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- No other binoculars like them on the market!
- Ideally suited for viewing insects, birds, 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
- Revolutionary dual-axis, single body housing with synchronized eye-piece adjustment to assure correct optical alignment for comfortable viewing
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Top Customer Reviews
An unusual feature of this unit is the close-focus ability. Note that some reviews give the impression that it's practically a stereomicroscope ("focusses within inches!"); but this is not an accurate characterization. The manufacturer states 1.6 ft, which I verified (~19 inches from the front bumper). The coated optics are of good quality with flat uniform field, no noticeable color fringes, and no noticeable internal reflections. The two objective lenses are recessed into the body and covered with a flat window, which makes the unit easy to clean.Read more ›
I tried them out in my yard watching squirrels build a nest in a tree far out in the woods. They are fantastic. I could clearly see all the activity during the nest building. I wear glasses and these presented no problems.
I would recommend them to the novice, although I am sure there are better these will meet my needs exactly.
Excellent clarity, as to be expected from a top-line Japanese optical company (as clear as Nikon, for example). Bright enough for the purpose, has diopter (on right, I think), and adjustable for both those who wear eyeglasses and those who do not. They fit my weird, astigmatic, spectacled peepers quite well.
And...they are very reasonably priced. A no-brainer. See Rembrandt's brushstrokes up close! Buy them now. It is the right thing to do. :-)
I can highly recommend Pentax.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The papilio binoculars are exceptional in that by moving the objectives closer together for nearby objects, comfortable stereo images without eyestrain are achieved. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RAB
These were rated very highly in the Audubon Magazine.
They are very good for viewing within 30 feet.
Amazing and fantastic. I don't know why they are discontinuing this item.Published 9 months ago by Don Coyer
Don't buy this original discontinued version! It has reflection problems due to the external eyepiece lens element not being multi-coated. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Phillip R. Marcus
After owning a few 10X50s I was looking for binoculars that were easy to hand hold and do something different. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. Bhat
Light, crisp, durable, and the close-focus is amazing. Also, great low-light performance. The low magnification is not as limiting as you might think -- I use them a good deal... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alp Walker
These binoculars are a real gem. I've been using them for looking at everything from birds to insects, and the results are just outstanding. Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. Taylor
Unbelievable binocs!!! I can focus in on bugs 1.5' away or birds across the roadway and the optics are far superior to anything else I have used...Published 11 months ago by Desert Dog