ZEISS 8x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars

BH #ZE8X42VSFTB • MFR #524223-0000-000
ZEISS 8x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars
Key Features
  • Extralow Dispersion Fluoride Glass
  • Compact Schmidt-Pechan Prisms
  • T* and LotuTec Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 64° Apparent Angle of View
Designed for birders and nature enthusiasts, the 8x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars from ZEISS provide 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 binoculars' wide 64° apparent angle of view provides expansive views, while the exceptionally short 5' close-focus distance ensures you won't miss anything.
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8x
Objective
32mm
42mm
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ZEISS Victory SF 8x42 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

Designed for birders and nature enthusiasts, the 8x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars from ZEISS provide 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 binoculars' 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 feature 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 binoculars are 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 waterproof and fogproof performance, giving them a waterproof rating to 400 mbar 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 5.3mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium-alloy housing
  • Nitrogen filled for waterproof 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

ZEISS Victory SF 8x42 Specs

Key Specs
Prism Type
Schmidt-Pechan
Magnification
8x
Objective Lens Diameter
42 mm
Angle of View
8° (Actual)
Field of View
444' @ 1000 yd / 147.41 m @ 1000 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
5.3 mm
Performance
Magnification
8x
Objective Lens Diameter
42 mm
Angle of View
8° (Actual)
Field of View
444' @ 1000 yd / 147.41 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance
5' / 1.52 m
Exit Pupil Diameter
5.3 mm
Eye Relief
18 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment
54 to 76 mm / 2.1 to 3"
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +4
Focus Type
Center
Features
Fogproof
Yes, Nitrogen Filled
Environmental Protection
Water-Resistant (Unrated)
General
Dimensions
6.8 x 4.9" / 17.3 x 12.4 cm
Weight
27.5 oz / 779.6 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.55 x 10.15 x 4.5"

ZEISS Victory SF 8x42 Reviews

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Where are these made? Thank you.

Where are these made? Thank you.
Asked by: CIndy
The ZEISS 8x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars are currently made in Germany.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-11-02

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Is there a better binocular case available for the Zeiss 3x42 Victory SF T?
Asked by: Kate
Yes, the Swarovski Field Bag Large Pro wioll work very well: https://bhpho.to/2Olnhxm
Answered by: Leonard E
Date published: 2023-11-02

My binoculars did not include a physical limited ...

My binoculars did not include a physical limited lifetime warranty document in the box. Is this because they offer lifetime warranty?
Asked by: Steven
Zeiss does not include a warranty card anymore. They automatically have a lifetime warranty. If you register the binoculars on the Zeiss website, you will also have a 5 year no fault warranty.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-11-02

Can you explain the T* in the model name, Zeiss ...

Can you explain the T* in the model name, Zeiss 8x42 Victory SF T*? I am not seeing it on the Zeiss website.
Asked by: Sarah
T* is the name give to the multi-layer coating which allows good viewing in low light. And they are excellent in low light.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-11-02
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