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Pentax Refreshes Binocular Lineup

Denver – Ricoh Imaging is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Pentax binoculars with a lineup consisting of 34 new high-quality Sports Optics models, each with new features, technology and enhanced performance.

The product lineup is divided into four defined categories:

Z series: binoculars with premium level quality and clarity;

S series: roof and porro-prism models with large objective lenses for contrast-rich, bright viewing under all light conditions:

A series: compact, portable and durable designs, for convenience and high quality viewing; and

U-series: compact porro-prism models with a durable dual-axis, single body design and aspherical lens elements for edge-to-edge sharpness.

Ricoh said each binocular includes advances in optical precision. All have fully multi-coated optics to reduce and prevent flare and ghosting.

To add to the durability of the Z- and S-series waterproof binoculars, Pentax has added a protective coating that

helps deflect water, oil, dust and dirt.

Other optical technologies include:

* BaK4 prisms: perfectly round exit pupil for clear, unvignetted imaging.

* Waterproofing: fully sealed and purged with laboratory grade nitrogen fog proofing. With a JIS Class 6 rating, Pentax’s waterproof binoculars can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water.

* Long eye relief: All Pentax Sport Optics allow seeing the entire field of view clearly and effortlessly, with particular benefits to eyeglass wearers.

* Inner Focus Optics Design: a sophisticated optical design ideal for waterproof models requiring an airtight body construction, and compact size and weight.

Suggested retails range from $50 to $1,200. The complete lineup will be available in March and will be presented at the SHOT Show Jan. 20-23 in Las Vegas, in Ricoh Imaging booth 16324.