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Zeiss 32 Victory FL

Maybe this one really has everything!

A Review

Michael Porter Diane Porter

by Michael and Diane Porter

It doesn't get any better than this!

Zeiss 32m Victory FL BInocularZeiss introduced the mid-sized 32mm Victory FL in January, 2005. And now people who wear glasses now have the same opportunity for superb packable optics as those who wear contacts or have perfect vision.

We love this binocular. It has the usual assortment of virtues—black rubber armoring, twist-lock eyecups, 6.6-feet close focus. It’s a pleasure to look at the bright, clear, true-color image it provides.

But the icing on the cake is the wonderful eye relief. It actually allows the glasses wearer—even a glasses wearer whose glasses do not fit closely—to see the full picture. It looked like 100 percent to us! And yet the field of view is one of the most generous we saw. Zeiss especially designed an eyepiece with the characteristics that glasses wearers ask for, and they did it on a binocular of impeccable optical quality. Bravo!

The 32 Victory FL is available in 8x32 and 10x32. They both work so well with glasses it almost made us cry.

8x32
 
10x32
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The Victory FL is also available full-size 7x42, 8x42 and 10x42.

-- Michael and Diane Porter


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What do you want in binoculars?

Here's what we look for:

Detail resolution
Bright picture
Good contrast
Long eye relief
Close focus
Wide field of view
Fast focus
Good engineering
Twist-up eyecups
Smooth focus knob
Locking diopter
Tethered lens caps

Rubber armoring
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