Summary: Looking more like the decapitated head of Disney's robotic WALL.E than the stereotypical image of binoculars that normally spring to mind, these small optical wonders have achieved something of a cult status amongst a growing band of ardent admirers who believe they might just have found macro...
GOOD OPTICALLY BUT NOT ROBUST, OR ELSE I'M UNLUCKY
16 May 2013
Summary: Had I been writing this review a year and a half or so ago, after first purchasing the Pentax Papilio 8.5 x 21 model in spring 2008, I would have concurred with all the excellent reviews these binoculars have had.
Summary: Theses are the best all rounders of our five binos and a Swarofski scope for long distance. Experience (and frustration) showed don't get zoom, it decreases field of view; go for a biggest objective that is not too heavy, and of course go for quality which is subjective and best judged by visiting a...
Summary: At last an easy way to get in close to insects and other wildlife without scaring them away. The Papilio binoculars are light to carry, easy to adjust and allow me to study fine details like veins on wings without disturbing my subjects. Great for botanical study too.
Summary: For close-up work (ie less than about 25m), these binoculars are superb. They can be used to view plants and insects at your feet with remarkable clarity, and are great for a whole range of close-up viewing.