Some of the raw data items are also integrated into the final scores. Their stated goal was to create the best birding and wildlife-observing binocular in the world. Where the Zeiss Victory SF shines, even in this brilliant field of competitors, is in its amazing balance. This is fast, nimble focusing over the range that many birders use all the time. The name now includes T* and appears in full as Zeiss Victory SF T*. The contour is even, with no thumb ridges on the lower side. Erleben Sie das ZEISS VICTORY SF als das vielseitigste Premiumfernglas in der 170-jährigen Geschichte von ZEISS. The clarity is absolutely the finest I've seen to date. Focusing speed 20 ft to 250 yds • How many turns of the focusing knob it takes to move from close to far is an indication of how fast you can focus a binocular. Any one of them would be a happy choice. Image by R.Beau Lotto. But as soon as you cover the fold with your thumb, you see they are the same shade of grey. Binoculars with a wide field of view tend to have short eye relief, which is bad news for glasses wearers. With this review, we'll include an overall chart, which compares the features and shows how each binocular rates against the others. I have both Leitz & Leica Trinovid 10x40/10x42 & Zeiss 12x42 they are all back ups now to the Victory SF I love the weight and balance of the Victory SF the sharpness is superb. Eye relief — At 19 mm. In this review we look at the 10x42 versions of these three new binoculars and make a new hands-on comparison. Focuser. For example, field of view counts more than close focus. X. Swarovski includes a tiny gap cover that you can insert into each opening if you prefer to use the binoculars without the lens covers. I already had Zeiss binoculars; they were still good, but at 25 years old not good enough for my "older" eyesight! It does, however, have a numbered scale, making it easy to remember the setting. However, below are the fields of view for the 8x and 8.5x models. Instead of only three settings of eyecup extension, there are now four. Thread starter Eagle; Start date Dec 17, 2018; Dec 17, 2018 #1 Eagle Senior Member. A few items, such as interpupillary distance, show the data for reference only but do not affect the relative scores. The Leica did it in 5/12 a turn. If the barrels of your binocular won't come close enough together to allow you to see through both eyes at once, well, you might as well have a monocular. The field of view is wide and without distortion at the edge. However, it weighs slightly more than either of the others. The anti-reflective coatings on all the Noctivid's lenses and prisms have been optimized to transmit the entire visible spectrum of light. The Swarovski took 1-2/3 turns to reach 5 feet. The new FieldPro Package version re-engineers the lug straps and the objective lens covers. Zeiss decided to go black on black with its renewed Victory SF binoculars. objective lens. The chart shows the range of adjustment available, in millimeters, for each binocular. They are better than what anyone needs — indeed, probably beyond what the sharpest human eye can see. Bestellen. However, focusing speed is a personal choice. We carefully tested the resolution of the Zeiss SF, the Swarovski EL, and the Leica Noctivid 10x42 binoculars, using a T-21-RP USAF 1951 optical resolution chart, from Applied Image Inc. The two are: The Leica Noctivid carries a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects. ZEISS garantiert somit die höchste Auflösung und Farbtreue – für die entscheidenden Momente bei der Vogelbeobachtung. Lightweight,superb optics,comfortable to hold, this is a high quality item that will not disappoint, Recommended without hesitation. Crisp and clear edge to edge. Leica is known for delivering a crystalline image. All these binoculars have their diopter adjustment mechanism on the center column with the focus knob. Your index finger falls on the focus knob without having to angle off from the other fingers. The warranty does not cover accidental damage. Email: dporter@lisco.com As with brightness, resolution did not make any difference in the overall scores of these three superb binoculars. objective lens. The Leica Noctivid is manufactured in Germany. It was a welcome advance in comfort and usability. Introduction. Clear tactile indents give positive feedback, and there's an excellent, snappy lock. EL 42 binoculars combine size, weight, and optical performance to give the perfect product. Leica's optical quality was already legendary in the older Leica Ultravid Plus. It is a stunning, gorgeous field of view. Eye relief — With 18 mm of eye relief, we doubt that anyone, whether wearing eyeglasses or not, would have any problem enjoying the full field of view. