ZEISS 8x42 Victory SF T* Binocular

ZEISS 8x42 Victory SF T* Binocular

ZEISS 8x42 Victory SF T* Binocular

B&H # ZE8X42VSFTB MFR # 524223-0000-000
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Product Highlights

  • Extra-Low Dispersion Fluoride Glass
  • Compact Schmidt-Pechan Prisms
  • T* and LotuTec Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 64° Apparent Angle of View
  • Short 5' Close-Focus Distance
  • Smart Focus Fast-Focus System
  • Lightweight Magnesium-Alloy Housing
  • Open-Bridge Design Reduces Weight
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • 4-Position Twist-Up Eyepcups
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ZEISS 524223-0000-000 overview

  • 1Description

Designed for birders and nature enthusiasts, the 8x42 Victory SF T* Binocular from ZEISS provides an immersive observational experience by combining exceptional optics and a wide field of view in a lightweight and durable housing. Extra-low dispersion fluoride lenses, fully multi-coated optics, and phase-corrected prisms work together to create images that are clear and bright without distortion across the entire field of view. Colors are accurately represented with high contrast and resolution. The binocular's wide 64° apparent angle of view provides expansive views, while the exceptionally short 5' close-focus distance ensures you won't miss anything.

The optical precision starts with SCHOTT Ultra-FL extra-low dispersion (ED) fluoride (FL) lenses that virtually eliminate distortion and chromatic aberration while increasing contrast and color fidelity. The Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms are coated with ZEISS' P* phase-correcting coatings to limit light loss and increase color fidelity and contrast. All of the optics are fully multi-coated with ZEISS' anti-reflection T* coatings. These greatly reduce light loss and maximize light transmission to create bright and clear images. A seven-lens eyepiece system uses high-transmission glass and field flatteners to correct for spherical aberrations to allow for pinpoint focusing across the entire field of view.

This SF version of the Victory binoculars features the Smart Focus system. Unlike conventional focusing wheels that require users to turn the knobs as many as 2.5 times to transition from the minimum to the maximum focus distance, the SF system only requires 1.8 turns. This means faster and easier changes of your subjects without sacrificing focus precision. The binocular is designed with ergonomic balance to reduce the feel of the weight in the hand, which reduces user fatigue for comfortable viewing during long observation sessions.

The housing is made from a lightweight, durable, and strong magnesium alloy. A double-hinged, open-bridge design provides a larger surface area for gripping while reducing the overall weight even more. The optical tubes are nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for water and fogproof performance, giving it a waterproof rating to 400mbar of pressure.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 42mm objective lens
  • Schmidt-Pechan roof prism design
  • SCHOTT Ultra-FL extra-low dispersion (ED) fluoride (FL) lenses virtually eliminate distortion and chromatic aberration while increasing contrast and color fidelity
  • ZEISS' proprietary anti-reflection T* lens coating increases light transmission for brighter images
  • 444' field of view at 1000 yd
  • 64° apparent viewing angle
  • 5' close-focus distance
Use and Handling
  • Large center focusing knob
  • Open-bridge design reduces weight without sacrificing strength
  • ±4 right eye diopter adjustment
  • 54-76mm adjustable interpupillary distance range
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter
  • Twist-up eyecups with four click-stop positions
  • Exceptional 18mm long eye relief
  • Wide 5.25mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium-alloy housing
  • Nitrogen filled for water and fogproof performance
  • Waterproof to 400mbar of pressure
  • Slip-resistant rubber-armored exterior
  • LotuTec lens coatings protect the objective and ocular lenses from dirt and dust, resist scratches, and bead off water and oils
  • Balanced weight distribution reduces fatigue for long observation sessions
  • Wide operating temperature range: -22 to 145°F (-30 to 63°C)
  • Weight: 27.5 ounces
UPC: 740035997745
In the Box
ZEISS 8x42 Victory SF T* Binocular
  • One-Piece Ocular Rainguard
  • 2 x Tethered Objective Lens Caps
  • Carrying Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • Lens Cloth
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    ZEISS 524223-0000-000 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8  x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
    Angle of View 8.0° (Actual)
    Field of View 444' @ 1000 yd / 147.408 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.9' / 1.5 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
    Eye Relief 18.0 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 54 to 76 mm / 2.1 to 3"
    Dioptric Correction ±4
    Focus Type Center
    Dimensions 6.8 x 4.9" / 17.3 x 12.4 cm
    Weight 27.5 oz / 779.6 g
    Packaging Infotzafraddaffdzrwy
    Package Weight 5.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.4 x 9.9 x 4.4"

    ZEISS 524223-0000-000 reviews

    8x42 Victory SF T* Binocular is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No comparison Best general-purpose binocs I've ever used! Sharp as a tack across the whole field, no ghosts, no false color, perfect contrast, the binoculars become completely transparent and it's as if you're really out there, looking from close up with just your eyes. I've never seen such a great view. They are also very light and mechanically well made. I'll still use my Canon 15x IS binocs for astronomy, even though they are optically inferior, for the steady high-mag views, but for everything else these are much better.
    Date published: 2017-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crazy expensive but worth it After ordering these binoculars I immediately went into buyers remorse over the cost. But after owning them for a few months I can honestly say, it is one of the best purchases Ive ever made. They are worth the money.
    Date published: 2018-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from David Zeiss 8 x 42 Victory SF T* Binoculars has outstanding clarity and brightness. Binoculars are relatively lightweight and well balanced. Far better than my 20 year old Swarovski Habicht SL 10 x 50, I know the Zeiss Victory SF T 8 x 42 has a high price, but I am very satisfied with its quality and performance.
    Date published: 2018-09-04
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