Reviews and Problems with Pentax 8x43 DCF SP - vanntett
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Pentax DCF SP 8x43 Binocular
30 September 2013
Excerpt: Excellent, sturdy bins for birding I've owned a pair of since 2005, and I have only good things to say about them. I use my Pentax DCF SP 8x43 Binocular for birding and for fieldwork, and they've been with me in all kinds of weather and remain one of my favorite possessions.
Excerpt: I must be spoiled; I'm now realizing that my Pentax Papilio 6.5x21 binocs are even more fantastic than I thought. I wanted a bit more power, and after reading various reviews (and with my good luck on the Pentax Papilios), I decided on the Pentax 8x43 DCF SP .
Summary: These are very nice binoculars, but the optics do not appear to be any better than my Nikon Monarch which are 1/2 the price. The eyecups are nicer, and they have a little nicer feel than the Monarchs but I don't think that they are worth twice the money.
Summary: I have been impressed with this product and make use of them whenever I'm in the field. These binoculars and robust enough to be carried in all weathers I encounter and I'm glad not to have to worry about them getting wet etc!
Pros: Robust enough for fieldwork and off-track bird watching
Cons: Can get a little heavy after a full day and with a full pack
Summary: My Swift Osprey binoculars are over 20 years old and were in need of replacement. Having researched the internet thouroughly, and reading many reviews, I decided to go for the Pentax DCF SPs. I found them advertised, through Amazon, at a very low price and went for it. These binoculars are superb.