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Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular USA

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Value $38.49
B&H # ZE8X20VC Mfr # 52 20 78
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Product Highlights
  • Schmidt-Pechan Roof Prisms
  • T* Multicoating
  • LotuTec Lens Coating
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Pocket-Sized High-Performance Binocular

Premium all-weather performance in a pocket-sized binocular? Yes - the Victory Compact 8x20 fits into a shirt or jacket pocket and it delivers breathtaking views. When critical observation of near and distant surroundings is a must, the Victory 10x25 glides seamlessly into action.

This lightweight powerhouse boasts cutting-edge optical technology that ensures optimized light transmission and a breathtaking field of view. The optical path features phase-corrected Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms with dielectric mirror coatings. Ground to perfection, these prisms maximize acuity and light throughput while eliminating aberrations and distortion. The lenses are fully multicoated with Zeiss' legendary T* anti-reflective multicoating and LotuTec protective coating. T* multicoating increases light transmission while negating the negative effects of flare and glare. LotuTec coating helps maintain the integrity of each external lens surface by repelling liquids and debris for a clear view in any conditions, weather, or situation.

The Compact Victory's housing is quite robust - it's reinforced with glass fibers and covered with an anti-slip rubber armoring. A fog-resistant fill of bone-dry nitrogen ensures clear viewing in dynamic climates, and the entire system is sealed for absolute waterproof performance. The hinge is offset - this affords a visibly unique and compact form-factor that is easy to adjust. Focusing is managed with a dial on the hinge, and a pair of soft twist-up rubber eyecups offer a comfortable custom fit.

Optical Performance
  • AFOV: 53.6°
  • T* multicoating enhances light transmission, reduces flare/glare
  • LotuTec coating: Sheds water, dirt, grease, grime. Lenses can be easily wiped clean without smearing
  • Phase-corrected roof prisms with dielectric mirror coatings for enhanced clarity, light transmission, contrast
Construction Details
  • Rubber armoring for a secure no-slip grip
  • Glass fiber reinforced housing for enhanced durability
  • Nitrogen filled for waterproof and fogproof performance
  • Unique offset hinge allows the binocular to fold flatter
Use and Handling
  • Center focus is fast and accurate
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for a customized view
  • Compact and lightweight: 4.3x3.8"/11x9.7 cm - 8 oz/ 225 g
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 20 mm
Angle of View 6.7°
Field-of-View 354' @ 1000 yd / 117.53 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 13.12' / 4 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 2.5  mm
Eye Relief 13.5  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 32 - 74 mm / 1.26 - 2.91"
Dioptric Correction ±3
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 3.82 x 3.62 x 1.73" / 9.70 x 9.19 x 4.39  cm
Weight 7.94 oz / 225 g
Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular
  • Carrying Strap
  • Leather Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

  • Included Free

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    ZeissVictory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (13)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Quality lenses (12)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Works well with glasses (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife viewing (10)
      • Bird watching (9)
      • Sporting events/concerts (8)
      • Hunting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (7), Avid adventurer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A satisfying purchase

      By Mr.D

      from Cuyahoga Falls, Oh

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

        I use these binoculars mainly for viewing birds. Though I will also use them camping and on wildlife trips. This purchase was to upgrade and to replace an old Nikon 8x20 Travelite. The Zeiss are far superior and of course far pricer. I wanted a compact model, and these are excellent. I chose them over a comparable Nikon after reading reviews from some Birders. I own a Zeiss 5x10 monocular and was very impressed by the optics which are excellent in both. They are very comfortable in my hand and easy to focus. I wear eyeglasses and have no issues.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Money well spent

        By Capt KS Gill

        from Gurgaon . India

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

          Light weight .Fantastic optics.They are just the right size and weight to carry along on any trip, come nicely packed.
          Last but not the least the B&H people were most helpful in re-shipping them for no extra costa ( the address provided by me was incorrect )

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Compact Binocular

          By Big Greener

          from Houston, TX

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Hunting
            • Sporting Events/Concerts
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

            I love these compact binos. They have outstanding clarity. In addition to wanting binos of such high quality for viewing, I also wanted a set that was very light and small so that it would not be a burden to carry in the field. When hiking or hunting in the mountains, I like to travel as light as possible and these binos really excel in that regard. I will probably leave my very good but much heavier binos home most of the time from now on when I go into the field. As great as these binos are, they are not designed, however, to take the place of a good spotting scope so if you plan on trophy judging animals in the field at long distances, you will still need a high quality spotting scope.

