Porro-Prism and Galilean Leitz Binoculars

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Leitz / Leica "Binoculars" data courtesy of Peter Abrahams

Code Name Production Year Size/Type Field of View Weight Remarks
BINOCLE BINOCLE.jpg May 14, 1907 6 x 18 first commercially available Leitz binoculars
BINODAL BINODAL.jpg 1908-1919 6 x 21 11 deg
140 yd / 1000 yd
14 oz also monocular MONODAL
GALILE
GALILE.jpg
1912-1914 6 x 40 -
BIZWE 1912 12 x 42 -
BINOT
BINOT.jpg
1912-ca.1926 6 x 30 - IF also monocular MONOT
BINOXYD 1912-ca.1926 6 x 30 – CF -
BINOZE 1912 10 x 42 -
BINOMINIOS 1912-1914 4 x 16 – CF opera glasses -
BINOZITO 1913 10 x 46 – CF -
BINOM 1913 8 x 24 CF 6.5 deg 8 x 26 IF 1914-ca.1926; also monocular MOMON
BINOMA 1913 8 x 24 6.5 deg heavy
BINOFORTE 1913 12 x 46 12 x 42 in 1914
BINOFORTIM 1913 12 x 46 – CF 12 x 42 in 1914
BINOMIA 1913 8 x 24 – CF 6.5 deg -
GALILEOS 1914 6 x 40 -
BINOTOUR
BINOTOUR.jpg
1914 6 x 16 – CF 8 deg -
BINOCT 1914-ca.1926 8 x 26 -
BINOLI 1914-ca.1926 6 x 24 also monocular MONOLI
BINOSPO 1914-ca.1926 6 x 24 – CF -
BINOMAT 1914 8 x 24 – CF 6.5 deg -
BINOMINIA
BINOMINIA.jpg
1914 4 x 16 – CF 11 deg
140 yd / 1000 yd
8 oz also monocular MONOMINIA
BINOMINOS 1914 4 x 16 – CF heavy opera glasses -
MARINODOCE
MARINODOCE.jpg
1915 12 x 42 Marine model; (12 x 46 in 1984 catalog)
AVIODIX
AVIODIX.jpg
1919-1931 10 x 50 military version in 1917
BINOLAS 1919 6 x 21 – CF 8 deg -
BINODAL 1919 6 x 21 8 deg -
AVIOFORTE 1919-1930 12 x 60 4.3 deg -
AVIOSEPT 1919-1931 7 x 50 7.3 deg -
BINOVISTA 1920 15 x 60 3.5 deg -
BINOPLASTICO 1920 30 x 90 1.5 deg -
BILUSTRA
Bilustr.jpg
1921-1950s 3 x 13.5 13.7 deg -
BINAR
Binar.jpg
1921-1950s 3 x 13.5 13.7 deg 7.34 oz -
BIMULIORA 1921-ca.1926 4 x 16 -
BIDAL
BIDAL.jpg
1925-1939 6 x 15 7 deg -
BISEXIT 1925-1931 6 x 21 – CF 8.5 deg -
BITUR BITUR.jpg ca.1925-1959 4 x 20 10.3 deg 8 oz -
BINOTRIX 1920s 3 oculars x 90 on turret at 90 deg
BINUX
BINUX.jpg
1927-1962 8 x 30 8.5 deg 17.5 oz $120 in 1953
BINUXIT
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1927-1962 8 x 30 – CF 8.5 deg 18.5 oz $162 in 1950 NY price list
BIDOX
BIDOX.jpg
ca.1927-1939 6 x 30 8.5 deg 16.5 oz still in 1953 catalog
BIDOXIT
Bidoix.jpg
ca.1927-1962 6 x 30 – CF 8.5 deg 17 oz $144 in 1950 NY price list
BINOL ca.1927-1939 6 x 24 8.5 deg -
BINOLIT
Binolit.jpg
ca.1927-1939 6 x 24 – CF 8.5 deg version of BINOM
BIOCT ca.1927-1939 8 x 24 6.3 deg
110 yd / 1000 yd
-
BIOCTIT
BIOCTIT.jpg
ca.1927-1939 8 x 24 – CF 6.3 deg
110 yd / 1000 yd
-
FOREST 1927-1939 6 x 42 - CF 7.1 deg
122 yd / 1000 yd
28 oz $80 in 1929
FORESTON
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1927-1939 6 x 42 7.1 deg also monocular MONOFOREST; 735 gm / 26 oz
FORESTONA 1927-1939 8 x 42 6.3 deg
110 yd / 1000 yd
