Pentax 10 × 50 SP WP Binoculars

Any two identical telescopes placed side-by-side is considered a pair of binoculars, from the words bin which means “two” and ocular which means “of or connected with the eyes or vision”.

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Pentax 10 × 50 SP WP, the newest addition to my astro-equipment.

Like many other astronomy enthusiasts, I also recommend investing on a pair of binoculars first before buying a telescope. Any pair of 7 × 50 or 10 × 50 binoculars should be more than adequate for exploring the night sky particularly the Milky Way.

Early this year, I have acquired a Pentax 10 × 50 SP WP. I have been testing it for more than 8 months now, and I am very much pleased with its built quality and more importantly, the optical quality of the lenses. In future posts, I’ll be sharing some of the insights I gained in the process of choosing this pair, such as the features and specifications I’d recommended for a pair that will be used for astronomical observations.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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2 thoughts on “Pentax 10 × 50 SP WP Binoculars

  1. Hi Eteny, I also have this exact same binocular which I bought last year at Camerahaus. Excellent optics and construction. only thing is with this power and magnification, a sturdy tripod and a binocular to tripod adapter would be a must. Both of these accessory is available at the same shop in Robinson’s Galleria.  I highly recommend this to anyone wishing to view the night sky without the use of a telescope.  Best Regards, Richard

    • Hi Richard!

      I also purchased my binoculars from Camerahaus, in Mall of Asia. I realized that there are only very few sellers of decent binoculars here in our country.

      Eteny

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