Pentax mini binoculars


Link Posted 30/01/2015 - 11:00
My partner bought a mixed lot at auction the other day and tucked away in the corner of the box was a little leather case containing these. I do not know a lot about them but the optics are superb
Last Edited by geordie01 on 30/01/2015 - 11:01


Link Posted 30/01/2015 - 11:05
What's the magnification and are they a zoom type.

They must be quite old. They have the Asahi name?

They don't mention SMC either which was used on 70's binoculars.
So possibly 60's.

Edit: I can see the magnification on the JPG it's 6x25 and not a zoom.

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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Last Edited by Algernon on 30/01/2015 - 11:12



Link Posted 11/02/2015 - 07:38
Nice find. How big are they? K.
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Link Posted 11/02/2015 - 08:58
50th Anniversary miniatures - 6x25
1969 was the 50th anniversary of the founding of Asahi Optical Co. Ltd., also known as Asahi Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha, also known as 旭光学工業株式会社. To recognize the occasion, Asahi Pentax produced a 6x25 reverse porro prism “M” type binocular with 50th anniversary markings.
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Last Edited by MattMatic on 11/02/2015 - 08:59



Link Posted 12/02/2015 - 12:11
womble wrote:
Nice find. How big are they? K.

They are not very big at all they fit into the palm of my hand but as I have said the optical quality is great really bright compared to my other Hoya bins.
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