Monoculars

The practical magnifiers for every day

Small but powerful

For sporting events, in the theatre or in the great outdoors, the Monos are the masters of versatility, fitting snugly in a jacket pocket or handbag. Depending on the model, they are ideal for use as magnifying glasses or even for binocular amplification. They can turn your binoculars into a spotting scope by tripling the magnification. Even the smallest details can be seen: nothing escapes their notice. Whether you are watching dragonflies in the reeds or birds at a great distance, the Monos are an often undervalued but extremely useful aid to nature observation.

  • Highlights

    Here you find the top features of the ZEISS monoculars.

    Strong miniature format

    Despite their compact dimensions, the Monos have astonishing image capability.

    Always at hand

    The Monos are so small and sporty that they can be taken everywhere.

    Close range

    Their close focus makes the Monos particularly versatile.

  • Features

    Magnification in miniature format

    The Monos will surprise you with their astonishingly good image capability and large field of view in the smallest of housings. Their sleek looks are an elegant disguise for what lies within:

    The Carl Zeiss T* multi-layer coating ensures high transmission; in other words, it lets plenty of light in. This elaborate lens coating gives you a bright and clear image even in poor light conditions. The housing is splash-proof and robust with a firm grip.

    Always at hand

    Small, light and sporty - the compact Monos are always handy for nature excursions, concerts or sporting events. They bring objects to arm's length at lightning speed so you can see every single detail. A diopter adjustment is possible to up to +/- 4 diopters.

    Close range

    The Mono models 4x12 T* and 6x18 T* with their close focus capabilities are suitable for use as a magnifying glass or visual aid. This makes them extremely versatile. Whether you are watching butterflies, reading a street plan or walking map, or making out letters and numbers on a bus timetable, the Monos are a practical tool.

    Triple amplification

    The Mono 3x12 T* can transform your Victory FL and Conquest binoculars into a high-performance spotting scope in the blink of an eye by tripling the magnification. A practical alternative to a spotting scope, which pays off on long and varied excursions, such as birdwatching or insect hunting. The device can be securely fixed onto the eyepiece by means of an adaptor ring, opening up a hugely detailed visual experience. The Mono 3x12 T* can also be used on its own as a miniature telescope or as a magnifying glass at close range. The Mono booster is so small that you can easily take it with you wherever you go.

  • Models

    You can choose between five Monocular models.

    MiniQuick 5x10 T*

    At just 23 g the MiniQuick® 5x10 T* is as light as a feather and as slim as a fountain pen. It can be clipped onto your clothing comfortably and unobtrusively using the clip provided. The MiniQuick® has astonishing capability and makes a superb, high-quality gift.


    Technical data

    Here you find all technical data about the MiniQuick 5x10 T*

    Magnification5 x
    Effective Lens Diameter10 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter2 mm
    Twilight Factors7
    Field of View at 1000m100 m
    Apparent Field of View 29 °
    Close Focus4 m
    Diopter Adjustment Range +4 | -4 dpt
    Lens TypeAchromat
    PrismSystemSchmidt-Pechan
    Sealed against spray wateryes
    Functional Temperature in °C -20 | +40 °C
    Height113 mm
    Weight in Use23 g
    Order Number522010
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    Usage

    The MiniQuick® 5x10 T* is suitable for

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    Birdwatching
    Hunting
    Nature observation
    Events
    Travelling
    Marine
    Astronomy
    Outdoor activities
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    Mono 3x12 T*

    This can transform your Victory FL/HT/RF or Conquest binoculars and the Dialyt 8x56 GA T* into a high-performance spotting scope by tripling the magnification. A pair of binoculars with an 8x magnification can be turned into a spotting scope with 24x magnification in the blink of an eye. It can be quickly fixed onto the eyepiece using an adaptor ring. The Mono 3x12 T* can also be used on its own as a miniature telescope or as a magnifying glass at close range. The Mono booster is so small that you can easily take it with you wherever you go.


