New Fully-multi-coated optics
Fully multi-coated lenses serve the essential purpose of maximising the amount of light passing through a lens, thereby prevent flare and ghosting from interfering with your view. PENTAX applies multiple layers of coatings to every surface of every element and prism in the full Sport Optics line-up. These fully-multi-coated optics assure the maximum light transmission resulting in a clear, crisp view of the world.
Due to its outstanding refractive index, the BaK4 glass prism found in all PENTAX Sport Optics is highly acclaimed for its perfectly round exit pupil and clear, unvignetted image.
Aspherical lens elements
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.
50cm Macro function
Absolutely Unique and innovative, the macro function of the Papilio allows the user to view objects from a distance of only 50cm! Users can literally immerse themselves in their surroundings rather than watching from a distance. very popular with entomologists and everyone that loves butterflies, spiders, flowers, etc.
Inner Focus Optics Design
This sophisticated optical design is critical to low-maintenance and long-life guarantee. Exposure to airborne particles and moisture is avoided, thereby ensuring that no outside influences can penetrate the housing and disrupt functionality.
Long eye relief design
The long eye relief offered in all Pentax sport Optics allows the viewer to see the entire field of view clearly and effortlessly. This is especially beneficial to eyeglass wearers and allows viewing for extended periods of time without added eye strain.
Helicoid four-stop eyepiece rings that permit fine adjustment for maximum viewing comfort.
Exterior rubber coating that provides the binoculars with superb resistance to shocks and impacts.
- 8.5x magnification.
- 21mm objective lenses.
- Fully multi coated optics.
- 15mm eye relief.
- Rubber covered body provides protection and grip.
- Comes complete with eyepiece cap, carrying strap and carrying case.
- Type Porro compact
- Twilight factor 13.4
- Field of view (at 1000m) 105m
- Exit pupil 2.5mm
- Eyecups multi stop twist up
- Dimensions 116 x 110 x 55mm
- Weight 290
The Pentax Papilio II is a very special binocular, indeed it is unique! This binocular has been designed to give nature-lovers a close-up capability. The working distance for macro-range enthusiasts starts at just 50 cm. We might have christened it a "magnifying glass"... Even though it is something Different. But no worries … it also ranges to infinity. Thanks to the Bak4 prisms and multi-layer coating of the lenses, The Papilio delivers a clear, brilliant and high-contrast image. Furthermore, the inner focusing ensures long working life and the aspherical lens elements in the eyepiece area achieve outstanding edge sharpness. Nothing that "creeps and flies" Escapes The Papilio "magnifying glass" - butterflies, beetles, spiders, flowers, pollinating bees or any other sort of fascinating insect. The rubber armouring protects the binocular against impacts and at the same time ensures a secure grip.
These compact, inverted porro-prism models feature a durable dual-axis, single body design with synchronised IPD adjustment and full multi-coating for better light transmission. Aspherical lens elements give you edge-to-edge sharpness. They are a perfect “utility” companion for a multitude of applications.
The Papilio is a unique binocular. Of course, it’s a fine and compact companion on nature trails and holidays, but when your interests are flowers, insects, bugs or butterflies the Papilio turns out to be an indispensable instrument. No other binocular combines fine handling and easy viewing with an unsurpassed close focus of only 50cm! You can observe nature in its natural habitat without disturbing or missing the finest detail.