Pentax XF 8.5mm

Pentax XF 8.5mm

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About this product

Model:  PentaxXF85
Part Number:  70531

The 6 element, 4 group optical design feature high-refraction, low dispersion lanthanum glass and Pentax SMC multi-layer optical coatings for bright high contrast views with neutral colour. 

60 degree apparent field of view. 

Long 18mm eye-relief and twist-up rubber eye-cup so suitable for use with eye-glasses. 

The narrow design makes Pentax XF eyepieces especially well suited for use with binoviewers. 

Weatherproof construction for greater durability. 

Weight: 150g 

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Good quality eyepiece.
Saturday, 13 July 2019  | 

I got this eyepiece as a start to upgrading my EP set- mostly Skywatcher stock EPs and some Celestron. I also wanted to see how Pentax did Astro lenses. The 8.5mm XF is a very fine EP. Itís very nicely made with very good twist-adjustable generous eye relief and very sharp images. After the performance of the XF, I didnít hesitate to start my EP upgrade with Pentax.
I now have the XW 3.5,5 and 7mm but always start my observing session with the 8.5mm - thereís little difference to me in the quality of the image against the XFs. If seeing is marginal, Iím more than happy to stay with this EP only. It also Barlows up very nicely if you are using small/mid-size focal length tubes. I had a stunning view of Saturn with a 2x Celestron Ultima Barlow in my 6in 750mm f5 Reflector (176x). It is a good lens at the faster focal lengths where some EPs can be a bit soft on focus.
It will always be in my EP collection.

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Stunning EP !
Friday, 21 September 2018  | 

Tried on a VIXEN BT81S-A bino-telescope, and compared to VIXEN's LV10mm views of the moon are crisp and clear. Mars can be observed with the limitation of the low magnification (given by the bino-telescope). Eye relieve is convenient and the eye-guard very practical. These EPs are very well made (fit and finish) and optically perform very well. On my bino-telescope, magnification is x56, far above the maximum magnification recommended by the manufacturer (x48) but I cannot see any severe degradation. For the price... you will not find anything better.


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