ZEISS 8x25 Victory Pocket Binocular

ZEISS 8x25 Victory Pocket Binocular

ZEISS 8x25 Victory Pocket Binocular

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ZEISS 8x25 Victory Pocket Binocular

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Expected availability: Dec 28, 2018

Product Highlights

  • Extra-Low Dispersion Fluoride Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Schmidt-Pechan Prisms
  • T* Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Protective LotuTec Lens Coatings
  • Wide 60° Apparent Angle of View
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Asymmetric Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Lightweight Magnesium-Alloy Chassis
  • Off-Center Knurled Focusing Wheel
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
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Magnification: 8x




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ZEISS 522038-9901-000 overview

  • 1Description

Building on the success of the 20mm version, the larger-objective ZEISS 8x25 Victory Pocket Binocular is engineered with improved performance—including a wider field of view and exit pupil, with a longer eye-relief, to boost its overall performance and handling. Complementing these improvements is a moderate magnification that brings subjects in close without the associated visible hand shake common in higher-power optics to provide users with an immersive observational experience.

This larger-objective model maintains the optical technology of earlier iterations to ensure the overall visual performance users have come to expect from ZEISS. The optical path features phase-corrected Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms with dielectric mirror coatings. These prisms maximize acuity and light throughput while eliminating aberrations and distortion. The lenses are fully multi-coated with ZEISS' iconic T* anti-reflective multi-coatings and their LotuTec protective coating. T* multi-coatings increase light transmission while eliminating lens flare and glare, while improving color rendition, clarity, and contrast. The 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 Victory's housing is made of a lightweight and strong magnesium alloy, wrapped in a protective rubber armor that provides a slip-resistant grip. Its optical tubes are nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to deliver waterproof performance, while resisting internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature or environmental conditions. The distinctive offset hinge design provides a visibly unique and compact form factor that is easy to adjust and use one-handed.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 25mm objective lenses
  • Compact Schmidt-Pechan roof prism light path
  • Phase-corrected dielectric mirror prism coatings limit internal diffraction to enhance clarity, light transmission, and contrast
  • Extra-low dispersion fluoride glass limits chromatic aberrations to produce clearer and sharper views with little or no color fringing
  • T* fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, color rendition, clarity, and contrast while reducing lens flare and glare
  • LotuTec coating: Sheds water, dirt, grease, and grime; lenses can be easily wiped clean without smearing
  • Wide 60° apparent angle of view
  • 357' field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge/single-hinge configuration
  • Fast and accurate center focusing wheel
  • ±3 right-eye dioptric correction
  • Broad 34-74mm interpupillary adjustment range to accommodate a wide variety of users
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Long 16.5mm eye relief
  • 3.1mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Unique asymmetrical offset hinge allows the binocular to fold flatter and more compact than traditional center-hinge configurations
  • Prism design is slimmer than traditional roof prisms, providing similar performance with thinner optical tubes
  • Impact-resistant and lightweight magnesium-alloy chassis
  • Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature and environmental conditions
  • Protective rubber armoring provides a secure no-slip grip
  • Wide -13 to 145°F (-25 to 63°C) operating temperature
  • Compact: 4.4x4.3"
  • Lightweight: 10 ounces
UPC: 740035998124

ZEISS 522038-9901-000 specs

Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8  x
Objective Lens Diameter 25 mm
Angle of View 7.5° (actual)
Field of View 393.7' @ 1000 yd / 131.2 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6.2' / 1.9 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.1 mm
Eye Relief 16.5 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 34.0 to 74.0 mm / 1.3 to 2.9"
Dioptric Correction ±3
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 4.4 x 4.3" / 11.2 x 11.0 cm
Weight 10.23 oz / 290.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 7.2 x 3.4"

