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Carl Zeiss Binocular Magnifiers

Part # 129.700
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Current price $625.00
Original price $695.00
Original price $695.00 - Original price $695.00
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Product Details

A new version with titanium frames is finally available!

The new frames are slightly different from the old frames. What you see in our video are the old frames. The new frames have a different ear wrap on the spring temples, which is the part that fits around the back of your ear. Otherwise the new versions seem the same as the old versions.

The Carl Zeiss binocular magnifiers deliver 2.3x magnification at 10” with an outstanding 2” field of view. Using Galilean type optics, they differ from other types of binocular magnifiers in their comfort and their classically proportion design. Most importantly, the German made optics of Carl Zeiss are well known for their quality, and deliver crisp details with sharp contrast over extended periods of use. Jewelers who need to comfortably see fine details will appreciate these lightweight (weighs only 1.5 oz.) German made binoculars. Inter pupillary distance range is a maximum spread of 38mm with a minimum of 28mm.  The range is marked on the bridge as 35-30 for ease of adjustments. 

When considering which binocular magnifiers to buy, consider all of the important factors; the magnification (2.3x), the focal length (10"), the field of view (2") and the depth of field (1/2")
  • Magnification/Field of View-To help imagine what you will be seeing with the Carl Zeiss binocular magnifiers, take the magnification and times it by the field of view to come up with what you will see when you wear them (2.3X x 2" equals an area that is 4.6" wide). Now imagine that if you were looking at a 2" section of a ruler, that section under magnification would appear to be 4.6" wide. Simply stated, your 2" ruler appears to be 2.3 times larger.
  • Focal Length-To experience the focal length, take a ruler and measure from you eyes to a distance 10" away. That will be the focal point when you are wearing the Carl Zeiss binocular magnifiers.
  • Depth of Field-Another factor to consider is the depth of field, or the area that stays in focus measured from front to back, not just from side to side. The Carl Zeiss binocular magnifiers has a large depth of field, approximately 1/2" (13mm) so that a deep area is nicely in focus.
The Carl Zeiss binocular magnifiers include a leather case and a lens cleaning cloth.

The factory has discontinued the accessories that could extend the focus of these binocular magnifiers. They also no longer produce the frames that you could mount these in that would also allow you to fit your prescription lenses into. All these items are no longer available.

These will not fit OVER your prescription glasses.

Please see our video on the Carl Zeiss binocular magnifiers for additional information on these glasses and details on our return policy.


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Best pair of German made binoculars ever for the price

I have been looking for a pair of binoculars that will work well but I could not afford $1200 plus so this when this showed up here I thought I will give it a go. FANTASTIC! They are so good and you can't even feel them. I think I might pick up another pair just incase. I travel a bit and engrave so it is nice to have something so powerful in my my pocket all the time.

An Absolute Essential

This is one of my very best investments, and something that has gotten hours of use every single day for nearly two full years. Why? These magnifiers get you right up close on top of your work, with a crisp, sharp view. I snug these up on glasses keepers after I put them on, so that they come on and off quickly yet stay out of the way, to easily trade views with the microscope when I have to get in even closer. The working distance is very comfortable. I work at the bench, the split lap, and the polishing lathe with these, and see what is going on clearly at a relaxed distance. My old magnifiers are like looking through a wide angle lens, and I just don't use them. With a relaxed working distance you can maintain relaxed working positions. My posture has improved with these, and I can now work longer hours, yet be ache and pain free at the end of the day. This is an absolute essential for me. And a great value to boot.