In 2013 it seemed that Zeiss showed everything there was to show in the 42 mm class. They’ve launched fully-fledged successors of the Conquest and Victory FL series along the Terra ED, aimed at less advanced customers. Still those who thought Zeiss would rest on their laurels were wrong. In June 2014 they presented next 8x42 and 10x42 models, this time being a part of a series called Victory SF which was supposed to be placed even higher than the Victory HT.
Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 - binoculars' review
Swarovski SLC 10x42 W B - binoculars' review
The history of roof prisms binoculars from the SLC series, produced by the Austrian Swarovski Optik company, is really long. The first SLC 8x30 model was launched already in 1989. At some point those instruments constituted actually the top-of-the-range line of that producer in its heyday consisting of such models as 7x30, 8x30, 7x42, 8x42, 10x42, 7x50, 8x50, 10x50, 8x56 and 15x56.
Zeiss Victory HT 10x42 - binoculars' review
In February 2012, right before the IWA fairs, two Zeiss models belonging to a brand new Victory HT series were launched on the market: the 8x42 and the 10x42. At that time everybody thought these two were fully-fledged successors of the Victory FL series although at first glance there were few differences between them and the older models, especially when it came to the parameters.
Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 10x42 - binoculars' review
The Ultravid HD-Plus series was launched in 2014-2015 replacing the Ultravid HD devices. Currently it consists of roof prism devices with objective diameters from 32 to 50 mm. All binoculars feature Schmidt-Pechan prisms, covered by dielectric HighLux (HLS) coatings to ensure high transmission level.
Please enjoy the first part of our article about Zeiss 10x40 and 10x42 binoculars.
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 8x36 - binoculars' review
The American Bushnell company feature a very wide line-up of binoculars and somewhere in the middle of their price point range you can find a series called Legend Ultra HD which consists of models with the following parameters: 8x26, 10x26, 10x25, 8x36, 10x36, 8x42 and 10x42.
Kowa BD 10x42 XD Prominar - binoculars' review
Lately, though, Kowa have show several series of binoculars produced in China and the BD XD Prominar is the best of them. It features models with following parameters: 8x32, 10x32, 8x42, 10x42, 8x56, 10x56 and 12x56.
Steiner Commander 7x50 - binoculars' review
In 2011 we tested the Commander XP model and meanwhile the Race Edition instruments have been launched on the market as well. Now that line-up features three models: the Commander 7x50, the Commander 7x50 C and the Commander Global 7x50 C...
Nikon Monarch 5 8x56 - binoculars' review
The history of night Monarch series of binoculars, produced by Nikon, started in 2006 with the launch of the 8.5x56, 10x56 and 12x56 devices. The first of them we’ve already tested and it got a very positive review. In July 2013 their line-up was refreshed...
Legendary binoculars - Nikon 8x30 EII
The first two articles in the Legendary binoculars series were devoted to non-produced instruments. There is time for an exception now. We describe one of the classic binoculars, which can still be found on store shelves i.e. Nikon 8x30 EII. Enjoy!
Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8x56 - binoculars' review
In 2013 the Rangers Pro were substituted by the Rangers Xtreme. Once again you deal here with four roof prism instruments: the 8×32, the 8×42, the 10×42 and the 8×56. However the new models feature wider fields of view than their predecessors; the physical dimensions and weight changed a bit as well.
Kowa BD 8x56 XD Prominar - binoculars' review
Kowa is a Japanese producer with a limited line-up which, nevertheless, is quite well-known on the market. Most of it consists of ornithology instruments which not so long ago were entirely produced in Japan.
Zeiss Conquest HD 8x56 - binoculars' review
The Zeiss Conquest series was launched on the market over ten years ago. These binoculars were produced by Zeiss in their Hungarian factory and, overall, the series consisted of ten models, with the diameter of objectives ranging from 30 to 56 mm.
Carl Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 - binoculars' review
In January 2013 Zeiss surprised everybody by presenting a new series of binoculars called Terra ED and produced in China. The 8x42 and 10x42 models were shown as the first. In March 2015 the 8x32 and 10x32 models were added and, several months later, they were joined by the ‘babies’ – the 8x25 and the 10x25 instruments.
Steiner Navigator Pro 7x50 - binoculars' review
If you are looking for marine binoculars the German Steiner company offers you two specialized series: the cheaper Navigator and the more expensive Commander. In both cases you deal with Porro prism 7x30 and 7x50 instruments, available with or without compass built-in.