PENTAX DCF CS 10x42 Binoculars contain hybrid aspherical lens elements which maintain sharpness across the entire surface (edge to edge) in a variety of lighting conditions. These lenses have a scratch-resistant coating which combats damage from dirt and grime. The user can expect good contrast and clarity due to two phase-coated roof-prisms.
The center diopter ring enables the binoculars to maintain settings during transport and handling without need for major adjustments. Miniscule details are visible on close-in objects due to the extra-short minimum focus distance. Constructed from fiber-reinforced polycarbonate, the binoculars are both strong and light. With a JIS Class 6 weather rating, the PENTAX DCF CS 10x42 Binoculars are fogproof and waterproof to a depth of one meter, making them ideal for use in even extreme climatic conditions. Helicoid eyepiece ring with four click stops provides the most comfortable eye relief. The rubberized housing promotes good grip and provides shock protection.
Completely multi-coated lenses improve transmission of light and quality of color. Long eye-relief enables viewing with spectacles or the naked eye.
These binoculars are made to a standard usually only found on expensive European optical instruments.
op/ updated 05/07/14 Mark S description updated 05/12/2014
|Name||Pentax - 10x42 DCF CS Binoculars|
|Dimensions||143 x 134mm (5.8 x 5.3”)|
|Diopter Adjustment Range||+/- 3|
|Eyepieces||4 elements in 3 groups|
|Field of View - Apparent||60 degrees|
|Field of View - Real||6.6 degrees|
|Focuser||Center Focusing (internal focus)|
|Focusing Range||2.5m to infinity (8.2' to infinity)|
|Linear Field of View (@1000 m)||105m (315 ft)|
|Objective lenses||4 elements in 3 groups|
|Prisms||Phase Coating, Roof-prism|
|Water Resistance||Yes (JIS Class 6, submersible to 1m, nitrogen-filled)|