Id german optical equipment

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Nov 2011 11:29

Hi all,

Any idea about these rangefinders?

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Nov 2011 12:14

Nobody for my last images??

Well, here another image of a Kinotheodolit (cinetheodolite):

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Nov 2011 12:03

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay: Flakfernrohr 10x80 binoculars

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Dec 2011 11:42

Hi all,

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Dec 2011 18:03

Hi all,

Not Axis equipment but.... :roll: Any idea about the origin of these binoculars?

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Dec 2011 13:16

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. I think a Flak Em 4, R(H) 34 or 36 rangefinder

Grzesio identified this equipment attached to the rangefinder as a Berichtigungsgeraet. See image posted on 15 Sep in this thread.
Which was the purpose of this equipment? :?

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Jan 2012 21:44

Hi all,

Flakfernrohr 10x80 binoculars and german soldier

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Jan 2012 13:05

Hi all,

Flak rangefinders. Some of them have attached a Berichtigungsgeraet. See images posted on 29 Dec 2011 and 15 Sep in this thread
Which is the purpose of this equipment? :?

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Jan 2012 11:23

Nobody for my last question?? :(

Well, here another image (See image posted on 21 Sep 2011 in this thread) of german portable binoculars (scherenfernrohr).

Any idea??

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Jan 2012 09:57

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this german rangefinder?

I think it is not a 0.7M EM34 neither or a 1M EM36 :? Any idea??


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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Globbitz » 31 Jan 2012 11:26

Hello Sturm78,
I'd suggest it's a 1,25m Stereo Rangefinder of CP.Goerz or OPL manufacture. The tripod does differ from an OPL version that I have, and looks identical to the tripods used for DF10x80 Flakglas.
I might be able to offer more information once I've looked at the original photo with a magnifying-glass! :-)
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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Jan 2012 15:24

Thank you very much for your reply, Paul:

OPL ??? :? acronym for.....

On the other hand I found this image on Ebay. I know it is not german equipment but.... Can somebody to identify this rangefinder?
Which is the nationality of the soldiers of the image? US ??

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Globbitz » 31 Jan 2012 17:47

Hello Sturn78,

Yes, OPL is an acronym for 'Optique et précision de Levallois'.

As regards your photo above, that's another French-manufactured rangefinder, either OPL or SOM, and I suspect is a 3-metre version as it's a single tube assembly whereas the 4m and 5m OPL versions have a central 2-metre section with 'clip-on' 1-metre or 1.5-metre extension limbs.

I'd suspect therefore that the soldiers are French or Belgian perhaps?

I have a 4-metre OPL unit that was either captured or manufactured under German occupation, and then sold to Finland. It bears all three types of languages, and had been designated a model 'AC5'. The tripod and main base unit upon-which the main tube sits look identical in the photo to that of my 4-metre unit (although I suspect it's actually shorter), but, as I said above, the main tube assembly is quite different to that of the 4 and 5-metre rangefinders. On my 'AC5' the tube has OPL markings, and the Tripod / Base have SOM markings.

Cheers for now,
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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Feb 2012 14:32

Hi all,

Entfernungsmesser 34 (EM34) 0.7M rangefinder

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Arto O » 28 Feb 2012 02:41

Hi,
These might be interest of some forum members, especially Sturm78, I suppose. Please I don´t ask ME, what exactly they are. Hopefully not presented before.
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