    Technical data

    Here you find all technical data about the Mono 3x12 T*

    Magnification3 x
    Effective Lens Diameter12 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter4 mm
    Twilight Factors6
    Field of View at 1000m220 m
    Apparent Field of View 38 °
    Close Focus0.2 m
    Diopter Adjustment Range +4 | -4 dpt
    Lens TypeAchromat
    PrismSystemSchmidt-Pechan
    Sealed against spray wateryes
    Functional Temperature in °C -20 | +40 °C
    Height58 mm
    Weight in Use54 g
    Order Number522012
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    Usage

    The Mono 3x12 T* is suitable for

    Less suitable Very suitable
    Birdwatching
    Hunting
    Nature observation
    Events
    Travelling
    Marine
    Astronomy
    Outdoor activities
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    Mono 4x12 T*

    The Mono 4x12 T* is a telescope and magnifying glass in one. This is made possible by the close focus of just 25 cm. At the same time it has a large field of view of 180 m. This makes the Monos just as suitable for use in the concert or theatre hall as for watching insects in the high grass at close quarters.


    Technical data

    Here you find all technical data about the Mono 4x12 T*

    Magnification4 x
    Effective Lens Diameter12 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter3 mm
    Twilight Factors6.9
    Field of View at 1000m180 m
    Apparent Field of View 41 °
    Close Focus0.25 m
    Diopter Adjustment Range +4 | -4 dpt
    Lens TypeAchromat
    PrismSystemSchmidt-Pechan
    Sealed against spray wateryes
    Functional Temperature in °C -20 | +40 °C
    Height70 mm
    Weight in Use45 g
    Order Number522050
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    Usage

    The Mono 4x12 T* is suitable for

    Less suitable Very suitable
    Birdwatching
    Hunting
    Nature observation
    Events
    Travelling
    Marine
    Astronomy
    Outdoor activities
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    Mono 6x18 T*

    The Mono 6x18 T* is a telescope and magnifying glass in one. This is made possible by the close focus of just 30 cm. At the same time it has a large field of view of 120 m. While they are highly practical for sporting events, the wide field of view also makes them ideal for observing insects in the middle distance.


    Technical data

    Here you find all technical data about the Mono 6x18 T*

    Magnification6 x
    Effective Lens Diameter18 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter3 mm
    Twilight Factors10.4
    Field of View at 1000m120 m
    Apparent Field of View 41 °
    Close Focus0.3 m
    Diopter Adjustment Range +4 | -4 dpt
    Lens TypeAchromat
    PrismSystemSchmidt-Pechan
    Sealed against spray wateryes
    Functional Temperature in °C -20 | +40 °C
    Height94 mm
    Weight in Use58 g
    Order Number522051
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    Usage

    The Mono 6x18 T* is suitable for

    Less suitable Very suitable
    Birdwatching
    Hunting
    Nature observation
    Events
    Travelling
    Marine
    Astronomy
    Outdoor activities
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    Mono 8x20 T*

    The Mono 8x20 T* is a handy miniature telescope for when you are out and about. Whether you are on an excursion, on holiday, at the zoo or at the circus, you will have a richer experience, as this Mono quickly finds and identifies even the smallest details. The coated optics ensure high image quality.


    Technical data

    Here you find all technical data about the Mono 8x20 T*

    Magnification8 x
    Effective Lens Diameter20 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter2.5 mm
    Twilight Factors12.6
    Field of View at 1000m110 m
    Apparent Field of View 51 °
    Close Focus3 m
    Diopter Adjustment Range +4 | -4 dpt
    Lens TypeAchromat
    PrismSystemSchmidt-Pechan
    Sealed against spray wateryes
    Functional Temperature in °C -20 | +40 °C
    Height101 mm
    Weight in Use67 g
    Order Number522052
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    Usage

    The Mono 8x20 T* is suitable for

    Less suitable Very suitable
    Birdwatching
    Hunting
    Nature observation
    Events
    Travelling
    Marine
    Astronomy
    Outdoor activities
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    Mono 10x25 T*

    The Mono 10x25 T* is a handy miniature telescope for when you are out and about. Whether you are on a mountain walking holiday or watching animals at the zoo or at the circus, this is always a useful companion. Use the magnifications as you would with a large pair of binoculars and savour the fact that you only have to carry a fraction of the weight. The coated optics of this Mono ensure high image quality.


