Feedback on Pentax PIF binos?
Posted 21 November 2003 - 09:23 PM
They come in a 7x50 (7.3 degree FOV) and a 10x50 (6.5 degree FOV) and are both waterproof to 5m, have military grade construction, and claim to have field flattener lenses (specs state the eyepiece configuration as 6 elements in 4 groups).
Given that they have field flatteners, is this likely to mean a good image to the edge?
Given that these cost around $450US how would they compare to others in this price range?
Posted 21 November 2003 - 09:29 PM
Posted 05 December 2003 - 08:28 PM
For a 10x50 I would probably prefer a Fujinon FMT-SX which is supposed to have 20mm of eye relief and the same FOV as the Pentax. But I've never seen one. Anyone tried it?
Posted 15 December 2003 - 12:53 AM
According to the techie I corresponded with at Fujinon USA, the 10X50 SX 2 will not be marketed in the US. So that leaves the warranty in question.
The one review I've read on them was very favorable:
Posted 17 December 2003 - 06:29 PM
Boat-Us.com is clearing the 10x50's out on Ebay, 2 already sold for about 200.00