Specifications:

Objective diameter:  32
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 4.0 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 19 mm
Useable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 16 mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  8.9 degrees = 155 m
AFOV: 67 degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 673g
Made in: Germany (?)

  

Remarks:

Six years after the launch of its top binocular line “Victory SF” – in 2014, Zeiss had started the line with the 8×42 and 10×42 versions -, the x32 models are now out, again in an 8x and a 10x version; the 8×32 has been included in this collection. Relatively long for an 8×32, but lightweight, well built, with very good ergonomics and an impressive field of view, the SF exhibits excellent image characteristics.  The edge sharpness does not fully match the one of the iconic SF 8×42 (see separate post “Zeiss Victory SF 8×42”), and central sharpness is excellent, but perhaps just a tad below the FL 8×32 (see separate post “Zeiss Victory FL 8×32”), but in the sum of its characteristics, this is no doubt one of the finest binoculars of it size on the market.

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Review:

An very brief initial impression (in German) can be found here:

https://www.juelich-bonn.com/jForum/read.php?9,448229,448545#msg-448545

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