Collecting Military Binoculars


8 x 30 Hensoldt/Wetzlar Diagon




Hensoldt is one of the leading optical companies  and  a member of the Carl Zeiss Group since 1928.

After the Second World War, Germany was again obliged to make war  reparations. This binocular was manufactured by Hensoldt between 1945 - 1950 as a kind of war reparation to the French army.

It was mainly used in French Indochina and during the French war with Algeria.

It has a  special feature. The reticle, which is on the right handside, can be adjusted both vertically or horizontally  by turning a ring on the bottom of the right eyepiece( see picture 3)