Zeiss Victory SF 8×32

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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
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.95 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 310 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): 673g
Made in: Germany (?)
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



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”, https://binocular.ch/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”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-victory-fl-8×32/), but in the sum of its characteristics, this is no doubt one of the finest binoculars of its size on the market. Its main competitor today is the Swarovski NL Pure 8×32 (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-nl-pure-8×32/), and you will find many fans of either of those two outstanding binoculars.



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


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