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10X40b Zeiss Dialyt with original case

10X40b Zeiss Dialyt with original case

Ref: NK-0819-a

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SIZE (WXH, inches): 4.5 X 6.5

WEIGHT OF JUST THE BINOCULAR: 700g

INCLUDED, BUT NOT IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS:original brown leather case with strap

OPTICAL CONDITION: clean

EXTERNAL CONDITION: please examine the photographs carefully.

COMMENTS BY RAFFI: very popular (compact) model of Zeiss, nice to have the original case


Price: 195.00

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Sample binoculars, 10X50

Sample binoculars, 10X50

Ref: sample-10x50


This isn't second hand binocular, it's brand new, it's one of three samples I got from a manufacturer who wanted to sell me dozens. But then I decided to stop selling brand new binoculars.

SIZE (WXH, inches): 7.5 x 7.5in

WEIGHT OF JUST THE BINOCULAR: 1100g

INCLUDED, BUT NOT IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS: Heavy duty nylon case with strap.

OPTICAL CONDITION: clean / new

EXTERNAL CONDITION: perfect...it's new. But no outer cardboard box.

COMMENTS BY RAFFI:

Individual eyepiece focus, large eyepieces and fol-down rubber eyecups give a good view, even for spectacle-wearers, tethered lens caps,

As a sample, it doesn't have a brand name (I would be expected to get the factory to brand them QUICKTEST), you can't compare its price with others of the same brand. Do I have used my expertise in judging the quality of binoculars to decide on what I consider a really good price for the quality.

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Price: 195.00

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Sample binoculars, 8X40

Sample binoculars, 8X40

Ref: sample8x40


This isn't second hand binocular, it's brand new, it's one of three samples I got from a manufacturer who wanted to sell me dozens. But then I decided to stop selling brand new binoculars.

SIZE (WXH, inches): 5 x 5.75in

WEIGHT OF JUST THE BINOCULAR: 700g

INCLUDED, BUT NOT IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS: Neatly tethered lens caps (not clear in photo); heavy duty nylon case with strap.

OPTICAL CONDITION: clean / new

EXTERNAL CONDITION: perfect...it's new. But no outer cardboard box.

COMMENTS BY RAFFI:

Roof prism design (compact for it's lens size); wide focus knob with perfectly smooth action; huge eyepieces and screw-fit adjustable eyecups give perfect field of view, even for spectacle-wearers

As a sample, it doesn't have a brand name (I would be expected to get the factory to brand them QUICKTEST), you can't compare its price with others of the same brand. Do I have used my expertise in judging the quality of binoculars to decide on what I consider a really good price for the quality - and my opinion is that these are as good as my own personal binoclars, 8X42 Ziess Conquest.

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Price: 295.00

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7X50 Barr & Stroud CF41

7X50 Barr & Stroud CF41

Ref: KP-0119


SIZE (WXH, inches): 11.5 X 7.5

WEIGHT OF JUST THE BINOCULAR: 1490g

OPTICAL CONDITION: clean

EXTERNAL CONDITION: please examine the photographs carefully.

NOT SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS: the fastening on one side of the case is broken so the strap doesn't fasten to the case.

COMMENTS BY RAFFI: This is, as you see the rare model with the spring-out lens shades.

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169.00

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Zeiss 8X56 'Classic'

Zeiss 8X56 'Classic'

Ref: NK-0817-C

SIZE (WXH): 5.5 X 9 inches

WEIGHT OF JUST THE BINOCULAR: 1100g

OPTICAL CONDITION: clean

EXTERNAL CONDITION AND MARKINGS: please examine the photographs carefully.

MECHANICAL: the focus knob is stiff but it focuses fine

COMMENTS BY RAFFI: this is an all-time classic. they call it, simply, the Classic.

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Price: 395.00

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8X20 T* Zeiss Conquest

8X20 T* Zeiss Conquest

Ref: k-0416-e


SIZE (WXH, inches): 3X4

WEIGHT OF JUST THE BINOCULAR: 190g

INCLUDED, BUT NOT IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS: really nice heavy duty nylon pouch with belt loop

OPTICAL CONDITION: clean

EXTERNAL CONDITION: please examine the photographs carefully.

COMMENTS BY RAFFI: in my last optics list I had (now all sold) a few different models of Zeiss 8X20. This was the by far the best, I kept it for myself! But, as a trader, I never keep anything for long, I am compelled to sell everything (it's what I do), I do not 'collect' anything.

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Price: 220.00

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7x50 Barr & Stroud CF60

7x50 Barr & Stroud CF60

Ref: kp-0915-a-2


SIZE (WXH, inches): 7 X 10

WEIGHT OF JUST THE BINOCULAR: 1120g

OPTICAL CONDITION: clean

EXTERNAL CONDITION: please examine the photographs carefully.

COMMENTS BY RAFFI:

I've been dealing in binoculars for an awful long time and I've never seen this model of Barr & Stroud before. The only reference I can find on all of the internet (please tell me if you find another!) is one that sold on eBay for £535.00, and that one wasn't in particularly good condition and didn't have its case. This one is in spectacularly good condition and has its original case.

So is this really so rare? In William Read's book about Barr & Sroud binoculars there are three pages (pages 146 to 148) devoted to this model - it really is that rare, "As few as 25 may have been completed and one senses that since it was not named in the Final Price List of January 1975 the CF60 did not stay in production for very long". If you click on the picture, above, you will see, underneath the extra pictures, the key paragraph, which I have typed out un-edited.

As regards the price, it's very difficult to put a price on something so rare. It could sit on this list for several months because no collector is willing to pay more than £200.00; on the other hand, a trader mght snap this up becuase he two collectors who want this 'at any price' e.g. £1000.00.


Price: 590.00

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