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Carl Zeiss Dialyt 7x42 B/GA T* ClassiC

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Manufacturer:

Carl Zeiss
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Olbrycht Trade sp. z.o.o.
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Specifications
Manufacturer Carl Zeiss
Model Dialyt 7x42 B/GA T* ClassiC
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 Manufactured in 1981-2004.
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Average rating (8 owners reviews)
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4.78 Good
Owners reviews (8)
  1. rowland
    rowland 25 December 2015, 12:10
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    IP 80.229.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: £500
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: None. All i have read about these bins is true

    Pros: Superb binoculars always wanted a pair of these but did not have that kind of money when they were available new. Worth every penny spent gives me a great feeling at last having this quality binocular round my neck when out birding

    Summary: If you find a pair ( mine are the T&P model ) buy them if you can you wont regret it

  2. Opticaljunkie
    Opticaljunkie 4 September 2015, 06:24
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    IP 60.241.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
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    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Watertightness

    Pros: Everything else

    Summary: There is a reason that this optic has a cult following. I honestly do not believe that there is a perfect binocular out there. All optics have limitations in certain areas. With the Zeiss 7x42 Dialyt, it manages to tick so many boxes, birders and enthusiasts worldwide rate this as one of the best of not the all round best (enjoyable) piece of machinery ever invented. The view is tremendous and relaxed to say the least. Many people harp on about the rubber eye cup design, however, personally I think they are an excellent design for the time as they are fully retractable as well as replaceable ( I have 2 spares in case the binocular outlasts the eyecups) The long barrel design allows for superb stability and the glare suppression is excellent. If looked after, the focus should remain soft and subtle for many years to come. Overall and outstanding optic, a true Classic.

  3. Naphtali
    Naphtali 7 December 2014, 02:51
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    IP 216.47.x.x
    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?

  4. BC
    BC 12 November 2012, 00:34
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    IP 184.78.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
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    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.

  5. Birdman
    Birdman 2 October 2012, 05:47
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    IP 124.170.x.x
    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.

  6. Gerard Taylor
    Gerard Taylor 30 April 2012, 01:46
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    IP 124.168.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    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

  7. Jay Moynihan
    Jay Moynihan 23 November 2011, 23:42
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    IP 96.40.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
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    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.

  8. Kenny J
    Kenny J 4 January 2010, 22:51
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    IP 86.142.x.x
    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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