DDoptics Pirschler 8×56 Gen. III Mg

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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): 15 mm
IPD: 57  – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.4  degrees = 129 m
AFOV (measured, rounded):  55 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.0 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 300 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘230 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel


This is the improved Gen. III version of the Japan-made “Pirschler” (see separate post „Pirschler 8×56 DIA HDX“, https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-8×56-dia-hdx/). The body is now of magnesium instead of polycarbonate, the central focus wheel is made of metal instead of plastic, and the optics have been improved – slightly wider field of view, better coatings. Still featuring Abbe-König prisms, it remains a very viable alternative to the more expensive 8×56 binoculars.

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


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