ZEISS 8x42 Victory HT Binocular (Black)

ZEISS 8x42 Victory HT Binocular (Black)

ZEISS 8x42 Victory HT Binocular (Black)

B&H # ZE842VHT MFR # 524528-0000-000
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Product Highlights

  • Schott HT Fluoride Glass
  • Abbe-Koenig Roof Prisms
  • ZEISS T* Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • LotuTec Protective Lens Coating
  • 62° Wide Angle Viewing
  • Double-Link Closed Bridge
  • Magnesium Alloy Chassis
  • Comfort-Focus Center Wheel
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof & Waterproof
  • Click-Stop Eyecups
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ZEISS's 8x42 Victory HT Binocular is where elegance meets an unparalleled opto-mechanical performance. This optic provides superior viewing experience by combining exceptional optics and a wide field of view in a lightweight and durable magnesium housing. Extra-low dispersion fluoride lenses, fully multi-coated optics, and phase-corrected prisms work together to create true-color images that are clear, bright, and vivid across the entire field of view. The binocular's wide angle apparent field of view provides expansive views, while the exceptionally short 6.2' close focus distance ensures you won't miss anything.

The optical precision starts with Schott Extra-Low Dispersion HT fluoride (FL) lenses that virtually eliminate distortion while delivering high contrast and true color. The Abbe-König prism system improves brightness 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.

The binocular is 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 and durable magnesium alloy. A double-link closed-bridge design, with the focusing wheel situated in the middle of it, provides a more natural reach for focusing. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed for water and fogproof performance.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 42mm objective perform well in low light
  • Wide apparent angle of view: 63°
  • Abbe-Köenig prism system improves brightness
  • Schott HT High Transmission Glass
    • Provides brilliantly bright images
  • Fluoride doping improves color fidelity
  • Increases transmission to 95%
    • T* multi-coatings eliminate glare and improve resolution
  • LotuTec Protective Coating
    • Repel water droplets
    • Allow trace-less removal of dirt particles
    • Improve visibility in adverse conditions
Construction Details
  • Durable magnesium alloy housing
  • Ergonomic and lightweight design
  • Oversized knurled comfort-focus wheel
  • Double-link closed bridge
  • Click-stop twist-up rubber eyecups
  • Waterproof and fogproof
  • Submersible to pressure of 500 mbar
  • Temperature rating: -22 to 145°F
  • Impact-resistant
In the Box
ZEISS 8x42 Victory HT Binocular (Black)
  • 2 x Objective Covers
  • Neck Strap
  • Lens Cloth
  • Carrying Case with Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Transferrable Warranty
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    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
    Angle of View 62° (apparent)
    Field of View 406.8' @ 1000 yd / 135.6 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 6.2' / 1.9 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.3 mm
    Eye Relief 16 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 54.0 - 76.0 mm / 2.1 - 3.0"
    Dioptric Correction ±4
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions 6.3 x 5.0" / 16.0 x 12.7 cm
    Weight 29.2 oz / 827.8 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 8.0 x 6.7"
    8x42 Victory HT Binocular (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Choice After a month of research to find the perfect pair of Binoculars for my husband's 60 birthday I choose the 8 X 42 Victory HT Binocular by Zeiss.The smile on his face was worth 1,000 words. By husband is a serious bird watcher and he would always say,My binoculars are not quite strong enough. Well, needless to say I will not be hearing that again. These Binoculars are crystal clear and the viewing at dusk is amazing! These are well worth the price and the smile on my husband's face was priceless!
    Date published: 2014-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding birding binoculars The Zeiss Victory HT 8x42 are great birding binoculars. I have had my pair for two weeks and have used them a number of times in varying conditions. They are very sharp with excellent contrast, very bright (especially when you peer into shadows), have no CA that I have been able to see, provide ample eye relief for me, have natural color transmission, and the ergonomics are outstanding. I compared these to the Swarovski 8x42 SVs, and the HTs just felt so much better in my hands. The focusing knob is easy to use, even with winter gloves and a baseball hat on. These are my first 42mm binoculars. I have the Victory FL 8x32, Swarovski 8x32 SV, and Nikon 8x32 SE (all great binoculars), but the HTs are now my favorite. The feel and ease of use combined with the excellent optics make the HTs my birding binoculars of choice. They really shine when you need to pull detail out of backlit birds or birds in shadows. The only downside is that they are about 8 ounces heavier that the 8x32s, but a good strap helps with that.
    Date published: 2013-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Bins! These binoculars are fantastic. I just returned from a birding trip to Thailand- my first opportunity to test them and break them in.� All the reviews that I read are spot on. These are the best bins ever. I am so happy that I decided to spend the money and get them. They are so clear and bright even at long distance. Also, in low light when you look through these, its almost as if a light is turned on - they are so bright.� I could see detail that my bird guide couldn't see - he asked to borrow my bins a few times so he could see what I was seeing!! I did a lot of research before making the huge investment in these.� I love buying from B&H and having that comfort that, if �I'm not happy with something I can return within 30 days. I bought a different model Zeiss before these - they were $1000 less - but made the decision to spend more and get amazing bins. So happy I did so. B & H made it easy as well. LOVE THESE BINOCULARS!!!!
    Date published: 2017-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't believe it until I saw it . Use mostly for birding, need good detail. Worried that it would be too heavy since I am small. Clarity is so wonderful, especially in bad light, that I didn't even think about the weight.
    Date published: 2013-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buying these Zeiss Victory HT 8X42 are why we work so hard. Simply the best, for one of the best birders I have ever known. My friend Nance'. B&H is and has been one of the best merchants ever. These Victory's are bright, easy to focus and built to last our lifetime and pass down to the next.
    Date published: 2015-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Field Glasses Bright images, easy to focus and great customer support from Zeiss.
    Date published: 2014-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Binocs The best!!!!! Last ones I'll ever own!
    Date published: 2017-02-27
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