PENTAX PF-85EDA:A large-aperture, high-performance spotting scope

A large-aperture, high-performance spotting scope,
featuring the latest optics in a compact, portable body

TOKYO, January 24, 2024 -- RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX PF-85EDA spotting scope (terrestrial telescope). Within its compact, highly portable body, it features newly designed optics incorporating a large 85- millimeter objective lens to deliver a bright, clear field of view for high-quality observations.

Main Features of the new PENTAX PF-85EDA

1. Bright, clear field of view

The PENTAX PF-85EDA features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements to effectively minimize chromatic aberrations, and the latest multi-layer coating process to drastically reduce reflectance when compared with conventional models. With the combination of a full multi-coating process applied to all optical elements and a phase coating process applied to the roof prism, this spotting scope delivers a clear, high-contrast field of view for high-quality observations.

2. Compact body for excellent portability

Despite its large, 85mm-diameter objective lens, this spotting scope is designed to be compact and highly portable, thanks to the incorporation of the latest optical design featuring a roof prism. This compact design makes it easy for the user to casually carry it to a destination, and also comes in handy in a variety of applications, including birdwatching, nature and astronomical observations, and score checking in archery contests.

3. Compatibility with a range of eyepieces

The eyepiece mount features an American-standard 31.7mm (1.25 inches) sleeve to accept a range of eyepieces, including the XF series specifically designed for PENTAX spotting scopes, and the XW series perfect for astronomical observation. This compatibility allows the user to choose the eyepiece that best accommodates a specific application.

4. Slanted-barrel design

The eyepiece section is slanted upward at a 45-degree angle, allowing the user to easily adjust the eye level and observe the subject in a natural, relaxed posture without the need to look up. This slanted-barrel design even allows the user to observe the subject over a long period of time in comfort while sitting in a chair.

5. Waterproofed for use in a rain

By inserting a dust-proof glass element in the eyepiece mount, the spotting scope is designed to be airtight for outstanding waterproof performance (equivalent to JIS Class 7; with water resistance to a depth of one meter*) for dependable use even in the rain or mist.

* This model cannot be used underwater.

6. Nitrogen-filled body for a clear field of view without fogging

The interior of this spotting scope is filled with nitrogen gas to prevent fogging caused by sudden temperature changes, assuring a clear field of view even in demanding weather conditions.

Major Specifications

Model PF-85EDA
Type Roof prism (45° tilted)
Lens Construction 5 elements in 4 groups, ED glass elements with 85mm effective aperture
Eyepiece Ring Diameter 31.7 mm (1.25 in.)
Focus Range About 5 m to infinity
Eyepiece Ring Collet type
Color Black
Dimensions approx.347 x 116.5 x 101.8 mm / approx.13.7 x 4.6 x 4.0 in.
Weight approx.1,600 g / approx.56.5 oz.
Waterproof Rating 1 m depth of water, Nitrogen filled
Accessories Objective lens cap, Eye lens cap, Case
XW7 XW10 XW14 XW20 Zoom
Magnification 71x 50x 36x 26x 20x 60x
Real field of view 1.0° 1.4° 2.0° 2.7° 1.9° 1.0°
Apparent Field of View 70° 70° 70° 70° 38° 60°
Field of view at 1000m 17m 24m 35m 47m 33m 17m
Field of view at 1000yard 51ft 72ft 105ft 141ft 99ft 51ft
Exit pupil aperture 1.2mm 1.7mm 2.4mm 3.3mm 4.3mm 1.4mm
Eye relief 20mm 20mm 20mm 20mm 18mm 22mm
Distance from eyepiece rubber in parentheses. 15mm 15mm 15mm 15mm 5mm 9mm
Attachment diameter 31.7mm
Relative brightness 1.4 2.9 5.6 10.7 18.1 2.0
XF8.5 XF12 XF Zoom
Magnification 59x 42x 26x 78x
Real field of view 1.0° 1.5° 1.6° 0.8°
Apparent Field of View 60° 60° 42° 60°
Field of view at 1000m 17m 26m 28m 14m
Field of view at 1000yard 51ft 78ft 84ft 42ft
Exit pupil aperture 1.4mm 2.0mm 3.3mm 1.1mm
Eye relief 18mm 18mm 11mm 15mm
Distance from eyepiece rubber in parentheses. 13mm 13mm 5mm 9mm
Attachment diameter 31.7mm
Relative brightness 2.1 4.1 10.7 1.2

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