DDoptics Pirschler 8×45 Gen.III Mg



Objective diameter:  45 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.63 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 20 mm
Useful eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14mm
IPD:  56 – 75 mm
RFOV:  7.7  degrees = 135 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 58 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.35 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 140 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 5.5 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘034 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



DDoptics started its “Pirschler” line of binoculars with an 8×56 model (see separate posts https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-8×56-dia-hdx/ and https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-8×56-gen-iii-mg/), has later extended the series to also include 10×56, 12×56 and 15×56 (of which only the 10×56 is now still sold), and has recently added two smaller configurations, 8×45 and 10×45 (the latter is now only available with laser range finder, see separate post https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-range-10×45/ ). As the name suggests, the Pirschler is targeted primarily at hunters, but may also appeal to wildlife observers and birders. This is not a flatfield binocular, and edge sharpness is barely satisfactory, but the Pirschler shows decent sharpness on-axis, a nice wide field of view and bright image. The Pirschler features Abbe-König prisms, a magnesium body, rests well in the hand (although it is quite heavy for its size) and is nicely finished for a mid-price instrument.


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