Pentax vs. The Euros
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DCF's range in price from about $149 up to almost a grand. I don't think it's reasonable to compare a low-end DCF to the Euro alphas, even if they do provide a lot of performance for the dollar.
I do think however that you can compare the ED DCF's, and although they aren't quite a nice as a set of alphas that are 50%-100% more expensive, I don't think you are "giving up" a measure of performance that will make any kind of difference in actual use.
You do however give up the ability to show others that you can spend a bunch of money on binoculars.
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I agree. In my tests, the Pentax DCF ED compared right up there with any Euro binocular in terms of optical performance. Definitely in the same class. Fit and finish and mechanical construction may not quite compare to a Leica Ultravid HD, but is still more than adequate for any hard use.
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