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6.9 out of 10

Pentax Papilio 8.5x21

Named for the Latin word for butterfly, PENTAX Papilio 8.5x21 bi Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax Papilio 8.5x21

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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

I strongly recomend these binoculars.

artefacpaul, Ebay
27 August 2012
Overall 4
4.0

Papilio 8.5x21 vs. 6.5x21

steelbicyclist, epinions.com
18 August 2012
  • Summary: The 6.5x is much more pleasing than the 8.5x. Two stars for 8.5x, Would be four for 6.5x. Keep in mind they are butterfly not birding binoculars.
  • Pros: Nothing like them for close focus. Tack sharp. Light weight
  • Cons: Severe chromatic aberation, Poor quality image for distance. Eye strain--maybe mine were defective.
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Overall 8
8.0

I would buy this product again, but ...

Uncle Buck, Adorama
31 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Not waterproof, a significant drawback for a bino designed for field use. The rain cover for the eyepieces slips off easily and will not stay in place - easily lost. The 8.5 X 21 has a very small field of view, very difficult to find your subject, especially if it is moving. Consider the 6.5 X 21 with a larger field of view, even though final magnification is less. Close focus is very nice.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight
  • Cons: Difficult To Focus, Not Waterproof, Small field of view
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Overall 10
10

highly Recommend!

peacefullscents, Ebay
29 June 2011
Overall 10
10

Great close focus binoculars!

scgoodbuys, Ebay
26 May 2011
  • Summary: I love these! It is taking the place of my hand lens where I had to get on my knees and put my face close to the flowers. Now I can stay standing and still see the details!
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Overall 10
10

Pentax Papilio 8.5x21

binocularreviews.org
18 October 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this for my wife. She normally uses 8x42 Pentax and Loves them. Only problem is, she is always backing up when wanting to look at something close. She really didn't even want to try these but I ordered them anyway for her to try.. They arrived promptly and packaged well. She immediately fell in love with the light weight, fast focusing, CLOSE focusing, and bright views!! She also likes the screw down eyepiece design, versus the fold down on her older models.
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Overall 10
10

pentax papilio review -gem!

tep383, Ebay
31 March 2009
Overall 10
10

Pentax Papilio 8.5x21 close focus binoculars, excellent but not perfect

hallewell, epinions.com
12 May 2006
  • Summary: highly recommended
  • Pros: No eyestrain close focusing to 1.5 ft - unique. Excellent optics, quality and price.
  • Cons: Ease of use in the field could be improved.
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Overall 10
10

Into the New Papilio Paradise

aostling, epinions.com
4 May 2005
  • Summary: Buy the 6.5x21 Papilios as soon as you can.
  • Pros: These binoculars have no competition, at any price.
  • Cons: They are now in short supply.
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