North Chesterfield, VA -(Ammoland.com)- Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce 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, specialized for extremely low light, the VICTORY SF is the ultimate all-purpose binocular.
“Offering the most brilliant images, the widest fields of view available combined with perfect ergonomics, it is ideal for all types of hunting,” said Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “We are introducing an entirely new product design with a triple-link bridge. The ZEISS VICTORY SF is setting the new standard in optical performance and ergonomics.”
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 back for 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 1000 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 on 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 its Smart Focus concept into the VICTORY SF binoculars. Conventional binoculars require the focusing wheel to be turned 2.5 times 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 times, 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.
VICTORY SF 8×42:
- The 8×42 offers outstanding and fascinating high-contrast viewing. The 8x magnification creates an extremely large field of view, allowing for hours of viewing with unparalleled stability. With the widest field of view available these binoculars are the perfect companion when it comes to getting a quick overview of complex terrain.
- MSRP: $2,888.87
VICTORY SF 10×42:
- The 10 x 42 allows outstanding viewing at great distances. The 10x magnification offers an unexpected level of precision and incredibly sharp details. The Ergo-Balance concept allows for easy, comfortable handling despite the higher magnification.
- MSRP: $2,944.43
For more information on ZEISS’ award winning products, please visit us at www.zeiss.com/us/sports-optics or join us at facebook.com/CarlZeissHuntingUS.
About the ZEISS Group
ZEISS is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The more than 24,000 employees of ZEISS generated revenue of about 4.2 billion euros in fiscal year 2012/13. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. ZEISS has been contributing to technological progress for more than 160 years. ZEISS develops and produces solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, biomedical research and medical technology, as well as eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetariums. ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with more than 40 production facilities, around 50 sales and service locations and over 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).