• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Eschenbach Farlux 7x42 ? (1 Viewer)

Roberto72

Member
Hello Everybody
do you know Eschenbach Farlux 7x42?
Opinions? Mainly for birdwatching.

I read some info here but it seems to be a pretty unknown / rarely used bino...

€500 for a used one, is it a fair price?
Thank you
 

Canip

Well-known member
Hi Roberto,

If the info available on the internet is accurate (the Farlux - like all other binoculars from Eschenbach - is not produced anymore), this would be a 7x42 with a rather narrow FOV (122m / 1000m), not ideal for birding (I really wonder whether that is the correct value).
There are and have been some used Farluxes advertised in the € 120 to 200 range, so €500 appear very high, even if the binocular were to be in excellent condition.

Canip
 

yarrellii

Well-known member
Supporter
Hi Roberto,
I think it is important to specify the model. Canip has located one Eschenbach Farlux 7x42 (I'd be surprised if he didn't have it in THE Pinacollection ;) ), but I'm aware that there is at least another model sharing (partly) that name. Maybe you are talking about the Eschenbach 7x42 SPS Farlux?

If so, I've been interested in that model for quite a while, since it is a usual offer on different auction sites.
After reading many posts here and over in Cloudy Nights it seems that it is a sibling of a pretty extensive family of devices probably manufactured by the same company with very similar main specs: central dioptre setting ring, always 8º FOV, always a weight between 850 and 900 g (although most probably coatings and other specs may vary, I have no idea or experience about that). You can find it under names such as Eschenbach Farlux, Fujinon CD, Meade/Bresser Montana, Bushnell/Bausch & Lomb Discoverer, etc. Find a picture attached to see what I mean.

If you do a search here on BF under those names in 7x42, you'll be able to read many interesting threads. And if you run an image search with those names and "7x42", you'll see that the body is so similar to say the least.
I've been very tempted by one of those incarnations showing up lately on the italian Ebay, it started with a price of 250 €, but after not being sold on several occasions, the last time I checked it it was around 165 €, which I think it is a more reasonable price. I even contacted the seller and was told that it was the later phase coated version. It's here:
https://www.ebay.es/itm/Binocolo-bi...472527?hash=item421db8814f:g:KykAAOSwjsxe63EX

So 500 € for a Farlux SPS seems pretty steep. In Germany I've seen them go for as little as 100something €, and usually no more than 250 €.

Do a little search among its siblings and see what you can get :)
 

Attachments

  • 7x42EschenbachFarlux.jpg
    7x42EschenbachFarlux.jpg
    129.6 KB · Views: 34
Last edited:

normjackson

Well-known member
You can find it under names such as Eschenbach Farlux, Fujinon CD, Meade/Bresser Montana, Bushnell/Bausch & Lomb Discoverer, etc.

A few of the etcs might be the Opticron Orca and Hunter and the RSPB HG which were well known in the UK.

Incidentally recently saw an RSPB HG 8x42 and Meopta Meostar B1 7x42 sell at a UK web site for £80 and £250 respectively. One can't help but wonder which might win in a game of "binocular conkers" 😈

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conkers
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top