Leica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60
WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Quote:I just got this 15x60 Docter, purchased new from Teleskop Service in Germany. I had to ask the price, and they beat everybody else badly, at 613 euros. Shipping was a pricey 39 EuroRon
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Quote:Dave, I was familiar with the allbinos/optyczne review. I wonder how they measured a magnification of 13.6x
Quote:I like my Docter, and the more I learn, the higher my opinion of this company gets. I believe a good fraction of the workers are actually ex-Zeiss-Jena employees. But I think they may overplay the Zeiss heritage, considering the absence of real affiliation./quote]Ron,Like most European manufacturers Doctor Optics now offers a line of roof prism binoculars. However, two of their Porro Prism lines (i.e., the Nobilems & Aspectems) are models they acquired from the old Zeiss Jena firm. And for a while, I believe Doctor continue to manufacture them in the old Zeiss Jena facilities where they originated from. Also, other products Doctor Optics offers like their 12.5mm and 16mm eyepieces (sold seperately or use with the Aspectems) originated with Zeiss Jena as well. So I don't think it is much of a stretch for them to emphasize their Zeiss Jena heritage when it comes to their Nobilem and Aspectem lines. Also Doctor recently improved their Aspectem binoculars by bringing out ED versions. As to whether or not they've done anything to improve the Nobilem binoculars (other than offering them in rubber armored versions) I don't know.At any rate, as you and others have stated the Doctor Optics (formally Zeiss-Jena) binoculars are excellent and represent quite a value in comparison to the Zeiss 15x60 BGATs which can cost $2000 - $2500 these days if and when you can find a pair. Another nice thing about the Zeiss Jena 15x60s that I used to own was that the also had a "B" eyepiece which provided around 13-15mm of eye relief if I remember correctly. Do the current Doctor Optics versions also include those B type eyepieces with them? John Finnan
Quote:I always wanted to try the 12x50 Dodecarems.
Quote:It was top rated by Field and Stream for hunters "high class glass" articles (late 90's ?) for high power use to pick out objects at long distances.
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Quote:So, I'm thinking about replacing the 12x with another 10x50, hopefully one that would also be good in the daytime.Ron