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Docter 8x58 B/CF

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Manufacturer:

Docter
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Hubertus Pro Hunting
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Specifications
Manufacturer Docter
Model 8x58 B/CF
Lens diameter [mm] 58
Magnification [x] 8
Angular field of view [deg] 6.7
Linear field of view [m/m] 117/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 7.25
Eye relief [mm] 14
Min. focusing dist. [m] 6
Twilight factor 21.54
Brightness 52.56
Prisms BaK-4/roof
Dimensions [mm] 242x158
Weight [g] 1520
Waterproof Yes
Nitogen filling Yes
Argon filling No
Image stabilization No
Tripod exit Yes
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 30
Accesories
Price 3490
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Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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4.75 Good
Owners reviews (2)
  1. Outdoorsman
    Outdoorsman 28 March 2016, 11:59
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    IP 85.76.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: 900€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Quite heavy to carry on long hiking trips, some chromatic aberration and slight blurring towards the edges of the FOV.

    Pros: Excellent low light performance and very durable construction.

    Summary: While I would love to give full 5 stars to Docter on all aspects, I am inclined to rate optics quality at 4 stars due to the fact that during bright summer days these have a noticeable tendency for chromatic aberration. If the intended use is during bright daylight I usually carry a Swarovski CL pocket for the optical clarity, however in low light conditions Docter 8x58 is far superior in terms of light gathering power. Based on my experience with Docter 8x58 in conditions where bare eye can only see silhouettes beyond 10 metres (approx. 33 feet), these binoculars allow the user to see up to 30 metres (nearly 100 feet) making it much easier to navigate in low light situations on a hiking trip. In my opinion these would be perfect for any outdoorsman or hunter who is often out in the wild during dusk or dawn.

  2. Birdman
    Birdman 11 August 2011, 05:34
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    IP 124.168.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 1150
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Heavy unit, but then again there is a lot of excellent quality Glass. No case comes with it..(not that it needs it just a complaint)

    Pros: Amazing sharpness and crispness of image. Very bright, especially at dusk/dawn. Built like a tank. Beautiful coatings (perfect color rendition)

    Summary: Overall, if weight is not an issue, this binocular displays an amazingly clear, crisp and bright image that satisfies the most critical eye. I am very sensitive to Chromatic aberrations and after reading the review here on allbinos, I hesitated in my purchase. No after buying this unit, I am absolutely amazed at how well this binocular actually controls CA...it is only noticeable at the edges if you look for it. An exceptional binocular in all respects. Sharpness of image is on par (if not 2-3% better) than my Zeiss FLT*..and that is saying a lot. Depth of field is beautiful, with excellent detail throughout the entire range. As I said before, if one can get used to its weight and overall size, this binocular is an instrument well worthy of its price tag..***** (5 Stars)

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