Carl Zeiss Jena Octarem 8 x 50 B binoculars with case. These superb quality binoculars are in very good overall condition for their age and have the original leather case and lanyard. The serial number is 6286580 and marked DDR. Optically they are in excellent condition and give an extremely clear and bright image. There are no signs of internal fungus.
There are places where the paint has been damaged and a few small blisters. The rest of the body is as new.
The rubber eyecups are showing signs of perishing, but are still perfectly usable and I believe, easily replaced. The case, while clearly used, is still very solid. The focusing and dioptre correction functions are smooth and positive and the collimation is also in perfect order.
This is one of the best binoculars produced by this originally East German Company. They are now becoming very scarce as they have not being produced for some years. The build quality is outstanding, the images are ultra-sharp and this instrument is ideally for birding, hunting and all astronomy users. SPECIFICATIONS (from an American site).
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The item "Carl Zeiss Jena Octarem 8 x 50 B binoculars with case" is in sale since Wednesday, March 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Telescopes & Binoculars\Binoculars & Monoculars". The seller is "aasl11" and is located in Faringdon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.