    Technical data

    Here you find all technical data about the Mono 10x25 T*

    Magnification10 x
    Effective Lens Diameter25 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter2.5 mm
    Twilight Factors15.8
    Field of View at 1000m88 m
    Apparent Field of View 51 °
    Close Focus4.5 m
    Diopter Adjustment Range +4 | -4 dpt
    Lens TypeAchromat
    PrismSystemSchmidt-Pechan
    Sealed against spray wateryes
    Functional Temperature in °C -20 | +40 °C
    Height119 mm
    Weight in Use77 g
    Order Number522053
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    Usage

    The Mono 10x25 T* is suitable for

    Less suitable Very suitable
    Birdwatching
    Hunting
    Nature observation
    Events
    Travelling
    Marine
    Astronomy
    Outdoor activities
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  • Accessories

    Increase in performance

    All Monos (except the MiniQuick®) come in an elegant soft leather pouch with carrying strap.

     

    The adaptor for combining the Mono 3x12 T* with binoculars is available for the following products:

     

    VICTORY HT
    Victory FL / RF
    Conquest 30 / 45
    Conquest 40 / 50 / 56
    CONQUEST HD 32 / 42
    Dialyt 8x56 GA T*

  • Questions & Answers

    Questions & Answers

    • What do the abbreviations mean?

      Meaning of the abbreviations

       

      FL
      Binoculars or spotting scopes with glasses that contain fluoride (FL) for sharper, higher contrast images with significantly reduced chromatic aberrations; Fluoride Lenses; a special, high-quality sub-category of the ED lenses

       

      GA
      Previously used to designate Dialyt binoculars with rubber armour

       

      T*
      ZEISS T* Multi-layer coating for extremely high transmission and low reflex susceptibility

       

      MC
      ZEISS Multi-layer coating (multi coating)

       

      P / P*
      Phase correction coating on the roof prisms, which provide a higher resolution of the finest detail structures. All ZEISS binoculars with roof prisms use this coating

       

      B
      Previously used to designate binoculars that can be worn by people who wear glasses.
      Now all ZEISS binoculars and spotting scope eyepieces are suitable for people who wear glasses, so the "B" designation is no longer used

       

      S
      Binoculars with mechanical image stabilisation

       

      ED
      Extra low Dispersion = low chromatic aberrations

       

      HD
      High Definition. HD is not a type of lens. Instead it describes the result of the ED lenses: very good resolution

       

      HT
      High Transmission = lenses by Schott with very good transmission properties.

       

      SF

      Smart Focus = Conventional binoculars require the focusing wheel to be turned 2.5 times in order to switch from the close focus to the maximum observation distance. The VICTORY SF only requires the wheel to be turned 1.8 times.

  • All Monoculars

    All monoculars

    For sporting events, in the theatre or in the great outdoors, the Monos are the masters of versatility, fitting snugly in a jacket pocket or backpack. Carl Zeiss houses within them the most highly sophisticated optical concepts and prism systems, so that despite their compact size, ZEISS Monos offer an exceptional image capability. Depending on the model, they are ideal for use as magnifying glasses or even for binocular amplification. This way you can turn your binoculars into a spotting scope by tripling the magnification. Even the smallest details can be seen: nothing will escape your notice.

    Monoculars
    Mono
    3x12
    4x12 T* 6x18 T*
        8x20 T*
    10x25 T*  
      Mini Quick 5x10 T*    
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