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Great economical and compact binocular
on February 27, 2011
For the price, the Pentax 8x21 UCF R is an excellent binocular. It does not compare to my Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 8 x 42 Binocular, in field of view, brightness, and color transmission, but I get nervous about leaving those in my Samurai, which has no secure storage, and they are much lighter and smaller than those.
Considering how much smaller and cheaper they are, I am pleasantly surprised at the brightness and color transmitted by these. They have a pretty narrow field of view, but I am spoiled by the Bushnell binocular, which has a very wide field of view.
I have dropped these twice when the strap hooked on something, but they are still kicking, and the rubber surface did not mar either time. They have a decent shape and feel too them, which helps to keep then steady when viewing through them. They also have a good solid feel to them.
Basically, these are great for when you don't want to carry a heavy binocular, and/or don't want to risk a more expensive binocular. I feel they are perfect for keeping in the car.