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Carl Zeiss Victory 8x42 T* FL

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Manufacturer:
Carl Zeiss
web site
Distribution / Sales:
M.K. Szuster
web site
e-mail
ul. Al. Waszyngtona 38/40
03-910 Warszawa
 

Specifications

Lens diameter [mm] 42
Magnification [x] 8
Angular field of view [deg] 7.7
Linear field of view [m/m] 135/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 5.25
Eye relief [mm] 16
Min. focusing dist. [m] 2
Twilight factor 18.33
Brightness 27.56
Prisms BaK-4/roof
Dimensions [mm] 173x128
Weight [g] 755
Waterproof Yes
Nitogen filling Yes
Argon filling No
Image stabilization No
Tripod exit No
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 10
Accesories
Price 5750
Additional information

Average rating (3 owners reviews).

Build quality 5.00
Optical quality 5.00
Accesories and usage 5.00
Value for money 4.33
Overall 4.83
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User: Borealis
IP 67.172.x.x
Date: 2012-09-19 04:09:56
Owner since: 3 years
Price: $1950
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: There's an annoying detent at the zero point of diopter adjustment that makes near-zero adjustment difficult; flare could be better controlled; and sharpness falls off towards edge, but for those like me whose view is alway centered, this isn't a problem.

Pros: Ergonomics are first-rate with bare hands or heavy gloves; the view is superb with good contrast, natural colors and a definite sense of "presence."

Summary: A definite top-tier binocular in the same class as Swarovision, and Ultravid HD. The only reason why it doesn't get a "5" for value is because there are so many "betas" that offer a view almost as good that sell for so much less

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User: Borealis
IP 107.3.x.x
Date: 2011-10-01 15:56:10
Owner since: 3 years
Price: US41950
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Detent prevents dioptric adjustment near the "0" setting; some may find the focus too loose.... as birders do a lot of focusing compared to hunters, I like it loose

Pros: View is bright, clear, sharp and gives the viewer a sense of intimacy with the viewed object; easy to focus (things "snap" into focus); great in the hands, ribs on barrels provide good grip with gloves; big focus knob a real plus; rugged construction; a real "lifetime" binocular

Summary: While CZ doesn't have the ultimate warranty that my Leicas carry, they are still a lifetime binocular that I don't intend ever to replace. They are my "go to" bins whenever I don't know what to bring with me (that is, 7x bins, 10x bins or scope); that is not to say they are a compromise.... instead it's to say that they do so many things so very well. I have no regrets.

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User: Birdman
IP 124.170.x.x
Date: 2011-09-26 12:50:51
Owner since: 2 years
Price: $1500
User profile: Professional
 

Cons: Non yet.

Pros: No CA, very bright, very sharp, nice and LIGHTWEIGHT.

Summary: My everyday 8x binocular. It out resolves every other 8x in the same category I have ever tried. The control of CA is as close to perfect as modern optics allow. I cannot fault this binocular, even the diopter adjustment is spot on perfect...very rare. 5 Stars.

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