Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by esteban68, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

    Gaspar - SC - Brazil
    My old Metzler 8x30. it belonged to my grandfather.
  2. jkingrph

    jkingrph Practically Family

    My only binoculars is a pair of Pentax 8x40, I bought in a military BX in Izmir, Turkey back in 1972. Probably not the greatest then, and from what I hear about the new ones now, definitely not, but the were all I could afford at the time, and they have and still serve me well.
  3. Selous

    Selous New in Town

    Darkest Mannanins Isle.
  4. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

    South of Nashville
    The top binocular is my first one. It was lost for about 50 years. A year or so ago the father of a friend of mine died, and they were cleaning out accumulated stuff from his house. My buddy came across this bino and recognized it as mine from a time long ago. He brought it to me with apologies for having it for so long. I used to live at his house on the weekends, and just left it there at some point.

    The binos to the right are Fuji Meibo binoculars. The top one is 7 x 50, good for night use, and its little brother on the bottom is 7 x 35, a good general purpose bino. I liked these so well I have several pair of each. They have excellent optics. I have had the 7 x 50 for over 50 years.

    The binocular to the left is a Leica, 8 x 32, excellent optics for daytime use. The depth of view is good for bird watching within 20 or 30 feet. This is not a vintage binocular.

  5. MikeKardec

    MikeKardec One Too Many

    Los Angeles
    My only classic binocs are Hensoldt and Wetzlar, captured by my father from a Luftwaffe pilot who actually landed at a captured airfield to use the restroom!

    I also have Steiner, Doctor, and Leica. The best have got to be the Leicas which have a built in rangefinder but they are also big and heavy. If I was going to be wearing them all day I go for the Doctors first and then probably the H&W (which have been restored), they are long but not heavy, great glasses even after 80 years.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.