Test Results


Art.–Nr. PEN-XW-7

Pentax XW 7mm



Perfect up to the edge, if looking into the eyepiece under the correct angle.

x-axis: distance from optical axis in °, y-axis: resolution in arc minutes


Apparent Field of View:

The measured apparent field of view is approx. 74°, somewhat more than the 70° given by Pentax.



Very good contrast .



Slight cushion distortion.


Eye Relief:

Comfortable at 20mm eye relief.


Mechanical Quality:

That’s nothing we have to report on earnestly for Pentax eyepieces. Look e.g. at the perfect grip coated body, use of high quality materials etc. The cap at the eye lens is removable and releases a thread (43x0.75mm), which can be used for fixation of accessories.



Really a nice wide angle eyepiece. It is a “classic” design, which means that contrary to the Nagler design the distortion is kept at a minimum.