Specifications:

Objective diameter:  20 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 2.5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 13.5 mm
IPD: 32  – 74 mm
RFOV:  6.7  degrees = 118 m
AFOV:  degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 225 g
Made in: Germany

 

Remarks:

Some years ago, not only the premium manufacturers – Leica, Nikon, Swarovski, Zeiss – used to have pocket binoculars in size 8×20, also many others had instruments with the same or a similar format (e.g. 8×21). To make the binoculars truly pocketable, almost all models featured a double hinge, which allowed to fold them to a very compact size. Zeiss was the famous exception, with its one-sided single hinge design; its dimensions when folded were slightly bigger than those of the Leica od Swarovski 8×20 models. On the other hand, the single hinge proved to be more robust than the relatively delicate double hinges; that at least is the experience of Binoculars Today, which has had to send a number of double hinge pocket binos in to the manufacturer for collimation service (mainly Trinovids and Ultravids). The Zeiss Victory 8×20 was optically very good, and some users rated its optical performance highest among its competitors, but most users gave the top marks to the same size Leica Ultravid. A few years ago, Zeiss abandoned the 8×20 format in favor of a new 8×25 model (see separate post “Zeiss Victory Pocket 8×25”), and so did Swarovski and Nikon (see separate posts “Swarovski CL Pocket 8×25” and “Nikon Sportstar EX 8×25”). Leica, however, continues its production of the Trinovid and Ultravid 8×20 models (see respective separate posts).

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