Marc Baron, Jul 26, 2010; 11:08 a. With the information from that means they were produced between 1928-1929 if I understand the serial number concept. Syz D Sep 01, 2014 Carl Zeiss Jena is East German manufacture, that is why you don't find it in the Zeiss catalogue it isn't Zeiss. Carl Zeiss Lamp Holder with New Bulb. There is no documentation to substantiate this and was probably spread by sellers trying to legitimise an inferior product.
However, on 31st October 1979 the 80mm Biometar was re-calculated. However, in spite of details of this nature, serial numbers are a good guide to the age of a lens. It does seem that very low numbers do exist, and it is suggested that they begin at Jena at 1,000 in about 1890, unless information to the contrary is found. Goerz, and Ross are long gone, and Voigtländer exists only in name. Please note, unless we use buy-it-now when we start this auction, we prefer to let the auction run and we will not stop it to sell outside of eBay or change to a buy-it-now sale. In this image, it has a light shade of blue, which presumably reproduces correctly the colour of the original lens photographed.
You can find a narrow strap and a small soft case included with the binoculars. Let me just state here that sometimes I drove to a seller just to have a look at a Jena pair of binoculars which had been touted as perfect only to find out that it was in appalling state — completely uncolimated or with huge amount of mould inside. Such information consists of the maker's name and address, dates on the microscopes or documents that accompany the microscopes, manufacturer's archives, lists of serial numbers vs. If you find something which you find of questionable validity, please do not hesitate to contact me. Ross From: Wilkinson, M, and C Glanfield.
I doubt whether any contemporary product made in China and bought for a sum not exceeding 250 Euro is able to survive equally well even a much shorter period of time. This was the year after the death of Carl. Now a plant of a successful company does not vary that much in production rate unless there is diversion to other products, as is likely during a war binoculars? Carl Zeiss Age Lens by the Serial Number Photo. One example is the 80mm Biometar. Happy bird watching, Arthur Pinewood Hi, welcome to birdforum! Hi, Try Peter Abrahams site: Look down the page until you get to Zeiss Binocular Production Numbers, which is a file listing the serial numbers year by year. In 1978 the producer started to use new multilayer coatings with the characteristic orange-purple hue. What you want may have been published by the Zeiss Historica Society.
Cookies can also be used by our advertisers and the Google Analytics tool which gathers statistical data. The following is a collection of serial numbers for large format lens manufacturers. Carlos Alberte, there are many lists of serial numbers with dates of manufacture. For an overview of our current reticles, please go. This must have been one factor leading to a big expansion of demand and production. Zeiss Jena ceased to be after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Carl Zeiss Jena Serial Numbers.
However, sometimes the production department did not make the batches in the same order as the serial-number blocks that had been assigned to them. It is almost by half a degree wider than the widest field of view found in contemporary competitors, even those very reputable. Your dealer remains your partner — even after your purchase. Over the following 30 years, almost all of the 80mm Biometars that were produced used the 1956 calculation. Its optics is even in a better shape than the casing. The newer numbers have been a mystery to collectors and so far no one has attempted to publish a list.
With a wide range of binoculars, telescopes, quality optics and accessories to choose from you are. We will leave positive feedback for you as soon as we can, at which point we will consider the transaction fully completed. This will help us determine the warranty period. As a further example, here are two 120mm Biometar lenses. If I have read the serial number info wrong can someone please point me in the right direction as to dating these.
There is nothing like the Vade Mecum. Condition: Used, Condition: In good condition donated to Yorkshire Cat Rescue in this condition, Brand: Carl Zeiss, Max. Are these older ones more desirable? Carl Zeiss, excelled at crafting. Powered by vBulletin®, copyright ©2000 - 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. When buying any camera with inter-changeable lenses, bear in mind that the lens may not be the one that was on the camera when it was new.
Carl Zeiss Age Lens by the Serial Number. This bad practice is notoriously common. One is left with a feeling that early Zeiss lenses are rare and should be very desired items. Item 2 Carl Zeiss Jena Monocular Microscope with Mechanical Stage, many accessories. The newer numbers have been a mystery to collectors and so far no one has attempted to publish a list.