Carl Clifford <>
new Pentax binoculars
Paul Jacobson <>
Wed, 21 Mar 2007 09:43:41 +1100
I'm glad to see I'm not the only Pentax fan out there. My first pair
of quality bins were the Pentax DCF MP 8x28 compacts which I still
use and they have proved to be fantastic. I've also recently
purchased a Pentax PF65 EDa II 65mm spotting scope, with a XW14 fixed
eyepiece which gives x26 magnification. The scope is a "new and
improved" version of the PF65 reviewed on "Better View Desired"
http://www.betterviewdesired.com/11-05/Pentax%2065mm.html and gives
very, very nice views. One of the good things about the Pentax scopes
is that they are designed around the very highly regarded Pentax
1.25" astronomical eyepieces. This means that the scope can be used
with any standard 1.25" astro eyepiece from budget GSO plossl's
costing $40 through to high end wide-field EP's like TeleVue Naglers
or Pentax XW series at $450+. Even fitted with a top of the line XW
EP the PF65 ED II comes in at about $1200 which seems like
outstanding value compared with similar ED Kowa's, etc.
On 19/03/2007, at 11:24 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:
Sorry about the rant but I am a Pentax fan and it makes me sad to
see people spend too much money on optics, just for the name.
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