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vintage prominar 7x35 wide angle

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Old Friday 27th September 2019, 13:24   #1
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vintage prominar 7x35 wide angle

Good afternoon

does anyone own this amazing vintage binoculars?
Impressions? Is it possibile to buy it in the second hands market?

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Old Friday 27th September 2019, 17:19   #2
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Hi Francesco,
I am sure one could buy this binocular.
Look at auction sites.

However, looking at photos I note that the eyepieces are small and single coated.
Maybe only 3 element eyepieces.
If so I expect a lot of pincushion distortion, curved field and small eye relief.
But I don't know as I haven't looked through one.

It may or may not be made by Kowa. Possibly made by another Japanese maker.
It may be that the true field is 9 degrees, not 10 degrees.

And 10 degrees is not very wide for a 7x35 binocular.

It may be very high quality, maybe not.

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Old Friday 27th September 2019, 21:09   #3
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Hello thank you so much for your feedback


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Hi Francesco,
I am sure one could buy this binocular.
Look at auction sites.

However, looking at photos I note that the eyepieces are small and single coated.
Maybe only 3 element eyepieces.
If so I expect a lot of pincushion distortion, curved field and small eye relief.
But I don't know as I haven't looked through one.

It may or may not be made by Kowa. Possibly made by another Japanese maker.
It may be that the true field is 9 degrees, not 10 degrees.

And 10 degrees is not very wide for a 7x35 binocular.

It may be very high quality, maybe not.

Regards,
B.
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