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Pentax scopes spotted - New sports binoculars announced by Pentax.
PENTAX Imaging Company is pleased to announce the addition of several new sport optics products in advance of SHOT SHOW 2007.
The PENTAX DCF ED line of premium binoculars features extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for the highest level of optical performance in their class. These roof-prism binocular models include super reflective, phase-coated prisms and feature excellent impact resistance and superb waterproofing. With a bright, clear field of view, hybrid aspherical lenses for superior edge-to-edge sharpness, and JIS Class 6 waterproof construction, the DCF ED binoculars are the perfect observation tool for the most difficult viewing conditions.
The PENTAX DCF HRc series roof-prism binoculars offer a bright, clear field of view in a lightweight package. PENTAX applies multi-layer optical coatings to all lenses and prisms to boost the amount of transmitted light, and each model features silver-deposited roof prisms with high light-reflection ratios. Together, these elements create a brighter and clearer field of view for the user. PENTAX also applied a phase-correcting prism coating that enhances the binoculars’ resolution and contrast.
Available in 8x42 and 10x42, the PENTAX DCF HRc models will be available under US $300. The PENTAX DCF ED series will be available under US $900 in 8x32, 8x43, 10x43 and 10x50 sizes.
PENTAX also announced two new series of spotting scopes that combine exceptional image performance during outdoor observation. The PENTAX PF-63ZOOM Spotting Scope is a compact, lightweight spotting scope perfect for outdoor viewing. Featuring a bright field of view, rubber coating and JIS Class 6 waterproof construction, this PENTAX spotting scope uses a 63mm compact objective lens and offers increased mobility by making the eyepiece integrated with the body.
Featuring Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass, the high performance PENTAX PF-65 series of spotting scopes include the PF-65ED II (straight-line type) and the PF-65ED-A II (angled type). Each model offers a high-level balance between exceptional image performance and image quality for field use or for conducting zoom photography when connected to a digital camera.
The PENTAX PF-63ZOOM will be available under US $400 and the PENTAX PF-65ED II/PF-65ED-A II will be available under US $650.