Pentax high-performance spotting scope coming in February

The PF-85EDA has dust, water-proofing

By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Jan 26, 2024

Ricoh has announced the Pentax PF-85EDA, a compact waterproof spotting scope that will be available in February for a Manufacturer’s Suggested List Price of $1,299.95.

The PF-85EDA has a large-aperture 85mm objective lens, and utilizes Extra-low Dispersion optical elements and the latest multi-layer coatings. The roof prism optical design keeps things compact.

The scope uses a dust-proof glass element, and has waterproofing equivalent to JIS Class 7, with water resistance to a depth of 3.2 feet, making it a dependable companion even in mist or rain. (Ricoh specifies, however, that the Pentax PF-85EDA cannot be used underwater.) The scope is filled with nitrogen gas to prevent fogging, ensuring a clear view even in challenging conditions.

The scope will also be available in a kit with the Pentax Zoom 8-24mm Eyepiece for an MSRP or $1,599.95. The eyepiece mount features an American-standard 31.7mm/1.25 inch sleeve, making the scope compatible with a range of eyepieces, including the XF series for Pentax spotting scopes, and the XW series for astronomical observations.

Pentax PF-85EDA wZoom Eyepiece

You can preorder the Pentax PF-85EDA by itself or in the kit with the 8-24mm Eyepiece on the Ricoh website here. Both will be available for purchase next month on the Ricoh Imaging website and at authorized Ricoh retailers.

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