For those who do not want to make any compromises when it comes to optical performance, ergonomics, and handling, the Zeiss Victory FL Ferngläser Binoculars are the clear choice.
The Victory FL Binoculars feature the best optical image quality of their class, minimum weight, and exceptional ergonomics. These are the unbeatable benefits supplied by Victory FL Binoculars and their special objective lenses constructed from fluoride glass.
The Victory FL Binoculars represent the finest possible optics from Carl Zeiss, a company with more than 150 years of experience in the manufacture and employment of superior optical instruments. All Victory FL Binoculars come with a lifetime warranty. The lifetime warranty may even be transferred from owner to owner, free of charge. Beware of imitations, gray-market Zeiss optical instruments, and genuine Zeiss optical instruments that were purchased from non-authorized Zeiss dealers, which do not quality for Zeiss' lifetime warranty.
The Victory FL Binoculars offer exceptional brilliance, color fidelity, and authentic image rendition because they are made with the highest quality fluoride glass. ZEISS T* multi-coating is used for all lens and prism surfaces to maximize transmission values and minimize stray-light levels. All models are filled with nitrogen to prevent internal lens fogging during even the widest of temperature changes. The Victory FL Binoculars are climate-proof from -20 to 40 degrees C and all are water-tight and air-tight.
All Victory FL Binoculars are manufactured by Carl Zeiss in Germany.
The Zeiss Victory FL Binoculars are available in two sizes: 8X32 and 10X42. The 8X32 size is shown on the left and the 10X42 is on the right. As a general rule, the poorer the light conditions the larger the objective lens diameter of the binoculars should be to maintain luminosity. A greater degree of magnification is not "better", as exit pupil and luminosity will decrease, unsteadiness of hand will be magnified, and detail recognition will decline with greater magnification. The 8X32 and 10X42 represent to us the best compromises of size and magnification for almost all field use of the binocular. Which exact binocular will be best suited to your personal requirements and preferences will, however, necessarily differ. When ordering, please do not hesitate to contact us for recommendations.
The two models differ in magnification, twilight factor, weight, and size. However, both models feature almost identical features.
Both Victory FL models feature rubber armor coating, with four external grooves along the tubes for easier indexing and additional grip during wet conditions. The rubber armoring is extremely UV and acid resistant, assuring good looks and a very long service life.
Both Victory FL models also feature loops for easy fitment of the supplied carrying strap.
Setting up the Victory FL Binoculars for view is very simple. First, adjust the eye relief. Eyecups are fully adjustable on the Victory FL Binoculars. In the photo above, the left eyecup is fully extended and the right eyecup is fully retracted.
The eyecups on all Victory FL Binoculars may be removed completely by the user without tools for cleaning or replacement after hard use.
If you are not wearing spectacles or other eye protection when viewing, use the binocular with the the eyecups extended. To extend the eyecups, turn them counterclockwise and the eyecups will extend. The eyecups may be set to one of four clickstop positions. These adjustment options permit the distance from the exit pupil to be varied according to each user's specific requirements. Of course the eyecups are padded with rubber for maximum comfort.
If you wear spectacles or other eye protection when viewing, turn the eyecups clockwise to retract them fully.
After eye relief, adjust the interpupillary distance. Just put the binocular up to your eyes and hinge the two tubes on their axis until you see one circular field of view when viewing with both eyes. The tension on the center hinge is properly set so that the binocular may be adjusted without tools but will not go out of adjustment easily. In the photo above, the Victory FL Binocular is at its widest adjustment level.
Almost all users will find some degree of bend in the binocular when the interpupillary distance is correct for their eye width.
With eye relief and interpupillary distance adjusted, focusing is next. Focusing the Victory FL Binoculars is very easy and intuitive. There is a large focusing knob between the barrels that may be manipulated quickly and easily with either hand, with both eyes still on the target. Victory FL Binoculars may be focused perfectly at objects as close as 2.6 meters away to as far as the eye can see, opening up completely new dimensions to the user. Very close objects such as insects may be viewed with clarity through the Victory FL glasses.
Turning the focus knob adjusts both barrels simultaneously.
Almost all people have one eye that can focus better than the other, and the Victory FL Binoculars accommodate this natural human condition. Diopter adjustment is easily performed by pulling the focus knob backward to expose the scale. In the photo above, the diopter adjustment is set at neutral and without bias for the left or right barrel. To adjust diopter, close your right eye and focus on the image in the left barrel using the focus knob pushed forward.
Then close your left eye and adjust the right barrel using the focus knob pulled backward, as in the photo above. Obviously, look at the exact same object and at the exact same distance when adjusting diopter for the two barrels.
After diopter is properly adjusted, push the focus knob forward. Turning the focus knob in this forward position will focus both tubes simultaneously. Once properly adjusted to your requirements, viewing through the Victory FL Binoculars is very easy and really only the focus knob need be manipulated for almost all viewing. This is but an example of the supreme ergonomy of Zeiss Victory FL Binoculars.
The Victory FL Binoculars come standard with a rain guard that may be fitted to the supplied carrying strap if desired.
The rain guard is designed to sit loosely over the ocular lenses and protect them against rain.
The rain guard features lateral loops designed to secure it against loss yet be instantly removed for viewing. The carrying strap will secure the rain guard onto the binocular during normal carry.
The rain guard is designed to cover the ocular lenses regardless of interpupillary distance adjustments.
The Victory FL models also come with protective caps for the objective lenses.
The protective caps slide onto the objective lenses and protect them against contamination in dirty conditions.
The protective caps are easily removed for viewing and are secured against loss by an integral tether.
The protective caps may also be used to facilitate diopter adjustment.
When both the rain guard and protective caps are fitted, the Victory FL Binoculars are well protected against the elements.
The rain guard and protective caps may be removed or fitted easily to suit the field conditions in which the binoculars will be employed.
Both the 8X32 and 10X42 Victory FL Binoculars come compete with padded nylon carrying case, carrying strap, rain guard, and protective caps. The padded nylon carrying case may be worn on the shoulder with the supply shoulder strap, or on the belt using the supplied belt loops sewn onto the rear face of the carrying case.
Why Zeiss? We like to sell what we use and has served us well. The Carl Zeiss Diavari telescope shown mounted to this Heckler & Koch HK91 has served John very well for more than a decade now and is still going strong. John has an identical Zeiss Diavari mounted to his HK43. Before John owned these two telescopes, they served the Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung for two decades. Despite such age and hard use, neither telescope has ever lost its regulation and both have never required re-zeroing. Neither telescope has ever fogged with temperature or climatic changes. Neither telescope has ever leaked its nitrogen filling. The performance of both telescopes has been nothing short of exemplary. We expect nothing less from Carl Zeiss and can assure you that your Zeiss Binoculars will provide equally good service to you.
Alan Bean holds a special environmental sample container filled with lunar soil collected during the Apollo XIV Lunar EVA in which mission commander Pete Conrad and Bean participated. Conrad, who took this picture with his 70mm Hasselblad camera, is reflected in Bean's helmet visor. On Bean's left forearm is an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional. Look closely at the camera lens on Bean's Hasselblad. It's a Carl Zeiss. For capturing this and other priceless photos of one of mankind's greatest feats, NASA trusted nothing less than Carl Zeiss. For a supersize version of this photo, click here. Photo by NASA.