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#551 hallelujah

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

Jae, love the Nikons, and with original boxes!


Simon,

Here's some just for you. :)

http://www.ebay.com/...52269?pt=Bin...

http://www.ebay.com/...ge-Field-Ope...

http://www.ebay.com/...X15-Binocula...

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

found these today in a charity shop for £50! Carl zeiss deltrentis 8x30's in excellent condition throughout

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Great find Binman. Has the higher quality (supposedly) glass and T3M coatings. Did you get the box and case? This late example is rare, good find!

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

no box did come with a case but not sure if its original and its a little worn, its the flap over sort. my cf deltrentem 8x30s came with the other traditional sort with the hinged lid. the find certainly cheered me up today!

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

Wow! Good job finding that one. Looks like it was never used.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

The case sounds genuine. Protected the binoculars well.
What do you thing of them?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

they have a retical in the right side but i dont find it distracting, they're still in good collimation but have a few very slight wispy haze marks on the prisms but not enough to really impair the image quality, contrast is good. not had chance to compare them with my other jenas yet.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

It'd be interesting to know who would have bought a glass like that originally, and why (IF + reticle).

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

heres a link to a Holger Merlitz artical showing the original sales brochere page
http://www.holgermer...j_85/page21.jpg

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

I recently purchased a box of vintage junk on eBay for $5 plus shipping. Down at the bottom of the box I found this...

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I believe that serial number puts this in 1925. Lenses don't appear to be coated...

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

Is the statement: "I hate you..." too strong?
You must have lived a very virtuous former life :)
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

Is the statement: "I hate you..." too strong?
You must have lived a very virtuous former life :)
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No. Definitely NOT too strong... :grin:

The worst part is that the seller re-listed the auction 4 times lowering the price each time and nobody would bid. What lured me in was simply the word "binoculars" in the title at the very end. And the binocular pics were also the last loaded into the gallery. Everything else was actually junk and completely worthless as far as I can tell...

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

Another good Zeiss, uncoated at not that bright. But good otherwise.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

i recently picked up a pair carl zeiss "silvamar" 6x30's of i think 1920's vintage. the binoculars were in good collumation but unfortunately are hazey and dusty inside. despite this i can see they would make a lovely set if cleaned. i was wondering if anyone has had any success taking these apart for cleaning of the prisms and weather the prisms are "punched" in place?
anyway heres a picture of them, paid £20 for them at an antiques fair.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

They come apart with a good strap wrench, removing all the black sealent might also me necessary. The prisms are most likely punched into position but they will come out ok. You must however be absolutely sure you get them back in correctly, Also the objectives need to be tightened to the position they were originally.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

i've stripped and cleaned a few before but only if the prisms are punched as it seems they easier to put back correctly, especially if you just clean one at a time. at least then you know which one needs adjusting.
i had a quick look at them today, managed to undo the front objective bell and remove the front prism plate on one side (marked everything) but put them back together without doing anything. they're still in collumation so the objective went back as it was.
the thing i was worried about is removing the oculars and there housing? i did search for hidden locking screws with a magnet but could find none? i guess they're just tight? its difficult to see how i'de get a good purchase on the tubes with the strap wrench with the focusing part still attached? i cant see how to remove it?
i did remove the eyecups and a brass band covering some locking screws but all they do is loosen the knurled focusing ring

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

not sure what these are? British, military, dated 1942 found at a boot sale

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

another photo showing detail on the right hand prism plate

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

Watson Bakers. Yes British.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:23 PM

cheers Simon

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

I apologize if I do not suffer too much. I follow you forever!
I send you a picture of my Kern of 1929 which was devoid of the housing. I bought it in france original Kern with a surprise in its owner Captain Jean Martel. A piece of cake history

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

Case Kern ...

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

This small binoculars Italian was supplied by Italian Artillery Mountains. It was a small pair of binoculars, only 3.5 x38 and Galilean. It cost 55 lire in 1910. I found the catalog of 1910 which lists all binoculars Filotecnica, both civilian and military with prices in LIRE period.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Binoculars open..

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