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Martin Soerensen

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DF. 15x60 Zeiss Wien
« on: September 05, 2017, 12:09:41 AM »
presenting this model
the mounting rod is unknown to me, does anyone have an idea?
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 11:22:20 PM by Martin »
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Re: DF. 15x60 Zeiss Wien
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 01:06:13 AM »
I think these mounting cylinders are common in this 15x DF (I have a model made in Jena factory). The problem is that the the mounting hole in the cylinder is too small to fit onto ordinary tripod rods, so I guess they had special tripods?

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Re: DF. 15x60 Zeiss Wien
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 06:12:03 PM »
It would make send that they are tripod mounted, possibly there was a special bearing circle underneath. The vertical adjustment is very fine, I could imagine the horizontal would also be.


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Re: DF. 15x60 Zeiss Wien
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 10:03:25 AM »
Most - if not all - of the D.F. 15x(60) have a device for tripod mounting.

I own a Zeiss export to Switzerland and the following pictures shows the bino mounted on a tripod for a S.F. 14 Z.


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Re: DF. 15x60 Zeiss Wien
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 10:08:00 PM »
I agree that all 15x60 of this Model have a fitting for tripod mounting. But this shown type
is made with the pin to fit into something, instead of onto something... I can not figure out if it’s a special bearing circle or something else to do with signaling
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Re: DF. 15x60 Zeiss Wien
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 10:19:02 PM »
Okay, got your point now.

I agree, this is quite unusual - never seen before. Maybe a custom made adjustment? Anything else apart from the regular would need to correspond with a suitable tripod of the manufacturer which I believe would not really make sense. Why all of a sudden would Zeiss and Co. offer two possibilities while one already is sufficient?

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Re: DF. 15x60 Zeiss Wien
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 01:02:20 AM »
Sorry for the delay Martin.
I have seen some 15x60 and at my knowledge there are different mounting system.

I have seen the classic one with a female coupling, which is inserted into the classic 13.4 mm pin. Then there is the one with micrometric regulation always female. I saw (only unfortunately seen) also 19 mm female pins. (I think like yours).

I think the original Zeiss version was the 13.4 mm female. Probably the male or 19 mm ones were part of special order, or successive reworkings.

Someone told me that in Hungary they made a fixed extension, and therefore they also eliminated the locking butterfly screw.

You can see a reworked (WW2) one in Fernglasmuseum

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