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(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Pentax
Located in: Binoculars & Telescopes
Pentax 6.5 x 21 Papilio, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Butterfly Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Focuses Down to 1.6 ft., Black.
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Close focus(4), Compact(4), Quality lenses(4)
Best Uses:
Bird watching(4)

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Pentaxfantastico!!
By Serdna the hikerVerified Purchaser from Puerto La Cruz, VENEZUELA on 5/24/2007
Pros:
Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Flowers and bugs, Security
Describe Yourself:
Avid Adventurer, Casual/ Recreational, Photographer, Professional Guide
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 6.5 x 21 Papilio, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Butterfly Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Focuses Down to 1.6 ft., Black.:

He is my faithful companion when I am of excursion since it allows me to observe flowers and animals that are near but which they are inaccessible because they are in sites difficult to arrive.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I absolutely LOVE my Papilio binos.
By NC birdwatcherVerified Purchaser from Swannanoa, NC on 2/12/2007
Pros:
Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Botanical close ups
Describe Yourself:
Birder, Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 6.5 x 21 Papilio, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Butterfly Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Focuses Down to 1.6 ft., Black.:

I have raved about the product & shared with others

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Binocular - Does What it Claims!
By AL the Bino GuyVerified Purchaser from Milwaukee, WI on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Insect Watching
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 6.5 x 21 Papilio, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Butterfly Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Focuses Down to 1.6 ft., Black.:

I bought these because I've had good experiences with other Pentax optics. I wasn't disappointed.
The close focus capability is outstanding, with good contrast and 3D effect. Build quality is a little above average, but I don't think I'd want to drop them - they're not that robust. Nice coatings on the lenses with minimal reflections and good light gathering for such a small aperture. Eye relief is not adequate for most glasses wearers. I wouldn't consider these an all-around binocular and didn't buy them for that reason. I bought them for close-up veiwing of insects and for that they are excellent. You really can't go wrong for this price.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works as advertised
By Generic JohnVerified Reviewer from Monterey, CA on 11/4/2006
Pros:
Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Building Inspections, Field Microscope, Flower Watching, Insect Watching

Comments about Pentax Pentax 6.5 x 21 Papilio, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Butterfly Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Focuses Down to 1.6 ft., Black.:

The Pentax Papilio is unique and has its own niche. The convergent lenses move together and focus down to about 18". This allow stereo viewing of most anything you see, and you can look at stuff you never thought to look at before. It really works as advertised--I easily read the writing on jeans rivets, light fixture stickers and car tires from 6 feet away.

This is a $[...] product, so don't expect it to perform at $1,000 prices. There's a fair amount of glare/internal reflections with bright objects, and a little softness in the focus. It is a solid product, with Pentax quality, and well worth the price. It compares well with similarly priced binoculars.

The carrying case is a tad too small, for it's pretty hard to insert the binos with the neck strap attached. However, the neck strap has quick detach anchors and is easily removed. Finally, you must unthread the neck strap if you with to mount the eyepiece covers on the neck strap.

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