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Carl Zeiss Dialyt 7x42 B/GA T* ClassiC

Carl Zeiss Dialyt  7x42 B/GA T* ClassiC
Manufacturer:
Carl Zeiss
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Distribution / Sales:
Olbrycht Trade sp. z.o.o.
web site
ul. Naddnieprzańska 31W
04-205 Warszawa
 

Specifications

Lens diameter [mm] 42
Magnification [x] 7
Angular field of view [deg] 8.5
Linear field of view [m/m] 150/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 6
Eye relief [mm] 18
Min. focusing dist. [m] 3.5
Twilight factor 17.15
Brightness 36
Prisms BaK-4/roof
Dimensions [mm] 190x125
Weight [g] 800
Waterproof Yes
Nitogen filling Yes
Argon filling No
Image stabilization No
Tripod exit Yes
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 30
Accesories
Price 0
Additional information

Average rating (6 owners reviews).

Build quality 5.00
Optical quality 4.83
Accesories and usage 4.33
Value for money 4.83
Overall 4.75
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User: Naphtali
IP 216.47.x.x
Date: 2014-12-07 02:51:53
Owner since: 7 years
Price: ≈ US
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: SEE SUMMARY

Pros: SEE SUMMARY

Summary: I have vision problems among which is double vision beyond approximately 12 feet. I wear corrective spectacles nearly 100 percent of my waking hours. I have owned: - Leitz Trinovid binoculars in 6x24, 7x36, and 10x40. - Zeis-Jena 7x42 EDF. - Carl Zeiss 8x30 B/GA IF Olive - and finally, Carl Zeiss 7x42 B/GA T* P* Optical clarity, ease of focus, and most importantly, real field of view wearing spectacles are superior to any of the others in my usage. despite this binocular being discontinued since 2004 in the United States. Replacement parts - that is, eye cups and rain guard are theoretically more difficult to obtain than from currently manufactured binoculars. And more nearly current designs obviate the need for replacement eye cups. Regarding replacing rubber, Zeiss-USA furnished two extra sets of eye cups and a replacement rain guard for - wait for it - no cost. One telephone call and a week later the order arrived. I anticipate replacing eye cups every 20 years, so I think I'm good for a while. Zeiss has at least two currently manufactured binoculars whose rain guard(s) fit my binocular. Again, I think I'm good for a while. From my 8x30 B/GA IFs I retained a set of snow/sea filters. These fit the 7x42s with eye cups rolled, and with them unrolled. And I live where snow is still in my backyard in June. Some find this binocular's rapid focus to be annoying. I find it convenient, besides which I am usually focused at infinity. My only concern prior to owning and using this binocular was its durability compared with my "stone ax" 8x30 B/GA IF. It was a frivolous concern. My sole complaint? Zeiss ceased manufacture of their best all-around civilian binocular. Has no one noticed that people wanting "best quality" will pay for it?

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User: BC
IP 184.78.x.x
Date: 2012-11-12 00:34:18
Owner since: more than 10 years
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Heavier. Focus needs lube over time.

Pros: Wide field of view - great ergonomics - feel light - look good - excellent Zeiss build quality - great in low light - beautiful leather case

Summary: These bins are fantastic. Zeiss build quality is second to none. I've had these bins for 10 years of intense use and they are like new. Highly recommended.

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User: Birdman
IP 124.170.x.x
Date: 2012-10-02 05:47:21
Owner since: 3 years
Price: $990
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: Not fully waterproof

Pros: Everything else.

Summary: Great long barrels with exceptional stability. The absolute best (most easy and pleasing) view I have experienced in any of my optics collection. Control of fare is incredible. Great color and lightweight package. I upgraded to the newer condura case as it offers better protection from the leather one, I cannot speak enough about how GOOD this optic has been to me over the years. This is my second one, I had one many years ago and sold it as I needed the money.....I regretted it ever since, so I replaced it with a new one I found several years ago...brilliant glass..and more detail to be seen from this 7x, than all my 8x collection.

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User: Gerard Taylor
IP 124.168.x.x
Date: 2012-04-30 01:46:41
Owner since: 2 years
Price:
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: Rubber eye cups outdated by todays standards

Pros: Image, solid build, steady view, flare resistance

Summary: Overall, this is the best birding binocular I have had the pleasure to hold and use. Incredible resolution and detail pick up. I have a new Zeiss FL and Leica and Swarovski variants , so I am no stranger to image quality. The Zeiss TOPS many of these newer binoculars in the area of image clarity and pure viewing pleasure. If Zeiss continued with this design, just added newer eye cups and fully waterproof, I would buy four of them, one for my wife, one each for my kids and one for me...these optics are THAT good. Exceptional binoculars and Highly recommended above all other glasses for general/birding/nature viewing.. 5 STARS

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User: Jay Moynihan
IP 96.40.x.x
Date: 2011-11-23 23:42:28
Owner since: more than 10 years
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: None come to mind.

Pros: FOV, clarity, sharpness, contrast, balance in the hand, comfort for the eyes.

Summary: Mine are phase coated (*P). Some one once said that it is like every bird is illuminated like there is a small bulb inside it. Yes. One of the flawless glasses.

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User: Kenny J
IP 86.142.x.x
Date: 2010-01-04 22:51:06
Owner since: 8 years
Price: £600
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: * not guaranteed waterproof * folding rubber eyecups * narrow central focuser * some CA * not sharp to edge

Pros: * wide " picture window " 8.6 degree TFOV * outstanding brightness and clarity * very steady view * no problems after 8 years use

Summary: * discontinued line but classic design

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