2/4, 9pm PST, SALE PENDING. These Zeiss 8x30 gems are arguably the best optics in the most compact,sturdy and waterproof package ever built.
These Hensoldt Zeiss Fero D-16 Binoculars were made at Wetzlar in the Hensoldt Zeiss plant, probably in the 1970s. Individual Focusing. Fully armored in mint olive green rubber (picture makes it look too green- it is olive green). Nitrogen Purged. Anti laser filters(Lasergeschutz). These are the famous "bent shoulder" "stubby" design, similar to last Zeiss civil production of Porro Prisms binocs but built under very strict NATO Mil.Spec. Beautifully coated optics. Large flat field of view (About 8°). An unusual feature of these binoculars is their very incredible depth of field, surpassing every other binocular in my extensive collection in side by side tests-- so the comfort of using these is very high despite their individual eyepiece focusing system. There is an unobtrusive Ranging grid in the right eyepiece. Recently dismissed by Bundeswher but in almost Mint conditions(Rubber is still shining and oily).No visible scratches on lenses. Lenses crystal clear and well-collimated. They comes with the most functional system of rubberized optics guards I have ever used-- green eyepiece rainguard, green neckstrap, attached flaps on the objective lenses, and a central button string. Exceptional images rendition and exceptional eye comfort not lower than any modern 8x30. Very nice twilight performance. Very rugged and handy they are the ideal tool for the outdoorsmen. They are engraved "8x30 M and lasergeschutz” on the left plate while on the right Fero D-16 and Bund. On the central forward rod they are engraved Hensoldt Zeiss Gruppe, and under the rubber cap there you can read "Made in West Germany," and a serial number. My Price to AstroMart: $295, including shipping in CONUS. Note: don't wait on these, as I will sell them elsewhere if they don't sell soon. The West German Army paid well over $1,000 each for this binocular!