Rediscover the world of birdwatching with the Zeiss Victory SF 8×42 Binoculars. You can experience every spectacle nature has to offer with brilliant optics and an unparalleled wide-angle field of view.
Thanks to its lightweight, unique ergonomic design and dynamic fast-focus feature, the Victory SF allows for hours of relaxing birding without fatigue. The Victory SF is the new benchmark for birding and wildlife observation in the 125-year development of ZEISS binoculars.
With a field of view of 148m / 1000m, the 8x magnification offers the widest, most natural view and leaves nothing hidden. The seven-lens eyepiece delivers extremely sharp focus all the way to the edges.
The moderate magnification, balanced weight distribution and ergonomic grip make these binoculars easy to hold for hours of relaxing viewing. A transmission rate of 92% and a large exit pupil measuring over 5 mm reveal the details in dark shadows or the dim light of dusk.
Features of the Zeiss Victory SF 8×42 Binoculars
- Ultra-FL System – superior optics and an unparalleled performance
- Perfect weight distribution – ErgoBalance system
- Class-leading wide-angle field of view – 155m / 465ft
- Fast Focus – SmartFocus concept allows 1.6 turns from close to infinity
- LOTUTEC coating – dirt and water repellant surfaces
- T* Multi-layer coating – Crystal clear optics with high contrast
- FieldFlattener Technology – improved edge sharpness
- SCHOTT Glass – High light transmission glass with perfect resolution in all conditions
- Close Focus – down to 1.95m
92% Light Transmission
The Ultra-FL Concept is containing several SCHOTT fluoride glasses for absolute colour fidelity, brightness, clarity and the finest resolution of details, even in the harshest conditions and most challenging environment.
Extremely wide field of view
With birds often hiding in dense cover, it’s essential that you have a wide field of view to allow you to spot any slight movements. The wide field of view of the ZEISS Victory SF binoculars increases the observable area of interest by up to 20% in comparison with other binoculars.
Depending on the model, the field of view is between 120 m and 155 m, giving the user an impressive overview.
True-to-life image quality
Compromises cannot be made when it comes to bird identification – fine details have to be recognised within seconds for accurate and reliable identification. The ZEISS Victory SF family was developed to master the most demanding situations encountered in birdwatching. The optical performance was maximised with a UFL Concept.
This allows the user to master the most demanding of bird-watching scenarios, ensuring every precious moment is captured with absolute clarity.
The outstanding SmartFocus concept allows you to respond as quickly and intuitively thanks to the improved focusing speed. The focusing wheel is positioned in the triple-link bridge to allow for a comfortable, natural hand position. The anti-slip surface allows for easier, more precise operation and ideal focusing.
ZEISS T* Coating
ZEISS T* coating is a guarantee of the brilliant, high-contrast images which you will experience above all in adverse light conditions and in the twilight. Behind it, however, there is no specific formula for building up the layers. Instead, it is a technology that is constantly adjusted to suit new glass materials and requirements, which varies from lens to lens.
Thanks to the ErgoBalance Concept, the binoculars are ideally balanced in the hands and enable prolonged and steady observation with minimum fatigue by reducing stresses on the muscles of the upper and lower arms.
A clear view, whatever the weather
There are always exciting things to be seen in the world of nature – even in wet weather. This is why ZEISS developed LotuTec®. A coating for the lenses of binoculars and spotting scopes that enables a clear and unhindered view in all weather conditions.
Specifications of the Zeiss Victory SF 8×42 Binoculars
|Effective lens diameter||42 mm|
|Exit pupil diameter||5.3 mm|
|Field of view at 1,000 m (yds)||148 m (444 ft)|
|Subjective viewing angle||64° Ww|
|Close focusing distance||1.5 m (4.9 ft)|
|Diopter adjustment range||− 4.0 | + 4.0 dpt|
|Exit pupil distance||18 mm|
|Pupil distance||55 – 76 mm|
|LotuTec | Nitrogen filled||+ | +|
|Water resistance||400 mbar|
|Operating temperature||− 30°C | + 63°C (− 22°F | + 145°F)|
|Length||173 mm (6.8 “)|
|Width at an interpupillary distance of 65 mm||125 mm (4.9 “)|
|Weight||790 g (27.8 oz)|