Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)

Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)

Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)

B&H # PEPF65ED2 MFR # 70966
Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)

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Product Highlights

  • Straight Viewing
  • Accepts 1.25" Astronomy Eyepieces
  • ED Glass
  • Water & Fogproof

Configuration: Scope Only

Scope & Eyepiece Scope Only
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Pentax PF-65ED II overview

  • 1Description

The Pentax PF-65ED II Scope Body is designed for high-precision outdoor viewing. It has been improved over its predecessor by further minimizing color aberrations, resulting in truer colors.

This scope uses 1.25"-diameter eyepieces, which allow less compacting of the light shaft produced by the objective lens and thus a larger image with superior depth perception. This is a great feature, for in addition to the brilliant offerings from Pentax themselves it also means you can use the best of astronomy eyepieces from elite telescope manufacturers such as Meade, Celestron, and, of course, the venerable Tele Vues. The PF-65ED II has a focal length of 390mm, so if you're using conventional 1.25" eyepieces you divide 390mm by the focal length of your eyepiece to determine the effective magnification. The Pentax ED scope functions brilliantly in many conditions of light and climate and is remarkably light thanks to its metallic alloy housing.

Pentax's scopes are available in either a straight-viewing or angled-viewing configuration depending on your needs. This is a personal preference that cannot easily be defined for you without firsthand experience, but the conventional thinking is that the scopes with straight viewing are simpler for locating your subject.

Porro prism design with Pentax's trademark Super MultiCoated optics
JIS Class 6 water and fogproof construction
American standard 1.25" diameter allows use of many telescope eyepieces
Rotating tripod collar with detented click stops
Retractable lenshood
Accepts 67mm filters
Pentax "Worry-Free" Warranty
Pentax will repair or replace this spotting scope to the original purchaser (even if damaged by fault) for a charge of $19.95. This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage, theft or loss. Replacement may be with comparable model at Pentax's discretion if the original model is no longer available.
UPC: 027075126336
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Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece)
  • 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap for 35mm, 645 & 6x7 Lenses
  • Rear Cap
  • View-Through Case
  • Limited 25-Year Warranty
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    Pentax PF-65ED II specs

    Design
    Viewing Angle Straight
    Performance
    Objective Lens Diameter 65 mm
    Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' / 5.0 m
    Features
    Fogproof Yes
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    General
    Dimensions L: 10.6 x H: 4.5 x W: 3.3" / L: 270.0 x H: 115.0 x W: 85.0 mm 
    Weight 2.3 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.6 x 7.3 x 6.3"

    Pentax PF-65ED II reviews

    PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing, Requires Eyepiece) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for. I was looking for a quality spotting scope that offered some flexibility with lense options for economy but has the quality of a higher end scope. The pentax scope had good reviews all over the web and B&H offered the best price and included a tripod. If you're looking for good value you found it. For those looking for a zoom eyepiece for $60. you can get a Meade 8-24mm zoom 7-element / 4-group lense for this scope. That's value added without spending $200-300 on the pentax zoom.
    Date published: 2012-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent spotter! I looked at many reviews trying to decide what spotting scope would best fit my needs and that would also possibly work for astronomy purposes hence the 1.25 eyepiece interchangeability. I obtained a Vixen NLV 8-24mm zoom and WOW, this scope surprised me with the clarity and brightness. Unfortunately, I now need some quality fixed eyepieces and a good telescope! Gotta love it...
    Date published: 2014-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent scope This spotting scope ranks high with several other bloggers and advanced birders. Once it was delivered, I mounted it on a tripod and spent the afternoon bird watching. With Pentax eyepieces, this scope will outperform all other scopes in the 60-65mm class. You can see individual details of feathers on birds you never saw before.
    Date published: 2012-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PF-65ED pentax spotting scope I bought this scope for birding exclusively. It produces crisp and clear images with excellent color fidelity. It is compact and light weight and I like the fact you can use standard 1.25 inch eyepieces of your choosing. I even like the ring/eyepiece tightener in this scope as well.
    Date published: 2012-09-23
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