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Zeiss Jena Delactis 8x40 binoculars, pre WWII. Will be getting them back next week from being refurbished. Went with this place out of OK, that Zeiss recommended. The guy that contacted me saying they were ready an they cleaned up well, that it has excellent optics and is a fairly rare model. Ended up spending about $300 but sounds worth it since I bought them for $8. Can't wait to use them.
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I think you got a bargain, even considering what it cost to refurbish them. Zeiss made some tremendous optics back in the pre war days - way ahead of the rest of the world at that time.

They didn't have the sophisticated coatings available today, but the glass was first rate.
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Got them back late today and WOW! Very cloudy evening so let's check them out. Looking at distances from 30' to 1,000+ yards in cloudy evening light comparing to modern Celestron Outland 10x42 and Nikon Action 10 x50s these 80+ year old Zeiss 8x42 blow them away. Very happy and this is the refurbish business.
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SUDDARTH OPTICAL REPAIR
1408 BRIARWOOD LN
HENRYETTA OK 74437-1814
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