Zeiss Jena Jenoptem 7x50 WA

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Brand and Model:Zeiss Jena Jenoptem 7x50 WA
Price ($USD):$150.00
Attributes:un-checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:50 mm
Magnification:7 x
Prism Type:
Field of View:7.3 degrees
Eye Relief:0 mm
Near Focus:0 ft
Weight (lbs):36 oz.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:No longer available new, but easy to pick up second hand for around $150-$250.

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Zeiss Jena Jenoptem 7x50 WA
Excellent binoculars for astronomy. Very sharp objectives and excellent coatings. Star images are a lot better than in most ru of the mill bak 4 binos.
In a dark sky these binoculars give stunning contrast and reach very deep.
Three minor gripes. One the balsam between objective elements in a lot of Zeiss Jena binoculars made in the 80's is prone to form small(less than 1 mm)zones which appear silver when looking at objectives. It does'nt affect performance but i have seen it in a lot of the later Jenoptems.
Second fault is the lack of eye relief but it is still comfortable.

The third the binoculars while well built have a tendency to stray in collimation. the prisms slip. They do not like rough handling. protect them well if you ship them.

The Jenoptems are sharp over about 90 % of the field. the baffling and image quality is excellent.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
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Zeiss Jena Jenoptem 7x50 WA

snap them up if you get them for that price.

These are superb binoculars close to the best ever made. A joy to use with extremely sharp contrasty optics.

Made to last and something to hang onto.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=42014

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