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Japan / Re: Sprenger 7x20
Last post by Alex Lipton - Today at 04:26:58 am
Yes Rodolfo,

Not bad at all! What I really like is that it folds in two, just like the Teleplast!

Best

Alex
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Magnification 6x / Re: 0150991 or 1150991 Zeiss ...
Last post by Zbig Fiema - Today at 03:33:40 am
I think your hypothesis makes sense, Rodolfo  :)
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Magnification 6x / Re: 0150991 or 1150991 Zeiss ...
Last post by Rodolfo Peirano - Today at 02:21:57 am
It seem that the Koristka 12x for Navy was marked "12x Marenostrum", and the normal model (in the photo) is marked only 12x.

Only a hypothesis. See this link:

http://binopedia.info/index.php?topic=555.0
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Japan / Re: Sprenger 7x20
Last post by Rodolfo Peirano - Today at 02:05:50 am
Nice Alex, Good performance ?
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Magnification 10x and more / Re: Carl Zeiss X15 (Swiss)
Last post by Don Iliffe - Today at 02:03:11 am
I am a great believer in pessimistic thought. That way you are seldom disappointed and occasionally pleasantly surprised
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Think positive Don and let Oddball be your guide...
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Japan / Sprenger 7x20
Last post by Alex Lipton - Today at 12:18:16 am
Dear Colleagues,

We all know that in Japan after the Second World War, there was a great interest in building modern versions of the Zeiss Classics - the Togo Glass and the Teleplast. Here is a very interesting Sprenger 7x20, which can be PERFECTLY folded in two.

I wanted to find it for a long time, and here it is.

It is also pictured in Seeger's Blue Book.

Enjoy,

Alex
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Magnification 6x / Re: 0150991 or 1150991 Zeiss ...
Last post by Zbig Fiema - July 09, 2020, 02:07:57 pm
Thank you for your insightful observations. Rodolfo, this "Mare Nostrum" would have been a good candidate for a hand-held on board. Is is marked "Regia Marina"? I think you are right, Niall, many binoculars would have been used and not necessarily marked as naval owned. First time I see this Salmoiraghi 5x which looks like a copy of Fernglas 09?  With regard to the pattern of marking indicating specific service, I wonder how do the naval glasses compare with air force-used glasses. Probably, the pilots and observers also used whatever binoculars were available. But I also have a couple of Afsa Sthenara 8x glasses (most probably from the WW1 era) which are specifically marked "Aviation militaire"
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Magnification 6x / Re: 0150991 or 1150991 Zeiss ...
Last post by Niall McLaren - July 09, 2020, 11:28:26 am
Perhaps Rodolfo - this top Italian collector shows a Navy Gallilean made in Italy;

http://www.historicacollectibles.com/it/binoculars-amp-telescopes/binocolo-5x-mod-08-ing-salmoiraghi-guardie-notturne-a-bordo-regia-marina-circa-1915

Perhaps the problem is that so few seem to be officially marked as naval owned - even the Mare Nostrum is an assumption of naval heritage. Many Zeiss Marineglas weren't used at sea but, if we didn't know better, we might assume they were too.
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Magnification 6x / Re: 0150991 or 1150991 Zeiss ...
Last post by Rodolfo Peirano - July 09, 2020, 10:09:32 am
Definitely yes to Niall, but perhaps not prismatic  ;)
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