Romanian company IOR Valdada optics has been making quality optics since the mid 1930s. At WW2 the company was drafted by German forces. During the war they produced a wide range of military optics. When Romania was absorbed into the Warsaw Pact, IOR Valdada became a major supplier to the military forces of the East. Along with the Carl Zeiss firm, IOR supplied military grade optics throughout the cold war era.
IOR B/GA 7x40-R binoculars has a body made of steel and a heavy rubber armor covering.
The lenses have a T3 Magnesium Fluoride, anti-reflex multi-coat which IOR claims to provide 98% light transmission. The bright image appears to be slightly yellow-amber. This provides good contrast for normal lighting and cuts down on eyestrain when viewing in bright conditions.
IOR B/GA 7x40 has BaK4 Porro prisms. The binosculars are waterproof and nitrogen filled to avoid fog internally.
At left side is a fold out IR filter (rare, normal version without filter).
The features of the binoculars:
- Manufacturer: IOR VALDADA
- 3 protection caps
- Type : DF IOR B /GA 7x40
- Prism : porro, bak4
- Objective lens diameter: 40 mm
- Field of view: 146 m
- Magnification: 7x
- Exit pupil: 5,7mm
- Luminosity: 32,5
- IR detecor at left tube
- Weight 965g
2 additional yellow / orange lens - filter.
The binoculars is used but in very good, like mint/new condition, collectors item.