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. <br />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 the case with the scope I received) I already own Penatx ED binos and am well pleased with the optics and build quality of them.
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. Image was not really sharp.
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.
Excerpt: I'll qualify my comments by saying that I haven't had an opportunity to use the scope at a distance beyond 100 yds. yet but so far I'm very pleased with it. Image quality, features and design are comparable to high end spotting scopes. The scope takes standard U.S. astronomical eyepieces which helps it to get the best out of the 80mm low dispersion objective lens.
Pros: Clarity, Eye relief, Lightweight, Smooth Focus, Well Designed Case
Excerpt: I am a Highpower Rifle Shooter, which means I shoot a service rifle (AR-15) chambered in .223 at 200, 300 and 600 yard matches. I use this scope nearly every week on the practice range to spot holes in targets at 200 yards for myself and others. I spent an enormous amount of time reading other reviews, comparisons, etc, etc, etc, before buying this relatively expensive piece of equipment, but my evaluation criteria is very simple: can you or can you not spot a 1/4"...
Pros: Excellent in low light, Excellent resolution