Sunday, 20 October 2013

HARTMANN Porlerim 8X30

8X30 Porlerim was introduced after WW II in 1948. Therefore this Hartmann model is not so old in design. Its best features are clear image quality and neutral colours. Its light transmission could compete very well with top brands.  It also has a few interesting internal mechanical solutions. It has sharp wide field of view and is well build. Maybe a little too heavy. Excellent pair of binoculars!





Second opinion: Simon Spiers

4 comments:

  1. Have you any specs or technical drawings for Hartmann binoculars especially the Compact series?

    Best wishes
    John

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  2. Unfortunately not. Only short history of Hartmann Optik: http://home.europa.com/~telscope/Ginkel.2010.Hartmann.history.pdf
    8X30 Compact should be very good binoculars.

    Best wishes
    Gregor

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  3. To gain respect and and a creditable name for binocular knowledge, could you please refer to a single binocular as a binocular. A pair of binoculars as labelled by the uninformed masses is actually two binoculars. I.E. one in each hand. A pair of monoculars strapped together and collimated is a binocular !
    Your reviews are good to read though.

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  4. I purchased a pair of these via eBay two years ago along with an 8x30 Skyline. The Porlerim read US Zone-Germany. The Skyline was from ca. 48-52. Apart from some paint loss, they were both clean and functional. My impression was positive for both, although the Japanese one seemed slightly brighter. My conclusion was that this was due to much polishing, and that even then, the Japanese were capable of making much better products than they were (for far too long) given credit. Needless to say, the Porlerim, though not exorbitant in price, did cost more than the Skyline.

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