ZEISS 522038-9901-000 reviews

8x25 Victory Pocket Binocular is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Serious quality problems This looks like a great travel binocular with a wider field of view than the competition, and I like the design.� But Zeiss has serious QC problems here.� The first unit had obvious multiple defects in the coatings of one ocular.� The second had a large shard of metal from machining the internal baffling protruding into one barrel, which could fall off and get onto a lens.� I'm not inclined to try a third.� Examine yours carefully.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Binos, poor case Fantastic binoculars, of course. I would expect nothing less from Zeiss top of the line series. But the case that they come with is terrible, IMO. At first glance, it appears that the large case would allow you to place the binos inside without collapsing them. The trouble is that they will only fit in the case over a small range of inter-pupil distances because the interior of the case is somewhat form-fitting. So for me, that� means that I had to adjust the binos every time I took them out of the case. So, worst of both worlds; large case, and I had to adjust every time. Two cases I found by Lowepro work great. It you're willing to collapse the binos every time, use the very small Lowepro Dashpoint 20. A bit snug on height, but works well. The larger Dashpoint 30 fits the height better, and allows the binos to be placed inside without collapsing them.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent compact binoculars, rivaling 8x32 models I wouldn't call these pocket binoculars, or at least, not shirt-pocket, coat-pocket at best. They are not much smaller than my Leica 8x32 Ultravid HD, albeit significantly lighter, and way larger than the Leica 8x20 Ultravids, which unlike these are truly shirt-pocketable. The supplied semi-hard case is preposterously large for compact binoculars. The strap has a comfortable neoprene-like neckband portion, but it doesn't look reinforced. Unfortunately it also lacks quick-release clips, and the flimsy-looking D rings (that connect the strap proper to the little loops that you mount on the lugs), do not inspire confidence. No rainguard or objective covers are provided. The field of view is practically the same as the Leica 8x32, which cost over twice as much, but of course noticeably dimmer. The flatness of field seems less than on either Leicas. My eyes are the limiting factor, but they all seem sharp to edges (once you compensate for the absence of flatteners by refocusing). There is some visible pincushion distortion, but again less than the Leicas. I wear glasses and the Zeiss are much more forgiving than the 8x20 in terms of eye placement. All in all, I don't think these binoculars compete with the ultra-compact 8x20 EDC models, but rather with the midsize 8x32 ones: same AFOV, same optical quality, a little darker but almost half the weight. I am retiring my Leica 8x32 and replacing them with the Zeiss 8x25 - if the lower luminosity is an issue, that means I need to grab a pair of 8x42 anyway. All in all a very impressive release from Zeiss, pity about the accessories.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly great binoculars, poor case, no rainguard I had read the great reviews, but was still surprised by how sharp, bright, and wide-angle these compact binoculars are. I own a pair of the 8x42 Zeiss Victory SF binos for comparison. One gives up some brightness and a little width in the Field of View but little else. I agree fully with the positive reviews of Fazal and Scribe. These binos are going with me much more than I had anticipated. Minor complaints - the hard case that comes with binos is a disappointment. It is too large, and the belt loop, held closed only by a weak Velcro patch is not something you could use in the field. (I got a ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 5 which works well). The binoculars also come with no rainguard. Apparently, Opticron Compact Binocular Rainguard will fit these binoculars.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPERB COMPACT BINOCULARS I bought these primarily for travel. They are light, a pleasure to use, and possess first-class optics. The first thing I noticed was the ergonomics. The Victory 8x25 fits perfectly in the hand. The second thing I noticed was how easily you can adjust the binoculars to your eyes. This is very important in compact binoculars, which can be tricky to use because the light paths are so narrow. No problem with these. And then there is the marvelously wide field of view, wider than any compacts I've used. The visual picture is beautiful, bright and clear. These binoculars are as sharp, or sharper, than any in the high-quality compact field, but remember that sharpness depends, not only on the product, but on how carefully the user focuses. There is a purity to the Zeiss image, a color quality that is gorgeous, and probably the result of Zeiss using fluoride glass. I'd like to see Zeiss make available a more premium-quality neckstrap and a smaller, soft case, but these are trifles. This is a design triumph.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp, bright and a wide field of view I had no idea a 3mm exit pupil could look like this. A beautiful view, both with and without glasses. During daylight hours, hard to tell a difference from 8x32 and even 8x42 bins.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zeiss 8x25 Victory Pocket Great little binoculars. Love the compact size, can put in pocket and take everywhere. Worked well birding in low, foggy light while hiking on the AT.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great binoculars great service fast shipping
Date published: 2017-09-11
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