Zeiss Terra 8×32 ED

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Objective diameter:  32 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 16 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13 mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.7  degrees = 135 m
AFOV (according to spec.):  61  degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.4 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 210 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 585 g
Made in: China
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



In Zeiss’ entry level line “Terra”, you find models with the configurations 8×25, 10×25, 8×32, 10×32, 8×42 and 10×42. Except for the 8×25 (which until 2019 was made in Japan, since 2020 in China), they are all marked “Designed by Zeiss”, but have a small stamp “China” somewhere on  the binocular body. While the pocket models 8×25/10×25 perform well even compared to the more expensive segment of their market, the x32 and x42 models are clearly middle class instruments with solid mechanics and quite decent ED optics; in their price range, you would find competitors with greater sharpness and contrast, but many users will also place value on the blue “Zeiss” logo and the customer service that stands behind that name.

see also separate posts
“Zeiss Terra 8×25 ED”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-terra-8×25-ed/
“Zeiss Terra 8×42 ED”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-terra-ed-8×42/



A brief 2015 review (in German) can be found here:

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