Summary: these binos are very clear and steady.i can't tell any difference between the 7x and 8x magnification wise but the objects viewed through the 7x's appear steadier which is a big deal for me because I'm shaky.
Summary: When I retired 4 years ago, I began birding again in earnest. I soon realized that with my old cheap bins, I was going to miss a lot of birds, so I did a lot of research, including reading Pete Dunne's excellent explanation of how to choose binoculars in one of his books. He recommended 7s instead of 8s for older birders since they are easier to use if you can't hold them totally still.
Summary: BLINDINGLY BRIGHT! I have owned the ultravid HD 7x42, Swaro SLC 7x42 and tried the EDG 7x42. THe zeiss is the brightest, sharpest of the bunch! Holy smokes! THE FOV gives it a picture window feel. I love the lightweight @ 26 0z and the focuser is second to nikon only. The leica is a little more compact but the zeiss is like being there, its like not looking through glass, i feel like i am there. Its an amazing binocular and highly recommend it!
Summary: I have owned and used fine binoculars from Swarovski, Leica, and Zeiss for the past thirty years. All have improved and offer fine products today in their top of the line offerings. The Victory FL 7x42 glasses just "pop" visually for me better than the others; these are the best, to my eyes at least. The wide field of vision is a huge plus; the optics are sharp across the entire lens and colors are bright and vivid.
Summary: I have been birding for over 30 years and I think the Zeiss 7X42 FL LT binocular is one of the finest field glasses out there.The weight,shape and feel are perfect for me. With an excellent field of view and very good resolution you just can't go wrong. Great close focus,lens coatings that stay very clean out in the field...I could go on and on.