Objective diameter:  56 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 7.0 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 20 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 17.5 mm
IPD:  58 – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.2  degrees = 126 m
AFOV:   60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 4.8 m
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘290 g
Made in: Japan


When the “Pirschler” came onto the market, it quickly got good ratings. First, there are not many binoculars in this price category that feature Abbe-König prisms. Second, the Pirschler took over the dual-bridge design from smaller instruments, it remains the only 8×56 with that design. And third, decent optics and mechanics made this binocular popular with price-conscious hunters and birders. There seem to have been some isssues with its central focusing wheel made of plastic; in the later version (see separate post „Pirschler Gen. III“, https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-8×56-gen-iii-mg/), it is made of metal.



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