DDoptics Pirschler 8×56 DIA HDX

, ,


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 (measured, rounded):  58.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 4.8 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 310 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 2.5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 5 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘290 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel


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.

see also other Pirschler models, https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-range-10×45/  and https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-8×45-gen-iii-mg/ .



0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *