Closeouts. Pentax Gameseeker 8x42 binoculars provide exceptional resolution and high contrast images for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. They feature phase-coated roof prisms, fully multi-coated optics and waterproof, nitrogen-filled construction.
Reviewed by John the Traveler from California on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Compared to my older 8x40 binoculars, this new pair is more compact and a little lighter by about 4 ozs., which are still beneficial when traveling abroad where weight and compactness can make a difference. Optics are very good with good eye relief and like the setback feature for those wearing eyeglasses, giving a clearer field of view when up close looking through them. Compared the field of view with my older model at large distances and noticed its FOV of 7 deg. only gives an apparent 367 ft. wide view at 1000 yards compared to a 500-foot wide FOV for the older one at the same distance but that's not real noticeable. Surveyed many other 8x40 scopes and found the most expensive still didn't give more than about 430 ft. FOV at 1000 yds. (several still under 400 ft.) and at much higher prices, so this new Pentax Gameseeker is quiet good for the price savings.
Reviewed by D from Montana on Monday, January 13, 2014
These bins are good. I have researched a lot and agonized over what to spend the dollars on. For the price you get a lot of bang for the buck with these. I would like to compare with others more but they definitely are not in the same class as more expensive binoculars however they seem to perform well with great clarity at close and mid distances. They do well in low light. In fact I have really only used them in overcast and low light conditions. I struggle to get as much focus at long ranges. They seem solid, the warranty is good. the bag is nice.
I have had great experiences with STP but i almost returned these because the left eye glass was very dirty and after cleaning still have what I thought was a permanent chip, however, the next day it loosened up and washed off. Were these a previously owned pair? I don't want to buy something new and have it come in used condition. Luckily they cleaned up well and look great.
Reviewed by bjb-colorado from colorado on Saturday, October 05, 2013
Purchased these binoculars for an Alaskan cruise. Waterproof is a must for such a trip. 10X MIGHT have been better but i was concerned about the bounciness associated with the higher magnification. The only drawback was the attached lense covers. They often got in the way.