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Old Friday 19th May 2017, 23:30   #51
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my choice for low light was
Zeiss dialyt 8x56
old design, new made
cool appearance

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Old Saturday 20th May 2017, 19:02   #52
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The Zeiss Dialyt 8x56 look very cool, but handle very poor and a definitely no go for is that they aren't waterproof, also the eyecups are not so nice when you wear glasses. The minimum focus distance is also quite long, which make them less universal. And at last, they aren't so bright anymore compared to the roof prism competitors that are available nowadays.
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Old Saturday 20th May 2017, 20:03   #53
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Originally Posted by Malloot View Post
The Zeiss Dialyt 8x56 aren't waterproof.
This surprises me given they have been the go-to binocular for the diserning European (woodland) hunter since they hit the market but clearly you know what you're talking about.

To what depth are the modern low light binoculars you refer to good for?

It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing
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Old Wednesday 24th May 2017, 02:28   #54
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I find the Dialyt 8x56 to be a great low light/difficult light glass. Zeiss only stopped making it a couple of years ago. I can easily see why it has a constant cult following for so many decades while other great Zeiss come and go.

Just wondering....Has Zeiss made any other binoculars which had a longer production run than the Dialyt 8x56? (With so few changes?)
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Old Wednesday 24th May 2017, 13:00   #55
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[quote=...any thoughts on the finest low light set of bins out there? [/QUOTE]

I'd like to propose the Zeiss 7x45 Night Owl as a candidate. It's like a 7x42BGAT on steroids; it has the same wide field and clarity, plus a 6.4mm exit pupil. Heavier than the BGAT, yes, but it's more portable than a 50/54/56.

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