Useful as is but needs an internal cleaning to reach its full, legendary, performance. That said, I would say every other example for sale here does also unless recently serviced. No easy task as it uses a unique rubber gasket system on the oculars.
Hence the reason I have never opened this one up as I have with so many others! Based on its serial number, and another one listed here that was bought in Germany circa 1960, this one was made the same year.
Believe they made them from 1960-'69. Many good articles about this rather squat model available on the web and worth reading.
They employ air spaced objectives and a five element eye piece. Views show a yellow bias typical of the breed that may diminish somewhat when the prisms are cleaned of the typical film that settles on them from outgassing of the older style lubricants used back then. Has a huge sweet spot and very sharp.Somewhat odd shape with a front focuser. Both focuser and right diopter work well, very smooth. No scratches of note on any lenses and few if any cleaning marks. Whomever once owned them kept them well and knew how to clean exterior lens surfaces. Excellent mechanical and near mint cosmetic shape. Case is also great for its age and has original carry strap. We added a more comfortable wide carry strap for the optic. Tucker Carlson was recently Unmasked by the Deep State (NSA)! So you know the guy must be doing a great job. THEY lie about EVERYTHING and his show each night! Is one of the few that refuses to play ball. His exposure of Lord Fauci, father of the Wuhan Lab Virus, should earn him an Emmy and Pulitzer, at the least, but is completely ignored by our Main Stream Media (MSM) that has been in the hands of the CIA since World War Two. The item "Carl Zeiss Oberkochen 8x50 Binocular withCase" is in sale since Sunday, August 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Binoculars & Telescopes\Binoculars & Monoculars". The seller is "cosco-co-fmzzy1" and is located in Wingdale, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.