Carl Zeiss Sports Optics has announced the release of the new VICTORY SF binocular as the perfect complement to the VICTORY super-premium line of products. Next to the VICTORY HT, which is specialized for extremely low light, the VICTORY SF is the ultimate all-purpose binocular. It offers some of the most brilliant images with the widest fields of view available. This combined with perfect ergonomics makes it is ideal for all types of hunting.
The core of the new ZEISS VICTORY SF is the Ultra-FL lens, designed to achieve new levels of resolution, brilliance, and color reproduction. ZEISS engineers have developed a new, highly innovative optical system comprised of two fluoride lenses made with SCHOTT glass. The result is a spectacular and previously unimaginable viewing experience, full of brilliance and intricate details. The SF binoculars weigh in at just 27.5 ounces; extraordinarily light-weight for this type of optical performance. This allows for hours of fatigue-free viewing with the highest possible optical quality. In addition to this radical reduction in weight, the ZEISS VICTORY SF also introduces a new revolution in ergonomics: the Ergo-Balance concept. Unlike classic binoculars, the focal point of the lens is shifted further towards the objective lens for more comfortable viewing for extended periods of time. This is a product feature that hunters will definitely notice when using the VICTORY SF in the field.
The newly developed seven-lens eyepiece with ZEISS field flattener technology creates an extremely sharp image with extremely wide fields of view. The VICTORY SF 10×42 with 360 ft. field of view (FOV) and VICTORY SF 8×42 with 444 ft. FOV at 1,000 yards are unmatched in their classes. In contrast to the traditional double-link bridge, the mechanics of the new ZEISS VICTORY SF were moved to the bridge above the focusing wheel. As a result, the focusing wheel is shifted towards the hand used to operate it for greater ergonomic benefits. There is also enough space to operate the focus wheel with gloves in cold weather. This new position of the focusing wheel allows the hand to hold the binoculars in a very relaxed position for hours of fatigue-free viewing. The newly developed anti-slip tread on the focusing wheel improves the grip for quick focusing, even in wet conditions.
ZEISS engineers have integrated their Smart Focus concept into the VICTORY SF binoculars. Conventional binoculars require the focusing wheel to be turned 2.5 rotations in order to change from the close focus to the maximum observation distances. The VICTORY SF only requires the focus wheel to be turned 1.8 rotations, a distance that is 39% shorter. This makes it possible to focus more quickly and accurately; an ideal feature for quick and precise game observation.
The VICTORY SF binoculars are proudly manufactured at the Wetzlar production site, with the distinction of being “Made in Germany” and backed by an industry leading no-fault/limited lifetime transferable warranty.