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Classic Diatal

The high-performance shooting optics with fixed magnification

Product Information

Instructions for use Classic Diatal
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Additional documents and the Carl Zeiss Sports Optics catalog can be found under Service and Support.

For hard use

Are you looking for a reliable companion for challenging situations? The compact and robust Classic Diatal riflescopes are the solution. They are lightweight yet robust due to the fixed magnification and the large lens diameter, making them perfect for stand hunting or longer range shooting in mountainous terrain. This highly resilient classic contains an optical concept designed to cope with twilight conditions, which doesn't let you down as the light fades. The Carl Zeiss T* multi-layer coating represents a high quality visual experience, as you will soon find out. All in all, this is a riflescope for genuine experts, who need to rely on their materials under all conditions. The Classic Diatal models can be fitted with the bullet drop compensator (ASV) and are available with two illuminated reticles. Find out yourself how robust all the components are in everyday use.

Here you find the top features of the Classic Diatal riflescopes.

Tried & tested optical design

The optical system of the Classic models with their 50 and 56 mm lenses continues to deliver bright and detailed images even in poor light and twilight conditions.

Robust construction

The stable aluminium housing and the robust mechanics are designed for extremely high shot stability.

Useful illuminated reticles

Both available illuminated reticles 40 and 60 make target acquisition easier on dark game.

Tried and tested optical design

The optical system of the Classic models with their 50 and 56 mm lenses delivers bright, detailed images even in poor light and twilight conditions. The legendary Carl Zeiss T* multi-layer coating provides enough light transmission for you to use in fading light.

Robust construction

The stable aluminium housing and the robust mechanics are designed for extremely high shot stability. Even the strongest calibres will not cause any damage. The interior of these compact models is filled with nitrogen, which makes them resistant to condensation.

Helpful illuminated reticles

Both available illuminated reticles 40 and 60 make it easy to estimate distances in the conventional way. The button used to turn the illumination on and off or to make fine dimming adjustments is within easy reach on the left-hand side of the glass. This means you can always adjust the brightness of the reticle illumination to suit the light conditions, making it a useful tool for easy target acquisition when hunting dark game in fading light. Have you forgotten to turn it off? After four hours the illumination switches itself off automatically, so that there is enough power left for the next stand hunting session.

Versatile mounting options

All models in this range are available with the tried and tested ZEISS rail mount or with the 30 mm ring mounting system. This means that there are virtually no hunting rifles that cannot be combined with the ZEISS Classic riflescopes.

You can choose between two Classic Diatal models.

Classic Diatal 7x50 T*

Through the large eye relief provided by the moderate 7x magnification, this model variation is a good solution for twilight hunting. The illuminated dot helps you to acquire your target quickly and easily. The compact and lightweight design also makes it a reliable stalking companion. It is mounted with 1-inch rings or the ZEISS rail mount.

Technical data

Here you find all technical data about the Classic Diatal 7x50 T*

Classic Diatal 7x50 T*

Magnification7 x
Effective Lens Diameter50 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter7.1 mm
Twilight Factors18.7
Field of View at 100m5.8 m
Subjective Viewing Angle3.3 °
Diopter Adjustment Range +2 | -4 dpt
Eye Relief80 mm
Parallax-Free100 m
Adjustment Square at 100m 180 cm
Adjustment Range Height at 100m cm
Adjustment Range Lateral at 100m cm
Adjustment per Click at 100m 1 cm
Centre Tube Diameter 25.4 mm
Eye Piece Tube Diameter 41 mm
Objective Tube Diameter 56 mm
LotuTec®
Nitrogen Filling
Water Resistance 400 mbar
Functional Temperature in °C -25 | +50 °C
Length325 mm
Weight without Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail -
With Inner Rail -
Weight with Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail 460 g
With Inner Rail 480 g
Order numbers without Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail -
With Inner Rail -
Order numbers with Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail 521365
With Inner Rail 521364
Order numbers with Illumination ControlWith Inner Rail -
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Usage

The Classic Diatal 7x50 T* is suitable for

 
 Less suitable Very suitable 
Drive
Stalking
Hide Day
Hide Night
Safari
Mountain
Long-Range
Sport-Shooting
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Classic Diatal 8x56 T*

Even better twilight performance than the Classic Diatal 7x50 T* is offered by the typical "Sauenglas" .This has enormous light performance, designed to suit the needs of wild boar hunters. Here too, the illuminated reticles help with target acquisition on dark game. The 1-inch riflescope is mounted with rings or the ZEISS rail mount.

