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Pentax Bino strap

Postby Guest on Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:13 am

Does Pentax have a comfortable neck strap comparable to the neck strap that comes with the Kowa Binoculars?
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby Jne_K on Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:37 am

Hi

Pentax supplies a variety of straps, depending on the model you select, but most are not padded. However, that is not a good reason to choose or reject a binocular, since you can always add another strap.
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby Guest on Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:18 am

However, that is not a good reason to choose or reject a bincular


I didn't. I already have the 10x43 DCF SP but the strap is subpar in comparison.
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby Jne_K on Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:29 am

Good.

Try a padded strap, such as the Butler Creek or a harness, such as the Vortex
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby ET on Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:02 am

Nice strap, the Butler creek.
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby Jne_K on Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:13 am

Thanks, ET Haven't heard from you in awhile. Welcome back
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby ET on Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:15 am

I have not had the money to play optics lately, bad economy and all.

For my birding needs I am pretty well set, but I could use better camera equipment. Never did like digiscoping all that much.

The cheap optics outfits still have not come around to produce the ultimate knock off, should have been obvious: the 8.5x42 EL.

I have the ProMaster ED 10x42 and left it at that. The focus on those is too slow for an 8x all around binocular. For the somewhat distant objects the 10x is fine.
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby Jne_K on Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:43 am

Hi

I understand. My expereince with less expensive open bridge, EL knockoffs is that most are plagued with rough and/or uneven focsuing. Must be something inherent in the design.

I like digiscoping for fun and informal kind of pic collecting, but, no, not going to get you publishing grade stuff, but, if all you want to do is view on a computer screen, it is fine.
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby ET on Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:03 pm

I had a lot of fuzzy images plus a couple of eagles and a good solitary sandpiper. Some day maybe more equipment. When I retire.

For most of my use, I use a Pentax 8x32 SP. God compromise overall. Not an alpha, but out in the field I forget all about it. If it does not get the bird, I go get the scope.
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Re: Pentax Bino strap

Postby Jne_K on Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:47 am

I agree. After a certain point, you don't get to ID more birds, you just get nicer images. of course, that's the addiction. Ha!
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