Docter Nobilem 15×60

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Objective diameter:  60 mm
Magnification:  15 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 10.5 mm
IPD:  53 – 74 mm
RFOV:  4.1  degrees = 72 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 7.2 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 7.2 m to infinity (measured): 300 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment: +/- 3.5 dpt
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6.5 dpt
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: splashproof
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and objective caps): 1‘666 g
Made in: Germany



This is the largest model of the Nobilem series, it is unfortunately not in production any more, but you can still find it second-hand in good condition. Today, almost all similarly sized binoculars (15x, 16x) tend to be of the roof prism design, which leads to smaller dimensions and lighter weight, but not necessarily to a better image quality. In many ways, the big Nobilem still competes quite well with more modern large binoculars. What all the Nobilems lack is full water-proofness, a “flaw” that you quickly forget when you enjoy the image in the 15×60 out in the field (after all, the Nobilems are definitely splashproof and can withstand most weather conditions).

see also separate posts”Docter Nobilem 10×50″×50/ , and “Docter Nobilem 7×50”×50-b-ga/



A brief review comparing the Nobilem with competing models can be found here:×56-hd-short-review/?p=7419055

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