Differences between MaxBright II and Baader / Zeiss Mark V Großfeld (Giant) Binocular
Many experiences have been incorporated into the development of the Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer, so that the differences are surprisingly small. The Baader / Zeiss Mark V Großfeld (Giant) Binocular is produced strictly according to Zeiss specifications by the same suppliers exclusively in Germany who had already supplied Carl Zeiss Jena. For the MaxBright® II, design, development, final assembly and quality control have been and still are carried out in-house. The assemblies and individual parts, however, are put out to tender worldwide and supplied by various suppliers in Europe and the Far East. This is done, among other things, out of self-protection in order not to transfer all knowledge (all design details) to a single supplier.
The Baader / Zeiss Mark V offers the last percent more quality, not least due to the larger prisms, which together with the production in Germany pushes up the price, and is still the most elaborate binocular in Baaders company history. The MaxBright® II is less inferior to it than the price difference would suggest; both meet the high quality standards we stand for.
The most important differences are:
|Baader / Zeiss Mark V Großfeld (Giant) Binocular||Maxbright® II Binoviewer|
|Prisms||30 mm large Prisms||27 mm prisms with 26 / 25.5mm clear aperture (telescope-/eyepiece-sided)|
|Optical length||Path length approx. 110 mm (+/- about 1 mm, depending on the setting of the dioptre compensation)|
|Eyepiece clamps||ClickLock® eyepiece clamps with dioptre compensation for tilt free, reproducible eyepiece position||Ergonomic ClickLock® eyepiece clamps with dioptre compensation for tilt free, reproducible position of the eyepieces – with adjusting lever for clamping like the large clicklocks|
|Connection (telescope-sided)||Zeiss Micro bayonet incl. TQC Heavy Duty T-2 Quick Changer||
|Material||All-metal housing||All-metal housing, with ABS grip shells, leather-covered (similar to high-quality spotting scopes)|
|Weight||770 g (800 g incl. quick changer)||595 g|
|Origin||Made in Germany||Designed & assembling in Germany|