ZEISS 10x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars

BH #ZE10X42VSFTB • MFR #524224-0000-000
ZEISS 10x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars
Key Features
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Fluoride Glass
  • Compact Schmidt-Pechan Prisms
  • T* and LotuTec Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 65° Apparent Angle of View
Designed for birders and nature enthusiasts, the 10x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars from ZEISS provide an immersive observational experience by combining exceptional optics, a powerful magnification, 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, while colors are accurately represented with high contrast and resolution. The binoculars' 10x magnification and wide 65° apparent angle of view provide expansive views, while the exceptionally short 5' close-focus distance enables you to make detailed observations of insects and small birds on flowers or feeders.
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Magnification
10x
8x
Objective
32mm
42mm

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ZEISS 524224-0000-000 Overview

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

Designed for birders and nature enthusiasts, the 10x42 Victory SF T* Binoculars from ZEISS provide an immersive observational experience by combining exceptional optics, a powerful magnification, 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, while colors are accurately represented with high contrast and resolution. The binoculars' 10x magnification and wide 65° apparent angle of view provide expansive views, while the exceptionally short 5' close-focus distance enables you to make detailed observations of insects and small birds on flowers or feeders.

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 water and fogproof performance, giving them a waterproof rating to 400 mbar of pressure.

Optical Performance

  • 10x 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
  • 360' field of view at 1000 yd
  • 65° 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
  • Comfortable 4.2mm 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: 740035997738

ZEISS 524224-0000-000 Specs

Prism TypeSchmidt-Pechan
Performance
Magnification10x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Angle of View6.5° (Actual)
Field of View360' @ 1000 yd / 119.52 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance5' / 1.52 m
Exit Pupil Diameter4.2 mm
Eye Relief18 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment54 to 76 mm / 2.1 to 3"
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +4
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions6.8 x 4.9" / 17.3 x 12.4 cm
Weight27.5 oz / 779.6 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.5 x 10 x 4.4"

ZEISS 524224-0000-000 Reviews

Worth the money

By Catherine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

These bins are as light to use as advertised, give a clear crisp view, and are easy to focus!

Excellent binoculars

By Eric J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-30

Great optics, feel, weight balance and adjustability.

Absolutely superb

By Ruess,
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-17

I use binos mainly for birding. I had a pair of Leica 10x42 Ultravids for 11 years. Looking for a new pair, I was all set to get the newer Leica Noctovids, but did some research first and wound up with the Zeiss Victory SF. (Killer stat for me was the weight difference). I am very pleased with my purchase. The optics, ergonomics and build quality are absolutely superb. I know, you would expect this for the price, but still, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like the new ones.

Outstanding in every way!

By Ronnie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-19

This is an incredible experience. I have a Leica bought just before the arrival of Halley's Comet in '86, and a really nice later Nikon. They are still outstanding, but the time had come for a serious birding binocular. EVERY birder I talked to and EVERY reviewer I read basically said the same thing. Out of the Big 3, the newest Zeiss beats Leica and Swarovski in two areas. First, and most importantly is the ergonomics. It is lighter and the bridge design is superior for holding with one hand or two. Reaching around the barrel and really getting a firm grab with the dominant hand really provides stability when needed at 10X. The other big advantage over the competitors is the significantly increased field of view the Zeiss offers. It is easier to pick up a bird or other animal coming into view from either side and for the same reason easier to find and quickly center a stationary object. Finally, a somewhat more minor advantage, but welcome afield: the Zeiss is lighter than the Leica.

GREAT BUY

By Harold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-17

THE UP GRADE I WAS LOOKING FOR GOOD VALUE.

Wow!

By Alfred
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

Wow, these binoculars focus razor crisp on distant objects. I use them for hiking. I also bought the Zeiss Victory 10x25 for a lot less money which are lighter, but not as good. I like the balance, the feel, and the quality construction. If I could only own one pair of binoculars it would be the Zeiss Victory 10x42.

The best quality general purpose binocular on the market

By Sina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-06

The optical quality is second to none. Ergonomics are amazing, the difference is evident even when compared to other high-end binoculars from Zeiss. The binocular shake while glassing is so well dampened by the distribution of the weight towards the eye that for the 10x42 the image is less shaky than high-quality 8x42 binoculars. The field of view for this 10x is almost as wide as your average 8x binoculars and it focuses down to about 5 ft in front of you. The model is designed mainly for bird watching and nature observation, however, I use it for other purposes also (on a boat, for example) with no issues whatsoever. The image is highly corrected and flattened, but unlike other high-end binoculars, this one doesn't give me a headache or vertigo after I use them for a day. The 10x gives additional reach over the 8X with very little compromise in optical quality and I highly recommend the 10x42 over the 8x42, as the FOV is still plenty wide.

Ideal multi-purpose glasses

By Hamilton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-01

Superior design and optical performance combines with ease of use, great balance and handling. Added magnification enhances overall performance without offsets. There’s more than enough field of view for tracking and locating and weight has not been a factor.

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