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6.7 out of 10

Pentax DCF SW 8 x 25

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Overall 10
10

A great find!

Bob, B&H Photo
31 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I have many binoculars, from Leica all the way down. As my eyes get older, I have also learned the truth of the frequent advice about the wisdom of keeping the magnification down to 7 or 8. I have never been disappointed by Pentax optics, in binoculars or cameras. These are a delight.
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Overall 10
10

Eagle eyes

Atsa, B&H Photo
28 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm very pleased! These binocs are light, fold up to fit in your hand or in handlebar pouch on my scooter : -) Clarity, resolution & ease of focus are excellent, as is light gathering ability. Pentax knows optics & these binocs are awwww-some.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Great optics, a couple of minor bugs

Craig, B&H Photo
15 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Great optics, and I'm happy with my purchase but these binoculars have a couple of minor bugs. First, I bought them for their long eye relief and they work good with my glasses. However, the description says the eye rings are adjustable with "four click stops". The eye rings have two stops - full down and full up. These are the only two clicks. Second, if you are using the neckstrap it attaches to the frame in a way such that the binoculars hang at an weird angle.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 8
8.0

nice pocketable binocs

birdwatcher, B&H Photo
12 May 2014
  • Excerpt: These are really nice for the price. Love the double hinge fold so it fits in a pocket. These way out-perform the ~$ models you can get in your local sports department store.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Optics and Build Quality

Thomas Long, B&H Photo
25 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I am really impressed with the quality of these binoculars. They are very sharp, provide a decent wide angle of view, and they are incredibly bright -- the brightest of any binoculars I've ever seen. The design is simple and minimalist, which especially appealed to me when I ordered them. As with their cameras, Pentax has designed these to be an ergonomic delight -- they just feel like a natural extension of my eyes, and they fit in my hands like a pair of gloves.
  • Pros: Bright View, Close Focus, Compact, Optical Quality, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

Great value at a low price

Ron the birder, B&H Photo
14 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I use the binoculars for birding, as they are light and easy to carry around whenever outside, and can be held in a coat pocket. Optics appear bright and clear, and the focusing knob turns smoothly and its easy to focus. Dusk and dawn viewing gets limited, but only very early in morning and later in the dusk. Workmanship is very good. Amazing value for the price.
  • Pros: Bright Clear Optics, Fold Into Small Package, Good Craftmanship, Lightweight
  • Cons: Small Field Of View
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for the hike.

Woody the Woodsman, B&H Photo
25 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Fits easily in a hiking/fanny pack. Feels solid and well made. Lanyard is kind of cheesy/cheap but would still highly recommend. So far they have been impressive.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Lightweight, Quality feel, Small
  • Cons: Lanyard
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Overall 10
10

Pentax DCF SW 8x25 Roof Prism Binocular

Paul, binocularreviews.org
10 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I received an 8x25 Pentax DCF today, 24 hours after placing my order with Eagle Optics. Wow! These are very impressive for a compact binocular. What I received really did startle me. Clear, bright, images which are sharp edge to edge; no noticeable curvature of field; perfect eye relief for eyeglass wearers; a http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifbinocular which will easily fit in my pant or jacket pocket.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent,user friendly

Yaya, B&H Photo
3 April 2012
  • Excerpt: So user friendly and easy to use...we have sweeping Hudson and manhattan views...and love to grab our Pentax binoculars and sweep over the Hudson...they are fantastic, lightweight, and very powerful.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Pentax DCF SW 8x25 Roof Prism Binocular

Peter, binocularreviews.org
18 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm a birder, so these are the smallest binoculars I've ever bought , and my expectations were low as a result. I was pleasantly surprised at their optical quality, so I think they are a great choice if you need ones that are small and light, as they are an excellent value.
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