Zeiss Victory RF Binoculars Win Awards
CHESTER, VIRGINIA – -(TacticalWire.com)- The ZEISS Victory RF Binoculars – the world’s first premium binoculars with digital laser rangefinder, LED Display and Ballistic Information System – BIS™ continue to receive international recognition.
Introduced in early 2008, the ZEISS Victory RF was named a “Leading Edge: The Best of What’s Next” product by National Geographic Adventure magazine (October 2008). The magazine says this about the Victory RF: “Zoom in on an object through the ZEISS Victory 8×45 rangefinding binoculars and a crisp LED display will give you its exact distance – as if you had Million Dollar Man eyesight. Traditional high-end ZEISS lenses and workmanship and a waterproof body complete this first-of-its-kind package.”
The Victory RF is also winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in addition to The Chicago Athenaeum: GOOD DESIGN™ Award. Both are international awards that recognize the best design innovations of the year.
Carl Zeiss engineers and designers succeeded in integrating a variety of high-tech functions into an elegant and highly durable magnesium housing resulting in a technical masterpiece that is robust, powerful, ergonomic and compact. No other binocular offers the advantages of the Victory RF series with integrated laser rangefinder and BIS™.
Victory RF Features:
• Premium optics provide brilliant image quality
• Ranges from 10 yards to 1,300 yards
• Integrated design, no separate laser emitter
• Accurate “One-Touch” rangefinding for a steadier image
• Ballistic Information System – BIS™
• LED display with automatic brightness control instead of standard LCD display
• LotuTec® protective coating
The Victory RF binoculars are the world’s first binoculars with a hinge bridge that do not require a separate laser emitter. The invisible, eye-safe laser beam used in the Victory RFs is particularly narrow, enabling the precise measurement of small targets even at long distances.
The One-Touch feature – a first for the civilian market – produces less shaking while ranging and therefore a clearer image. When the measurement button is pressed, the reticle used to target the object illuminates. When released, the range is immediately measured and displayed within 1 second. This generates considerably less shake and also saves time in comparison to other rangefinding binoculars on the market that require the user to press the button twice. It can also be operated in a Scan Mode for continuous measurements on small or moving targets.
The BIS™ (Ballistic Information System), works in unison with the laser rangefinder and provides accurate holdover correction for 6 common ballistic trajectories based on the most popular hunting cartridges. The BIS™ can also be programmed to work with 100 yard or 200 yard sight-in distances as well as provide measurements of holdover in either centimeters or inches.
The self-illuminating LED display (Light Emitting Diode) is easier to read than the more common LCD displays (Liquid Crystal Display) and also allows significantly more light to pass for observation. In addition, Carl Zeiss’ world-renowned T* multi-coatings applied to the lenses enhance the clarity and resolution by affording truer color and higher contrast. The Victory RFs also feature Carl Zeiss’ exclusive, award-winning LotuTec® water-repellent coating on the eye and objective lenses.
Examples of Rangefinder and Holdover Displays
Activated LED Target Mark Distance Reading (yards or meters)
BIS™ Holdover Value (inches or centimeter)
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing:
Victory 8×45 T* RF – $3,222.00
Victory 10×45 T* RF – $3,333.00
About Carl Zeiss:
The ZEISS brand is synonymous with the world’s finest, highest precision optics.
Based in Oberkochen, Germany, the Carl Zeiss Group is a global leader in the optical and opto-electronic industries and an innovative, research-intensive, high-tech company. The Carl Zeiss Group is comprised of five business groups: Semiconductor Technology, Medical Systems, Microscopy, Industrial Metrology and
Consumer Optics/Optronics, each focused on developing the most advanced technology, products and solutions in their fields to enhance people’s lives. Carl Zeiss’ portfolio of products includes: state-of-the-art medical equipment used in neurosurgery, ENT and ophthalmic surgery and diagnosis; advanced microscopes for medical and scientific research; premium sports optics and opto-electronic products; camera and cinematography lenses; planetariums; eyeglass lenses; anti-reflective lens coatings; industrial metrology solutions for the aerospace and automobile industries; and the highest resolution optics for machines that produce the majority of today’s semiconductor memory and processing chips, among others.
As part of the Carl Zeiss Group, Germany, Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc., Chester, Va., is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of ZEISS sports optics, such as binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders, throughout the United States. For more information, visit: zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.
ZEISS products are sold in more than 100 countries. During fiscal year 2006/07 (ended September 30), the Carl Zeiss global workforce of approximately 12,300 employees generated revenues of more than EUR 2.6 billion. In 2006/07, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 394 million. The company invested EUR 290 million, the equivalent of 11 percent of revenues, in research and development in order to expand the technologically leading positions of its business groups.