Pentax Papilio II Close Focus 8.5×21 Binoculars



These are, hands down, my favorite binoculars and I wear them on every nature adventure. They work great on distant birds with a bright, clear image but also can focus on distant birds as well as insects or flowers that are only a foot and a half away. You can actually watch ants tending aphids or see the tongues of bees as they feed at flowers. It opens up a whole new world. These binoculars are also lightweight (only 11oz!) so you can bring them backpacking or anywhere you go. I like them for field sketching because they are light enough to hold in one hand (elbow braced on my knee) as I draw with my other. They are also a great size for children and easy for them to hold and use.

  • Ideally suited for viewing birds and other distant objects and  insects, artwork or any other object at close ranges
  • C.L.O.S.E. (Convergent Lens Optical System Engineering) allows them to focus down to 1.6 feet
  • Tough rubber covered exterior provides a sure grip and protects the internal mechanisms
  • Fully-multi-coated optics assure maximum light transmission resulting in high quality viewing. Every surface of every element is fully coated minimizing internal glare and flare and giving a bright clear view.
  • Unique Uni-body design enhances durability by locking objective lenses in a single housing and synchronizing the eyepiece movement. This minimizes moving parts and assures these binoculars will function properly and clearly for years to come.
  • Aspherical lens elements, which are critical in compact binoculars, provide exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness. This assures that items on the edge of your field of view are just as sharp as those in the center.
  • Includes case, strap, and eyepiece protectors.
  • They weigh only 11 oz!

Additional information

Weight40 oz
Dimensions6.2 × 3.8 × 6.5 in

1 review for Pentax Papilio II Close Focus 8.5×21 Binoculars

  1. Valerie

    Are the binoculars IS as I hve a bit of a tremor these days.

    • John Muir Laws

      no, they do not have stabilization. They are lightweight and that makes them easier to hold steady.

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