Note: This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Take a look at the leupold compact porro that is almost similar to the pentax binocular.
Now we are going to look at the Pentax 62217 ucf ii 8-16×21 zoom binocular. This is a low priced binocular best for people who don’t want to get the high end binocular. If you prefer a more high end binocular, check out Vanguard ED Binocular
Let us get into some of the features:
• Central fingertip control includes focus ,locking diopter, and zoom control
• Revolutionary dual-axis, single body housing with synchronized eye-piece adjustment to assure correct optical alignment for comfortable viewing
• Fast and easy center focusing for handling ease.
• Fully multi-coated optics to eliminate harmful ultraviolet rays while improving light transmission for high contrast images with no glare or flare.
• BOX CONTENT: Binocular UCF ZOOM II 8- 16X21, Case (69605), Neck strap (69356), Eyepiece lens caps (69529).
• Inverted porro prism design results in a light weight, compact body.
Porro prism design:
The Pentax 62217 comes with a porro prism design. In these type of prisms light only goes through four reflections compared to six reflections in roof prism. Fewer reflections mean less amount of light is lost resulting in better image quality.
Watching a live sporting event on a bright sunny day won’t give you any headaches discomfort, or fatigue; moreover, your brain won’t be struggling to comprehend the image. This is because of the multi-coated lenses that allow more light to enter while keeping the harmful UV rays away.
In pentax, the diopter wheel is in the center making it easy to use. The pentax ucf ii is best suited for bird watching. It can also be used for viewing live sporting events.
You will find that both the diopter and the zoom ring does not cause a lot of friction while turning. This makes it easy to use.
Pentax has a lightweight design making it easy to carry around for people of all ages. You can easily carry it around your shoulders or inside your bag. It can be also be given as a gift to your child or teenager. Since it is light, children will find it simple to operate. However, care should be taken to make sure the child’s finger does not get pinched between the barrels.
Some people claim that it is not able to gather enough light preventing it from giving a clear view. Especially, during the early morning and late evening hours.
Pentax is not waterproof making rain its enemy.
Things to remember:
Special care should be taken to avoid exposure to extreme weather conditions, 140 degree Fahrenheit or more. Basically, you should not leave the binocular in the car on a hot day.
Please do not use this binocular in the rain.
Should you buy Pentax ucf ii?
If you are an occasional user, then yes.
If you are buying this for your teenager, or an amateur, then this will be a good purchase. Also, someone on a low budget will find this sufficient.
Pentax has its own limitations. Not being waterproof is one of them. If you are a bird lover or a die hard sports fan and don’t want to be bothered by the rain, then you might want to consider Endeavor Ed.
Customers claim that this is the best inexpensive zoom binoculars they purchased compared to other zoom binoculars. Moreover, customers are also happy with the pentax’s zoom and close focusing feature..Read more