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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th February 2019, 13:50
Replies: 41
Views: 1,389
Posted By LPT
"I may well be wrong about this but weren't the...

"I may well be wrong about this but weren't the navy binos all IF? The need to refocus to different distances with a 7x bino on the open sea would be minimal and would allow better waterproofing." -...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th February 2019, 03:02
Replies: 41
Views: 1,389
Posted By LPT
7 x 50 was the standard configuration for German,...

7 x 50 was the standard configuration for German, British, Canadian, Japanese, and American navy handheld binoculars during WW II and afterward. Do we know of any 10 x 50 Jenautics?

The neck strap...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th February 2019, 03:02
Replies: 41
Views: 1,389
Posted By LPT
Is the first number of the serial number a 5? If...

Is the first number of the serial number a 5? If so, it is a Carl Zeiss Jena made in 1980. The oculars look like the longer 7 x 50 ones which would make the model either a Jenoptem or Binoctem. If...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th December 2018, 20:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By LPT
"Those that don't care what a binocular looks...

"Those that don't care what a binocular looks like do not have the affliction.."
I enjoy looking at and studying my collected binoculars as much as using them and, believe me, I enjoy using them.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th November 2018, 18:31
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By LPT
Thank you, John. This is very useful information....

Thank you, John. This is very useful information.
Frank
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 14:47
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By LPT
Some may have had graticules especially if used...

Some may have had graticules especially if used by KM coastal artillery, but usually they don't.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd October 2018, 17:51
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By LPT
This looks to be quite a nice example with...

This looks to be quite a nice example with coatings in good condition, original sealants intact and the neckstrap with its steel or aluminum alloy studs (the Germans did not use brass) looks original...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd October 2018, 01:02
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By LPT
You have a Kriegsmarine Zeiss Jena D.F. 7 x 50...

You have a Kriegsmarine Zeiss Jena D.F. 7 x 50 smooth ocular model. Here is a link with some information about the model although the binocular in the link was made a little earlier than yours and...
Forum: Zen Ray Tuesday 11th September 2018, 16:31
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By LPT
I should clarify that when I removed the prism...

I should clarify that when I removed the prism cage from the binocular there were four visible marks along the edge of the metal prism housing where the four screws had pressed against it securing it...
Forum: Zen Ray Tuesday 11th September 2018, 15:01
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By LPT
Well, I collimate using the sun images method...

Well, I collimate using the sun images method (see: https://sites.google.com/site/rchamon/home/sun-images-method-for-collimation-of-binoculars ) using a collimation board very much like the one shown...
Forum: Zen Ray Saturday 8th September 2018, 04:19
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By LPT
Well, they are definitely repairable as long as...

Well, they are definitely repairable as long as no replacement parts are needed particularly optical components.

Sorry I didn't take any pictures, but disassembly is pretty straightforward if...
Forum: Zen Ray Friday 7th September 2018, 21:33
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By LPT
ED2 7 x 36 Repair

About eight years ago we purchased a Zen Ray ZEN ED2 7 x 36 which quickly became my wife's favorite binocular for use at the lake. Over the years it has been exposed to quite a bit of rainfall and...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 19th May 2018, 15:21
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By LPT
"Dialyt. Does the name give a clue to a...

"Dialyt. Does the name give a clue to a glass/element format? (Like Sonnar, Planar, etc.)"

This is a good question which Seeger answers in his blue book page 54. He explains that the term "Dialyt"...
Forum: Others Thursday 29th March 2018, 18:28
Replies: 344
Views: 223,094
Posted By LPT
Additions to Vintage Binocular Collection The...

Additions to Vintage Binocular Collection

The following have been added to my collection since the last posting on
January 31, 2017:

1) Barton Linnard Ltd., Folding Minim 5.5x16
2) Bausch & Lomb...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th January 2018, 13:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,963
Posted By LPT
I'll second Hermann's and Lee's comments. I have...

I'll second Hermann's and Lee's comments. I have the 7x50 B/GA T* and its sharpness of image even when compared to more modern 7x50's is highly noticeable and really quite amazing.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th January 2018, 13:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By LPT
Does the name J.R. Hebditch ring a bell? He was a...

Does the name J.R. Hebditch ring a bell? He was a well-regarded British author and binocular retailer who wrote a number of pamphlets and books about binoculars, telescopes and birdwatching during...
Forum: Others Wednesday 29th November 2017, 16:28
Replies: 22
Views: 2,083
Posted By LPT
"...the eyepiece consists of only three...

"...the eyepiece consists of only three lenses."
In the illustration I see two lenses consisting of three elements i.e. a single element field lens and a two element eyelens.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 22:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By LPT
The binocular can be tested for phase coating....

The binocular can be tested for phase coating. See: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=164208&highlight=phase+correction
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 19th November 2017, 17:33
Replies: 22
Views: 2,831
Posted By LPT
Yes, remove the small screw then unscrew and...

Yes, remove the small screw then unscrew and remove the ring with a number on it. Then the focus ring with diopter scaled is simply pulled off. I believe you will then see an aluminum or brass ring...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Sunday 19th November 2017, 13:29
Replies: 22
Views: 2,831
Posted By LPT
The original M15 had rubber eyecups with built in...

The original M15 had rubber eyecups with built in flip out filters. In the A1 these eyecups were replaced with plastic ones with circular grooves to accept a snap-on one piece variable density...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Thursday 16th November 2017, 23:02
Replies: 22
Views: 2,831
Posted By LPT
U.S. Army and Navy binoculars made 1944 and 1945...

U.S. Army and Navy binoculars made 1944 and 1945 should pretty much all be coated and some made earlier in the war will be too either because they were coated upon manufacture or in many cases...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Thursday 16th November 2017, 18:40
Replies: 22
Views: 2,831
Posted By LPT
"I believe that that they are the initials of a...

"I believe that that they are the initials of a U.S. Army office who accepted the binoculars as fit for military service. As his initials appear on both Westinghouse and Kelvinator binoculars, I...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th October 2017, 18:46
Replies: 19
Views: 4,494
Posted By LPT
Regarding the WW II German D.F. 10x80 "Flakglas"...

Regarding the WW II German D.F. 10x80 "Flakglas" mentioned in this thread this is to advise that a new book about it has recently been published: http://flakfernrohr.com/en_US/ .

I have a copy of...
Forum: Others Thursday 19th October 2017, 14:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,585
Posted By LPT
There was also a Hensoldt Dialyt 7x42 likewise...

There was also a Hensoldt Dialyt 7x42 likewise made until 1963 which it may be.
Forum: Others Thursday 19th October 2017, 04:17
Replies: 14
Views: 1,585
Posted By LPT
Looks like a Hensoldt 10x50 Dialyt which were...

Looks like a Hensoldt 10x50 Dialyt which were made until 1963. Great bino in its day. AK prismed. See: http://www.holgermerlitz.de/ross10x50.html
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