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    Default Hensoldt military f=15mm AFOV 70° eyepiece



    Hello all,

    thanks to a collector in northern Germany who has purchased a convolute of military surplus optics,
    I have received a pair of the Hensoldts, manufactured in Wetzlar.

    The first picture shows the manufacturer’s watertight wrap,

    Hensoldt wrap.jpg

    and the second picture shows the unpacked pair together with the desiccant to keep the pack interior dry,

    Hensoldt unpacked.jpg

    After some preliminary cleaning the rubber armour, the eyepieces are looking like in a good condition,

    Hensoldt 15mm 70°.jpg

    Specifications:
    Optics: f=15mm, AFOV 70°, reticule with dioptre adjustment +/-5, eye relief ~5mm
    Lenses sequence: (focus plane – 1 – 2 – 1 - 1), eye lens flat out
    Multicoatings: light pink and amber
    Armour: green/grey rubber
    Size: length 43mm, outer diameters: 36.5mm, 30.3mm, 26.8mm, 24.5mm, 21.0mm metric thread on brass
    Weight: 58g

    The first impression is that of a high value and very compact wide field optics, promising a high transmissivity of light in the class of the Swarovski WW (f=15.3mm, AFOV 66°) and Leica B WW (f=14mm, AFOV 73.6°) spotting scope eyepieces, but at a fraction of weight and of costs.

    As soon as I happen to get the reticules removed, the pair of the eyepieces will be tested.
    Otherwise, I would be somehow living with the reticules inside.

    Thanks for reading,

    JG
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