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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?
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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?