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The straight view configuration of the PF-65ED II 65mm Spotting Scope with Zoom Eyepiece Kit from B&H combines fully multicoated extra-low dispersion glass and a waterproof housing to create an optical device ready to perform in a wide range of conditions. The included 20-60x XF zoom eyepiece features multicoated low-dispersion lanthanum-containing glass, a 42-60° apparent viewing angle, and a rubber eyepiece ring. Additionally, the eyepiece is compatible with PF-80/PF-100 series spotting scopes and telescopes with a 1.25 inch focuser. This objective assembly and eyepiece system is engineered to transmit bright images with minimal chromatic aberration and maximum detail. A 20-60x magnification range is well-suited for intermediate to long-range glassing applications.
Pentax PF-65ED II 2.6"/65mm Spotting Scope (Requires Eyepiece)
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.
These scopes use 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. Pentax ED scopes function brilliantly in many conditions of light and climate, and are remarkably light thanks to their metallic alloy housing.
Pentax's scopes are available in either a straight viewing or angled viewing depending upon your needs. This is a personal preference which, cannot easily be defined for you until 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 waterproof & fogproof construction
American standard 1.25" (31.7mm) thread diameter allows use of many telescope eyepieces
Rotating tripod collar with detented click stops
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.
Pentax SMC XF 6.5-19.5mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25")
Pentax premium spotting scopes adhere to the American standard of 1.25" eyepiece thread diameter, facilitating the use of eyepieces from independent manufacturers. That also means, of course, that the wonderful Pentax eyepieces can be used in other telescopes and spotting scopes which accept 1.25" eyepieces.
All of the Pentax eyepieces exhibit an apparent field of view of greater than 50°, which is the generally agreed-upon maximum viewing field that an observer has in their non-peripheral vision. You'll feel like you are surrounded in space with a distortion-free portal to distant scenes at your disposal.
Helicoid-type eyecup with detented click-stop positions
Accepts conventional 1.25" filters for astronomy & terrestrial applications