Waterproof and nitrogen purged, the rugged Pentax SD 9x42 WP binoculars feature bright, fully multicoated 42mm objective lenses and are designed for outdoor viewing in all lighting conditions. In addition to the newly developed light transmission coatings, the SD 9x42’s also boast a hydrophobic coating, thereby allowing for contrast-rich, bright viewing under rough outdoor conditions.
Key Features: Pentax SD 9x42 WP Binoculars
- Type: Full-size Roof in Open Bridge design
- 9x magnification
- Objective lens diameter 42mm
- New fully multi-coated optics
- New enhanced light transmission coatings
- Phase correction
- Protective lens coating
- Nitrogen purged
- Inner Focus Optics design
- 2.5m minimum focusing distance
New Fully-multi-coated optics
Fully multi-coated lenses serve the essential purpose of maximizing the amount of light passing through a lens, thereby prevent flare and ghosting from interfering with your view. Pentax applies multiple layers of coatings to every surface of every element and prism in the full Sport Optics line-up. These fully-multi-coated optics assure the maximum light transmission resulting in a clear, crisp view of the world.
New Enhanced Light Transmission Coatings
Pentax binoculars take quality optics to the next level by applying a new, optimized film-deposition technology on lens and prism surfaces resulting in increased light transmission which creates bright images with accurate colour rendition.
Protective Lens Coating
All optical surfaces are delicate and must be handled with care to prevent scratching. To add to the durability of the Z- and S-series Water Proof binoculars, Pentax has added a protective, nano technology coating that helps deflect water, oil, dust and dirt. This allows Pentax binoculars to withstand the harshest viewing conditions.
Due to its outstanding refractive index, the BaK4 glass prism found in all Pentax Sport Optics is highly acclaimed for its perfectly round exit pupil and clear, unvignetted image.
The complex optical design of roof prism binoculars provide durable, compact, yet lightweight design but require a higher level of optical perfection. A phase-correction coating is applied in the full range of roof prism binoculars to maximize image viewing quality.
Pentax waterproof products are fully sealed and purged with laboratory grade nitrogen to provide a fog proof view in the harshest weather conditions. With a JIS Class 6 rating, Pentax waterproof binoculars can even be submerged in up to 3 feet of water.
Inner Focus Optics Design
This sophisticated optical design is critical to low-maintenance and long life guarantee. Exposure to airborne particles and moisture is avoided, thereby ensuring that no outside influences can penetrate the housing and disrupt functionality.
Nitrogen is a chemical element and a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas. It contains very little humidity and is therefore used to “purge” binoculars and spotting scopes of the high humidity air that is part of our environment. Due to the low humidity factor, nitrogen prevents condensation from forming on the internal lenses of optical instruments during phases of rapid temperature change. Furthermore, because nitrogen is purged into the optical instrument at slightly above atmospheric pressure, dust and other miniscule particles are prevented from entering the housing.
Long eye relief design
The long eye relief offered in all Pentax Sport Optics allows the viewer to see the entire field of view clearly and effortlessly. This is especially beneficial to eyeglass wearers, and allows viewing for extended periods of time without added eye strain.
Helicoid three-stop eyepiece rings that permit fi ne adjustment for maximum viewing comfort. Exterior rubber coating that provides the binoculars with superb resistance to shocks and impacts.
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