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|Package Weight||5.7 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||17.638 x 7.402 x 5.827"|
|Weatherproofing||Waterproof & fogproof|
|Objective Lens Diameter||80mm|
|Weight||3.57 lb (1620 g)|
|Dimensions||16.3 x 5.3 x 3.9" (415 x 135 x 100mm) WxHxD|
|Minimum Focus Distance||19.0' (5.8 m)|
We purchased this scope for birding, and from our initial use, this is an impressive piece of equipment for identifying birds in their natural habitat. With the Pentax SMC 8-24 mm zoom eyepiece (purchased with the scope), we are able to observe and identify raptors at over 600 yards.
This scope is used for astronomy, nature, and shooting. It is my 4th spotting scope over about a 25 year period and it is my favorite. Previously, I had 2 high quality 60mms and one 77mm, all with regular glass. This one provides the most crisp and clear focus across the entire field.
Bought this PF-80ED-A knowing it was bigger than the 65. We have avid birders and outdoor enthusiasts in our family and in just two weeks it has proved its value. We have never had a scope before, just good binoculars, and this has opened up another world.
I bought this scope for long distance target shooting. I have not had time to get to the range yet however, I can see clearly the window unit A/C at the top of an elevator shaft 8 stories up and 12 blocks away beautifully on a hot day.
Ths is my first Spotting Scope, and without having other scopes to use and test, writing any review is difficult. That being said, the device (together with 8-24 eyepice) appears to be solid and well made, images are sharp, and focussing smooth.
I was looking for a quality spotting scope for use at gun range. I found it. The price was the best I found anywhere, can't be beat for the price.
Exceptional glass, the Pentax would be very hard to top, regardless of cost.
This scope is hands down for the money the best you can buy. Will be using it at the rifle range and for hunting. Never looked through a more crystal clear lens such as this. WOW!
The optics are of course superb but the very clever carry case is what makes this product stand out! Very convenient and well placed zippers and velcro closures make take down, set-up and transport from the shooting range to car to storage a joy without fear of damage to the scope.
I use this for birding. It is my first spotting scope, so I have no basis for comparison (hence the 4, rather than 5 stars). I expect some of the German glass is better, but I'm not sure the value would be there, at least for me. I bought the 10mm and 20mm Pentax eyepieces. Both are very good.