Swarovski Habicht 6×30

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Objective diameter:  30 mm
Magnification:  6 x
Exit pupil: 5 mm
IPD: 48  – 74 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 12 mm
RFOV:  8.5  degrees = 150 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 51 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.9 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 265 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3.5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: splashproof (?)
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 544 g
Made in: Austria
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Swarovski produced their 6×30 Habicht binoculars from 1949 up until the early 1990s; after that, only the production of the 7×42, 8×30 and 10×40 Habicht models (see separate posts) continued until today. Early on, there were military and civil versions, later only the civil one. The present binocular is a very late sample, produced in 1992, and it exhibits alle the qualities that made the Habichts a success, although still with the strong blue AR coating on the objective lenses – and consequently a slightly yellowish hue in its image – typical for the Habichts of the period.


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