Specifications:

Objective diameter:  30 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 3.75 mm
IPD:  38 –  73 mm
RFOV:  8.6  degrees = 150 m
Focus type:  IF
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 598 g
Made in: Switzerland

  

Remarks:

Introduced in the mid 1980s as the new main binocular of the Swiss army (its predecessor: see separate post “Kern 8×30 (double hinge)”). It featured a revolutionary single hinge which made life easier for the logistiscs and repair departments: in a repair or replace situation, any left and right tube could be put together without the need to recollimate. The new Kern had the same optical qualities as its predecessor, but was lighter and came with a laser filter that gave the image a green hue. After Wild-Leitz took over Kern, this binocular continued to be produced unchanged for a brief time but was now labelled “Leica” (see separate post “Leica Swiss Army 8×30”).

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