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Pentax expand binocular range with three sets of new models

Pentax expand binocular range with three sets of new models - Pentax deliver six new models to their binocular ranges.

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Compact, lightweight UCF R series added to line of Porro-Prism binoculars
Pentax expand binocular range with three sets of new models
Pentax announce two UCF R-series models - the 8x21 UCF R and 10x21 UCF R - to their already-extensive porro-prism binocular lineup. Combining high-resolution optics with fashionable, streamlined bodies, these compact, lightweight models offer comfortable viewing and outstanding portability in a wide range of casual observations, both indoors and outdoors.

Offering a choice of 8x or 10x magnification, the new UCF R-series models combine the Pentax-developed dual-axis eye-distance adjustment system for precise alignment of the lens barrels, high-refraction BaK4 glass prisms, multi-coated optical elements and aspherical eyepiece lens elements to deliver high-quality images, even under poor viewing conditions. Their compact, lightweight bodies are encased in a protective rubber housing for extra protection against dust and shock. Other user-friendly features include a short minimum focusing distance of approx. 2.8 meters/9.2 feet, extendible eyepiece rings and a diopter adjuster with a click-stop center pointer.

Models 8 x 21 UCF R 10 x 21 UCF R
Type Porro prism, center focusing (Linked-dual-axis)
Lens construction

Objective lens: 2 elements in 1 group
Eyepiece lens: 3 elements in 2 groups

Magnification
8X 10X
Objective lens Diameter 21mm 21mm
Real field of view 6.2º 5.0º
Apparent field of view 50º 50º

Field of view at 1000m
108m 87m
Field of view at 1000 yard 324ft 261 ft
Exit pupil 2.6mm 2.1mm
Eye Relief 13mm 9.5mm

Relative Brightness
6.7 4.4

Diopter adjustment range
±4m-1
Eye Width adjustment range 58 - 72mm (2.3 - 2.8 inches)
Focusing range Approximately 2.8m to infinity (9.2ft to infinity)
Eyepiece ring Slide type
Body color Black
Height & Width 83 x 110mm 80 x 110mm3.2 x 4.3 inches 3.1 x 4.3 inches
Thickness 48mm 1.9 inches
Weight 210g 7.4 oz.
Accessories Eyepiece lens cap, Case, Strap

Pentax unveils newly designed FB Lite series of ultra-compact roof-prism binoculars
Pentax expand binocular range with three sets of new modelsPentax introduce two FB Lite-series pocket-sized roof-prism binoculars - the FB-7 Lite and FB-9 Lite. Featuring a fashionable dual-color design and ultra-compact, go-anywhere dimensions, these new models inherit all the user-friendly features of their popular predecessors, the current FB-7 Lite and FB-9 Lite, including a comfortable 4:3 rectangular image area. Offering outstanding cost performance, they are great partners for casual outings, such as concerts and stage performances.

Measuring only 95mm wide, 64mm high and 26.5mm thick (3.7 x 2.5 x 1.0 inches) and weighing a mere 148 grams (5.2 oz.), the new FB Lite-series models fit comfortably in a shirt pocket or small purse. Offering a choice of 7x or 9x magnification, they are encased in attractive silver-and-grey bodies ergonomically designed to enhance holding comfort and ease of operation. Their horizontally extended 4:3 rectangular image area assures comfortable viewing with minimal eye fatigue. Combining the accessible center-focusing system with high-performance optics incorporating multi-coated optical elements and aspherical eyepiece lens elements, they produce sharp, clear images even at indoor concert halls and theaters. Other user-friendly features include Pentax's original sliding eye-distance adjustment system, a short minimum focusing distance of 1.8 meters/5.9 feet and an easy operated diopter adjuster.

Models FB-7 Lite FB-9 Lite
Type Roof prism, center focusing
Lens construction

Objective lens: 2 elements in 1 group
Eyepiece lens: 3 elements in 2 groups

Magnification
7X 9X
Objective lens Diameter 17 x 11mm 17 x 11mm
Real field of view 7.1º 5.6º
Apparent field of view 50º 50º
Field of view at 1000m 124m 98m
Field of view at 1000 yard 372ft 294ft
Exit pupil 2.4 x 1.6mm 1.9 x 1.2mm
Eye Relief 11mm 8.5mm
Relative Brightness 4.5 2.7
Diopter adjustment range ±4m-1
Eye Width adjustment range 57 - 70mm (2.3 - 2.8 inches)
Focusing range Approximately 1.8m to infinity (5.9ft to infinity)
Eyepiece ring Rigid type
Body color Pure silver & Dark gray metallic
Height & Width 64 x 95mm 2.5 x 3.7 inches
Thickness 26.5mm 1.0 inches
Weight 148g 5.2 oz.
Accessories Case, Strap

Pentax add compact, waterproofed DCF XP series of roof-prism binoculars for heavy-duty applications
Pentax expand binocular range with three sets of new modelsPentax 8x33 DCF XP and 10x33 DCF XP join already-extensive roof-prism binocular lineup. Featuring high-resolution optics and encased in fiber-reinforced plastic bodies with JIS Class 6 waterproof construction, these high-performance models are the perfect choice for a wide variety of specialized, heavy-duty applications on and around the water - especially for bird watching at the waterside.

Offering a choice of 8x or 10x magnification, the new DCF XP-series models are housed in nitrogen-filled, fiber-reinforced waterproof bodies (JIS Class 6) and protected with full-body rubber housings. Featuring a compact, lightweight body design and long eye relief - 20mm for the 8x33 and 18mm for the 10x33 - they allow for fatigue-free viewing even during extended observations. Thanks to the incorporation of an inner-focus system, high-resolution phase-coated roof prisms and multi-coated optical elements, they deliver exceptional image quality even under poor viewing conditions. They also come equipped with such user-friendly features as an extra-short minimum focusing distance of 1.5 meters/4.9 feet, a diopter adjuster with a click-stop lock mechanism and helicoid-type extendible eyepiece rings.

Models 8 x 33 DCF XP 10 x 33 DCF XP
Type Roof prism, center focusing
Waterproof Waterproof 1m depth of water (JIS class 6), Nitrogen filled
Lens construction    

Objective lens:
Eyepiece lens:

4 elements in 3 groups
4 elements in 3 groups

4 elements in 3 group
5 elements in 4 groups
Coating

Lens
Prism

Multi coating
Multi coating, Phase coating
Magnification
8X 10X
Objective lens Diameter 33mm 33mm
Real field of view 6.5º 5.3º
Apparent field of view 52º 53º
Field of view at 1000m 114m 93m
Field of view at 1000 yard 342ft 279ft
Exit pupil 4.1mm 3.3mm
Eye Relief 20mm 18mm
Relative Brightness 17 10.9
Diopter adjustment range ±4m-1
Diopter adjustment Diopter ring with click stops
Eye Width adjustment range 58 - 74mm (2.3 - 2.9 inches)
Focusing range Approximately 1.5m to infinity (4.9ft to infinity)
Eyepiece ring Helicoid type
Body color Black
Height & Width 106 x 121mm 4.2x4.8 inches 107 x 121mm 4.2x4.8 inches
Thickness 51mm 2.0 inches
Weight 500g 17.6oz.
Accessories Objective lens cap, Eyepiece lens cap, Case, Neck strap

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