Vintage and Classic Binoculars discussions
Posted 03 October 2009 - 01:31 PM
I have just found a pair of Subal Clover 10x50 binoculars. Classic 70's blue coatings and wide field of view. Sharp in the centre and great colour fidelity. It surprises me that some of the famous Japanesemanufacturers have made some very poor binoculars around this era but some obscure names turn out some great instruments.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:03 PM
To any body new dig into the forum archive if vintage bins are your thing there is a wealth of information on there which no doubt will soon be added to on this thread.
Not a new pic but a repost cos we like pics on here, hopefully new ones to follow soon.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:16 PM
on the Moon tonight,quite nice.Sorry no Pics
Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:36 PM
Simon, how about put a link to the original archived thread in the OP? Is it archived?
Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:36 AM
Obviously (or not) their JB numbers are different.
I really rate my Limer 7X 50's these have no JB number on them just OTC in a lozenge shape on the bottom axle end, optically these are IMHO up to Zeiss standard.
Posted 04 October 2009 - 04:18 PM
Ok not sure what reception I am going to get but here goes.
I have just found a pair of Subal Clover 10x50 binoculars. Classic 70's blue coatings and wide field of view. Sharp in the centre and great colour fidelity. It surprises me that some of the famous Japanese manufacturers have made some very poor binoculars around this era but some obscure names turn out some great instruments.
Those appear to be the highly recommended WF 10x50 yashica's. I did that without seeing the J code reply first! I'm getting good fast...
I just checked my 7x50 yashicas. Same codes.
Sos I dashes me off to the auction site, all horny for a set of those eyepieces..and there they be. Oh. Not the same eyepieces. The ones on fleabay are the Manon/Mason/Tasco/Yashica/Lisenfeld/AsahiPentax/etc ones. Nice as they may be, I'm 'a gunnin' for those eyepieces.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 12:25 PM
Well spotted KBK, your ahead of me............
Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:52 PM
Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:06 PM
Where did you buy?
few days ago I was following an auction of a very similar but these days I spend too much money and I stopped.
In 1911 it cost 168 Kr
Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:51 AM
It is collimated and clean?
If you want the highest quality, You'll have to disassemble a prism at a time, and wash it with water and liquid soap for dishes, putting it back into place and coincide with the screws that push the pads of aluminum that are in contact with the prism.
Just had a sighting of a prism, passes to another, until the end.
This is my advice ....
Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:19 AM
drat and double drat!
well done Simon...again!
Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:15 AM
you're quite right though the build quality on Goerz is extremely good.
Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:31 PM
Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:27 PM
The Neo-Trieder was born to civilian use, so it is extremely handy and lightweight, but sturdy enough.
Instead, if you pick the model Helinox, born for the military, you'll see a very similar to binoculars and Zeiss Silvamar and Silvarem, both in size and also in weight (6x30 750g). In fact both the brass and both prisms were increased in size and weight.
Instead, if you pick the model Helinox, born for the military, you'll see a very similar to binoculars and Zeiss Silvama Silvarem, both in size and also in weight (6x30 750g). In fact both the brass and both prisms were increased in size and weight.
Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:31 PM
Yes !! Easy and practical system of prism mounting.
Bensi I had to clean the prisms and internal glass. Love the prism mounting system, easy to collimate.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:29 AM
I paid very little but is reduced very badly and now is completely dismantled.
There were water leaks that had soiled limestone two prisms.
Now I have washed and removed the limestone and the eyepieces disassembled and cleaned.
I discovered a different system of collimation, screws hidden in the handle but that push or block the prism in different positions and from what we know today in the latest binoculars.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:46 AM
were these an Ebay buy? WW1 trench artefacts listed recently?
Posted 09 October 2009 - 03:56 AM
I don't understand the second question ...
Sorry ...I don't speaking well english.