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#211493 - 10/22/18 08:0 AM Old classic glass
Al Nyhus Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 215
Picked up a nice Bausch and Lomb Zephyr Light 7X35's with the original leather case, circa early '70's. Magnesium body and pretty good coated lenses....the color resolution is excellent. Not waterproof but a nice set for in the truck, etc.

No denying how good modern glass can be but some of the older stuff is pretty darn good.


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#211494 - 10/22/18 09:0 AM Re: Old classic glass [Re: Al Nyhus]
Rolltide Offline
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Registered: 12/15/07
Posts: 814
Those are cool Al!

My father has a set of Leupold Gold Ring Binos that are probably 30 years old or older. They are still clear, although I keep prodding him to send them into Leupold for a good cleaning.

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#211506 - 10/22/18 02:0 PM Re: Old classic glass [Re: Rolltide]
Big Stick Offline
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Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 39119
Loc: Paradise,Alaska
Man the B&L's go back to THE Day.

Thanks for the Memories,as I've gawked more than a few.................

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#211638 - 10/26/18 07:0 AM Re: Old classic glass [Re: Big Stick]
SnowshoeWalker Offline
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Registered: 10/01/18
Posts: 25
Loc: Alaska
I think I have the same set Al Nyhus, I'll check out the model when I get home. I have a handful of old B&L optics, including one of their old spotters. The clarity and build quality back in the day on that stuff had to be top shelf. Great stuff.

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#211639 - 10/26/18 11:0 AM Re: Old classic glass [Re: SnowshoeWalker]
DZNNF7 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/16
Posts: 234
My Dad had those. Built in Rochester NY by real optics experts when B&L wasn't a "brand", it was a company. Leather case and all. The strap rotted but otherwise nice.
I had to wash my hands before I was allowed to touch them, but I eyeballed a lot of "firsts" through that old glass! They were under my coat when I walked the woods with the 541S he bought me in 1971, when I was too young to even know what it was. I still remember how they smelled.
I'm short on sentiment and nostalgia, but that picture does it.

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