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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.

The PAPILIO II 8.5x21 Sport Optics from the U-series have the following specifications:

  • New fully multi-coated optics
  • Close focus to 50cm for macro observation, unique in the market
  • Aspherical lens elements providing edge-to-edge sharpness
  • High Quality BaK4 prism to enhance transmission and resolution
  • Dual-axis, single body housing with synchronized eye-piece IPD adjustment
  • Rubber covered body provides protection and grip
  • Twist-up eyecups
  • Fine diopter adjustment and fast and easy central fine-focusing


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.

Get €50 off the PENTAX PAPILIO II 8.5x21 Binoculars from November 19th until November 30th

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Open up the new world where you can see
from the flowers near your foot to the starry skies.

Indoor - Outdoor - Macro

Papilio Binoculars can also be used to see close

Binoculars are not only for looking distant points.
By using Papilio, you can observe from close to distant.

Papilio is not only for 50 cm macro observation!
You can also observe buildings and
the starry skies beautifully and clearly.

A world that you can enjoy thanks to the minimum focusing
distance 50cm. Nearby objects will be clear in detail.

Mechanism of "Macro observation"

The Papilio series uses a convergence correction
mechanism in which the objective lens moves
toward the center in conjunction with focusing
on the object. Even when looking close, the left
and right visions will be almost the same for
easy macro observation.

Not only for looking nearby!
Can be useful in various scenes.

Papilio can be used in variety of purposes, such as museums, art galleries,
botanical observations, concerts, watching sports , and stargazing.

At museums and art galleries

Try using Papilio at museums or at art galleries to look into jewelries, oil paintings, and fine historical works. By looking through binoculars, you can see the details more realistically and can also enjoy the feeling as if the object is floating from the three-dimensional effect. Papilio will be your necessary item when enjoying art works.

For botanical and nature observation

Papilio is very useful for mountain climbing, hiking and local strolls. If you look at the flowers near your feet, you will notice the hidden beauty of the flower and butterfly and the other insects coming and going. Papilio will open up a new world with a different macro perspective.

For concerts and sports watching

Not just for nearby objects, Papilio also has excellent performance as a standard binoculars to look at distant points. The bright vision powered by "Full multi-coating" enhances the realistic feeling when watching sports and live performance.

For stargazings

Although Papilio is good for looking at nearby objects, it is often used by stargazing-lovers as well. It is equipped with technologies necessary for stargazing such as full multi-coating and aspherical lenses.

Realized comfortable visability

Eye piece is flexable enough to be adjusted to the eye width of both children and adults.
(Eye width adjustable range: approx. 56 - 75mm)

Compact and portable

As it is compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand,
it is easy to carry in a bag or hang around your neck.
You can take it out whenver you like to observe.


Possible to observe in details with macro observation
(focus distance: 50 cm)!

・ I was surprised that even the dots on printed materials became visible when using macro observation!!
・ Even the gestures of small creatures like ants can be observed! Because sufficient distance is
ensured, I can see their natural appearance without caution.

Overwhelmingly clear when looking at distant objects

・ It is surprising that I can see the texture, color, and luster clearly when watching wild birds such as
swallows perching far away!!
・ With Papilio's binoculars, I think I can see more distant points widely compared to other binoculars.
Although I was not used to bird watching, I could observe a swallow catching an insect in low-altitude
flight. It's an amazing item.

Feel three-dimensional effect that is not realized with a monocular
(focus distance. 50 cm)

・The vision is three-dimensional, unlike a magnifying glass or a loupe!
・Because I can see with both eyes, my eyes are not so strained even after long observation.
・The closer points you look, the more you can observe in detail, which is quite interesting!
・I could see even the rough surfaces of the museum exhibits. The accuracy is so surprising.
・I feel the objects become brighter and clearer compared to when I'm using other binoculars!

*Based on the reviews on blogs and SNS of multiple users who are actually using Papilio.
The expressions have partly changed.

Helpful when you need to watch from a long distance at a museum

・Even when I need to watch from a long distance such as in a museum,
I can feel as it's existing just in front of me!
・Even if it's difficult to see dark parts of an artwork in a dark place,  
I can clearly see the detailed creation and texture with Papilio.
・I can see the details of large objects such as Buddha statues and huge
paintings, and some objects with fine patterns!
・When there are many people in front of me, Papilio is so helpful  because
I can use it to watch over distant objects.

Embodiment of solid engineering through a long history
of production of binoculars since 1938

Since we first introduced binoculars in 1938, we have been studying optical technologies for over 80 years.
With the thought that the birdwatching- or stargazing-lovers do not miss a precious moment.
When your eyes and our technologies are combined, a new level of excitement will be opened up. PENTAX is always with you.

50cm macro observation

Papilio can approach until 50cm from the objects, while normal binoculars can focus them with the minimum distance 2 - 3m.

It uses a convergence correction mechanism in which the left and right visions will be almost the same even when looking close, allowing easy macro observation. When you look at insects or museum exhibits, you will get unexpected new discoveries as you can see their details and fine touches.

Full multi-coating

Light will be lost little by little as it passes through binocular lenses and the surfaces of prisms. "Multi- coating" prevents such loss of light. As Papilio II has provided multi-coating on all lenses and the surfaces of prisms, it reduces the loss of light and a bright vision is obtained.

High refractive index prism Bak4

High refractive index glass prism with an excellent optical performance. A high-grade prism is used that reflects light completely and produces a bright and clear image over every corner.

Aspherical lens

The aspherical lenses realize a clear vision with little distortion over the entire field of view.

Long eye relief

Thanks to the long eye relief with 15mm depth, you feel less tired after long observation. Even when you are wearing glasses, you can use it comfortably without any loss of vision.

Rubber casing

By covering the entire body with rubber, it has excellent impact resistance and is characterized by comfortable holding without being slippery.

Supports tripod

In situations where hand shake is a concern, you can also use a tripod to fix Papilio's position. If the tripod's platform is small, it can be attached directly.

One-touch release strap

The strap can easily release with one touch. When you want to remove the strap, it will cause no troubles and can be removed immediately.

Also sufficient basic performance as binoculars.
The unique technology of PENTAX with more
than 80 years of history is implemented.

This small body gives you a clear vision beyond your imagination and creates new impressions in everyday life!

Papilio series is greatly useful for looking at both nearby and distant objects!!

This compact body gives you a clear vision beyond your imagination and creates new impressions in everyday life!

Always with you, PENTAX Papilio II

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