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Pentax 8 x 32 DCF SP, Superior Performance Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Dark Green & Black, U.S.A. image
 
(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Pentax
Located in: Binoculars & Telescopes
Pentax 8 x 32 DCF SP, Superior Performance Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Dark Green & Black, U.S.A.
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Close focus(3), Compact(3), Quality lenses(4), Strong construction(4)
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ recreational(4)
 
pretty decent all-purpose glass
By spyglassVerified Reviewer from okc on 7/28/2009
Pros:
Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Cons:
Ca lens covers case
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Sporting Events/Concerts, Wildlife Viewing
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 8 x 32 DCF SP, Superior Performance Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Dark Green & Black, U.S.A.:

Looking at birds against bright sky will show some CA, but no more than is common in mid-priced roofs. Except for that, image very satisfying...sharp, bright, mostly color neutral. I find the eye relief spec just a little optimistic, but the strange thing is that the little SP gives me just as clear a picture with glasses off and eyecups up 2 notches, as with them flush with my specs on. As mentioned elsewhere, the little nylon case is barely adequate and the eyepiece cover is best used on a large bino of some kind. I got mine before the $150 price hike, and considered it a pretty good buy. At the current level, I might have 2nd thoughts....

 
Great value
By mountainhouseVerified Reviewer from Manteca, CA on 3/31/2009
Pros:
Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Cons:
Silly eyepiece cover
Best Uses:
Wildlife Viewing
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 8 x 32 DCF SP, Superior Performance Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Dark Green & Black, U.S.A.:

Build, function and resolution are all great. At over 30' or so, just the slightest turn of the knob brings things into focus. I'm not going to take a full point for the strange eyepiece cover. Really looking forward to using them!

 
Excellent and Great Price
By stbdtackVerified Purchaser from Annapolis on 1/21/2008
Pros:
Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Camping, Hiking, Yachting
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 8 x 32 DCF SP, Superior Performance Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Dark Green & Black, U.S.A.:

These are great glasses for rough and tumble Boy Scout and other adventures. Wonderful Pentax optics.

 
Best performance and value for the price
By JimmyGVerified Purchaser from San Deigo, CA on 2/12/2007
Pros:
Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Cons:
Horrible case, Terrible eye-piece cover
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Yachting
Describe Yourself:
Birder, Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 8 x 32 DCF SP, Superior Performance Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 7.5 Degree Angle of View, Dark Green & Black, U.S.A.:

I compared these to Brunton, Leupold, Leica, Swarowski & others. The performance of these Pentax binoc's is right up there with the more expensive models. For the price, they can't be beat. Focus is smooth and quick. Clarity is great.

My only gripe is the ridiculous eye-piece cover and the case. The eyepiece cover looks as if Pentax decided to make one cover to fit ALL of their binoculars. It just doesn't do the job. Also, the case is flimsy and offers minimal protection. What were they thinking.

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