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Info on "second tier" German Binocular Manufacture

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#1 gatorengineer

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 02:34 PM

I was wondering if the group could share some of their knowledge and experience on some of the second tier German Optical firms such as:

Hertel & Reuss
Eschenbach
Optolyth
Beck Kassel
Paragon??? (not sure if they are german)

I have seen a number of binos come through on Ebay from these and other "second tier" German manufacturers, and was wondering if anyone in the groups could comment on these manufacturers..... I bought an 8x30 Beck Kassel glass on ebay and optically it is pretty close to the Zeiss Jena 8x30's I own.


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#2 carlos_dfc

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 08:33 PM


Paragon??? (not sure if they are german)


Aren't they made by 'Photax'? - the camera lens manufacturers.

(I used to own a Photax Paragon SLR lens - and it was pretty good)

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 03:20 AM

Optolyth is the only brand you listed that I have any experience with. They are very good and a little pricey. Bear Basin Outfitters and Euro Optic are the two best sources that I know of. Bear Basin is usually a little cheaper.

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