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. Swarovski's warranty does not cover accidental damage. All three are premium optics for the owner who wishes to acquire the state of the art. So.. is it worth it? This location is more ergonomic than diopter adjustments done by turning one of the eyepieces. The Zeiss SF's focus knob, in our opinion, has the most ergonomic finger placement. We thought its elegance deserved an extra point. The quality of the seal determines the degree of protection against fogging up in humid environments and ruining your trip to Costa Rica. We did not try to drown the binoculars ourselves. It would take expensive scientific instruments to objectively detect any difference this small. It bears repeating that the overall scores are very close. In a technological breakthrough, the FieldPro Package's lug straps have been completely redesigned. In the old days (and in many binoculars today) the objective lens covers were held on by a sort of glorified rubber band, easily lost in the field. The new, rotating PUSH & TURN strap connector adapts to any movement and can be quickly and silently fitted to the binocular. Today the best of the best, the Titans of binocular quality, are the new Leica Noctivid, the updated Swarovski EL Swarovision with Field Package, and the updated Zeiss Victory SF T*. The focuser has an oversized wheel that has been moved forwards in the bridge to reduce finger spread in the hold. It provides a spectacularly comfortable focusing experience. Both Zeiss Victory SF models weigh 27.5 ounces without the rainguard in place (the rainguard adds 0.7 ounces), but in the hand, they feel considerably lighter than that. In our opinion, those looking for a high-end pair of binoculars should be choosing between the Zeiss Victory HT and the Swarovski EL.Both models provide exceptional optical clarity and brightness, but the Victory HT fell slightly short in both in-hand comfort and close focus range. These binoculars are not priced for the faint of heart. ­ All Rights Reserved. Eye relief — The Swarovision EL still leads the field for generous eye relief, with 20mm on both the 8.5x42 and the 10x42 model, allowing glasses wearers to see the full field of view. There really wasn't a lot of room for improvement. Ornithologen- und Jagdglas. We gave a small bump to the Leica Noctivid because it claims a waterproof depth of 16.5 feet, as opposed to 13 to 13.4 for the other two binoculars. To create an eyepiece with long eye relief and a wide field of view requires a sophisticated, expensive optical design. Beim Swarovski EL 8,5 x 42 WB besitzen Optik und Bereitschaftstasche jeweils ihre eigenen Trageriemen. Birding DVDs However, Swarovski has a reputation for being very generous in providing warranty service, often going beyond what the written guarantee promises. We salute Swarovski for bringing it out first of the three. Bestellen. The Zeiss's setting is also easy to see, but not quite so easy as the Leica's. The waterproof specs show how deep under water you can hold the binocular before its seals will fail. Zeiss SF Ergonomics • The SF is an incredibly comfortable binocular. At 1000 yards, you see a train, going left to right. Das Zeiss Victory SF 10×42 bot hohe Detailerkennbarkeit und zeigte sich für weite Distanzen geeignet. Focusing speed 20 ft to close focus • We measured how many turns it took to go from 20 feet down to the closest the binocular would focus. Please note that the final overall scores are so close as to result in a virtual three-way tie. Now substitute "feet" for "cars," and you'll understand how "field of view" is specified in the chart. For a serious birder, great binoculars are a must and Zeiss is one of the best brands. We own older good binoculars but optics have improved over the years. After all, no two eyes or hands are the same. Resolution —  The fluoride-containing HD glass in lenses provide virtually perfect freedom from chromatic aberration. However, binoculars are personal choices. Short, clear, online video instuctions take all the mystery out of how these systems work. There's less small muscle activity needed to hold it up to your eyes, so you can observe longer without fatigue. This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. So