Tuesday, 22 April 2014

CARL ZEISS 8X30 (West)

The 8X30 was the first model from a new Zeiss factory in the West - Oberkochen and was announced in 1954. It was produced along with its eastern brothers Deltrintem / Jenoptem and was sold for a double price. Is it worth it? My opinion is that it is not. For this price the view should have more neutral colours and it should be brighter than its cheaper and older rivals. Otherwise, this is a very good pair of binoculars. Simply disappears before your eyes. The view is very wide and sharp almost to the edge. Its optical construction allowed for short and very compact body, built to a very high standards.







7 comments:

  1. What price will it fetch me today if I have one of these

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  2. Depends on its condition. You can get them on eBay from 150-250 €, or even more. This one was 180 €.

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  3. It'm buying one in Rome Italy for € 189 with serial number 467 728, what year was it built? thanks and congratulations for the blog.

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  4. Hi!

    Based on the information I have it was built between 1956-1960. As I know there are no exact informations about Carl Zeiss West serial numbers. While the serial numbers for the Carl Zeiss Jena are available on the web.

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