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Pentax Binocular Deal
Posted By: Adam, 01-30-2018, 12:19 PM

I've just been notified of a seemigly rare Pentax binocular deal at Adorama:

Pentax 8.5x21 Papilio II Binocular, USA 62002

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01-31-2018, 07:37 AM   #2
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Not seeing a deal from over here...?

BTW, these binoculars are awesome (and unique) for their close focus abilities. They are the binocular equivalent of a macro lens, and fantastic to observe butterflies and insects. (I, well, ahem, my wife has the 6.5x21, FWIW.)

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It's $124 on Amazon, is there a missing coupon or something for the Adorama deal?
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Yeah.. what are we missing...? Its cheaper elsewhere...

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Here's the deal in Canada:
119$ CAN for the PAPILIO 8.5x21 II Compact Porro Binoculars: Out of stock
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Was in stock before I bought on, but seems I got the last one, now is OOS . Sorry!
But will certainly make a good companion when going in the field for nature photography...

109$ CAN for the PAPILIO 6.5x21 II Compact Porro Binoculars: In stock
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109$ CAN for the PAPILIO 6.5x21 II Compact Porro Binoculars: In stock
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That's a really good price! FWIW, on binocular forums, many people seem to prefer the 6.5s to the 8.5s - brighter image and easier to hold steady. Owning a pair of these has made it much more interesting for my wife to accompany me on macro photo outings, and how she has more or less become my spotter.
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That would be a pretty good deal if we could get it in the $100-110 range here. I'd pick it up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
That's a really good price! FWIW, on binocular forums, many people seem to prefer the 6.5s to the 8.5s - brighter image and easier to hold steady. Owning a pair of these has made it much more interesting for my wife to accompany me on macro photo outings, and how she has more or less become my spotter.
Thanks Doum,
Well, I hesitated between those 2 models, but I tought the 8.5 would be better for bird watching...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
That's a really good price! FWIW, on binocular forums, many people seem to prefer the 6.5s to the 8.5s - brighter image and easier to hold steady. Owning a pair of these has made it much more interesting for my wife to accompany me on macro photo outings, and how she has more or less become my spotter.
I bought my wife the 6.5x model, and they're good not just for bugs, flowewrs,,etc., outdoors, but they're also great for museums, where sometimes you want to see
the detail in something closer but are otherwise restricted from physically getting closer.. And the're fine at concerts, too, as "opera glasses".
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Ended up finally to change the order for the 6.5x because the 8.5x were b/o (and the fact is I have a pair of Bushnell's 8x42, but can't locate them for months!), so they would be complementary
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Many birders prefer lower magnification models, typically 7x.
They are indeed much easier to hold steady than higher magnification models.

I own Leitz Trinovid 7x35 binoculars purchased years ago from Jon Goodman.

My wife has the Pentax Papilio 6.5x model and I recommend them highly.
The Papilio line has a unique close-focus system, ideal for observing nearby subjects.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
That would be a pretty good deal if we could get it in the $100-110 range here. I'd pick it up.
I think it was $109 when I posted this, but it seems the price flew back up the next day

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
Many birders prefer lower magnification models, typically 7x.
They are indeed much easier to hold steady than higher magnification models.

I own Leitz Trinovid 7x35 binoculars purchased years ago from Jon Goodman.

My wife has the Pentax Papilio 6.5x model and I recommend them highly.
The Papilio line has a unique close-focus system, ideal for observing nearby subjects.

Chris
I just ordered the 6.5x model for mrs monochrome’s birthday. She has better luck observing fauna (Red Fox, Great Horned Owl, Flickers, recently) passing through our yard than I. They’re never around when I have a camera at hand, but 5 minutes later she’ll come in saying she wishes she had some binoculars because she just saw a (FITB).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I think it was $109 when I posted this, but it seems the price flew back up the next day
They are still 109$ CAN on this link...
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02-12-2018, 10:28 AM   #15
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Just received the 6.5x, and Wow!
They are so nice!
They would be the perfect companion when I go out for going out for nature photography (and more)!
They are small, compact &, light and the view is crystal clear for a pair of binoculars of that price!
Looking forward to try them in the field!
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