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  1. Troubador

    Fond Memories: 17 Years with a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40B GAT*

    Thats an excellent point. I don't remember seeing any 8x30B Dialyts at all. Maybe 30mm binos were not taken seriously back then. I certainly didn't. And as the UK population has grown with more folks over retirement age so has demand for compact and lighter instruments. Its a different world...
  2. Troubador

    Fond Memories: 17 Years with a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40B GAT*

    Jerry Just for you I will say a bit more about young Otter cubs. When they first go to the sea they can float just fine but they can't swim well. We have seen one splashing water in all directions as it tried to swim while sticking its head under the water to see where its mother had gone. On...
  3. Troubador

    Fond Memories: 17 Years with a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40B GAT*

    Thanks for taking the time to look this up Charley. I must confess I was too quick to let the word 'farm' create images of fur-farming in my head but I wasn't aware of the Otter Trust so many thanks for this. Yes we have seen the Alpaccas from the A66, they have been there a few years now...
  4. Troubador

    Fond Memories: 17 Years with a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40B GAT*

    Thanks Andy. Maljunolo and Dutch 64. I have to confess most of the time I think of my binos as companions rather than optical curiosities to be scientifically analysed. Happy Holidays to all. Lee
  5. Troubador

    Fond Memories: 17 Years with a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40B GAT*

    Hi Charley, This Dialyt is certainly from the right era. The eyecups don't look as though they have been folded to accommodate a spectacle-wearer but they might have been changed. Unfortunately In-Focus don't mention the serial number...... About the 'Otter farm' off the A66. I have never...
  6. Troubador

    Fond Memories: 17 Years with a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40B GAT*

    Thank you Charley, Stefan and Jerry. It was fun going back over my old records and remembering........ Lee
  7. Troubador

    Fond Memories: 17 Years with a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40B GAT*

    This is a look back at some of my memories of using a pair of Zeiss Dialyts but first, an explanation of how I came to acquire the Dialyts. My first binoculars were a pair of 1971 Swift Audubons which turned out to be totally unsuited to British weather, fogging up regularly and needing to be...
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