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Pentax PF-80 ED
7.9 out of 10

Pentax PF-80 ED

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Overall 10
10

You won't be sorry if you buy this

eastsierraman, B&H Photo
21 May 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: A Bit Big
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Overall 4
4.0

Great product, Warranty Service stinks!

A. Green, Adorama
19 December 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Great

Kunde, B&H Photo
12 December 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Sensitivity Controls, Strong Magnification
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected

this requirement is nonsense, B&H Photo
14 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Viewing and photographing wildlife. Easy to set-up and case is used as a protective cover even when viewing. Excellent clarity and field of view.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Strong Magnification
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Overall 10
10

I would buy this product again

kenickie, Adorama
8 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I can score rifle targets at 400 yards with this spotting scope.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Sensitivity Controls, Strong Magnification
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Overall 10
10

Wow!

Tony D, Adorama
31 December 2012
  • 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...
  • Pros: Bright Clear Images
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Overall 10
10

Great product for price and features

Matt, B&H Photo
28 October 2012
  • 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...
  • Pros: Ease of Use, Quality Optics, Sensitivity Controls, Sharp Views, Strong Magnification
  • Cons: Nil
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Overall 2
2.0

I'm Returning This Scope

tribaltat, B&H Photo
11 September 2012
  • 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.
  • Cons: Image Not Sharp, Poor contrast
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Overall 10
10

Best high-end scope value.

All American, Adorama
5 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Great for birding and big game scouting. This scope is in the same league as the $2,000+ scopes, i.e. Swaro, Howa, Leica, etc.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Quality Construction, Sensitivity Controls, Strong Magnification
  • Cons: Heavy, Not waterproof
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Overall 10
10

I highly recomend this spotting scope

donnie, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Bright Eyepiece, Strong Magnification
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