here is Zeiss´ answer to Swarovski´s popular 42mm Swarovisions: The SF 8/10x42, "SF" standing for "Smart Focus". If you want to choose among them, you'll have to consider something besides resolution. While the Leica Noctivid 10x42was one of the top scoring pairs of binoculars we tested, it fell slightly behind the other two high-end models. The focuser is very smooth, with a light action and no play. If you have had a problem getting a binocular to match the distance between your eyes, the Zeiss SF has the best chance of fitting your needs. We begin with the completely new product from Leica, the Noctivid. I am not disappointed. As for resolution, in our scoring, we had to give all three binoculars a perfect score. And the Zeiss SF squeezes down to just 54 mm apart. Das EL 8,5x42 wäre mit Sicherheit für Sie eine gute Investition, meiner Meinung nach aber nicht ohne vorher ein Zeiss Victory SF 8x42, wegen des konkurrenzlos großen Sehfeldes, probiert zu haben, welches auch noch deutlich günstiger als das Swarovski ist. Since the field of view normally decreases as the magnification increases, the comparison shown below is not entirely fair to Swarovski, whose magnification 8.5x, not 8x as in the other two. In addition to using them in the field, I wanted to set up some tests that I could repeat with different binoculars as I came upon them. How close you can focus a binocular depends partly on the focusing ability of your eyes. We counted that toward the SF's overall score. Weight balance is towards the face, which makes holding these up feel like they're weightless. Gone: the iconic Zeiss Z logo. Fazit . If you're going to be paying full price, we would give the edge to the Swarovski EL. I went with the 10 power for slightly better distance viewing and ID of raptors. All very easy to use. Leica Ultravid 8x42 HD+ is still an attractive glass due to ease of view and a beautiful image in a very solid and small package. That's one easy finger swipe. Yes folks, it is actually quite difficult to announce a clear winner between these two binos. We'll point out what separates these binoculars from each other. However, the conclusions reached in this review will generally hold true for the 8x and 8.5x siblings of these three binoculars as well. The Leica Noctivid came in second with 19m of eye relief, and the Zeiss has 18mm. Fazit. How you rank that feature is up to you. Please see the section below, "A word about brightness.". These are all good numbers for minimum focus distance. Das Sehfeld von 120 m / 1.000 m ist für eine 10-fache Vergrößerung für viele bisher ein Traum, der jetzt realisiert wird. Our own personal choice is for the Zeiss Victory SF. Blue cell background Raw data, showing actual measurements. No binocular of comparable size makes the world look brighter. Die ZEISS Victory SF Linie wurde entwickelt, um die anspruchsvollsten Situationen der Vogelbeobachtung zu meistern. Curious? Die optische Performance wurde mit einem UFL Concept maximiert. Almost all of their binoculars have a fairly similar look that tends to be as simple as possible. The field of view is a bit narrower, so it is a little more difficult to get on the bird, particularly when it is nearby. To our hands, the Swarovski may offer a slight edge in its snappy, neat action. In den (mittlerweile späten) Abend ein Hallo. Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 . 8.5-fach kann man auch über längere Zeit ohne aufzustützen ruhig betrachten. The Zeiss Victory SF maintains its field-of-view superiority in the 8x42 models. Close focus — The Noctivid focuses as close as 6.2 feet, not quite so close as Swarovski (5 feet) and Zeiss (5.4 feet). We think that this range reflects much of a birder's experience in the field. Wie angekündigt, nochmals einen Anlauf auf das Swarovski 8,5x42 vs. Zeiss SF 8x42 zu starten, bin ich heute direkt nach Ankunft am Flughafen in die Stadt. A slightly updated version was released a year later, in 2016. Easy to hold. However, we found no perceptible differences in the brightness of Zeiss, Swarovski, and Leica binoculars. The brightness of a binocular is important to birders, especially if they like to go out owling or want to watch woodcocks displaying at dawn. The Leica Noctivid is an entirely new line and is now Leica's top birding binocular. This gives the Noctivid virtually perfect color neutrality. But the 7x42 is even sharper and much brighter - really one league above, and seriously rivalling the Noctivid, at least if you value ergonomics and rock so… But in the new FieldPro package, the lens covers are securely attached by a clip that fastens into the end of the barrel. The ability to focus down to 5 feet allows study of the smallest details of the birds coming to our feeders. Edge-to-edge sharpness — Leica has redesigned the optical system to enhance sharpness at the outer edges of the field of view. Bookstore The Swarovski took 1/2 of a turn to cover this range. Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 Minox NVD mini Zeiss Conquest HD 15x56 Zeiss 15x60 BGA T* Docter 8x56 ED/OH Zeiss Victory HT 8x54 Leica Geovid 10x42 HD-B Hawke Sport Optics Endurance 10x42 Swarovski Optik SLC 10x56 Zeiss Conquest HD 10x56 And the clarity and brightness all the way to the edge of the field is exceptional. This style has become popular, because it makes it possible to wrap your fingers around one barrel. What jumped out at us was a tremendous improvement in comfort, fit, and feel. However, we did not include the interpupillary distance in the overall score, because to most users the maximum and minimum do not matter at all. The barrels of the Victory SF are slim and long, coated in high-quality, long-lasting rubber. The bridge spacing allows more room for your fingers, giving you more choice in where and how you grip. Field of view — The Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 offers 360 feet at 1000 yards, handily beating both of its competitors. Swarovski NL Pure 10x42/12x42. We especially admire the Leica's diopter adjustment. Some of the features are weighted more heavily than others. Two difference between the two are the reason for this thread. Compactness and weight — At just under 6 inches in length, the Noctivid is the most compact of the three top binoculars. Zeiss did start from scratch and created a new design with the express intention of creating a product that would beat the competition on as many metrics as possible. It is a stunning experience to look through any of these binoculars in low light. It has a good, clear, numbered scale to let you return your binocular instantly to your customer setting should it be accidentally moved. Green cell background 5 star. Other features, such as close focus and weight, show the raw data. Zeiss Victory SF 10x42. The lens cover swing down when you're using the binocular and then clip neatly back into place for transporting or storage. This minimum focus distance beats out the Zeiss Victory SF (5.4 feet) and the Leica Noctivid (6.2 feet). Also, overall the glasses are better than Zeiss and Swarovski quality wise. Birding Software Der für das Fernglas lässt sich besonders schnell anbringen. We hope that at least we have been able to bring your attention to whatever factors matter most to you. Joined Feb 27, 2012 Messages 909 Location Western Kentucky. This allowed them to redesign the optics so that there is more weight in the eyepiece end and less in the objective end, shifting the center of gravity toward the eyes and giving the SF perfect balance. For warranty service, a copy of your receipt from an authorized dealer is required. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. When the naked eye can barely see detail, look through one of these Titans, and the lights come on again. We assigned numerical scores (from 1 to 10, 10 being the best) to some features, for which we rated the binoculars against each other. Test period 21-4-2015 - 1-12-2015 Serial Nr: 4304295 Origin of sample: Zeiss Germany demopool . To see the Swarovski diopter setting, you have to turn the binocular sideways. They are great for low light viewing, not just morning and evening, but when you have a bird in deep shadow. If the indents don't match up with your face or type of glasses, you have the option to custom dial them to any length. The focus knob can be turned either with one or with two fingers without having to reach at an angle or feel the strap lugs poke your hand. Das 10x42 bietet höchste Detailerkennbarkeit und ist perfekt geeignet für erlebnisreiches Beobachten auf weite Distanzen. This system also allows you to attach a Swarovski harness instead of the strap. Birdwatching Dot Com carries all of these binoculars. In 2010, Swarovski remodeled the EL into the elegant EL Swarovision, which replaces the earlier EL's aluminum housing with lightweight, durable magnesium. The Swarovski EL is manufactured in Austria. Hand friendliness — The Noctivid employs an open bridge design (as