • Four optional wide-angle XW-series eyepieces available separately: Three cost-efficient XF-series eyepieces and one versatile zoom eyepiece

Construction Details

  • Lightweight magnesium alloy body makes it easier to carry in the field, with added shock resistance to protect the optics
  • Protective rubber housing further enhances shock resistance and durability
  • Dust-shielding glass element in the eyepiece receptacle maintains waterproof IPX8 rating
  • Filled with nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature changes and providing clear viewing under rapidly changing conditions
  • Carrying case included to provide added protection during transport and storage
  • Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Length: 16.3"
UPC: 027075064799

Pentax PF-80ED-A Specs

Design
Viewing AngleAngled
Prism TypePorro (BAK4)
Performance
Objective Lens Diameter80 mm
Minimum Focus Distance19.0' / 5.8 m
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof, IPX8
General
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
DimensionsL: 16.3 x H: 5.3 x W: 3.9" / L: 41.5 x H: 13.5 x W: 10.0 cm
Weight3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.638 x 7.402 x 5.827"
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For digiscoping, what accessories do you recommend ? I use Pentax K5-II.
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately that camera is no longer available. And I would need to know what spotting scope you have. You will need an adapter for your scope and a T ring for your camera. Remove the eyepiece from the scope and replace it with the adapter. Then remove the lens from your camera and replace it with the T ring. Then screw the T ring onto the adapter of the scope and start shooting.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Hi, I have Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, what kind of adapter can use for this camera, for full frame pictures?
Asked by: Plamen T.
The Vixen Optics SLR Camera Adapter G will work with the Vello Lens Mount Adapter - T Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera. Website link to Vixen: http://bhpho.to/29o5pgyWebsite link to T-Ring: http://bhpho.to/1l1cqn1
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2020-08-29

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I have a Nikon D610, what kind of adaptor I can use to attach it to Pentax PF-80ED-A? Thanks.
Asked by: che h.
As I have a Pentax DSLR I bought the PF-CA35 which replaces the eyepiece and is Pentax k-mount direct to the camera body. I think you can then get a k-mount to Nikon ring and that might work, hope that helps some
Answered by: Nicolas N.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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can I put a canon camera body on the telescope in order to take photos, how does it work ?
Asked by: Anonymous
I love the scope but have not tried to use a camera on it.
Answered by: John D.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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