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            • Yes

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Pocket Binoculars

            By Libolo

            from NJ

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Waterproof
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                Very compact and excellent optics from the renowned Zeiss company. Would highly recommend.

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                You get what you pay for!

                By badabing

                from NH

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                    After being frustrated with cheap binoculars I made the plunge and spent the money for a quality compact binocular. I started my research after noticing the binoculars of the year awards for 2012. Having decided on a compact, the Victory 8x20T by Zeiss seemed to be the right fit. I understand some of the negatives associated with compacts but size does matter and I'm sure I will get more use out of a compact. The quality and clarity of these binoculars is outstanding. The comfort in hand (fairly large hands), ease of focusing and weight add to the pleasure. The close focus ability (8.5ft) is great. I couldn't be happier with my purchase from B&H and highly recommend the Victory Compact 8x20T Binocular.

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect

                    By borisbean

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Close Focus
                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Hunting
                      • Sporting Events/Concerts
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                      Great binoculars and great service.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Powerful Performance & Pocket-able!

                      By UpbeatBrain

                      from Austin, TX

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear image
                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Works Well With Glasses

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Sporting Events/Concerts
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                        You don't get a good look at birds unless you have your binoculars, and my pair of Leica 8x32 BN are too bulky and heavy to carry all of the time. That's why I bought the Victory compact binoculars. I just got back from using them on a week-long trip, and they worked great! They are extremely light and small, but the performance is incredible, even though I wear glasses. It took a little time to perfect getting the smaller viewing area on a bird, but it didn't take long to find things as fast as I lifted these binoculars to my eyes. After decades of birding and going through many inexpensive compact binoculars, I wish that I'd bought something like the Victory compact right from the start.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        These are so cool

                        By Robert

                        from Seattle

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching

                          Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                          These were bought because we just wanted something on a walk ot hike that wasn't a dedicated bird watching trip. Put these in your pocket and you might just forget you have them along.

                          They are really a nice build and quality. For our purposes they are perfect. a very nice bang for the buck.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Choice

                          By Prosail

                          from Southern California

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Close Focus
                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Waterproof
                          • Works Well With Glasses

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Hunting
                            • Sporting Events/Concerts
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                            I expected good quality images, but these binoculars far exceeded my expectation, for such compact binoculars the viewing is nothing short of spectacular, highly recommended for every day carry.

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                            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Take (almost) anywhere.

                            By TrueBlue5

                            from Delaware OH

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Close Focus
                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Waterproof
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                            • Not for serious birding
                            • Small field

                            Best Uses

                            • Sporting Events/Concerts
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                            I have a pair of Leica 8 x 25 binoculars for birdwatching trips - I love them. But have long thought about a small pair for every other trip, when you want to have something along but not be encumbered with binocs that may not be used. These fill the bill perfectly. Excellent optics, crystal clear viewing. REALLY small and lightweight. I took them to the Adirondacks, looked at mountain tops, chipping sparrows, a tiny vole, butterflies - no problems. Birds- if they will stay in the small viewing field - are as clear as with the Leicas. No problem with shake, plenty of light. I'll take them on my next trip to Europe too, where there are few birds to see , but you never know. Should work in theaters too.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Pleased

                            By Roger

                            from West Jordan, UT

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Sporting Events/Concerts
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                              We wanted a smaller pair for when we couldn't take along our mid sized binoculars and are happy with the Zeiss. We own a pair of 8X32 T* FL and an old pair of Leitz and the compacts keep us happy when we don't have room to pack the others.

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great optics

                              By Farshid

                              from Westfield, NJ

                              About Me Avid Adventurer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Lenses

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching
                                • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                • Wildlife Viewing

                                Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                                I like the idea of only having to make one adjustment to alight the two eye-pieces unlike other high-end binocs with similar 8x20. The optics are as good as it gets and its something that I know if I do not loose these, they will remain with me for life with no need for an upgrade. No brainer for satisfaction.

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                                (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Compact with superb optics

                                By Luigi

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Close Focus
                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Lenses
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Works Well With Glasses

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Zeiss Victory Compact 8x20 T* Binocular:

                                  I needed an affordable set of compact binoculars to take with me when traveling and also when biking. These Zeiss' totally fit the bill - really sharp and bright with a good depth of field from watching dragonflies on a nearby bush to checking out the boats on the horizon of Lake Michigan. Obviously there are more powerful binoculars but these are also bigger and heavier. Supplied case is good - only downside is the neck strap which while functional is a little flimsy.[...]BTW - since I called Zeiss to find out - these binoculars are made in Hungary - not in China.

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