Pros: Exquisite image across an expansive and immersive field of view. Bright, clear and razor sharp… the Victory SF is optically up there with the best binoculars I’ve ever used. Superb balance, comparatively light weight and excellent overall build quality make for a compelling all-round package.
Cons: Even for an “alpha” class binocular the c. €2,500 price tag is eye-watering. Plastic eye-cups are a surprise on a binocular at this level, and the whole unit is a bit on the big side. Those lengthy barrels make for ergonomics that, while comfortable, take a little adjustment.
Price: RRP. c. €2,462.45 (GB£2,164.99)
Rating: Highly Recommended
As a flagship binocular from one of the “Big 3” European premium optics manufacturers the Zeiss Victory SF has a lot to live up to. It certainly does that on the optical front, and the ergonomics, balance and build quality are all up there too. This is a superb binocular — and optically at least matches those sharing the rarified air at the top of the optics tree.
If you’re in the happy position on shopping in the upper echelons of the optics market then the ZEISS Victory SF is probably already on your comparatively short short-list. If it’s not, then it probably should be.
View details of and buy the ZEISS Victory SF directly on the ZEISS UK website.