Zeiss Victory Pocket 8×25

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Objective diameter:  25 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 3.13 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 16.5 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13 mm
IPD: 54  – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.4  degrees = 130 m
AFOV (according to spec.):  60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.8 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 270 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 7 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 320 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



This is the successor of the “Zeiss Victory 8×20 T” (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-victory-8×20-t-compact/). In or around 2016, a number of companies stopped the production of their 8×20 pocket binoculars in favor of models with a slightly larger exit pupil, and the format 8×25 became popular (the exception being Leica, which continues its production of the 8×20 Trinovid and Ultravid models). In terms of optical performance, the Zeiss Victory Pocket 8×25 leads the market together with the Swarovski 8×25. Both get highest ratings in their category. Zeiss kept the uneven one-sided hinge design of the 8×20 predecessor, whereas Swarovski continued with the double-hinge design, see separate post “Swarovski CL Pocket 8×25”, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-cl-pocket-8×25/).



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