Ricoh Announces PENTAX JUPITER Series Binoculars

Four new porro-prism models feature large-aperture objective lenses for bright, clear viewing, even in low-light conditions

PARSIPPANY, NJ, March 16, 2022 — Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the PENTAX JUPITER series of porro-prism binoculars. The four models in the new series feature large-aperture objective lenses to ensure a bright, clear field of vision, even in low-light conditions, such as outdoors at dusk, at night or at indoor events. With a choice of magnifications ranging from 8x to 16x, users can find a PENTAX JUPITER series model that best suits their needs and intended applications, whether it’s wildlife viewing, astronomical observation or a basketball game.

The PENTAX JUPITER series binoculars are designed for comfortable viewing, even for first-time binocular users. The series includes models with magnifications of 8×40, 10×50, 12×50 and 16×50. Each incorporates a large objective lens with an aperture of more than 40 millimeters, providing superb light-gathering power and assuring a sharp, high-contrast image of the subject. The optical element has been treated with a multi-coating process to minimize unwanted reflection of light, delivering a well-defined subject image, free of flare and ghost images.

The binoculars have also been designed to be simple to use and comfortable to hold, with an easy-to-access focus ring and an exterior rubber coating that helps to ensure a secure grip on the body and minimize the possibility of slippage.

The PENTAX JUPITER series is compatible with the optional and currently available TP-3 tripod adapter for use with a tripod.

 

| Pricing and Availability |

The PENTAX JUPITER series binoculars will be available in April 2022, with the following manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing: JUPITER 8×40 – $89.00, JUPITER 10×50 – $99.00, JUPITER 12×50 – $109.00; JUPITER 16×50 – $119.00.

 

| Specifications |

Feature\ModelJUPITER 8×40JUPITER 10×50JUPITER 12×50JUPITER 16×50
Magnification10×12×16×
Objective lens diameter40mm50mm50mm50mm
Real field of view8.2°6.5°5.6°3.5°
Field of view at 1000m
Field of view at one thousand yards
143m
429ft.
114m
342ft.
98m
294ft.
61m
183ft.
Exit pupil5.0mm5.0mm4.2mm3.1mm
Eye relief13mm13mm11mm13mm
Relative brightness25.025.017.69.6
Minimum Focusing Distance: m (ft.)6m

(19.7ft.)

9m

(29.5ft.)

9m

(29.5ft.)

10.3m

(33.8ft.)

DimensionsHeight: mm (in.)132mm
(5.2in.)
167mm
(6.6in.)
162mm
(6.4in.)
167mm
(6.6in.)
Width: mm (in.)188mm
(7.4in.)
199mm
(7.8in.)
199mm
(7.8in.)
199mm
(7.8in.)
Depth: mm (in.)58mm
(2.3in.)
66mm
(2.6in.)
66mm
(2.6in.)
66mm
(2.6in.)
Weight: g (oz.)735g (25.9oz.)870g (30.7oz.)860g (30.3oz.)885g (31.2oz.)
Included AccessoriesCase, Neck Strap, Eyepiece lens cap, Objective lens cap

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