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Pentax 10x50 XCF Binoculars with Case

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10x50
  • Armouring: Rubber
  • Autofocus: No
  • Diopter Adjustment: Yes
  • Exit pupil diameter (mm): 2.6 to 5
  • Exit Pupil Diameter in mm: 5
  • Field of View in 1000 m in m: 114
  • Highest Magnification Factor: 10
  • Image Stabilisation: No
  • Lens Diameter Objective in mm: 50
  • Magnification X: 9X - 10X
  • Objective lens diameter (mm): 41 - 50
  • Objective Lens Diameter in mm: 41 - 50
  • Prism = Porro, Roof, Gallilean Or Other: Porro
  • Type Standard/Compact: Standard
  • Type of Prism: Porro
  • Waterprotection: Waterresistant
  • Weight in Grams: 900
  • Zoom: No

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Product details

Size Name: 10x50
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 19 x 8.4 cm ; 871 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Item model number: 65792
  • ASIN: B00007IP4Y
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,122 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Size Name: 10x50

Product Description

Pentax DCF XCF

Manufacturers Description

The XCF series of porro-prism binoculars all feature fast objective lens diameters of 40 or 50mm. Their multi-coated optical elements offer exceptional optical performance, and a fashionable black-finish body encased in a full-body rubber housing means excellent viewing comfort protection form dirt and bumps. The XCF range offers many of the features of more expensive binoculars, with the added benefit of exceptional value. The XCF range is ruggedly styled with full rubber housing, including the extra large central focusing wheel. They all feature exceptional optical performance including high quality BaK4 prisms.

Bright and Clear, Sharp Edge to Edge, and Colour Correct

Edge-to-edge sharpness is a vital element to comfortable viewing. To achieve this we utilise aspherical lens elements in our eyepieces. This is a specially shaped lens design that reduces aberration to a minimum.

Rubber covered body provides protection and grip

The compact design offers you comfort in handling with perfect weight balance.

Full-body rubberised body with large focus wheel

Experience the ease of use with a large, easy grip focus knob, combined with smart ergonomic design, a smooth rubberised cover and light-weight construction you will be assured comfortable viewing during extended observation periods.

Manufacturer's Description

With the power of 10X magnification and a 342 foot field of view, the affordable PENTAX 10x50 XCF binocular combines outstanding optical performance with exceptional value. High-quality BaK4 prisms and multi-coated optical elements ensure excellent image quality and light transmission. Ideal for almost any application from casual viewing to serious observation.

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Customer Reviews

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264 of 267 people found the following review helpful By Paul W. on 15 Mar 2004
Size Name: 12x50
I bought the Pentax 12x50 XCF binoculars for astronomical use.
The design is sturdy, and the rubber coating on the main body makes it very comfortable to hold. The central focus wheel is easy to reach and operate.
The focus wheel, barrel adjustments and dioptic adjustment are smooth and have a constant resistance. However, the dioptic adjustment on the right eyepiece has narrow limits, so if you have eyes with a large (greater than 2 diopters) difference in strength between them there may be some eye strain. The rubber hoods over the eyepieces fold back to allow glasses wearers to get their eyes closer to the lens.
I could detect no twisting between the barrels, or rocking motion of the eyepieces.
I was disappointed that the case which it came with was made out of a soft plastic, and not rigid which would offer more protection against occasional knocks and bumps. The case has no strap, although the strap from the binoculars can be threaded through the sides of the case opening.
The exit pupil diameter is large, with only slight blockage from the prisms which is not noticeable unless you look for it.
The field of view is wide and bright, with no discernible distortion of the image across the lenses. I did notice some chromatic aberration which is most marked when viewing sharp edges against a bright background. However, this effect occurs from less than half the field of view from the edge of the lens.
Amazon packaged this well, and it came very quickly. I would recommend the Pentax 12x50 XCF binoculars for both astronomical and daytime use.
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156 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 24 Jun 2006
Size Name: 10x50 Verified Purchase
I bought these binoculars initially to do some star gazing, but have since used them also for bird watching. They are excellent for both purposes - really amazing quality optics. Everything is BRIGHT through the lenses and you can see far more stars through these than you are aware of with the naked eye. Bought through Amazon they are a real bargain - about £30 cheaper than in the shops. I would recommend them to anyone for birdwatching or astronomy.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Steve Mortimer on 10 April 2009
Size Name: 10x50 Verified Purchase
Bird watching or Star gazing these binoculars are very good for the price. As other reviewers have said the case is basically just a cloth cover but do you buy them for the case or for the item itself? Most of the time mine are around my neck in use and held there by a very sturdy strap which is included in the package and it would take a considerable ammount of force for it to part company with the scopes.The case is secondary.The binoculars are just the job for the those who want to get that little bit more out of their pastime without breaking the bank and Amazon make that possible at a price that is hard to beat.
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131 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 Aug 2007
Size Name: 10x50
Like the previous reviewer, I initially intended to use these for stargazing, and have used them very successfully (once) for viewing meteors. However, despite receiving them as a Christmas gift in '06, I haven't used them much until recently, when I've started watching birds and animals from the windows of our house. I'm extremely impressed. As a kid, I owned a pair of high quality Swift 12x50s. I used them a lot at the coast, watching yachts and ships at sea. I found them to be decent, if not exactly spectacular during low light conditions. By comparison, these Pentax XCF 10x50s are a revelation. The 10x50 magnification / lense-diameter ratio makes a big difference in image brightness, aided even further by the high quality optics and BAK-4 prisms. The main focus wheel and right-hand eye-piece adjustment are consistently accurate (turning them to the same positions gives the same result each time), so it's a quick and easy process to set them up for watching local sights. The images are always bright and sharp, with just the slightest loss of sharpness in the outer 10% of the image (not uncommon at this price range, and even with more expensive models). The binoculars came with a soft case, which isn't particularly impressive (I'd have preferred something more substantial), but it does the job. Because of the extremely-slight blurring at the outer edges of the image, and the just-adequate supplied case, I'd have given a rating of four stars for these binoculars - if they'd cost £150-£200, that is. At this price, though, you can't seriously dock one star for such minor grievances. All things considered, the Pentax XCF 10x50s are an excellent piece of kit, a great all-round set of optics for most casual and hobby purposes, and well derserving of a five star rating.
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135 of 139 people found the following review helpful By Rhodri Jones on 11 Aug 2006
Size Name: 8x40
I opened the box with some trepidation as cost had been a major factor in choosing the binoculars, and these seemed to be good value which wouldn't sacrifice too much quality. Finally decided to go for this porro-prism optical design, with high-refraction BaK4 glass prisms. A good rubber housing affords a comfortable non-slip hold. There's a minimal + 0 - scale on the diopter, which serves as a rough rule-of-thumb, and the diopter lens itself was easy to adjust. The centre-focus ring has a satisfying firmness and a very smooth motion to it and the tripod mount will be a bonus. But what first struck me was the clarity and brightness of the optics, even in low-light conditions. The bino's gave startling sharpness to three red kites that flew overhead, and the moon appeared very crisp indeed. Pentax claim high-contrast images with minimal aberrations, producing clear, bright images without flare. Well, they're as good as their word. For such (comparitively) low expense the quality and performance are exceptional. This is serious value-for-money.
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