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6.8 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 8

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 8
Value for money 6
Ease of use 10
Durability 10
Build quality 10

Excellent quality, could be priced lower

JustAfterEarlyAdoption, Bestbuy
9 November 2010
  • Summary: This is an excellent piece of equipment, when compared to heir counterparts at $100 or lower.
  • Pros: amplification peformance and clarity
  • Cons: price
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