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 6.5x21 Sport Optics from the U-series have the following specifications:
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 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.
Papilio can be used in variety of purposes, such as museums, art galleries,
botanical observations, concerts, watching sports , and stargazing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
・ 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.
・ 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.
・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.
・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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The aspherical lenses realize a clear vision with little distortion over the entire field of view.
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.
By covering the entire body with rubber, it has excellent impact resistance and is characterized by comfortable holding without being slippery.
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.
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.
This compact body gives you a clear vision beyond your imagination and creates new impressions in everyday life!