Reviews and Problems with Pentax 10x43 DCF SP - vanntett
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Excellent Optics With Other Issues
8 July 2012
Summary: I used these Pentax binoculars for bird watching, nature observation and stargazing. Optically, they were excellent...very bright and clear with precise focusing. These Pentax binoculars are packed with features and are extremely well made. The fit and finish of these binoculars are outstanding. Unfortunately, after a few months I decided to sell them because, although the focusing was precise, the focusing was too stiff and slow for me.
Summary: Excellent quality and excellent value. They are comfortable with or without glasses. Easy to adjust back and forth if you are sharing between people with and without glasses. With previous binoculars I was always having to reset the focus on one lens. These have a locking feature that allows the settings to stay fixed. They are also very good in low light conditions. The only bad thing is the factory supplied strap. It is a little cheap and too long.
Summary: These binoculars are very clear and "bright." It is amzing how well they work in low light. We used them on a trip with our son who has $1200 Leica binoculars and they were very nearly interchangeable.
Summary: I finally purchased a quality pair of binoculars after decades of using lower priced models. I did lot of research and chose the Pentax 10x43. The image is truly superb. Much better than I expected. Lightweight, rugged, fast focus, and a pleasure to use. I really like the diopter adjuster with lock mechanism; the nonlockable version was always rotating out of adjustment. The extra-short minimum focusing distance is a must bird watching. Highly recommend these.
Summary: I have owned many binoculars before. Nothing matches this pair. Very bright, water proof, very close focusing, great optical coatings, nice rubber coatings, and EXCELLENT long eye-relief for those of us with glasses. Nice idea haveing the rear lens cups attached. As a naturalist I find the birds I see just seem to pop out. And the binoculars look great too. I purchased these at this site although the actual dealer was Adorama.