Offered here is an EXTREMELY RARE pair of vintage Carl Zeiss Jena Nobilem DDR 8x50 B Super binoculars. This particular model was manufactured in East Germany sometime between 1980 and 1985. Included in this listing are the following items.Carl Zeiss Jena Nobilem multi-coated Nobilem 8x50 B Super binoculars with leather strap. Original velvet-lined leather case with strap. Original plastic caps for objective lenses. Original lens cloth manufactured by Jena. Here is some specs on this hard-to-find model. Exit pupil: 6.25 mm.
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 11 mm. RFOV: 8.0 degrees = 140 m.
Minimum focus distance (measured): 5.35 m. Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1,278 g. Made in: DDR (East Germany). The Super- Nobilem 8×50 was only produced between the years 1980 and 1985. Carl Zeiss Jena tried to outperform the western Zeiss Oberkochen with the massive field of view of 140m.The drawback: the prisms had to be made so big that people with regular size hands can barely reach the central focusing knob without taking one hand off the barrel. On the plus side, minimal vignetting and good illumination of almost the entire field of view are still appreciated nowadays when panning the night sky. Overall very good to excellent vintage, lightly used condition. I have looked these over carefully and compared them to similar, contemporaneous examples from Jena. I can honestly say that this pair, in terms of raw condition alone, is better than most others I've seen. There is some superficial wear along the rim of the barrel nearest the eyepiece, and some surface spots on the glass of the eyepieces, which I have not tried to clean. The objective lenses appear to be very clean and scratch-free. The original lens caps are included, but the plastic is cracked. Its okay, they've done their duty by protecting the optics. I have not had these serviced/professionally cleaned. They are in as-found, excellent used condition. The original leather straps are a bit worn in places, but are still 100% functional. This is a very rare item, and even more so because of its condition. The item "RARE Vintage Carl Zeiss JENA 8X50 B SUPER NOBILEM East Germany Binoculars withCase" is in sale since Monday, May 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Binoculars & Telescopes\Binoculars & Monoculars". The seller is "thesalamanderstash" and is located in Atascadero, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.