These compact, inverted porro-prism models feature a durable dual-axis, single body design with synchronized IPD adjustment and full multi-coating for better light transmission. Aspherical lens elements give you edge-to-edge sharpness. They are a perfect “utility” companion for a multitude of applications.
The Papilio is a unique binocular. Of course it’s a fine and compact companion on nature trails and holidays, but when your interests are flowers, insects, bugs or butterflies the Papilio turns out to be an indispensable instrument. No other binocular combines fine handling and easy viewing with an unsurpassed close focus of only 50cm! You can observe nature in its natural habitat without disturbing or missing the finest detail.
Fully multi-coated lenses serve the essential purpose of maximizing the amount of light passing through a lens, thereby prevent flare and ghosting from interfering with your view. PENTAX applies multiple layers of coatings to every surface of every element and prism in the full Sport Optics line-up. These fully-multi-coated optics assure the maximum light transmission resulting in a clear, crisp view of the world
Due to its outstanding refractive index, the BaK4 glass prism found in all PeNTAX sport Optics is highly acclaimed for its perfectly round exit pupil and clear, unvignetted image.
Edge-to-edge sharpness is a vital element to comfortable viewing. To achieve this, we utilise aspherical lens elements in our eyepieces. This is a specially shaped lens design that reduces aberration to a minimum.
Absolutely unique and innovative, the macro function of the Papilio allows the user to view objects from a distance of only 50cm! Users can literally immerse themselves in their surroundings rather than watching from a distance. very popular with entomologists and everyone that loves butterflies, spiders, flowers, etc.
This sophisticated optical design is critical to low-maintenance and long life guarantee. Exposure to airbourne particles and moisture is avoided, thereby ensuring that no outside influences can penetrate the housing and disrupt functionality.
The long eye relief offered in all PeNTAX sport Optics allows the viewer to see the entire field of view clearly and effortlessly. This is especially beneficial to eyeglass wearers, and allows viewing for extended periods of time without added eye strain.
Helicoid four-stop eyepiece rings that permit fine adjustment for maximum viewing comfort.
Exterior rubber coating that provides the binoculars with superb resistance to shocks and impacts.