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Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th March 2018, 09:39
Replies: 24
Views: 9,462
Posted By Kowaist
Now at daylight in Germany I can see that the...

Now at daylight in Germany I can see that the optical performance at daylight is a bit dull and yellow tinted, as often stated.
My 1970/80s common standard 8x30 Porro Kern Pizar from Switzerland...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th March 2018, 22:13
Replies: 24
Views: 9,462
Posted By Kowaist
the perfect collimation after reassebly is really...

the perfect collimation after reassebly is really perfect, so the collimation system works quite,well.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th March 2018, 19:00
Replies: 24
Views: 9,462
Posted By Kowaist
Hi, I just wanted to ask "shockproof enough" or...

Hi,

I just wanted to ask "shockproof enough" or as shock resistant as possible, maybe as a M17...

btw, can you give a estimated prduction year for a serial 15xxx

thanks
Kowaist
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th March 2018, 18:22
Replies: 24
Views: 9,462
Posted By Kowaist
Hello Henry, Many thanks! Have just opened it...

Hello Henry,

Many thanks! Have just opened it and cleaned the prisms. Opening went well with my new "Super Grip gloves" from our herman home depot equivalent.
Removing are reinserting the prism...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th March 2018, 07:03
Replies: 24
Views: 9,462
Posted By Kowaist
thanks Bill! If a glass is replaces by a Steiner...

thanks Bill!

If a glass is replaces by a Steiner (living near Steiner factory I dare to say that) it is not a very good sign...
In germany the Bundeswehr once had Steiners, but the other Hensoldt...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th March 2018, 06:58
Replies: 24
Views: 9,462
Posted By Kowaist
Hello Henry, thanks for the response. So the...

Hello Henry,

thanks for the response. So the whole Objective unit including the outer tube can be unscrewed where the seam is visible in the plastic covering. Do I have to expect very hard...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 1st March 2018, 21:39
Replies: 24
Views: 9,462
Posted By Kowaist
I got a M19 where I have to clean the prisms, as...

I got a M19 where I have to clean the prisms, as they are foggy.

By first inspection, I can remove the oculars and can get to the screws where the prism block is fixed.
But to remove the Prism block...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 21st February 2018, 20:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,241
Posted By Kowaist
I renew this old thread, as I am too working on...

I renew this old thread, as I am too working on the Kern Serial numbers...

I also have a brown coated Pizar AR with a 107xxx number.

Today I found a 8x24 Alpar in Bern, uncoated, other Logo design...
Forum: Swift Thursday 23rd November 2017, 17:56
Replies: 2
Views: 3,037
Posted By Kowaist
must be a really Long Beach at baywatch, when...

must be a really Long Beach at baywatch, when they need a 20x...
Not sure it is the best choice for use in emergencies... Maybe the best choice when Pamela is too far away;)
Forum: Swift Thursday 23rd November 2017, 10:27
Replies: 2
Views: 3,037
Posted By Kowaist
Swift Observation 16x70 - any experiences?

Hello,

does anyone have an idea or personal experiences about the Build/optical quality of the old Swift Observation 16x70 binocular?
These are not common here in Germany but I could get one, if it...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 19th November 2017, 17:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
thanks! Will take some weeks until I can try it...

thanks!

Will take some weeks until I can try it as I first need the grease...

Nice B&L ad from...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 19th November 2017, 16:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
Thanks for links and pictures. yes, mine is...

Thanks for links and pictures. yes, mine is therfore a true A1, has the original A1 eycups as seen right in the picture...

I still have not figured out if there is a way for me to relubricate the...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 19th November 2017, 07:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
Just found this, very helpful.. Complete...

Just found this, very helpful..

Complete Ordnance maintenance book of all M-binoculars.... 1955

http://www.liberatedmanuals.com/TM-9-1580.pdf

300 pages, just looking in... very helpful!

Waht I...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 19th November 2017, 06:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
Hi Athur, yes, certainly. My question was if...

Hi Athur,

yes, certainly. My question was if anyone knows the modification... But now I found it, see below...


My M15 was certainly used for long a time. My theory is that it ended in the GDR...
Forum: Others Saturday 18th November 2017, 17:36
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Kowaist
They are a big player today in measurement optics...

They are a big player today in measurement optics and eye mecidical optics...

http://www.topcon.eu

And the Topcon RE was on par with a Nikon F and the lenses were superb...

greeting to the...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 18th November 2017, 13:25
Replies: 14
Views: 6,892
Posted By Kowaist
in my old days with tSN-2 and 20x60 old Imonly...

in my old days with tSN-2 and 20x60 old Imonly used the eyepiece at 40x... There it had the best view, going to 20x only made it more towards looking htrough a small hole, tward 60x the picture got...
Forum: Others Saturday 18th November 2017, 12:11
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Kowaist
Topcon (Tokyo kogaku) Binoculars known? (Vintage)

Hi Collectors an Historicans,

has anyone ever seen or heard about Topcon /
Tokyo Kogaku Kikai Kabushikikaisha / Tokyo Optical Co., Ltd. binoculars.

Topcon is nowadays in topographic optics and...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Saturday 18th November 2017, 11:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
left cover: 7x50 embossed and remains of a...

left cover: 7x50 embossed and remains of a decal

edit: found a M15 on ebay past auctions which still had the complete sticker:

This instrument has "Coated Optics"
Clean lenses carefully
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Saturday 18th November 2017, 11:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
Westinghouse M15 A1 H.M.R. 1944 What does the...

Westinghouse M15 A1 H.M.R. 1944

What does the later marked A1 stand for?
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Saturday 18th November 2017, 11:00
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
now the "Corpus delicti" has arrived. Last stop...

now the "Corpus delicti" has arrived.

Last stop of his bino life before coming here to Würzburg was Greifswald, Northeast near Poland and near Peenemünde former Rocket center (Mr von Braun worked...
Forum: Others Saturday 18th November 2017, 07:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By Kowaist
Thanks a lot! Koei Seiki JB127 was bougt by...

Thanks a lot!

Koei Seiki JB127 was bougt by Kenko in 1989, so that company merges here...
The last fusion was Kenko+Tokina into Kenko.

Is Shinsei right? The Shinsei Opt co I found has only thee...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Friday 17th November 2017, 22:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
H.M.R. might really be a name, as I think in...

H.M.R. might really be a name, as I think in english (the native speakers might correct me) normal acronyms for companies or intitutions are written without dots (USA, GM, RAF...) and abbr. Names...
Forum: Others Friday 17th November 2017, 20:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By Kowaist
Japanese producers, own production or OEM?

Hello folks,

who knows who of the japanese optics still produces thier own glasses and who are the big OEM nowadays?

Sure Nikon make their binos in their own factories, all or only the upper class?...
Forum: Pentax Friday 17th November 2017, 15:13
Replies: 35
Views: 11,714
Posted By Kowaist
Hi Charlie, what Serial Number hat you NOS BIF...

Hi Charlie,

what Serial Number hat you NOS BIF that came with the bino?
I have seen one photo of a new one with 80.... serial, was that yours?
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Thursday 16th November 2017, 19:43
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By Kowaist
When did the US compnies start with T-coating for...

When did the US compnies start with T-coating for Binos? What I know is that in Germany, the Patent of amr. Smakula / Zeiss was from 1935, but you can rarely find coated lenses produced before 1945....
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