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   I hear alot about the Pentax DCF SP and WP, what about the XP series? Does anyone own these or have an opinion they would like to share.

 

I see they are a bit more compact at 8x33, but also seem to have all the qualities as the SP for a less price.

 

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Some of the reiviews on other forums aren't all that great.  They are OK according to the other forums (birders forums).
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Im really sorry to hear that, considering the price of around $400.00

 

It seems like the SP is a great buy. Im thinking of getting them, I had the Nikon Monarchs ATB 10x42 and gave them to my brother. I thought they were pretty good optics, I mean for $260.00 you cant expect Leica quality. What did bother me a little was the blurry edges, but other than that they're ok.

I know everyone seems to hate them "BIG TIME" here.

 

My friend has the Leica 10x42, I think its Trinovid model. Do you think theres a significant diffrence in sharpness and brightness compared to the Pentax SP? I understand the leica are better but how big would the gap be.  Im looking to buy a great pair of 10x42, I know the Kahles is probably the closest I'll get to leica quality but its still out of range in my budget.  Do you think the Pentax SP would be the next step down, considering my budget of $600.00 and the Quality of these optics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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