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Leitz 7x50 vs Zeiss--- 60's era

Started by scribe2b, 06/02/2003 12:22PM
Posted 06/02/2003 12:22PM Opening Post
having used both, the leitz seemed to have the edge in sharpness, by a bit.
how do they compare today??
Posted 06/02/2003 01:24PM #1
Were the Zeiss bino's from Carl Zeiss Jena or the oberkochen Zeiss west models??

I own the West 7X50 b's from 1970's approx. And my twin has Jena Jenoptem 7X50's from 1980's.

The Zeiss West have better eye relief and consequently wide filed views , the Jena binoc's resolve a little better and have more modern coatings and a better rendition of contrast.

I prefer the older West because of the feel and mechanical precision.