Kern Pizar 6×24 AR



Objective diameter:  24 mm
Magnification:  6 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 4.5 mm
IPD: 43  – 71 mm
RFOV:  7.0  degrees = 120 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 46 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.4 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3.4 m to infinity (measured): 240 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): + 5/- 2.5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 4.5 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: no
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 423 g
Made in: Switzerland
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The “Pizar” by Kern came in sizes such as 8×30 or 6×24. A classic well made Porro binocular of the 1950s from quality producer Kern in Aarau, Switzerland, who supplied both the civil as well as the military sectors with various sizes of binoculars. At the time, 6×24 and also 6×30 used to be quite popular formats. The Kern binoculars were held in high esteem, competing with the likes of Zeiss and Leitz.


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