Technical data

Here you find all technical data about the Classic Diatal 8x56 T*

Classic Diatal 8x56 T*

Magnification8 x
Effective Lens Diameter56 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter7 mm
Twilight Factors21.2
Field of View at 100m5.2 m
Subjective Viewing Angle3 °
Diopter Adjustment Range +2 | -4 dpt
Eye Relief80 mm
Parallax-Free100 m
Adjustment Square at 100m 145 cm
Adjustment Range Height at 100m cm
Adjustment Range Lateral at 100m cm
Adjustment per Click at 100m 1 cm
Centre Tube Diameter 25.4 mm
Eye Piece Tube Diameter 41 mm
Objective Tube Diameter 62 mm
LotuTec®
Nitrogen Filling
Water Resistance 400 mbar
Functional Temperature in °C -25 | +50 °C
Length352 mm
Weight without Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail -
With Inner Rail -
Weight with Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail 525 g
With Inner Rail 550 g
Order numbers without Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail -
With Inner Rail -
Order numbers with Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail 523555
With Inner Rail 523554
Order numbers with Illumination ControlWith Inner Rail -
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Usage

The Classic Diatal 8x56 T* is suitable for

 
 Less suitable Very suitable 
Drive
Stalking
Hide Day
Hide Night
Safari
Mountain
Long-Range
Sport-Shooting
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Reticles

For the Classic Diatal models both illuminated reticles are available in the 2nd image plane. Since the magnification is not variable, it is easy to estimate the distance.

Recticle 40

illuminated

In appearance and coverage, this reticle is identical to the tried and tested Reticle 4, but it also has an illuminated dot for twilight use. For the Classic Diavari models it is located in the 1st image plane and for the Classic Diatal models it is located in the 2nd image plane.The dot covers exactly 3 cm at 100 m. Where there is so little light that the animals appear dark and the contours can no longer be made out with any clarity, this is a huge help for precision aiming.

Recticle 60

illuminated

The Reticle 60 is lighter and finer in looks than the similar Reticle 40. The posts only cover half­ the area, leaving double the amount of space between them. This makes it perfect for precision shooting with minimum coverage of the target game. At 12 x magnification and a target coverage of just 0.55 cm at 100 m you keep a good overview without losing sight of the finer details. The illuminated dot is very bright, and can therefore be used for daytime hunting. The dot can be finely adjusted, which makes it ideal for night-time hunting too. The reticle is either in the 1st or 2nd image plane, depending on the riflescope.

Questions & Answers

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Classic Diatal or Classic Diavari – what is the difference?

The Classic Diatal riflescopes are equipped with a fixed magnification that cannot be adjusted.
The magnification of the Classic Diavari riflescopes is variable. The reticle is in the 1st image plane and magnifies itself.
The illuminated reticles in all Classic riflescopes are for twilight use.

Pfeil

What do the abbreviations mean?

Meaning of the abbreviations

FL
Binoculars or spotting scopes with glasses that contain fluoride (FL) for sharper, higher contrast images with significantly reduced chromatic aberrations; Fluoride Lenses; a special, high-quality sub-category of the ED lenses

GA
Previously used to designate Dialyt binoculars with rubber armour

T*
ZEISS T* multi-layer coating for extremely high transmission and low reflex susceptibility

MC
ZEISS multi-layer coating (multi coating)

P / P*   
Phase correction coating on the roof prisms, which provide a higher resolution of the finest detail structures. All ZEISS binoculars with roof prisms use this coating

B
Previously used to designate binoculars that can be worn by people who wear glasses.
Now all ZEISS binoculars and spotting scope eyepieces are suitable for people who wear glasses, so the "B" designation is no longer used

S
Binoculars with mechanical image stabilisation

M
Riflescope models with ZEISS mounting rail.

iC
Riflescope with illumination control

ED
Extra low Dispersion = low chromatic aberrations

HD
High Definition. HD is not a type of lens. Instead it describes the result of the ED lenses: very good resolution

HT
High Transmission = lenses by SCHOTT with very good transmission properties.

SF

Smart Focus = Conventional binoculars require the focusing wheel to be turned 2.5 times in order to switch from the close focus to the maximum observation distance. The VICTORY SF only requires the wheel to be turned 1.8 times.

 

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