German Kriegsmarine 10x80 80° Binoculars

  • 1800.00 £
  • Published date: March 14, 2024
    • Padstow, Cornwall, United Kingdom

German Kriegsmarine 10x80 80° Binoculars

⭕ First designed by Carl Zeiss, Jena, in the 1930s, the 10x80 80° mounted binocular represents the pinnacle of German optical design. The optical engineers used the entire technology available to them to manufacture what was then the finest operating mounted military binocular of WWII. With 80° angle this binocular was designed specifically for high-altitude air surveillance.

The six element Erfle lens design and huge eye relief (22mm) gives an incredibly wide field of view. Its 5 amici prisms are delicate and were expensive to produce.

Incorporating elevator, azimuth and tripod fitting the 10x80 80° was manufactured as one leight-weight unit (22 lbs). All lenses are T-coated.

The quick acquisition sight is another innovation used on this binocular. It slides on and is adjustable for day or night use.

The vintage sturdy wooden tripod has no military markings but it is well made (Zeiss) and works perfectly. It weighs 11 1/2 lbs and is 43 long closed. The leather strap to hold it together and leather shoulder strap are showing some signs of age.

The original coatings were primitive by todays standards, but still look good and are still effective.

There are no visible (to the naked eye) scratches on the lenses. The two small chips on the right hand side prism are difficult to spot and are not visible when viewing.
The rubber eyecups look good but are showing signs of drying out.

The fact that this binocular is still functioning almost as well as when new is a testament to the fine German craftsmanship.

This is a 70 year old German war relic that was used in the war and still provides an astonishing wide-angle view.

Please ask questions.

These will be carefully packed into two boxes.

Phone number ✆ 01326 657114
Padstow, Cornwall

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