Vixen Optics 7x50 ZCF Foresta Binocular

Vixen Optics 7x50 ZCF Foresta Binocular

Vixen Optics 7x50 ZCF Foresta Binocular

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  • Waterproof and Fogproof
  • Porro prism
  • 7.1 Degree Angle of View

Vixen Optics 14504 overview

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The Vixen Optics 7x50 ZCF Foresta is a unique triplet objective design binocular intended for outdoor enthusiasts. As a 7x50 binocular, it offers generous exit pupil and great stability for extended handheld viewing. The Foresta series features fully multi-coated optics to obtain sharp and crisp views. It is made of durable die-cast aluminum encased in rubber armored housings. Its Bak4 prisms increase light transmission. The binocular is waterproof and nitrogen filled to prevent fogging during sudden temperature changes. It has pop-up eyecups to accommodate all viewers including eyeglass wearers. Its large center focusing knob enables rapid target focus, even if you are wearing heavy gloves during cold temperatures.

Vixen Optics triplet objective lens for accurate color viewing
Fully Multi-coated optics for crisp views
BaK4 prisms facilitate maximum light transmission
Nitrogen filled to prevent fogging
Die-cast aluminum and rubber armored bodies for durability
Pop-up rubber eyecups favor eyeglass wearers

Vixen Optics 14504 specs

Prism Type Porro
Magnification 7  x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Angle of View 7.2° (Actual)
Field of View 378.0' @ 1000 yd / 126.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 211.6' / 64.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 7 mm
Eye Relief 23 mm
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Weight 1.9 lb / 861.8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 9.0 x 3.6"

Vixen Optics 14504 reviews

7x50 ZCF Foresta Binocular is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value I use the Vixen Foresta 7x50 primarily for birding on a daily basis. They are extremely bright as they are excellent under all lighting conditions but especially during dawn and dusk. The most outstanding features about them are their 3D View and their Depth of Field in which you can focus on an object 30 feet away and also see something just as sharply 100 yards away without have to adjust the focus. For a 7x the resolution of fine details is superb. The focusing is smooth and the speed is ideal. Although they weigh around 33 ounces they are extremely well-balanced and appear to be much lighter.Optically they are quite competitive with porro prism binoculars costing 2-4 times as much and with roof prisms costing upwards of $2000. Consequently, they are a Best Value!
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent binoculars Excellent all around porro binoculars. I use it for astronomy and appreciate its lightweight (33 ounces, less than 1 Kg). Prisms are made of BAK4 and all surfaces are fully multicoated. Optics are among the best i've seen in the $300 price range. Excellent resolution and fair/good outer field sharpness. It's also fog and water proof. The only annoying thing is that the lens covers are very shallow and come off easily. It comes with a case, overall I'd rate it a five star purchase.
Date published: 2010-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have to see to believe! These are excellent for low light use particularly but also during daytime. They feel solid in the hands. They display a 3D view that is unparalleled in my own experience. Really enjoyable is the view. They are sharp, bright, and virtually free of glarea and color fringing/CA. On many binocs I have trouble with eye relief because I like to wear my glasses 20/20 to see maximum details. No problem here. I actually have to have the eyepieces out on click for me and on most binocs with twist downs I need to have the eyecups twisted down. My glasses aren't thick fwiw and my correction is mild fyi so those with more correction may be challenged and may need the full down position on the eyecups. Speaking of the eyecups, my glasses sit right up on em no problems. Not sure what the first reviewer was troubled by. fwiw. The focuser on these is smooth and precise but due to the excellent depth of field you need to find exact focus in the middle of that DOF which means going from adequate focus to perfect focus. Or you can set it at say 30 yards out focused and just look at things and leave it alone! It will focus down to about 12 feet. If that's not close enough take a couple steps back LOL. These took some getting used to but I really am glad I got these and really enjoying the view. At this pricepoint you can't go wrong. I also own Nikon 8X32SE's which are more $$$ but also excellent. Those are tack sharp, same as this, lighter/smaller, also a loveable binoc but with less depth of field still very good but all around great but at least double the cost and they don't see into the dark as well. fyi. Pick your viewer or just buy both!!!
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vixen Foresa 7x50- The great binocular My main use is for landscape view, and secondary use is for astronomy. i have a few pairs of binoculars, like nikon monarch 5 8x42 and zeiss conquest 8x30 b t. and this binocular is the best. the image is brightest and sharpest, there is no colour fringing, and the eyepieces have a flat field from edge to edge. I dont like the front eyecups, because they are not connected to the body, but except from this- they are great.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Eyecups are TOO big! These are great optically BUT the eyecups are too big for most people so you can't get the correct eye relief and the result is you can't see the whole field of view. Be cautious!
Date published: 2013-09-19
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