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steve@37n83.9w
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Re: Universal Camera Corp 6x30 Navy new [Re: Simon S]
      #5221616 - 05/14/12 10:31 AM

Nice looking bino Simon. What material are the eye cups? Rubber? Bakelite?

Steve


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Simon S
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Re: Universal Camera Corp 6x30 Navy new [Re: steve@37n83.9w]
      #5221673 - 05/14/12 11:05 AM

They are a bakelite material that seem to have faded with age.

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alsendk
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Re: Universal Camera Corp 6x30 Navy new [Re: Simon S]
      #5221702 - 05/14/12 11:21 AM

A nice find Simon.
Are Leitz part of Leica in any way?


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BillC
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Re: Universal Camera Corp 6x30 Navy new [Re: alsendk]
      #5221762 - 05/14/12 11:52 AM

Two divisions of E. Leitz merged several years ago and the Leica name was chosen for both.

I'm not Simon . . . I just play him on TV.

BillC


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alsendk
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Re: Universal Camera Corp 6x30 Navy new [Re: BillC]
      #5221895 - 05/14/12 01:12 PM

I`m shure you would look good on tv BillC, and thank you for your answer.
Then Kern company Switzerland is implemented into Leica as well, to my knowledge...just bought two bin`s from there, one named Kern Arau, and the other Leica...both alike, with no visible changes to see,after the takeover, - but the 1064nm laser filters, and the reticle annoyes me a little, becouse of a brownish mis-colouring inside the tubes, for which i blame the filters to do, but it`s only my guess though. Otherwise they are both fine glasses, and very handy in size.

Edited by alsendk (05/14/12 01:16 PM)


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Pinewood
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Leitz and Leica new [Re: alsendk]
      #5222035 - 05/14/12 02:28 PM

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Are Leitz part of Leica in any way?



Hello Alsendk,

Ernst Leitz was an optical firm, owned by Leitz family. Formerly, they were the second largest manufacturer of microscopes in Germany. In 1914, one of their mechanics developed a camera using 35 mm film. By 1924, the camera was produced by Leitz, using the name Leica [LEitz CAmera].
There are three different firms formed from the Leitz corporation, all using the Leica name: sports optics, including cameras; microscopes and geo measuring devices. If I recall, before the firm was reorganized, the sports optics division started using the Leica brand name.

Happy collecting,
Arthur Pinewood


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alsendk
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Pinewood]
      #5222180 - 05/14/12 03:41 PM

Thank you Arthur,for enlightening me about the Leitz/Leica brand.
Especially the Leica cameras was my boyish hope to purchase some day, in order to shoot pictures like Bresson and Eisenstaedt and Capa....now in the digital age, it appears to be of less importance which camera you have, I believe?
still the Leica X1 looks so good and effective...very off
topic btw :O(


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Pinewood
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: alsendk]
      #5222565 - 05/14/12 07:25 PM

Quote:


Especially the Leica cameras was my boyish hope to purchase some day, in order to shoot pictures like Bresson and Eisenstaedt and Capa....now in the digital age, it appears to be of less importance which camera you have, I believe?
still the Leica X1 looks so good and effective...very off
topic btw :O(




Hello Alsendk,

It was my boyish ambition, as well. I purchased in a 1938 Leica, in 1963, which I still own. I also managed to meet Eisenstadt.
I suspect that the imaging device on digital cameras are incapable of realizing the resolution capable of the best lenses.
Incidentally, Leitz was making prismatic binoculars by 1914, but far fewer than Zeiss. The Leitz 7x50 Marsept and Marseptit binoculars are very highly regarded, although their coatings are rather out of date. I bought one, in 1979.

Happy collecting,
Arthur


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Simon S
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Pinewood]
      #5225388 - 05/16/12 03:42 PM Attachment (52 downloads)

Anyone think they know this binocular?

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KennyJ
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Simon S]
      #5226719 - 05/17/12 12:23 PM

It looks vaguely familiar to me, Simon.

Does it respond to being called "Norman" by any chance?


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Simon S
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5226860 - 05/17/12 01:46 PM

Ah but it's not what it appears.
What do you think it is Kenny?


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Simon S
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Simon S]
      #5228165 - 05/18/12 11:22 AM Attachment (41 downloads)

Look whats arrived today!

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Simon S
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Simon S]
      #5228167 - 05/18/12 11:23 AM Attachment (45 downloads)

And inside....

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Simon S
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Simon S]
      #5228173 - 05/18/12 11:25 AM Attachment (47 downloads)

Peek a Boo!

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SMark
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Simon S]
      #5228178 - 05/18/12 11:28 AM

Oh stop teasing...

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Simon S
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Simon S]
      #5228182 - 05/18/12 11:28 AM Attachment (40 downloads)

And inside a mint pair of Nikon 7x35A's with original lens cloth, manual, inspection stamp, lens caps and silica gel pack.
All from a online pawn shop for 25.


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Simon S
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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Simon S]
      #5232442 - 05/21/12 12:44 PM Attachment (50 downloads)

Could someone confirm the ID of these binoculars please.
Although they are not marked, are they B&L zephyr's?
Only other options I can see are a Jesub or Jiedd?


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Re: Leitz and Leica new [Re: Simon S]
      #5232447 - 05/21/12 12:48 PM

US Mil. Spec, M13 used by the US Army & Marines. Similar to many others made by Westinghouse, GE and Anchor optical during WW2. Or it could be a civilian version.

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Simon S
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Re: Leitz and Leica [Re: brentwood]
      #5232658 - 05/21/12 03:09 PM

But its a central focus type ?

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FrankL
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Re: Leitz and Leica [Re: brentwood]
      #5232664 - 05/21/12 03:14 PM

Quote:

US Mil. Spec, M13 used by the US Army & Marines. Similar to many others made by Westinghouse, GE and Anchor optical during WW2. Or it could be a civilian version.


My first thought too but note the center focus mechanism. My guess is that if the optics are coated it is definitely an early Zephyr and if not it might not be (but then again I think I read Zephyrs were introduced in the late 1930's so the early ones wouldn't be coated but were they marked Zephyr??)

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