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Pentax VM 6x21 WP Monocular/ 18x Microscope (1 Viewer)

John A Roberts

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While looking through Gijs’ presentation ‘Multi-functional binoculars and telescopes in the past four centuries’, I came across the following image:
The Bynolt Golf 5x20 monocular and 15x microscope
- so perhaps the inspiration for the new Pentax VM 6x21?

However, as many well be aware, often the same things are independently reinvented
i.e. there’s only a limited number of ways to do something, and not infrequently someone will say ‘Hey, why don’t we instead try . . . ?’
e.g. in this instance, the underhand hold of a monocular with the fingers on top, would suggest the notion of focusing by the use of a rocker on the top surface

It seems to have been very rare, as some quick Googling produced no other images or information

The image is from page 92 of the 111 page 19.4 MB publication, and can be found at: https://www.houseofoutdoor.com/verrekijkers/verrekijkers-testen-en-vergelijken/


John
 

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While looking through Gijs’ presentation ‘Multi-functional binoculars and telescopes in the past four centuries’, I came across the following image:
The Bynolt Golf 5x20 monocular and 15x microscope
- so perhaps the inspiration for the new Pentax VM 6x21?

However, as many well be aware, often the same things are independently reinvented
i.e. there’s only a limited number of ways to do something, and not infrequently someone will say ‘Hey, why don’t we instead try . . . ?’
e.g. in this instance, the underhand hold of a monocular with the fingers on top, would suggest the notion of focusing by the use of a rocker on the top surface

It seems to have been very rare, as some quick Googling produced no other images or information

The image is from page 92 of the 111 page 19.4 MB publication, and can be found at: https://www.houseofoutdoor.com/verrekijkers/verrekijkers-testen-en-vergelijken/


John
Interesting! It looks just like the Pentax VM 6x21 WP. I really like mine. It is great to use one handed. I bought a Lowepro Dashpoint 10 Camera Bag that fits it perfect and wear it on my waist when I ride my road bike. I didn't care for the partial protection provided by the included case.

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