Vixen Ultima 8×32 ZR

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Objective diameter:  32 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13.5 mm
IPD:  53 – 75 mm
RFOV:  8.3  degrees = 145 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 4.95 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 4.95 m to infinity (measured): 200 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 3.5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 7 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: splashproof
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 527 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The Vixen Ultima 8×32, currently not produced anymore, was regarded by many as a less expensive alternative to the Nikon E II and was a bit similar in appearance and haptics. However, it did clearly not reach the mechanical and optical quality of the Nikon and was rather a decent middle class porro instrument, lightweight and with a nicely sized field of  view, but an unsatisfactory edge sharpness.


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