Nationale Volksarmee (NVA) Zeiss DF 7×40 Binoculars
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The Doppel-Fernrohr (DF) 7×40 military binoculars were standard issue for all East German military branches in the 1960s and 1970s and are considered by many to be the best produced at that time (and according to one source, sought after by U.S. troops fighting DF equipped Iraqi soldiers). The DF 7×40 was the first designed and newly manufactured post-war binocular from Carl Zeiss, Jena. This model, the I-82 was manufactured in 1969 and is in excellent condition with no service wear and a perfect, sharp clear view. It is somewhat rare to find these binoculars in such fantastic, near new condition. The heavy rubber armor and all straps are in outstanding shape and the rubber is still flexible with no cracking present. They are fully waterproof and designed to absorb significant shock if dropped. Features include single-coated lenses (multi-coatings became common in the 1970s), rubber eye pieces designed for use with glasses/goggles/gas masks, IR device with recharging port, strichplatte (reticle) in left eye with on demand illuminator, functional in-view compass, amber ocular lens filters stored in the benutzer cup, and leather tunic button strap. Perfect for your collection or to use in the field. See pictures for overall condition.
Carl Zeiss Jena