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5.8 out of 10

Pentax 8x43 DCF SP - vanntett

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Overall 10
10

Pentax DCF SP 8x43 Binocular

Mac, binocularreviews.org
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as good as I thought

Birdman, B&H Photo
12 June 2012
  • Excerpt: They were way over my budget but after a lot of research, I bought a pair of these but was disappointed. They're heavier than I thought, I weighed them at 23.9 oz., and they are narrow, so holding them up to my eyes gave me upper arm strain. There are no finger indents so they're not the most comfortable binoculars to hold. Also, there was a ring around the outer edge of view that was distorted.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Bulky, Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Pentax DCF SP 8x43 Binocular

Rick, binocularreviews.org
11 June 2012
  • 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 . More than I wanted to spend, but I figured it would be worth it. Unfortunately, I'm disappointed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent

RodneyB, B&H Photo
26 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I spent a lot of time in a nautical store, looking through many different glasses, before buying these. They were *very* close to the similarly-spec'd German binocs at the time, with the only differences being that I could perceive a slightly more noticeable chromatic aberration with the sun at some angles using the Pentax glasses, and of course the price was about 1/4th the German glasses. I've had them about 4 years.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 8
8.0

Professional level

nony, B&H Photo
22 December 2010
  • Excerpt: I use it for Nature study. It is my forth lens . The change in sharpness is outstanding. Compared to one european from a colleague, several times the price there's no clear difference. Excelent optical quality, solid construction, highly recommended. - Desireable one more step for the eyecup.
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Overall 10
10

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sk play soccar, B&H Photo
20 October 2010
  • Excerpt: The binocular is great
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Performance 8
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Ease of setup 10
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Good, but doesn't live up to expectations

Rick Davis, opticsplanet.com
2 January 2008
  • 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.
  • Pros: Well constructed, good optics
  • Cons: price
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
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Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 10
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Pentax 8x43 DCF SP Binoculars

Jo, opticsplanet.com
28 July 2007
  • 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
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