Binocular Model Designations
Q: What do the letters on my binocular signify?
A: Not all PENTAX binocular models are designated by letters that define a specific acronym or meaning. Some letters are merely used to denote a specific model. However, the following are definitions of specific acronyms used by PENTAX for certain binoculars: These acronyms denote specific binocular types (or designs):
DCF - "Dache" Center Focus (Dache is roof in German) which denotes a Roof Prism binocular. PCF - PorroPrism Center Focus “ this denotes a Porro-Prism binocular. UCF “ Uni-body Center Focus “ this denotes an inverted Porro-Prism binocular; (this design is for compactness). These acronyms denote attributes of a binocular:
WP - “ Water Proof SP “Superior Performance ED “Extra-low Dispersion (denotes glass type). HRc “ High-Resolution / center diopter adjustment.