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＼Model||JUPITER 8×40||JUPITER 10×50||JUPITER 12×50||JUPITER 16×50|
|Objective lens diameter||40mm||50mm||50mm||50mm|
|Real field of view||8.2°||6.5°||5.6°||3.5°|
|Field of view at 1000m|
Field of view at one thousand yards
|Minimum Focusing Distance: m (ft.)||6m|
|Dimensions||Height: mm (in.)||132mm|
|Width: mm (in.)||188mm|
|Depth: mm (in.)||58mm|
|Weight: g (oz.)||735g (25.9oz.)||870g (30.7oz.)||860g (30.3oz.)||885g (31.2oz.)|
|Included Accessories||Case, Neck Strap, Eyepiece lens cap, Objective lens cap|