Zeiss Victory SF 10×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  10 x
Exit pupil: 4.2 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 15.5 mm
IPD:  55 – 76 mm
RFOV:  6.9  degrees = 120 m
AFOV (according to spec.):   64  degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.6 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.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6.5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 860 g
Made in: Germany
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Introduced very shortly after the 8×42 model, the Victory SF 10×42 is currently one of the best 10x42s on the market. Whether it, or the 10×42 models of Swarovski NL Pure, Swarovski EL SV, Nikon EDG, Leica Noctivid or Leica Ultravid HD+ occupy the top spot depends more on personal preferences than on significant optical performance differences. The Victory SF may not fully reach the fabulous edge sharpness of the Swarovski EL SV, but it features a larger field of view and better ergonomics than any of the other same size premium binoculars (except for the Swarovski NL Pure, see separate post).

see separate posts
“Swarovski NL Pure 10×42”, https://binocular.ch/8120-2/
“Swarovski EL SV 10×42”, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-el-sv-10×42/
“Nikon EDG 10×42”, https://binocular.ch/nikon-edg-10×42/
“Leica Ultravid HD+ 10×42”, https://binocular.ch/leica-ultravid-10×42-hd-plus/



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