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Pentax-8-5x21-papilio.23034223
5.9 out of 10

Pentax 8.5x21 Papilio

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Overall 8
8.0

Just what I've been looking for!

Doc the Dragon Guy, Adorama
14 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I have been struggling with regular binoculars for the last few seasons trying to identify Odonata for the county survey. These close focusing binoculars are just what I needed.I got the 8.5x21 model and I really don't have a problem finding my subject. If it were moving, now that's a different story. For that I would use my regular binoculars.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

I would buy this product again and again

sam_dc, B&H Photo
22 August 2014
  • Excerpt: great things : is a close focus binocular, a very bright binocular. Very light, easy to use, compact. First time I use a binocular without sea sickness feeling after a while...
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding Binoculars for Close-up View

RRachlin, B&H Photo
10 August 2014
  • Excerpt: These porro prism binoculars are ideal for close viewing of objects as close as 0.5 meters away. I'm an inveterate backyard bird- and insect-watcher. For birds at a distance, these are best employed by experienced binocular users, because the narrow field of vision (6.0 degrees) requires some experience with quickly targeting an object.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Ease Of Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Spotting Insects, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 10
10

Excellent product and great value.

cjt444, Ebay
9 August 2014
  • Summary: We are avid "birders" who own numerous pairs of binoculars, several of which are much more expensive. We own 2 pairs of these binoculars and have bought another pair as a gift. For the money, this is an outstanding product. Its most impressive feature is the ability to close focus (on butterflies, for example); distance viewing is also quite good. We also own the 6 power version but prefer the 8. Very highly recommended.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for Hiking

Skycarver, B&H Photo
13 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This is my second pair, the first lost in a fire, no hesitation replacing them. They are excellent for hiking and walking in the woods where a combination of close viewing and far viewing can be delightful. Quality product.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great binoculars for bug watching

bugologist, B&H Photo
3 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I spend a lot of time in the woods watching insects and spiders. These are by far the best lenses for observing small creatures with magnification but still far enough away to not disturb behavior. They are also useful for bird watching and make an excellent, low cost, choice for natural history use.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Not Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

Opens up a whole new world of animals

None, B&H Photo
11 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm am an entomologist, and a butterfly enthusiast to boot. These 8.5X21 Papilios, or their slightly less powerful sibling, are unexcelled for observing butterflies, dragonflies, tiger beetles, and a host of other six-legged guys in the wild. I recently led a day-long trip of 18 butterfly enthusiasts to a dozen spots in NW WI to look for late spring butterflies.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Pentax Papilio 8.5x21 Binocular

Connie, binocularreviews.org
2 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Close-up views After seeing a few people with the Pentax Papilio 8.5x21 Binocular at our butterfly walks at Estero Llano Grande State Park, I decided to get a pair.  WOW, is about all I can say.
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Overall 10
10

My first binocular...fully satisfied

tkpatel, B&H Photo
20 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I use it for bird watching and wildlife. The closest focus around 1.5ft is the great thing about it.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Not Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

Excellent!

Ann, B&H Photo
9 December 2013
  • Excerpt: These are very light, easy to hold and focus. They work well with and without glasses. Very glad we bought these binoculars.
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