Specifications:

Objective diameter:  45 mm
Magnification:  10 x
Exit pupil: 4.5 mm
Eye relief (according to spec:): 17 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of folded eyecups): 13.5 mm
IPD (acc. to spec.): 57 – 73 mm
RFOV(acc. to spec.):  6.5  degrees = 114 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 61 degrees
Minimum focus distance (according to spec.): 2.5 m
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.75 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 215 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment, each tube (acc. to spec.): +/- 5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 4 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (acc. to spec, without accessories): 1018 g
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1155 g
Made in: Japan (?)
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel

 

Remarks:

“Pirschler” in German means something like “someone or something  stalking” – DDoptics clearly targets the hunting markets with its Pirschler line of instruments (see other models in separate posts, Pirschler 8×56 https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-8×56-dia-hdx/, Pirschler Gen. III 8×56 https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-8×56-gen-iii-mg/, Pirschler Gen. III 8×45 https://binocular.ch/ddoptics-pirschler-8×45-gen-iii-mg/). The Pirschler “Range” presented here is new on the market, is available in three different colors and features a fast and effective laser range measuring mechanism – in first tests, BINOCULARS TODAY did not manage to get up to the 2’900 m mentioned in the sales literature, but 2’400 m were easy, and even in full sunshine at noon, 1’800 m and more were no problem. Even compared to other high quality range measuring binoculars (see separate posts, Leica Geovid 8×42 HD-R (Typ 402) https://binocular.ch/leica-geovid-8×42-hd-r-typ-402/, Zeiss Victory RF 8×42 https://binocular.ch/zeiss-victory-rf-8×42/, Swarovski EL-Range 8×42 https://binocular.ch/swarovski-el-o-range-8×42-w-b/), the laser in the Pirschler performs well. Otherwise, the very competitively priced Pirschler Range comes with higher than standard accessories including a solid carry bag and nice real leather / felt (loden) neck strap. Build quality is excellent, mechanical performance including focus mechanism impeccable, optical performance overall very satisfactory – Abbe-König prisms and effective AR coatings lead to transmission levels up to 93%, with more than 90% in the wide range between 440 nm and 630 nm – this is good stuff! The only areas of small criticism are the blueish hue of the image in the right tube (due to the range measurement technology), which may be less relevant for hunters, and the correction of chromatic aberration, which due to the use of “ED” glass we would have expected to be a bit better.

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