735 gm / 26 oz also monocular MONOFORSTA;
FORSTA
FORSTA.jpg
1927-1939 8 x 42 - CF 6.3 deg
110 yd / 1000 yd
20 oz (28 oz. 1929) $85 in 1929
BILOM
BILOM.jpg
1930-ca.1935 8 x 30 6.3 deg -
BILOMIT 1930-ca.1935 8 x 30 – CF 8.5 deg -
BIMAX ca.1930-1935 8 x 24 8.5 deg -
BIMAXIT
BIMAXIT.jpg
ca.1930-1935 8 x 24 – CF 8.5 deg -
AVIOSEPTIT 1930-1931 7 x 50 - CF 7.3 deg -
AVIODIXIT 1931 10 x 50 - CF 5 deg -
AVIONAR  ? 15 x 60 -
CAMPAR 1932-1959 10 x 40 7.3 deg 29 oz $171 in 1953
CAMPARIT 1932-1959 10 x 40 – CF 7.3 deg 30 oz $177 in 1953
CAMPOFORT
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1932-1962 15 x 60 – IF 4.6 deg 44 oz $198 in 1953
CAMPOFORTIT
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1932-1962 15 x 60 – CF 4.6 deg 45 oz $204 in 1953
CAMPOMAR 1932-1953 12 x 50 – IF 5.75 deg 41 oz $183 in 1953
CAMPOMARIT 1932-1953 12 x 50 – CF 5.75 deg 42 oz $189 in 1953
MARSEPT
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1932-1962 7 x 50 - IF 7.3 deg
128 yd / 1000 yd
33 oz $216 in 1950; $156 in 1954; $225 in 1961. (1950s FIBAR, 1960s 40110) also monocular MONMAR (FEAFA - 41010) serial number -499506-532455-
MARSEPTIT
Marsepit.jpg
1950s FITGE
1960s 40025
1932-1962 7 x 50 - CF 7.3 deg 960 gm
34 oz
$162 in 1954; $235 in 1961
MARDIX
Mar.jpg
1950s FIBLO
1960s 40125
1932-1962 10 x 50 - IF 5 deg
87 yd / 1000 yd
32.5 oz $165 in 1954; also monocular MONDIX
MARDIXIT
MARDIXIT.jpg
1950s FITME
1960s 40040
1932-1962 10 x 50 - CF 5 deg
87 yd / 1000 yd
940 gm
33.5 oz
$252 in 1950; $171 in 1954; $225 in 1961.
MAROCTO
1950s FIBEF
1960s 40115
1932-1962 8 x 60 - IF 6 deg
107 yd / 1000 yd
1220 gm
43 oz
$186 in 1954, $230 in 1961 also monocular MONACHT
MAROCTIT
MAROCTIT.jpg
1950s FITID
1960s 40030
1932-1962 8 x 60 - CF 6.3 deg
110 yd / 1000 yd
1250 gm
44 oz
$192 in 1954, $250 in 1961
"Highest light transmission of any binocular" from 1953 NY Price List
DECIMAR 1937-1959 10 x 60 _ IF 5.75 deg 42.5 oz $186 in 1953
DECIMARIT
Deci.jpg
1937-1959 10 x 60 – CF 5.75 deg 43 oz $192 in 1953
MARDOCE
1950s FIBOS
1960s 40135
ca.1939-1962 12 x 60 - IF 4.3 deg
75 yd / 1000 yd
42.5 oz also monocular MONDOCE
$189 in 1953
MARDOCIT
MARDOCETt.jpg
1950s FITSO
1960s 40050
ca.1939-1962 12 x 60 - CF 4.3 deg
75 yd / 1000 yd
1225 gm
43 oz
$288 in 1950; $195 in 1954, $245 in 1961
serial number -543681-
BEH
BEH.jpg
1944 7 x 50 -
OBERON
Obr.jpg
1952 3 x 13.8 - Sprenger prisms $84 1954, very thin; (3.2 x 14 in 1984 catalog)
  • References: Leica Collectors Guide. Price list, Cat. No. 8187a, G-2/54-AMP, E. Leitz, NY (1954) Price list No. 41-1R5, 5M 6-61 (1961) Leitz Technishcher Katalog 1, Stand 1984. Catalogs: 1929 (M-1-29-B); 1911? (43J); 1931; Liste Fernglas 8528 VIII 53 DCX (1953) 1953 NY Price List and 1950 NY Price List