I strongly suspect that my testing is the most significant use this scope has ever seen, it has spent its life in its leather case within the box both of which are in lovely condition. The optics are generally very clear, but shining a bright torch into the internals shows some very light fungal strands in the eyepiece area that`s annoying, but I can see no evidence of this having any impact on the view out. The draw tubes have good equal resistance, the zoom control is rather stiff from lack of use I guess.Additionally, the optional rubber fold down eyecup is still present it looks unused. There are no lens caps I don`t think SCHMIDT & BENDER supplied them with these scopes.
I have twinned this scope with an immensely solid and very smart SLIK EASI GLIDE VD tripod, which is of a similar vintage and has an absurdly high maximum working height of 192 cm approx. I take great care examining, using and describing the scopes and binoculars i sell, and always get a second opinion.
Also, please remember, everyone`s eyes are different.... SPECIFICATION: SCHMIDT and BENDER (biebertal wetzlar) SPEKTIV 15-60x ZOOM draw tube telescope or spotting scope; 60mm objective; made in west germany; serial number No.10906; body weight 957 grams; case, straps & box 603 grams tripod 3976 grams. This scope will be thoroughly double wrapped & packed for the purchaser and will be sent using a signed for service within the U. Carriage prices quoted are to mainland U.
Please contact me for a quote if you non-mainland. Any questions just ask I always respond. The item "SCHMIDT & BENDER SPEKTIV 15-60x 60mm VINTAGE SPOTTING SCOPE + SLIK VD TRIPOD" is in sale since Sunday, October 31, 2021.This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Telescopes & Binoculars\Telescopes". The seller is "riles1402" and is located in Woodbridge. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Russian federation.