Carl Zeiss Jena EDF 7x40. East Germany was not generally known for high quality goods but they had a few hidden gems: At Carl Zeiss in Jena, Thuringia they were making world class optical equipment. Among these were the Einheitsdoppelfernglas (EDF) for the East German Army, developed over a period of about 10 years! During the late 70s to replace the Doppelfernrohr 7x40 (DF). They came up with a nearly indestructible, bright and easy to handle glass , that would be many times the price today.
A compact roof-prism design it is nitrogen-filled to prevent fogging and has a five-lens ocular construction. It is equipped with a reticle on the right side which allows range estimations of objects of known size.
An added bonus: This glass is radiation protected- it will survive operating in a high-radiation environment a lot longer than its user. This radiation-resistant coating is also the reason for a slight yellow tint. You will absolutely love the tank-like construction of this fantastic piece of equipment.
It oozes precision engineering and you can see and feel the quality in every aspect. If you're unsure check out Youtube for reviews of the Zeiss Jena EDF 7x40. After German reunification the Bundeswehr (West German Army) got rid of most of the East German (NVA) equipment, as it was often of inferior quality. When they came upon these binoculars, they thought differently.
They took all of the new and nearly new stock, had them checked, the anti-fogging nitrogen filling renewed aaaaaaaand... Placed into storage never to be used. EDF 7x40 with protective caps. Original user manual (english translation provided). For some opinion on this piece of equipment, please check out this video review.The civilian version in the video is the same glass except it does not have. Zeiss Jena 7x40 - Rex Reviews - YouTube.
I can only wholeheartedly agree with their conclusions. If you have never looked through high quality optics, it is really hard to describe the difference. The item "Carl Zeiss Jena EDF 7x40 German Army Binoculars Bundeswehr Sealed Stock" is in sale since Friday, March 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Binoculars & Telescopes\Binoculars & Monoculars". The seller is "1a_gebrauchthardware" and is located in Hamburg.
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