Architectural history fieldwork tool: Binoculars Pentax Papilio 6.5×21

This is a brief presentation of the Pentax Papilio II 6.5×21 binoculars, which are an important tool in my fieldwork as an architectural historian. Being able to distinguish ornamental or structural details from a distance, on roofs, high on the wall of a tall building, or the ceiling of a reception hall or other architectural nook and crannies is essential in the work of a field architectural historian. A good pair of binoculars are invaluable in that regard. In choosing them I have to strike a balance between price, performance, lightness, and usefulness. Pentax Papilio II 6.5×21 seems to be the best choice available now on the market.


I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.


If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.


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