Collecting Military Binoculars


8 x 30 "Deltrintem" Carl Zeiss Jena  1955


No:  28133025

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 The Carl Zeiss Jena Deltrintem 8x30 binoculars and its individual focus version, known under the name of Deltrentis, were produced in Jena from 1920 to 1990 practically without cease.

These are classic Porro prism instruments with achromatic objectives. At first these binoculars contained 4 lens-elements ocular without any antireflection coatings. During the WWII one layer of magnesium fluoride coating was put on air-to-glass surfaces. In 1947 the ocular was replaced by an Erfle design with 5 lens-elements which was supposed to provide a wide field of view with minimum distortion level. In 1978 the producer started to use new multilayer coatings with the characteristic orange-purple hue.