Summary: Birders will surely love the relatively low price. Good bang for the buck.
Pros: The image clarity of these binoculars is awesome! Some binoculars make you work to get into focus and once there you are liable to be out of focus after zooming. Not so the PENTAX 8-16x21 UCF Zoom II Binoculars. What you see through these lenses is a wonder to behold. definitely high quality glass and coatings. Light-gathering ability makes even dimly lit subjects view-able. This instrument is light and small, which improves it's extended usage comfort factor, by a la...
Cons: Should have made "cutouts" in the case's top edges (left and right), to allow the neck strap anchors to slide into the case more easily. A minor point to be sure. An included neck relief pad should have been provided for the strap, rather than having rely on a 3rd party solution.
This is a BIG little set of binocs! Super value for the money!
2 November 2011
Summary: Received the binoculars this week and gave them a test run in the back woods. I had a similar pair years ago when they were made in Japan. These are made in China. The quality and clarity appear just as good. They are easy to use and the view is crisp and clear. If you're looking for a small pair of binocs that will do the job, check these out.
Small in Hand, Small on Price....Big on Performance!
7 September 2011
Summary: You don't expect much from lower priced zooms, but these binoculars deliver. Crystal clear, smooth controls, very compact and lightweight, and a nice hand with the rubber coated armor. Pentax has always been "The King" of binoculars for those of us on a budget. The only negative is a slight focus shift when zooming the full range, but the easy controls make the small focus adjustment a snap. Would recommend to bird watchers, sports nuts, hunters, etc.
Summary: these binoculars are lightweight and compact, with a rubber armor coating that is scuff resistant and water resistant not waterproof! the rubber eye cups are comfortable and the zoom and focus knobs are easily discernible for zooming or focusing quickly and are great for indoor sporting events, bird watching, outdoor hiking and for checking shooting accuracy on paper targets, I would recommend these highly to anyone who needs a small tough compact fast focusing and...