"We are raising the term SmartFocus to a totally new dimension that is unparalleled in the world of binoculars," says Dr. Gerold Dobler, Head of Product Management at Carl Zeiss Sports Optics GmbH. "The ZEISS Victory SF continues to feature the unique ErgoBalance Concept that makes viewing over long periods particularly easy, ergonomic and fatigue-free. To ensure that the user's arm muscles are subjected to minimum strain, the centre of gravity has been shifted toward the eyepiece. The low overall weight of the instrument also plays a major role here," Dobler explains.
Rediscover the world of birdwatching with the ZEISS VICTORY SF. You can experience every spectacle nature has to offer thanks to brilliant optics and an unparalleled natural wide-angle field of view.
Thanks to its light weight, unique ergonomic design and dynamic quick-focus feature, the VICTORY SF allows for hours of relaxing birding. The VICTORY SF is the new benchmark for birding and wildlife viewing in the 125-year development of ZEISS binoculars.
Newly developed Ultra-FL lens:
The newly developed, highly innovative Ultra-FL lens system provides outstanding image quality. The light transmission rate of 92% gives you the edge at dusk or on dark days. Two lenses containing fluoride made from the highest quality SCHOTT glass ensures even better colour reproduction. A seven-lens eyepiece with high-transmission elements and field flatteners ensures sharp focus all the way to the edges. This innovative optical concept allows you to rediscover birding and wildlife viewing.
Unparalleled wide-angle field of view
The VICTORY SF gives you the greatest natural overview of all. Thanks to the extremely large wide-angle field of view, you will find what you’re looking for far more quickly and reliably than ever before. The 10x42 VICTORY SF with its 120m (at a distance of 1 km) and the 8x42 VICTORY SF with its 148m offer top values. A close focus range of 1.5m allows you to watch the warblers and butterflies confidently and without hesitation – even in thick vegetation.
The lightest weight in its class
The light weight and exceptional ErgoBalance-Concept allows viewers to become one with their binoculars and surroundings. The ZEISS VICTORY SF features lightweight materials and a unique non-slip product design for ergonomic comfort that is truly unparalleled. Weighing in at just 780g, it is the lightest in its class – and allows for many hours of fatigue-free viewing. The VICTORY SF takes a considerable amount of weight off the neck and shoulders.
We think that intuitive means more than just “simple”. More than anything, it means fast. Being able to use binoculars quickly and easily is essential in birding as you try to focus on rapidly moving objects at varying distances. The outstanding SMART FOCUS concept allows you to respond as quickly and intuitively as if the binoculars were your seventh sense. Once you’ve tried the VICTORY SF, you’ll never want to live without them. Another advantage of the ErgoBalance-Concept is the shift in focal point within the binoculars, which makes them feel much lighter to use. What once seemed heavy is very light, allowing for hours of fatigue-free viewing.
Top quality workmanship
Made for the outdoors. For always.
In addition to its extraordinary optical performance, you will be immediately impressed by the design and workmanship of the ZEISS VICTORY SF binoculars from the moment you pick them up. Durability and excellent production quality are requirements for all ZEISS Sports Optics products – standard features, not extras. This means that you can enjoy many, many years of nature experiences first hand, even in the toughest conditions. Only the best survives.
You can choose between two different ZEISS VICTORY SF models.
VICTORY SF 8x42
With a field of view of 148m / 1000m, the 8x magnification offers the widest, most natural view and leaves nothing hidden. The seven-lens eyepiece delivers extremely sharp focus all the way to the edges. The moderate magnification, balanced weight distribution and ergonomic grip make these binoculars easy to hold for hours of relaxing viewing. A transmission rate of 92% and large exit pupil measuring over 5 mm reveal the details in dark shadows or the dim light of dusk.
Magnification: 8 x
Effective Lens Diameter: 42 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter: 5.3 mm
Twilight Factors: 20.5
Field of View at 1000m: 148 m
Apparent Field of View: 64 °
Close Focus: 1.5 m
Diopter Adjustment Range: +4 | -4 dpt
Pupil Distance: 54 - 76 mm
Eye Relief: 18 mm
Lens Type: Ultra-FL-Type
Prism System: Schmidt-Pechan
Water Resistance: 400 mbar
Nitrogen Filling: Yes
Functional Temperature in °C: -30 | +63 °C
Height: 173 mm
Weight: 780 g
Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 Black
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