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Pentax PF-65ED-A II Angled 65mm ED Spotting Scope with Case.

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About Pentax PF-65ED-A

Designed for high-quality, high-precision outdoor viewing. The PENTAX PF-65EDA incorporates porro-prism optics and a 65mm objective lens with PENTAX-exclusive ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical elements to deliver sharp, high-contrast images with minimal chromatic aberration.

With a 45-degree slanted lens barrel, the PF-65EDA offers hours of comfortable, fatigue-free viewing.

This spotting scope also feature a compact, lightweight body with nitrogen-filled waterproof construction (JIS Class 6), a collet-type eyepiece receptacle for an American-standard 31.7mm (1.25 inch) sleeve, a protective rubber housing, and accessible reach by either hand.

When mounted on a tripod, the lens barrel can be twisted 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise from thedefault position at top or 180 degrees from side to side along with easy-to-locate pointers at top and 45-degree angles, to assure the best viewing position.

The extendible rubber lens hood comes with a sight line to facilitate target-line adjustment.

To optimize the performance of these new spotting scopes, PENTAX has developed three compact, high-performance XF-series eyepieces, all featuring a bright, high-contrast image, an American-standard 31.7mm sleeve and focal lengths ideal for outdoor viewing and bird watching.

The smc PENTAX XF8.5 and XF12 are standard unifocal eyepieces, offering a focal length of 8.5mm and 12mm, and a magnification of 46 and 32.5 times, respectively, with a 60 degree apparent field of view and a long 18mm eye relief. The eyepieces feature an extendible eyepiece ring with four click-stop positions.

The smc PENTAX XF Zoom Eyepiece 6.5mm-19.5mm features a focal-length range of 6.5mm to 19.5mm for a magnification of 20 to 60 times, with an apparent field ofview of 42 to 60 degrees and an eye relief of 11mm to 15mm.

It also offers a user-friendly rubber eyepiece ring to minimize the risk of scratching the observer's eyeglasses. In addition, four smc PENTAX XW-series telescope eyepieces (XW7, XW10, XW14 and XW20) are also usable on this spotting scope.

For added convenience, the spotting scopes are compatible with the optional PF-CA35 camera adapter, for conversion into high-quality super-telephoto lenses with a focal length of 780mm and a fixed aperture of F12 in combination with a PENTAX 35mm-format SLR camera.

Pentax PF-65ED-A Features

  • Improved optical design
  • Fully-multi-coated optics provide maximum light transmission and reduced internal reflections
  • ED glass optical elements provide greater color accuracy and resolution
  • Aiming line built into hood for quick subject acquisition
  • 1.25" eyepiece attachment accepts any Pentax eyepiece from a 20x-60x zoom eyepiece to a host of fixed, high quality eyepieces
  • Waterproof and nitrogen filled (JIS Class 6) to handle the most extreme weather conditions
  • Magnesium alloy body for maximum durability with minimum weight
  • Built-in sunshade slides out to prevent glare when viewing into the sun
  • Rotating tripod collar allows positioning the scope for comfortable viewing
  • Full rubber housing protects the scope from shock and improves handling

Pentax PF-65ED-A Specifications

Type of Prism
Porro-Prism Straight Type
Super-Multi-Coated Lens
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Optical Elements
Rubber Coated (Armored)
Protective Rubber Housing
Waterproof / Fogproof
Yes, & Nitrogen filled, JIS Class 6
Camera Tripod Adaptable
10.6x4.7x3.3" / 270 x 120 x 85mm
37.7 oz / 1,070g
Special Features
Built-in Lens Shade w/Sight Line
Accepts Standard 1.25" Eyepieces
Limited Lifetime Pentax Warranty
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Reviewed by 2 customers


Perfect allround spottingscope


An ED spottingscope with possibility to use astronomical 1,25" eyepieces: that's the reason I bought it. And it didn't make me dissapointed. Compact size, nice design and with excellent image quality. I mainly use it with Meade 5000 26mm plössl and Baader Hyperion 13mm eyepieces(15 resp. 30x). The color correction is good and even at higher magnifications false colors are very absent. I have hard to find anything negative with this scope and would buy it again. Highly recommended.

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Pentax PF-65ED Angled Spotting Scope


Very compact and easy to carry. A bit heavy but feels well made, not like a cheap piece of plastic. I like the scope cover it works well with a pocket in the front to hold the lens caps. I bought the Pentax SMC XW14 lens that in this scope is 28X. It has a bright crisp image with wide field of view, a bit particular about eye placement but no biggie. For the price, an excellent spotting scope. My first purchase from ADORAMA and I have to say the best customer service I have experienced in a long time. Fast, friendly and honest. The first place I am going to look online from now on, highly recommended!!!

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