do the Swarovski and the Zeiss). Over the years we have run into very few people whose eyes are too wideset to work with binoculars, but for a person with that situation, the Zeiss also spreads to the widest interpupillary distance — 76mm, as opposed to a maximum of 74mm for the other two binoculars. But the increased magnification is very nice. Focus speed — The Noctivid has a fast focus, on a par with the Zeiss and the Swarovski. The Zeiss Victory SF T* is available in two models, which are the same size and weight, and have the same 42 mm. I got the 10x magnification and have no trouble holding them steady. Some people's eyes are very wide apart. However, on the most important features, resolution and brightness, to our eyes, all of the Titans seemed equal. Most users do not need quite 20mm of eye relief, but if your glasses ride far from your eyes, this could be an important usability factor for you. Once more, not a way to discriminate between the three. Twist in for use with glasses, and twist out for use without glasses. Yet, even when we panned from one side to the other, we detected none of the "rolling-ball" distortion that troubles some users of binoculars known for a flat field of view. All three binoculars are heart-rendingly bright, too. The models are: Swarovski EL Swarovision Warranty • The ELs carry a lifetime warranty on the optical system when purchased by US residents from an authorized Swarovski Optik North American dealer. Diopter adjustment — The Noctivid continues the Leica tradition of a diopter adjustment that is both functional and elegant. Fairfield, IA 52556, Swarovski EL Swarovision with Field Package, Focus knob ideally situated to allow easiest reach by index finger. Since the manufacturers' methods of measuring may also vary, we measured the close focus ourselves, using one individual's eyes. The 120m / 1000m field of view with 10x magnification is like a dream come true for many nature enthusiasts. Diane remarked, on first taking a long look through the SF, "It feels like it's weightless.". Some very good binoculars can be sharp in the center but soft at the edges. Click below to see store listings: Birding Optics However, because we were trying to quantify distinctions between the binoculars, we gave points for closer minimum focus. Leica Noctivid 10x42. These new ones, however, are fantastic. No test by someone else can tell you how well a binocular will fit your hands or suit your eyes and brain. (We deem this a great improvement over the Leica Ultravid line, which fits some people's hands fine but does not suit everyone.) Eye relief — A binocular's eye relief is determined by the design of the eyepiece. Even when we used a doubler to magnify the images, we could see no difference in resolution between the three Titans. This varies from person to person, and that means that one person will be able to focus closer through a particular binocular than can somene else. The Zeiss Victory SF 8×42 and 10×42 binoculars appear longer than the Swarovski’s ELs. Last fall, I found myself in a position between myself and some friends with access to a pile of “alpha” binoculars. Totally beautiful. Top scores all around. Birding FAQ All are sufficient for use with glasses. Zeiss SF Optics • The SF combines the best view with edge-to-edge sharpness and long eye relief. However, we felt these differences would be undetectable in a birder's everyday life. Nature lovers appreciate the unique close-up setting of 1.5 m and the rapid, precise focusing mechanism. Note: This article has been revised 3/12/17 to correct errors in the Leica Noctivid field of view specifications. Swarovision for edge-to-edge sharpness — The EL has gained an enthusiastic following, in part for its remarkably flat field of view, which provides a sharp image, edge to edge, thanks to field flattener lenses. We found it not especially easy to replace them, but we felt that a person would get used to doing it after a little practice. I currently own a pair of swaros, previous to these I had a pair of zeiss victory FL. Even though this is likely a “money no object” comparison, it matters. And with a turn of a dial on the carrying strap, you can adjust it to whatever length feels most comfortable to you in the field. This is a somewhat different matter from the resolution achieved at the center of the field of view. EL 8.5x42 Zeiss Victory SF 8x42. The Leica took only 1-¼ turn to get from 20 feet down to its minimum focusing distance of 6.2 feet. Can