INCLUDED IN THE BOX
- ZD ED Binoculars
- Objective Lens Caps
- Eyepiece Lens Caps
- Carrying Case
- Neck Strap
- Lens Cloth
- Instruction Manual
Best Wildlife/Hunting Binocular 2015
"With Aquaphobic and anti-scratch protective coatings added to the exterior lens surfaces, a tough yet lightweight fog and waterproof magnesium housing, lockable diopter ring and masses of eye-relief on the high quality and tough rubber coated metal eye-pieces you can be sure that the 8x43 Pentax ZD ED binoculars will easily handle even the toughest conditions when out in the field.Add to this a fully multi-coated optical system using the highest quality glass and coatings that includes aspherical designed lenses with ED glass elements, phase corrected and dielectric coated BaK-4 roof prisms that combine to not only deliver the brightest image possible, but one with less distortions than ever for a higher resolution image with less color fringing and other defects. Then you literally have an outstanding binocular (their BBR score is 80% = Outstanding), which is exactly what the Pentax ZD 8x42 ED is and is for these and many other reasons that I can, without hesitation endorse it as an excellent choice for general wildlife observation and hunting." bestbinocularsreviews.com
The Z-series is the flagship of the Pentax range and one of the finest binoculars available for birding and nature observation.
- New fully multi-coated optics
- New enhanced light transmission coatings
- Phase correction
- Protective lens coating
- Waterproof, nitrogen-filled and unique hydrophobic coating
- Hybrid aspherical lens element
- ED element (extra-low dispersion glass)
- Magnesium alloy construction
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.
New Enhanced Light Transmission Coatings
PENTAX binoculars take quality optics to the next level by applying a new, optimized film-deposition technology on lens and prism surfaces resulting in increased light transmission which creates bright images with accurate color rendition
Protective Lens Coating
All optical surfaces are delicate and must be handled with care to prevent scratching. To add to the durability of the Z- and S-series Water Proof binoculars*, PENTAX has added a protective, nano technology coating that helps deflect water, oil, dust and dirt. This allows PENTAX binoculars to withstand the harshest viewing conditions.
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.
The complex optical design of roof prism binoculars provide durable, compact, yet lightweight design but require a higher level of optical perfection. A phase-correction coating is applied in the full range of roof prism binoculars to maximize image viewing quality.
PENTAX waterproof products are fully sealed and purged with laboratory grade nitrogen to provide a fog proof view in the harshest weather conditions. With a JIS Class 6 rating, PENTAX waterproof binoculars can even be submerged in up to 3 feet of water.
Unique Hydrophobic Coating
Water droplets on a lens have a negative influence on the ability of light to enter the objective lens. By using a unique water repellent coating on all outer lenses we make water drops “bead” into small, deformed droplets. The deformed droplets cause less distortion and “slide” more easily off the lens. Your binocular remains fully functional even in rain, snow, fog or condensing breath.
Inner Focus Optics Design
this sophisticated optical design is critical to low-maintenance and long life guarantee. Exposure to airbourne particles and moisture is avoided, thereby ensuring that no outside influences can penetrate the housing and disrupt functionality.
Hybrid 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. Hybrid-Aspherical lens elements have the additional advantage of superior functionality while being lightweight and compact.
To build superior binoculars the ultimate challenge is to avoid colour errors (Chromatic aberration). Several techniques are available but by far the best results can be achieved by using ED (extra low-dispersion) glass in the objective lens. ED-lenses have a high breaking index with minimal dispersion. The result is comparable to the use of Apochromatic lenses; but now only 2 lens elements are used. The advantage of this technology is clear; the binocular is lighter in weight and more compact.
Dielectric Coating of the prisms serves to enhance the colours of the image. Multiple layers of surface correction coatings are “vaporized” onto the surface of the prisms in a vacuum. This maximizes the quality of visible light in the color spectrum between infra-red and ultra-violet as it passes through the glass.
Nitrogen is a chemical element and a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas. It contains very little humidity and is therefore used to “purge” binoculars and spotting scopes of the high humidity air that is part of
our environment. Due to the low humidity factor, nitrogen prevents condensation from forming on the internal lenses of optical instruments during phases of rapid temperature change. Furthermore, because nitrogen is purged into the optical instrument at slightly above atmospheric pressure, dust and other miniscule particles are prevented from entering the housing.
Superb impact resistance
The body is made from magnesium, which adds toughness while keeping the binoculars light. In addition, the exterior rubber coating provides the binoculars with superb resistance to shocks and impacts.
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.
Short minimum focusing distance for easy observation of nearby subjects.
Locking diopter adjuster guards against accidentally moving the diopter setting.