Welcome to a virtual museum (collection) of binoculars!
The history of this site creation, its structure and features can be found in "About the site"
section. Exhibits (the binoculars) are in "Catalog"
menu. In "Theory and History"
section you can find diverse information about the binoculars (catalogs, articles, etc.). The “Partnership”
section contains information on this issue cooperation, and the “Contacts”
section serves to contact us. In "Donate"
section you can provide financial support to our project development.
The museum Information is being constantly updated, the appearance of new exhibits will be reported on this page, as well as on our social network pages - Facebook
.The information on the site is presented in three languages: English, Ukrainian and Russian (the button for switching languages is in the upper right corner).
Thank you for attention to our project! Thanks to everyone who contributed to its creation!
April 10, 2021
Another addition in our virtual museum:
- the pride of any optical devices’ collection, a military binocular, which doesn’t belong to any of Carl Zeiss Jenna catalogs, and there is no mention of it in official documents of that time (1912) – it is Carl Zeiss Jena D.F.8x in the Trentact design
- the “twin” of Carl Zeiss Jena D.F.8x
(in the Telact design) - a rare military model D.F.95 n/A
with the goniometric grid;
- another very interesting military device Carl Zeiss D.F.03. Dienstglas
, which reveals to us completely new, earlier production date of this model;
- the Carl Zeiss D.F.03.
binocular in an excellent configuration and with many markings, the meaning of which is still not clear.
The total number of binoculars on our site is 80.
March 18, 2021
4 more binoculars were put on the virtual shelves of our museum:
- a unique military binocular Carl Zeiss A.E.6x
(the analogue of Carl Zeiss D.F.6x). The binocular was manufactured in 1908 for the Army arsenal by Portuguese government order (Arsenal do Exército). For the time being, only several specimens of these binoculars are known in private collections;
- a late military binocular Carl Zeiss D.F. 6x30
(1919) with many parts made of zinc alloy (there was a shortage of non-ferrous metals in Germany at the end of World War I);
- another military binocular Carl Zeiss D.F. 6x30
(1918) with interesting information concerning its previous owner;
- a military binocular Carl Zeiss 6x30
with unusual marking;
The total number of binoculars on our site is 76.
March 02, 2021
6 more new binoculars appeared in our museum:
- a rare "civilian" Carl Zeiss Silvarem 6x
with the double-ring type of lens frame design. This specimen was sold in the USA by a well-known American organization Andrew J. Lloyd Company;
- a late military model Carl Zeiss D.F. 8x24
with prismatic zinc alloy covers and with goniometric grid;
- a very early and rare military model Carl Zeiss Marineglas 6x
, the peculiarity of which is that its lower prism cover and the lens frame cap are made as one piece;
- a military binocular Carl Zeiss Marineglas 6x
with the double-ring type of lens frame design and a compass mounted into the coffer’s top cover;
- another Carl Zeiss Marineglas 6x
with rounded objective covers and grooves intended to minimize stray light. An interesting feature of this specimen is in its rare fastening construction of the eyepieces’ protective cover (the so-called "raincoat");
- a binocular Carl Zeiss Wien Marineglas 6x
, manufactured in 1916 in the Austrian branch in Vienna. The coffer’s top cover is made using the seamless technology;
The total number of binoculars on our site is 72.
January 04, 2021
6 more new binoculars appeared in our museum after a short break!
- a military specimen Carl Zeiss D.F. 6x
with the double-ring type of 24 mm lenses’ design;
- a rather rare Carl Zeiss Turact 8x
specimen, with the "grooves" on the lens covers intended for protection against side flares. This sample is in a good condition and it has an original coffer;
- an early Carl Zeiss D.F. 8x
specimen with the double-ring type of lenses’ design and an interesting serial number;
- a rare military binocular Carl Zeiss D.F. 8x
with the "grooves" on the lens covers intended for protection against side flares;
- a late Carl Zeiss D.F. 8x
specimen with rounded objective covers, goniometric reticle and high serial number. Perhaps this binocular belongs to one of the latest batches of this model with the Telact 8x design;
- a Carl Zeiss D.F. 8x
specimen with the Turact 8x design and with zinc alloy elements.
The total number of binoculars on our site is 66.
August 27, 2020
7 more binoculars appeared in our museum!
- an early version of Carl Zeiss Telex 6x
with a two-ring type design and lenses having diameter 21 mm with rare eyecups;
- an interesting model Carl Zeiss Telactem 8x
, which was produced during short period of time (1913-1914) with "grooves" on the lens caps, serving to protect against side flares;
- post-war model Carl Zeiss Silvamar 6x
with prism covers made of zinc alloy;
- a rare early military binocular Carl Zeiss D.F.6x
with specific numbering;
- Carl Zeiss D.F.6x
with low serial number and Carl Zeiss D.F.6x
with lenses having diameter 24 mm and with rounded objective covers;
- a late version of military binocular Carl Zeiss D.F.6x24
with prism covers made of zinc alloy;
The total number of binoculars on our site is 60.
The total number of binoculars on our site is 49.