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Posted 31 May 2004 - 12:44 PM

I will be getting a couple "new" binoculars.

A Zeiss Jena Multi-Coated Binoctem 7x50,

and,

A Zeiss Jena Dekarem 10x50.

Both in great shape.

Were these commercially issued, or were they military?

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 10:52 PM

Not military.

#3 Steve Napier

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 04:36 AM

Hi RogerC,
I own a pair of the 10*50 Dekarem"s you mention.
Before the Berlin wall came down these binoculars were VERY popular,you could buy them in any good photographic shop.
Im sure you will enjoy using them.I havent had the chance to use the 7*50s but I bet their top notch too.
When the Berlin wall came down they doubled in price and you dont see them now,they probably dont make them anymore.
Steve.
P.S. Can someone please tell me how to get a multiplication sign on these *bleep* computers all I can find is *. Thanks.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 05:12 AM

>Can someone please tell me how to get a multiplication sign on these
>*bleep* computers

You could either use an X (or x) or Alt-0215 (×)

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 08:40 AM

Stephen,
I don"t know which key to press to get the multiplication sign up. {Im a Geordie you know!} I dont own a computer I book sessions at the local library and use their"s,thanks in any case.
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Posted 01 June 2004 - 09:20 AM

OK, sorry, I wasn't clear enough. For X or x use the letter key (between Z and C on a standard keyboard). For × ensure that Number Lock is on, press the Alt key then, whilst holding it down, press 0215 in sequence on the numeric keypad. If you have a laptop without a numeric keypad, there is no Num Lock -- hold Alt and Fn down whilst pressing the numbers. This only works on the numeric keypad, not with the numbers above the letter keys.

To tell if Num Lock is on, see if it has a light lit, or merely establish that the numeric keypad keys type numbers rather than move the cursor.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 11:59 PM

I didn't know that. Always used the one between Z & C. Thanks. :foreheadslap:

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 10:43 PM

I received them today. I must say that the views are very bright and clear, with both of them, with the Dekarems being my initial favorites. They are much clearer than any 10x50 I have ever owned, and they really aren't very heavy. I can hold them quite still, using the "thumb knuckle against the cheekbone" method. I have snow capped mountains visible from my back porch that are 70 miles away, and I am very impressed with the bright, clear view. They should make for great stargazing, as should the 7x50 Binocems. I just need to take them out on a night when I don't have to work the next day, and spend some "quality time" laying back in the lawn furniture, gazing at the sky. Hopefully the skies will be clear this weekend.

I also got my copy of the TUBA CD (Touring the Universe Through Binoculars Atlas) to help me find some objects. It should be fun.

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 04:04 AM

Thats great to to hear RogerC,I was looking through my 10x50 {YES at last I can get x Thanks Stephen} Dekarems last night at Jupiter after I put my scope away,I could easily make out 3 of Jupiters moons in a very close chain to the left of the planet,not sure if the other large moon was to the right or if it was just a star.
I recommend a photographic tripod to complement your binoculars Roger. Your arms will tire quite quickly.
Steve.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 12:28 PM

How do you mount Dekarems to a tripod? There isn't a threaded socket for an L bracket.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 12:50 PM

>How do you mount Dekarems to a tripod?

Hinge clamp. See top image on:
http://astunit.com/t...s/binomount.htm

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 03:48 AM

Yes,I use a hinge clamp too.I paid about £10 for mine in 1989 but I imagine they havent increased too much.
It will make a big difference because no matter how steady you think you can hand hold them they will not be 100% rock solid.And that makes ALL the difference.
Steve.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:21 AM

Where can I get a hinge clamp in the USA?

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 09:24 AM

Im sure if you visit any photographic shop they will be able to help.
Steve.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 02:10 PM

< Where can I get a hinge clamp in the USA? >

Roger,

I don't know if it's still there , but when I was passing through LA international airport in October 1993 , I'm sure I saw one discarded on the floor just outside a door to a taxi rank.

Might be worth checking if it's still there.

Regards , Kenny.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 10:02 PM

I believe Manfrotto or Bogen make one.

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 04:21 PM

Captain's Nautical Supplies in Seattle sells an axle bracket for $28.00 + tax.

206-283-7242

This has been a shameless plug offered in the spirit of being of service.

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 07:24 PM

Nikon makes a very high quality clamp. It was $35 when I got mine a few years ago.


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