PF-85EDA Spotting Scope

The PF-85EDA spotting scope is ideal for a variety of applications including birdwatching, and nature and astronomical observations.
Newly designed optics incorporate a large-aperture 85mm objective lens delivering a bright, clear, high-contrast field of view for high-quality observations. ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements effectively minimize chromatic aberrations, and the latest multi-layer coating process drastically reduces reflectance. With a dust-proof glass element in the eyepiece mount, the scope is waterproof* (equivalent to JIS Class 7; with water resistance to a depth of 1m /3.2ft.) for dependable use even in the rain or mist.

The PF-85EDA spotting scope in made in Japan and comes with a case and objective and eyepiece caps.

* This model cannot be used underwater.

PF-85EDA Spotting Scope $1,299.95

PF-85EDA Kit with 8mm-24mm Zoom Eyepiece $1,599.95

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$1299.95

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Features

Bright, clear field of view

The PENTAX PF-85EDA features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements to effectively minimize chromatic aberrations. It also features a combination of a full multi-coating process applied to all optical elements, and a phase coating process applied to the roof prism to deliver a clear, high-contrast field of view for high-quality observations.

Nitrogen-filled body for a clear field of view without fogging

The interior of this spotting scope is filled with nitrogen gas to prevent fogging caused by sudden temperature changes. This assures a clear field of view even in demanding weather conditions.

Compact body with outstanding waterproof performance

Despite its large objective lens, this spotting scope is designed to be compact and highly portable, thanks to the incorporation of the latest optical design featuring a roof prism. This compact design makes it easy to be carried to a variety of destinations. Its compact dimensions and portability also come in handy in various types of nature and astronomical observation, including birdwatching.

By inserting a dust-proof glass element in the eyepiece mount, this spotting scope is designed to be airtight for outstanding waterproof performance (equivalent to JIS Class 7, with water resistance to a depth of one meter)* for dependable use even in the rain or mist.

* This model cannot be used underwater. The smc PENTAX Zoom Eyepiece 8-24mm (included in the optional eyepiece kit) is not designed to be waterproof.

Slanted-barrel design

The eyepiece section is slanted upward at a 45-degree angle, allowing subject observations over long periods of time in a natural, comfortable posture, without the need to look up.

Compatibility with a range of eyepieces

The eyepiece mount features an American-standard 31.7mm (1.25-inch) sleeve to accept a range of eyepieces, letting you choose the eyepiece that best accommodates a specific application.

Other Features

  • Built-in lens hood to shield out excessive light and protect the objective lens surface
  • Tripod receptacle with a click-stop rotation mechanism, for easy twisting of the lens barrel to position the eyepiece at the most comfortable angle

 

Specifications

Model: PF-85EDA
Type: Slanted-barrel roof-prism spotting scope
(45° tilted)
Lens Construction: 5 elements in 4 groups, ED glass elements
with 85mm effective aperture
Eyepiece Ring Diameter: 31.7mm (1.25 in.)
Focus Range: Approx. 5m to infinity
Eyepiece Ring: Collet type
Color: Black
Dimensions: 347(W) x 116.5(H) x 101.8(D) mm
13.7(W) x 4.6(H) x 4.0(D) in.
Weight: Scope only: approx. 1,600g / 56.5 oz.
Eyepiece Kit: approx. 2150g / 76 oz.
Waterproof Rating*: JIS Class 7
Inlcluded Accessories: Objective lens cap, Eye lens cap, Case

* This model cannot be used underwater. smc PENTAX Zoom eyepiece 8-24mm, which is included in the Eyepiece Kit is not waterproof.

 

Eyepiece Kit

Zoom
8.0-24.0
Magnification 20x 60x
Real field of view 1.9° 1.0°
Apparent Field of View 38° 60°
Field of view at 1000m 33m 17m
Field of view at 1000 yard 99ft 51ft
Exit pupil aperture 4.3mm 1.4mm
Eye relief 18mm 22mm
(Distance from eyepiece rubber in parentheses.) 5mm 9mm
Attachment diameter 31.7mm
Relative brightness 18.1 2.0

 

With other eyepieces

XW7 XW10 XW14 XW20 XF8.5 XF12 XF Zoom
6.5-19.5
Magnification 71x 50x 36x 26x 59x 42x 26x 78x
Real field of view 1.0° 1.4° 2.0° 2.7° 1.0° 1.5° 1.6° 0.8°
Apparent Field of View 70° 70° 70° 70° 60° 60° 42° 60°
Field of view at 1000m 17m 24m 35m 47m 17m 26m 28m 14m
Field of view at 1000 yard 51ft 72ft 105ft 141ft 51ft 78ft 84ft 42ft
Exit pupil aperture 1.2mm 1.7mm 2.4mm 3.3mm 1.4mm 2.0mm 3.3mm 1.1mm
Eye relief 20mm 20mm 20mm 20mm 18mm 18mm 11mm 15mm
(Distance from eyepiece rubber in parentheses.) 15mm 15mm 15mm 15mm 13mm 13mm 5mm 9mm
Attachment diameter 31.7mm 31.7mm 31.7mm 31.7mm 31.7mm 31.7mm 31.7mm
Relative brightness 1.4 2.9 5.6 10.7 2.1 4.1 10.7 1.2

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