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Pentax Spotting scope

Pentax Introduces a Large-Aperture Spotting Scope

Pentax have announced the introduction of the Pentax PF-100ED Spotting Scope. Housed in a lightweight magnesium-alloy body, this spotting scope features the time-proven porro-prism optics and an extra-large 100mm objective lens incorporating ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to produce a sharp, clear image with minimal chromatic aberration. Its straight-line optical barrel design makes it easy for the user to locate the subject. The scope barrel has an American-standard 31.7mm-diameter eyepiece receptacle, which accepts one of six optional eyepieces of different magnifications to satisfy many different viewing requirements. This receptacle also has a dust-shielding glass to make the scope barrel airtight and waterproof (rated JIS Class 6).* Coupled with a nitrogen-injected barrel, this unique mechanism prevents the internal fogging caused by sudden temperature changes. Because of its superb image quality, interchangeable eyepieces and airtight body construction, the Pentax PF-100ED Spotting Scope can be used for a wide range of subjects and performs flawlessly even under demanding conditions in the field.

Like its popular sister model, Pentax PF-80ED, this new spotting scope offers other user-friendly features that include:

1) Built-in lens hood to cut excessive light and keep the objective lens free of dust and rain;
2) Effortless focusing operation using an easily accessible focusing knob;
3) Built-in tripod socket with click-stop rotation mechanism;
4) Long 20mm eye relief for easy viewing - especially for those wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses;
5) Rubber housing for protection against shock and damage.

For the PF-100ED Spotting Scope, Pentax offers six optional interchangeable eyepieces to meet individual requirements: five fixed-focus XL-type models with magnifications of 22.5, 30, 45, 60 and 90 times, and one zoom model offering a magnification range of 26 to 78 times. All these eyepieces are commonly used for astronomical telescopes and renowned for their outstanding image reproduction.

Pentax also offers the PF-CA35 Camera Adapter, which converts the PF-100ED into a 1250mm F12.5 super-telephoto lens for use with Pentax K-mount 35mm SLR cameras.

* The Pentax PF-100ED is not designed for underwater use and should not be submerged in water.

Pentax Introduces a Viewer-Friendly Spotting Scope
Pentax is pleased to announce the introduction of the Pentax PF-80EDA Spotting Scope. Housed in a lightweight magnesium-alloy body, this spotting scope has a unique design with the eyepiece section slanted 45 degrees upwards to assure maximum viewing comfort to the viewer even during many hours of observation in the field. It also features the time-proven porro-prism optics and a large 80mm objective lens incorporating ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to produce a sharp, clear image with minimal chromatic aberration. Its American-standard eyepiece receptacle, 31.7 millimeters (1.25 inch) in diameter, accepts one of six optional eyepieces of varying magnification to satisfy many different viewing requirements. This receptacle also has a dust-shielding glass to make the scope barrel airtight and waterproof (rated JIS Class 6).* Coupled with a nitrogen-injected barrel, this special mechanism prevents the internal fogging caused by sudden temperature changes. Because of its superb image quality, interchangeable eyepieces and viewer-friendly angled eyepiece design, the Pentax PF-80EDA Spotting Scope can be used for a wide range of subjects and performs flawlessly even under highly demanding conditions in the field.

Like its popular sister model, the Pentax PF-80ED, which features a straight-line body design, the PF-80EDA offers a host of other outstanding features, including: a built-in lens hood to cut excessive light and keep the objective lens free of dust and rain, effortless focusing via an accessible focusing knob, a built-in tripod socket with click-stop rotation mechanism, a long 20mm eye relief for easy viewing, and a rubber housing to protect the internal components and mechanisms from shock and damage.

For the PF-80EDA Spotting Scope, Pentax offers six optional interchangeable eyepieces to meet individual requirements: five fixed-focus XL-type models with magnifications of 18.5, 25, 37, 50 and 74 times, and one zoom model offering a magnification range of 21 to 63 times. All these eyepieces are commonly used for astronomical telescopes and are renowned for their outstanding image reproduction.

