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Ricoh PENTAX PF-85EDA Portable and Waterproof Spotting Scope with 85mm Objective Lens (Black)

  • mfr: 70970
  • SKU: 70970-PENTAX
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Product highlights

  • Portable spotting scope
  • Large aperture 85mm-diameter objective lens
  • Waterproof equivalent to JIS Class 7
  • Not meant for underwater use
  • 45-degree slanted-barrel design
  • For bird watching, and nature and astronomical observations
  • ED glass optical elements minimize chromatic aberrations
  • Nitrogen-filled body for a clear field of view
  • Versatile 1.25 inch mount sleeve accepts range of eyepieces
  • Full multi-coating and phase coating on roof prism

Ricoh PENTAX PF-85EDA Portable and Waterproof Spotting Scope with 85mm Objective Lens (Black)

The Ricoh PENTAX PF-85EDA is a portable and waterproof telescope that features a compact design. It is perfect for bird watching, astronomical observations and for enthusiasts looking for a scope to delve into the wonders of nature. The latest design takes advantage of a large aperture 85mm objective lens. This allows the scope to deliver clear images with a high-contrast field of view. The extra-low dispersion ED glass elements help to reduce chromatic aberrations. The addition of multi-layer coating helps to diminish reflectance to a great extent. The PENTAX PF-85EDA has a highly portable and compact design, thanks to the roof prism optical design that enables the same. This ‘perfect for outdoors’ spotting scope has  dust-proof glass elements that feature water-resistance porperties, equivalent to JIS Class 7 which lets you avail water-resistance to 1m deep water. However, the scope is not meant for use underwater, but can be used in rainy or misty environments. The scope has nitrogen-filled interiors that help prevent fogging that is caused by change in temperatures. This ensures a clear field-of view even in bad weather conditions. The slanted design of the scope offers a 45-degree slanted angle at the eyepiece section. This helps to adjust the user’s eye level and observe subjects without straining their natural posture. The eyepiece has a standard 31.7mm mount sleeve that makes it compatible with a range of eyepieces, especially for the XF series and XW series offered by PENTAX for astronomical observation. Made in Japan, the scope comes with a case, objective lens cap, and an eyepiece lens cap.
High-Quality Observation
The PENTAX PF-85EDA minimizes chromatic aberrations via the Extra-low Dispersion optical elements in its glass. The roof prism undergoes phase coating while the optical elements are treated to a full multi-coating process to achieve the high-quality that it boasts offering a bright and clear view.
Portable Body
The compact and portable design of this spotting scope makes it easy to take on an adventure trail. The large 85-mm diameter objective lens does not affect its portability and makes it ideal for bird watching and for other astronomical observations.
Versatile Use
The eyepiece mount has a 1.25-inch sleeve which is a standard American sleeve that is versatile enough to accept a range of eyepieces, especially for the XF series designed for PENTAX spotting scopes. It is compatible with the XW series as well that is ideal for astronomical observation.
Angular Design
The PENTAX PF-85EDA features a slanted-barrel design that has a 45-degree angle slanted upwards which helps to adjust the eye level. This makes long hours of observation comfortable for the user without straining his posture.
Waterproof Performance
Seek adventure in an all-weather condition with this PENTAX spotting scope that is designed to be airtight allowing waterproof performance that is equivalent to JIS Class 7. This offers water resistance to 1 meter deep water. However it is not ideal for underwater observation, but can maintain its performance in rainy and misty conditions.
Clear Field of View
The spotting scope offers a clear field of view, thanks to its nitrogen-filled interiors that prevent fogging that a dip or rise in temperature may cause, making it suitable for use in tough weather conditions.


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Ricoh PENTAX PF-85EDA Portable and Waterproof Spotting Scope with 85mm Objective Lens (Black) SKU: 70970-PENTAX

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