Pentax DCF WP 10x50


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Brand and Model:Pentax DCF WP 10x50
Price ($USD):$450
Attributes:checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:50 mm
Magnification:10 x
Prism Type:Roof
Coatings:Phase Coated
Field of View:5.0 degrees
Eye Relief:22 mm
Near Focus:13 ft
Weight (lbs):2
Dimensions (w/h/d):6.7"X5.2"X2.3"
Description:outstanding high power binoculars; fully water proof and fog proof; pull out eye pieces; smooth black rubber armour.

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Pentax DCF WP 10x50
THE PENTAX DCF WP 10X50'S ARE TRULY OUTSTANDING BINOCULARS. WHICH I HAVE USED FOR DAYTIME AND ASTRONOMICAL VIEWING. THEY PROVIDE VERY SHARP IMAGES WITH EXCELLENT COLOR AND CONTRAST OUT TO ABOUT 90% OF THEIR FIELD OF VIEW. THEIR CONSTRUCTION AND MECHANICS ARE FIRST RATE, AS THEY APPEAR WELL FINISHED AND FOCUS SMOOTHLY, AND THEY ARE MADE IN JAPAN. ASTRONOMICALLY, THEY OFFER VERY GOOD VIEWS, BUT ARE SOMEWHAT LIMITED BY THE NATURE OF ROOF PRISM VS PORRO PRISM BRIGHTNESS. JUPITER'S GALILEAN MOONS ARE CLEARLY VISIBLE, SATURN APPEARS FOOTBALL-LIKE, STARS ARE PIN-POINT WITH VARIED COLOR, THE ORION NEBULA IS A COTTON HAZE WITH TWO OF THE FOUR MAJOR STARS VISIBLE, MIZAR SPLITS, AND I CLEARLY VIEWED RED HUED MERCURY AND MARS DURING SEVERAL 5:30 AM LOOKS IN FEBRUARY. THERE IS SOMEWHAT OF A HALO EFFECT AROUND THE BRIGHTEST OBJECTS SUCH AS VENUS, SIRIUS, JUPITER, AND THE LIMBS OF THE MOON. HOWEVER, THE VIEWS OF THE MOON ARE OUTSTANDING IN THEIR DETAIL AND SHARPNESS, WITH GREAT CONTRAST BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK AREAS. THE DCF 10X50'S ARE HEAVY AND AT 10X A TRIPOD OR MONOPOD WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL, BUT THEIR ROOF PRISM DESIGN AND 50MM OBJECTIVES DO NOT PERMIT EASY USE OF THE PENTAX TRIPOD ADAPTER WHICH IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PROPERLY MOUNT BETWEEN THE BARRELS AT THE FRONT OF THE HINGE. TWO OTHER MINOR COMPLAINTS ARE THE OBJECTIVE LENSE COVERS WHICH PRESS INTO THE BARREL ENDS, AND THE NARROW NECK STRAP. OVERALL, THE PENTAX DCF WP 10X50'S ARE A WONDERFUL PAIR OF HIGH POWERED, ROOF PRISM BINOCULARS, WHICH OFFER GREAT VIEWS, HIGH QUALITY, AND OUTSTANDING VALUE. C.W.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: CW
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=211694


Pentax DCF WP 10x50
The best roofs for the money,a pleasure to look through

Remarkably bright and very vivid colours

outstanding!!

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.135.123)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=407867


Pentax DCF WP 10x50
Superb at any price,the brightest bins I've ever used!!

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.134.72)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=403492

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