Pentax also offers the PF-CA35 Camera Adapter, which converts the PF-80EDA into a 1000mm F12.5 super-telephoto lens for use with Pentax K-mount 35mm SLR cameras.

* The Pentax PF-80EDA is not designed for underwater use and should not be submerged in water.

PF-100ED Spotting Scope Specifications
Model PF-100ED
Type Porro-prism Straight type
Objective lens Diameter : 100 mm ( ED Lens ) 3 elements - 3 groups
Magnification 22.5 x 30 x 45 x 60 x 90 x 26 x - 78 x
Eyepiece lens XL28 XL21 XL14 XL10.5 XL7 smc PENTAX ZOOM
EYEPIECE
8 - 24mm
Lens structure 5 e - 4 g 6 e - 4 g 6 e - 4 g 6 e - 4 g
7 e - 5 g 6 e - 4 g
Attachment diameter 31.7mm (1.25 inch)
Real field of view
2.4 2.1 1.5 1.1 0.7 1.5 - 0.8
Apparent field
of view 55 65 65 65 65 38 - 60

Field of view at 1000 m 42 m 37 m 26 m 19 m 12 m 26 - 14 m
Field of view at 1000 yard 126 ft 111 ft 78 ft 57 ft 36 ft 78 - 42ft

Exit pupil
4.4 mm 3.3 mm 2.2 mm 1.7 mm 1.1 mm 3.9-1.3 mm
Eye Relief
20 mm 20 mm 20 mm 20 mm 20 mm 18.0-22.0 mm
Relative Brightness
19.4 10.9 4.8 2.9 1.2 15.2 -1.7
Focusing range
About 8.5 m to infinity
About 28 ft to infinity
Eyepiece ring Collet type
Body color Black
Body Size
LengthHeightWidth 510 mm 134 mm 117 mm
20.0 inch 5.3 inch 4.6 inch
Weight (Body) 2,600 g 91.7 oz
Waterproof (Body) 1 m depth of water (JIS class 6) , Nitrogen filled

Accessories Objective lens cap, Eyepiece ring cap, Case

Model PF-80EDA Specifications
Type Porro-prism 45 Angle type
Objective lens Diameter : 80 mm ( ED Lens ) 3 elements - 3 groups

Magnification 18.5 x 25 x 37 x 50 x 74 x 21 x - 63 x
Eyepiece lens XL28 XL21 XL14 XL10.5 XL7 smc PENTAX ZOOM
EYEPIECE
8 - 24mm
Lens structure 5 e - 4 g 6 e - 4 g 6 e - 4 g 6 e - 4 g
7 e - 5 g 6 e - 4 g
Attachment diameter 31.7mm (1.25inch)
Real field of view
2.8 2.6 1.8 1.3 0.85 1.8 - 0.95
Apparent field
of view 55 65 65 65 65 38 - 60

Field of view
at 1000 m 49 m 45 m 31 m 23 m 15 m 31 m - 16.5 m
Field of view
at 1000 yard 147 ft 135 ft 93 ft 69 ft 45 ft 93 ft - 49.5 ft
Exit pupil
4.3 mm 3.2 mm 2.2 mm 1.6 mm 1.1 mm 3.8 mm - 1.3 mm
Eye Relief
20 mm 20 mm 20 mm 20 mm 20 mm 18.0 mm - 22.0 mm
Relative Brightness
18.5 10.2 4.8 2.6 1.2 14.4 - 1.7
Focusing range
( About 5.8 m ) to infinity
( About 28 ft ) to infinity
Eyepiece ring Collet type
Body colour Black
Body Size
LengthHeightWidth 415 mm 135 mm 100 mm
16.3 inch 5.3 inch 3.9 inch
Weight (Body) ( 1400 g 49.4 oz )
Waterproof (Body) 1 m depth of water (JIS class 6) , Nitrogen filled

Accessories Objective lens cap, Eyepiece ring cap, Case


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