Excerpt: I use this scope primarily for range shooting, and secondly for wildlife. I had this same scope for the last few years, and our home was burglarized and it was stolen. With insurance money, I could have bought any other one on the market, but didn't hesitate to buy this one again.
Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Durable Well Built, Good Water Resistance, Great clarity, Sensitivity Controls, Smooth Focusing, Strong Magnification
Excerpt: Paired with one of Pentax's XW fixed magnification eye pieces (e.g., XW14), there's no question that this scope offers one of the finest viewing experiences for the price. The sharpness, field of view, colour rendition, flatness of field, and enough eye relief to suit eyeglass users (at least with...
Pros: Bright, Excellent Contrast, Good Colour Rendition, Universal Eyepiece Mount, Very Good Value, Wide Fov
Cons: Moderately Heavy, Poor Warranty, Terrible Company
Excerpt: Bought it with a fix focus Pentax SMC XF 12mm eyepiece. All Pentax scopes use standard 1.25 eyepieces. It has a 82mm thread for filters. Basically a link between photo lenses and astronomy equipment. You can't go wrong with Pentax.
Excerpt: The thing that makes me happiest about this scope is the fact that I can used my high end Meade Superwide and Ultrawide eyepieces with it. I popped in an 8.8mm Meade Ultra Wide and was blown away with the brightness and clarity. The 15mm Superwide was even better...
Excerpt: I'm a keen weekend astronomer and as they say the best scope is the one you use the most.I wanted a scope I could have outside at night and not be concerned about dew, frost damage.The Pentax PF-80ED scope reviewed well ( Im aware of some less than favourable reviews of this product - this was NOT...
Excerpt: Purchased this scope based on reviews that I had read online on birding and astronomy sites, and on customer reviews. Also purchased Pentax XW 14mm eye piece. Thought it would be an awesome combination for watching wildlife. Image was dull and difficult to view even with the 20mm eye relief.
Excerpt: i use this scope for spotting deer and elk, and whatever else i want to look at, even used it to check out the moon once. darn good choice here, and the price was awesome too, compaired to my buddies high dollar name brand spotting scopes.