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alsendk
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Reged: 04/23/11

Loc: Denmark
new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: potts34]
      #5341710 - 07/29/12 01:55 PM

Hi Simon Speirs
I remember that you did replace some broken cover / black plastic? appearing to be leather.
could you please give me a link Simon,I simply cannot find this in Denmark, and I have purchased a wonderful old 6x30 Hensoldt military binwith reticule which will be a keaper, due to the small size, and fine clear view.
The only bad thing about this bin is the badly broken cover.
Allan


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Simon S
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Reged: 01/07/07

Loc: Crawley West Sussex UK
Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: alsendk]
      #5345693 - 07/31/12 05:05 PM

Allan, I bought the covering from Germany a few years ago. I will try and find the seller but it was sold as cameras covering and there were 3 different covering styles. I chose the one that most suited binoculars.

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alsendk
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Reged: 04/23/11

Loc: Denmark
Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5346295 - 08/01/12 01:09 AM

I would appreciate this help very much.
Looks awful in pure metal,and the size 6x30 is perfect for travelling, and deserves nursering
thank you Simon


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Simon S
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Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: alsendk]
      #5346915 - 08/01/12 12:22 PM

http://www.cameraleather.com/

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alsendk
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Reged: 04/23/11

Loc: Denmark
Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5348061 - 08/02/12 01:28 AM

WOW thank you so much.
Do you know that you are some kind of guardian angel for all us bino freaks Simon...always willing to help....like most people here are actually, when it comes to this.
Thank`s again
Allan

Edited by alsendk (08/02/12 01:30 AM)


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alsendk
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Reged: 04/23/11

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Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: alsendk]
      #5348067 - 08/02/12 01:37 AM

Simon
I was going through your enormous collection yesterday
evening, and found that you are giving your Hensoldt 6x30 a very high score.
Mine is called Hensoldt Westlar no. 811521
any idea how old it is?


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alsendk
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Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: alsendk]
      #5348098 - 08/02/12 02:29 AM

Simon
I have just ordered a sheet of Morocco leather This leather is sold in sheets approximately 8.25 X 11.6 inches (21.5 X 28 CM) and should be more than enough to cover even some errors. It is the same texture as on Leica cameras, and will fit nicely on the Hensoldt.
But do I need to take off both ends of the end pieces of the tubes? or just cut the leather so it ends up close to the endpieces..hope you understand, I am not quite shure how to express myself in technical terms


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Simon S
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Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: alsendk]
      #5348226 - 08/02/12 06:36 AM

Allan, you need to post me a picture before I can even estimate the date of these binoculars as the serial number is of little help. To cover the binocular you will need to remove to prism covers and make a paper template of one of the body's. You will then be able to use this template for the other side of the binocular by turning the template upside down. Make sure all loose glue and old covering has been removed and is cleaned perfectly.

Let us see the final results please.


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alsendk
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Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5348399 - 08/02/12 09:37 AM

I will, and again...thanks for your help Simon

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mdowns
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Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5349416 - 08/02/12 10:11 PM

Simon, Off Topic
I was going through the pics of your collection,enjoying seeing many old friends as well as plenty that I never found here in the States.Your comments about the Miradors caught my attention.I sold off more than 200 glasses when I decided to go in another direction.My Mirador 7x40s, in good condition, never raised any intertest.I told many that these were very solid performing binos but never had any takers.Your comments about thier quality echos what I told so many.I forgot that I still had them till I went to use my B&L M28 (1943):-) and found them stored alongside.I was wondering about the Hensholts that you have.I had a pair of Hensholts-Shone 6x24 german army. Have you ever heard of that combo (shone)?


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Simon S
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Re: new grip cover ...where to get it ? new [Re: mdowns]
      #5350454 - 08/03/12 04:21 PM

The Mirador's are one of the unsung names in binoculars that are optically very competent.
As for the Shone name, no I have never heard of them?


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Jae
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Reged: 04/13/06

Loc: New England
Zephyr 8x30 new [Re: Simon S]
      #5355666 - 08/06/12 10:56 PM Attachment (57 downloads)

My newest addition to classic collection - like I just bought it over 50 yrs ago !

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Jae
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Re: Zephyr 8x30 new [Re: Jae]
      #5355668 - 08/06/12 10:57 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

Another pic

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Simon S
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Re: Zephyr 8x30 new [Re: Jae]
      #5355910 - 08/07/12 03:18 AM

Wow Jae thats a great addition! The 8x30's are hard to find but in new condition, close to impossible.

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gmazza
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Reged: 03/10/09

Loc: RS, Brazil, 29S 51W
Re: Zephyr 8x30 new [Re: Simon S]
      #5355977 - 08/07/12 06:28 AM

It poped in a Brazilian auction site a

Leitz Wetzlar 12x60 Mardocit

A bit on expensive side (about U$800).

Have these truly good optics or the price is because is a collector's item ?


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FrankL
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Reged: 07/30/09

Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Re: Zephyr 8x30 new [Re: gmazza]
      #5356055 - 08/07/12 08:25 AM

Re the Mardocit 12X60. The optics on this binocular are great although older single layer MgF2 coatings so not as bright as modern ones. It is far and away the best older 12X I have ever used. $800 is way too much to pay, though. I got mine for $225 a few years ago. Often these older Leitz will have the leatherette cracking, peeling and falling off which although not affecting the optics really brings the price down and which for the buyer can be advantageous because recovering with new leatherette is a fairly easy repair.

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gmazza
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Reged: 03/10/09

Loc: RS, Brazil, 29S 51W
Re: Zephyr 8x30 new [Re: FrankL]
      #5356214 - 08/07/12 10:08 AM

Thank you very much, I would pay something around U$ 250 for this quality, it's a way overpriced ad.

Best

Gustavo


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Jae
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Re: Zephyr 8x30 new [Re: Simon S]
      #5357345 - 08/07/12 11:23 PM

Quote:

Wow Jae thats a great addition! The 8x30's are hard to find but in new condition, close to impossible.




Simon,

Based on the high quality reputation, but a narrow fov on 7x35, I was looking for wider angle Zephyrs 9x35 but had to research to see what the fov on the 8x30's were. I read 444ft or 68deg afov. I got lucky.....they are very sharp with high contrast, easy on the eyes. Very impressive for older technology ! Focusing direction turns counter to most porros but that's ok...


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8x60deckmount
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Reged: 08/04/12

Re: Vintage and Classic Binoculars discussion (Part 2) [Re: Richard McC]
      #5357473 - 08/08/12 01:29 AM



Some of my small ones and big ones



Edited by 8x60deckmount (08/08/12 11:57 AM)


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FrankL
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Reged: 07/30/09

Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Re: Vintage and Classic Binoculars discussion (Part 2) [Re: 8x60deckmount]
      #5357684 - 08/08/12 09:01 AM

The Holy Grail.

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