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7.9 out of 10

Carl Zeiss Victory 8x56 T* FL

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Carl Zeiss Victory 8x56 T* FL

29 September 2010
  • Conclusion: As you see the mere comparison of the pros and cons lists shows unambiguously what kind of equipment we are dealing with. You can hardly expect less, though, from such a world-famous producer as Zeiss and at such a price. The only slip-up which we notice here is connected with distortion. The Victory series have problems with correcting it; it was also the main trouble in the case of the 10x42 model which won our 10x42 binoculars test.
  • Pros: high transmission,, the widest field of vision in this equipment class,, low chromatic aberration,, slight astigmatism,, relatively well corrected coma,, negligible light fall-off at the edge of the field,, good whiteness rendition,, perfectly circular pupils on a black background,, high quality of barrel and solid workmanship,, small distance of minimum focus,, good blackening inside inner tubes,, high class Bak-4 prisms in the Abbe-Koenig system,, excellent antirefl...
  • Cons: a bit too high distortion.
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