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Pentax 8,5 x 21 Papilio Fernglas

Pentax 8,5 x 21 Papilio Fernglas
alaScore 88

269 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 reviews of Pentax 8,5 x 21 Papilio Fernglas. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Binoculars for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Binoculars the Pentax 8,5 x 21 Papilio Fernglas is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 269 reviews)

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User Reviews  

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax 8,5 x 21 Papilio Fernglas

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Pentax 8,5 x 21 Papilio Fernglas from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Binoculars on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax 8.5 x 21 Close Focus Papilio BinocularsPentax 8.5x21 Close Focus Papilio BinocularsPentax 8.5x21 Close Focus Papilio Binoculars

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Amazon.com review summary for Pentax 8,5 x 21 Papilio Fernglas

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 user reviews of Pentax 8,5 x 21 Papilio Fernglas from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Binoculars on Amazon.com.

99% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax PTX62216 8.5 X 21 mm Papilio BinocularsPentax 62216 Papilio 8.5x21 Porro Prism Binocular

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Pentax Papilio 8.5x21 Binoculars

 

The Pentax Papilio 8.5x21 binoculars can zoom in on your prey (or, you know, just the countryside) with impressive skill, offering 8.5x magnification, as well as a 50cm close focus, 21mm lens. They came out tied for top in our Iceland group test -...

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close focus is superb

 

These binoculars are slightly larger than they would be if they didn't provide close focus, but the close focus does indeed work as advertised and the image is sharp and bright at all distances. It's amazing they will focus as close as they do. They...

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This product is great!

 

The binoculars were more than I had anticipated. Very clear, and easy to use light weight. You can take them with you everywhere.

Close Focus","Compact","Lightweight","Quality Lenses","Strong Construction","Works Well With Glasses

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Pentax Papilio Binoculars

 

As stated in many reviews, these have excellent close focus. They are very good for insects, plants and other close subjects. The 7.5 degree FOV is very good, as is the 56mm IPD. However the 15mm Eye Relief is a bit tight for glasses wearers, and the...

Close Focus","Compact","Lightweight

Eye Relief only 15mm","Low Light performance

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Excellent update to a fine product

 

This magnification is easier to hand-hold than the 8X, and the close focus opens up a new world. Great update to the previous similar model, which I enjoyed for many years until it was stolen.

Close Focus","Compact","Lightweight","Quality Lenses","Strong Construction","Works Well With Glasses

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used by a legaly blind person

 

Used for bird watching by my wife and is delighted by its easy handling

Close Focus","Compact","Lightweight","Quality Lenses","Strong Construction

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great for close viewing

 

I first used these on a trip to Mexico and loved looking at insects and spiders close-up with them. They work great and you can be much closer than with regular binocs. I bought these to use with an aquarium to look closely at various creatures in...

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Pentax Papilio 8.5x21 close focus binoculars, excellent but not perfect

 

This is a supplement to Allan Ostling's epinions review which covers them pretty well and in my view accurately. He has two reviews which are more or less identical and probably he is reviewing the lower power 6.5x binocs. I opted for the higher power...

No eyestrain close focusing to 1.5 ft - unique. Excellent optics, quality and price

Ease of use in the field could be improved

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Into the New Papilio Paradise

 

At work today a fellow rocket engineer asked me if I had a magnifier. I usually have some sort of lens in my office. He wanted to inspect some instrumentation hardware on which he suspected a fault. I said sure, reached into my briefcase, and handed...

These binoculars have no competition, at any price

They are now in short supply

Product Specifications

The PENTAX Papilio Series incorporate a mechanism that automatically compensates for the misalignment of right and left image fields at close ranges, facilitating the observation of insects in the field and exhibits at galleries and museums. The series is called Papilio, the Latin word for butterfly, because it was specifically developed to satisfy user demands for close-range observation of butterflies and other insects.

Dimensions & Weight

Height:2.2in
Length:5in
Weight:10.2oz
Width:4.3in

Header

Manufacturer:Pentax
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pentax Papilio

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Manual

Optical System

Eye Relief:15mm
Magnification:8.5
Objective Lens Diameter:21mm
Prism System:Porro
Type:Binoculars

Rangefinder

Type: None