Zeiss Victory FL 7×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  7 x
Exit pupil: 6 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 16 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 16 mm
IPD: 54  – 74 mm
RFOV:  8.6  degrees = 150 m
AFOV (according to spec.): 60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.05 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 195 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 835 g
Made in: Germany
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Many rate the Victory FL line of binoculars among the best Zeiss has ever built, and the 7×42 model has been particularly popular. Today, about eight years after its production was stopped, the 7×42 FL is still being frequently purchased on the second hand markets by avid birders who like the combination of  a bright contrasty image, excellent CA correction and a wide field of view. BINOCULARS TODAY regards the 7×42 FL as perhaps the best 7×42 binocular ever made.


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