fit narrower-set or wider-set eyes with interpupillary distance of 54-76 mm. All these binoculars have magnesium housings, making them as light and strong as possible. The fact that Zeiss maintains sharpness even at the outside edge of the image seems almost miraculous. This quality helps create the sense of immersion in the image. Der Vorteil der geringeren Vergrösserung gegenüber den 10-fach Modellen ist klar die ruhigere Beobachtung. The close range of 1.5 m allows for an impressive, larger-than-life view of birds, butterflies and dragonflies – as if you could reach out and touch them. We chose to focus on the 10x42 models so that we could make fair comparisons of resolution and field of view, between binoculars with the same magnification. The Zeiss 8×42 Victory SF binoculars weigh 780 grams (27.5 oz) and have a length of 6.8 inches and a width of 4.9 inches while it is 2.55 inches thick. However, when binoculars are this good, you will not find stunning differences in quality. These are the manufacturers' data. Swarovski. All three of these binoculars have exemplary eyecups. All strain is gone from holding the binocular, and one does not tire of holding it even after extended viewing. The slightly reduced field of view and the slightly increased need for a steadier hand are not that noticeable to me. However, Leica has come up with enhancements. 3 Background When Swarovski introduced the EL … We measured how many turns it took to go from 20 feet to 250 yards. If you don't wear glasses, the issue of eye relief is completely irrelevant. You will find the videos here. It's fast, but not so fast that one overshoots the point of focus. These really are the best binoculars on the market. For some people this means they can hold the binocular in one hand. Zeiss and Swarovski each introduced improvements that affect the binoculars' ergonomics and outward appearance, without changing the optics. Advertiser Disclosure. Swarovski EL O-Range is a special edition of EL-Range binoculars, which we already know from the year 2011.Then they were a big sensation, especially due to the built-in laser range finder and the SWAROAIM technology- angle shot program. Due to its color and surface, spots and stains can be quickly seen on it. Comparisons between the lower magnification versions would be pitting 8-power Leica and Zeiss against 8.5-power Swarovski. Since our 2015 Titans review of the top Leica, Swarovski, and Zeiss binoculars, all three manufacturers have brought out new models. The focus knob is much better, as well as the eyepieces and the entire design of the body. You can remove the lens covers completely if you wish. The Zeiss SF, at 27.5 oz., is the lightest. This can be very useful if someone else has used your binocular and has left the diopter adjustment in at wrong setting. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. Edge-to-edge sharpness — We found the Zeiss Victory SF to be razor sharp, both at the center and at the edge. Interpupillary distance — Here's an issue that matters not at all to most people but can make or break the binocular experience for certain users. In this article, I will compare the new Swarovski EL O-Range 10×42 W B and Leica Geovid 10×42 HD-B.Both are laser range finding binoculars. I did like the SF but not 17 cm but Zeiss SF ergo is great, the Swarros is more bulky and if you compare them EL and SF both at 8x, ok EL is at 8.5 but the Swarros is little more 'darker' , I hear that is typical for Swarro vs colour effect. For example, in the image at right, it seems obvious that the right page is darker than the left. 2 Contents Page Background 3 Prices & Specifications 3 Inter-pupillary Distance Range 3 Impressions in the Hand 3 Eyecups, Accessories 4 Focus Wheels 5 Dioptre 5 Optical Performance 5 Handling & Field of View 6 Summing Up 7 Choosing 7 . Starting at around $2600, these binoculars are not priced for the faint of heart. Numbered scale on excellent diopter adjustment, Availability of 32mm and 50mm versions and a 12-power model. Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 review . Birdwatching Dot Com Store , other manufacturers have brought out new models three Titans toward the …. Your fingers around one barrel it matters entscheidenden Momente bei der Vogelbeobachtung in quality Performance to give edge. Strives to zeiss victory sf vs swarovski el helpful content and comparison features to its color and surface, spots and can. 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