bmj DF 10x 50 Field Glasses
Hello all,I just picked up a pair of 10x 50 binoculars I was hoping to learn a little more about them.The markings appear to be bmj 590045 and DF 10 x 50 the paint appears to be original and period.The black case came with them but unfortunately the lid was torn off.Oh well you cant win them all! My knowledge of optics consists of the $5.00 2.75 plastic reading glasses I use so I could really use some help with this one! All comments welcome Regards,Geoff
02-11-2016 04:06 AM
Lol...I use 2.25 and they cost me $10.....
I just love your photos. Eye candy. One day I hope to be able to take photos like this but I guess I need to stop spending my $ on this hobby and instead save up for a decent camera
as for the field glasses, I will defer to others...but they look great
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Can anyone tell me if the tan finish was considered "camouflage" or was it used specifically for Africa or the Mediterranean areas? and also is there any way to date them by the serial numbers? there seems to be a lot of confusion about manufacture dates.Thanks,Geoff
No particular significance to the tan paint-despite the stories of DAK, etc. It was simply the late war ordinance color paint. The "bmj" code signifies that they were produced by Hensoldt & Sohne Optische Werke A-G, Wetzlar, Germany. A good quality pair of field glasses in a higher desirable power.
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William is correct about the paint and maker.
These are a spectacular set of binos
unfortunately bmj (hensoldt) left no real records as to dates,hensoldt himself was an ardent Nazi and had most of their records destroyed before the allies got to them,they have to be around 43-44 mark though as the dunkelgelb paint was widely used on binos from that date,the earlier hensoldt roof prism binos where leatherette covered then no covering at all,just black painted then they changed to the tan rough finish after that they were just tan painted,optically wise they are a joy to use,they also made two different sizes in this model.