Thursday, 8 August 2013

CARL ZEISS JENA Jenoptem 8X30

70 years of production. First launched in 1920 as Deltrintem. This one was made in 1990, at the end of its original lifetime. Well-performing optically (not excellent). Despite the latest T3M coating I prefer Deltrintem colours and its built. Jenoptem has light green-yellow tint. Diopter adjustment is too light and focuses somehow differently than Deltrintem. Maybe, I say maybe, Jenoptem is slightly sharper than Deltrintem. However, it is brighter than Deltrintem.






Further reading: Brin Best, Allbinos, Holger Merlitz

3 comments:

  1. Many have noted that these glasses are not for eyeglass wearers as the eye relief is poor. The design of the eyepiece with its rigid borders does not help. However I have twisted the eyecups off and voila! true wide angle capability is fully displayed and you can see very well even wearing glasses. Just make sure you cover the metal edges of the eyepiece with tape so it doesn't scratch your eyeglasses.

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  2. Hello, so these binoculars are brighter and sharper than Deltrintem ? lighter too ?

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  3. The weight is more or less the same.

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