Zeiss Victory FL 8×32

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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 mm
IPD:  54 – 74 mm
RFOV:  8 degrees = 140 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 60 degrees
Minimal focus distance (measured): 1.9 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 200 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 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): 628 g
Made in: Germany
*range of dpt adjustment unaffected by position of focus wheel



This is the “last survivor” of the famous Zeiss Victory FL line of Zeiss binoculars (regarded by some as the best ever made by Zeiss). All Victory FL models, except the 8×32**, have been dicontinued during the last few years.  The 8×32 is certainly one of the top 8×32 binoculars currently on  the market and can be found all over the world in the hands of ambitious birders and wildlife enthusiasts.

** update: it appears that as of today (Nov. 2020), Zeiss has ceased producing the FL 8×32. End of an era!


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