ZEISS 10x42 Terra ED Binoculars (Gray)

BH #ZE10X42TEDG • MFR #524204-9907-000
ZEISS 10x42 Terra ED Binoculars (Gray)
Key Features
  • SCHOTT Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
  • Schmidt-Pechan Roof Prism Design
  • ZEISS Hydrophobic Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 60° Viewing Angle
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The gray ZEISS Optics 10x42 Terra ED Binoculars feature a redesigned ergonomic chassis that makes holding them more comfortable, especially during long glassing sessions. Optically, they retain the exceptional elements that are the hallmarks of the Terra ED, including compact Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms, SCHOTT extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, and proprietary multi-coatings. These complementary technologies and elements work together to produce an immersive observational experience that presents clear and bright views, with accurate color representation and virtually zero distortion across the entire wide field of view. The 60° apparent angle of view also helps to minimize the visible hand shake common in higher-power binoculars.
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ZEISS Terra ED 10x42 Overview

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

The gray ZEISS Optics 10x42 Terra ED Binoculars feature a redesigned ergonomic chassis that makes holding them more comfortable, especially during long glassing sessions. Optically, they retain the exceptional elements that are the hallmarks of the Terra ED, including compact Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms, SCHOTT extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, and proprietary multi-coatings. These complementary technologies and elements work together to produce an immersive observational experience that presents clear and bright views, with accurate color representation and virtually zero distortion across the entire wide field of view. The 60° apparent angle of view also helps to minimize the visible hand shake common in higher-power binoculars.

The comfortable ergonomic chassis is made of a fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate to help reduce weight, without sacrificing strength while adding impact and temperature resistance. Being resistant to temperature changes not only ensures that the housing will remain a constant temperature, even in cold and wet conditions, but will not experience the expansion and contraction common in metal chassis that can cause the optical elements to move out of alignment over time and hinder the binoculars' ability to achieve sharp focus. The chassis is covered in a gray rubber armoring that helps to protect them from drops and impacts and provides a slip-resistant grip.

Optical Performance

  • 10x magnification
  • 42mm objective lenses
  • Roof prism optical path
  • The compact Schmidt-Pechan prism design corrects the view while allowing for thinner optical tubes versus the more common Abbe-Koenig design
  • SCHOTT ED glass elements reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations to produce views with true color rendition without halos, diffraction, or distortion across the entire field of view
  • ZEISS proprietary hydrophobic multi-coated optics shed dust, dirt, and oils while improving light transmission, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
  • Short 5.25-foot close-focus distance
  • Wide 60° apparent angle of view
  • 330-foot field of view at 1000 yards

Use and Handling

  • Closed-bridge configuration
  • Large fast-focus center wheel
  • ±3 right-eye dioptric correction
  • 58 - 75.5mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Twist-up click-stop rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • 14mm eye relief
  • 4.2mm exit pupil

Construction Details

  • Impact-, corrosion-, and temperature-resistant fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate housing
  • Housing is lightweight to minimize neck strain and lighten optic without sacrificing strength
  • Protective gray rubber armor
  • Nitrogen filled for water and fogproof performance
  • Submersible to 100 mbar of pressure, or approximately 3' (1m)
  • Operating temperature 5 to 140°F (-15 to 60°C)
  • Weight: 25.6 oz
UPC: 740035998018

ZEISS Terra ED 10x42 Specs

Prism TypeSchmidt-Pechan
Performance
Magnification10x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Angle of View6° (Actual)
60° (Apparent)
Field of View330' @ 1000 yd / 109.56 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance5.25' / 1.6 m
Exit Pupil Diameter4.2 mm
Eye Relief14 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment58 to 75.5 mm / 2.3 to 3"
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +3
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions5.6 x 4.7" / 14.22 x 11.94 cm
Weight25.57 oz / 725 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 8.2 x 3.5"
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Are these made in China?
Asked by: Robert L.
Yes its made in China. Overall I am very happy with the binoculars. Brought it on African safari last month and really enjoyed using it to observe big 5 from dawn to night. I also bought a Vankey cellphone adapter mount for iPhone and used it to take mostly videos at the Cape of Good Hope and safaris. The image quality for videos is not professional quality but acceptable even on the big screen. The color saturation and clarity are not as good as the camcorder. Very slight chromatic aberration may be seen at the edges but not serious. Not sure if the German glass has same issue. I am not happy that the binoculars does not have a 1/4 inch adapter for camera tripod. Zeiss sells their version of adapter for over $200 which is ridiculously expensive. Why cant they tap a hole and put a rubber cap during manufacturing? I fabricated my own adapter using recycled wood and some Velcro for under $2 and it worked perfectly throughout the whole trip. Our safari guide even commented that it was the first he had seen the binoculars setup and was really impressed
Answered by: Hoe Chuan N.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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