PENTAX A-series binoculars:

Two compact, easy-to-carry models, incorporating ED glass elements for excellent chromatic aberration compensation

PENTAX A-series binoculars
Two compact, easy-to-carry models,
incorporating ED glass elements for excellent chromatic aberration compensation;
harmonizing outstanding viewing performance with superb operability

TOKYO, April 13, 2023-RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of two compact, lightweight, roof-prism binoculars, both of which harmonize outstanding viewing performance with superb operability: the PENTAX AD 7x32 ED and PENTAX AD 10x32 ED.

These new models are the latest additions to the PENTAX A-series binocular lineup, renowned for its outstanding viewing performance in a compact, lightweight body. In addition to a variety of lens coatings that are identical to those applied to upper-class models, they also incorporate -- for the first time in A-series models -- ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical elements for effective compensation of chromatic aberration to deliver a clear view of the image field rivaling that of the upper-class models, while assuring superb operability.

AD 7x32 EDAD 7x32 ED

AD 10x32 EDAD 10x32 ED

Main Features of the PENTAX AD 7x32 ED and AD 10x32 ED

1. Bright, clear viewing

As with PENTAX's top-end Z-series models, these new models provide a bright, clear view of the subject with minimal glare and ghost images, thanks to the application of a full multi-coating process to all lens surfaces, and a special coating designed to optimize light transmittance.

2. ED optical elements

As the first models in the PENTAX A series to incorporate ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical elements for effective compensation of chromatic aberration, these binoculars deliver a sharp, high-contrast, blur-free image.

3. Compact, lightweight design

While incorporating objective lenses with a 32-millimeter diameter to assure superb operability, these models are designed to be compact and lightweight for easy carrying in a wide range of applications -- from bird watching and nature observation to the viewing of sports events and concerts.

4. Other features

  • • Exterior housing made of thermoplastic elastomer resin to improve holding comfort and prevent accidental slippage
  • • Easy-to-operate diopter adjustment mechanism with a nonslip, ring-type adjuster
  • • Waterproof construction equivalent to JIS Class 6 standards for dependable use in adverse weather conditions*
  • • Nitrogen-filled design to prevent interior lens surfaces from fogging due to sudden temperature changes
  • • Extendible eyepieces for effortless shift between in-use and storage positons
  • • Easy mounting on a tripod, in combination with the optional TP-3 Tripod Adapter

* These models cannot be used for underwater viewing.


Model AD 7x32 ED AD 10x32 ED
Type Roof prism, Center focusing, waterproof
Magnification 7x 10x
Effective diameter of
objective lens
Real field of view 7.8° 6.0°
Field of view at 1000m
Field of view at 1000 yards
1227 ft.
942 ft.
Exit pupil aperture 4.68mm 3.2mm
Eye relief 18.2mm 15mm
Relative brightness 21.9 10.2
Focusing range 3.0m - ∞
9.0 ft. - ∞
distance adjustment
Dimension Height 128.6mm
5.06 inch
4.71 inch
Width 129.6mm
5.10 inch
5.10 inch
Thickness 49.8mm
1.96 inch
1.96 inch
Weight 585g
20.7 oz.
18.7 oz.
Waterproof 1 m depth of water (equivalent to JIS class 6), Nitrogen filled
Accessories Objective lens caps, Eyepiecelens cap, Case, Neck strap Objective lens caps, Eyepiecelens cap, Case, Neck strap

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