Questions & Answers

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  • Questions and answers in relation to your binoculars - from eyepieces for people who wear glasses to focussing mechanisms.
  • Useful answers in relation to your Victory DiaScope, Dialyt etc.
  • Other things about our optics and the company Carl Zeiss that may interest you.

 

  • Binoculars

    Binoculars

    First hand information.

     

    Common

    • Are there also leather carrying straps for the binoculars?

      No, leather carrying straps are not currently included in the range of goods supplied. The Air Cell comfort strap is very comfortable for binoculars with a lens diameter of 30 mm or more. It has an air cushion, a wide contact surface and is produced to a very high quality.

    VICTORY SF

    • What is the main difference between the VICTORY HT and VICTORY SF models?

      The VICTORY HT models are the brightest premium binoculars in the world. Light transmittance values of
      95% make them unrivalled during difficult lighting conditions. The SF binoculars convince through extremely wide fields of view and perfect ergonomics, which give you the perfect conditions when out in the great outdoors.

    • Is there a connection between field-flaltener lenses and distortion?

      A field-flattener lens enables an equal field of view, so that also the image border is sharp without focusing. This lens function is not subject to distortion, because also the VICTORY SF models have a moderate and tried and tested distortion. The field of view is calm and has a natural viewing effect.

    VICTORY HT

    • What is the difference between FL, HD, HT and ED?

      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

      FL = Fluoride Lenses; a special, high-quality sub-category of the ED lenses

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

      We use HT in the sense of a complete HT concept: binoculars that are based on the FL binoculars but which have extremely high levels of light transmission. VICTORY HT binoculars also have FL and HT lenses.

    Victory FL

    Victory Compact

    CONQUEST HD

    • Which models will be available?

      The CONQUEST HD binoculars will be available in the 8x42, 10x42, 8x32 and 10x32 configurations. The models 8x56, 10x56 and 15x56 will be presumably available from April 2014.

    Conquest

    Conquest Compact

    Victory RF

    • Can I use a different battery?

      Please use only type CR 2 lithium batteries. We recommend that you only use high-quality branded batteries. A new battery is sufficient for more than 2000 measurements at 20 °C.

    Victory PRF

    • Can I use a different battery?

      Please use only type CR 2 lithium batteries. We recommend that you only use high-quality branded batteries. A new battery is sufficient for more than 2000 measurements at 20 °C.

    Dialyt 8x56

    Marine 7x50

    20x60 S

    • The 20x60 T* S has an unusually high twilight factor. Does that mean that it is particularly suitable for use in twilight?

      The 20x60 T* S does have a large lens diameter, however its suitability for use in twilight is limited due to the high magnification. A Victory 8 x 56 T* FL, for example, would be better suited for use in twilight conditions.

      By the way: The twilight factor alone is not an indication of the suitability for use in twilight conditions. A large eye relief and of course - in addition to the purely numerical sizes - the actual performance of binoculars, in terms of image sharpness, transmission and contrast reproduction is more important.

    Monoculars

    Victory NV

    • Is it now ROHS-compliant?

      The night vision device naturally – like all other Carl Zeiss products – conforms to all legal requirements. This applies for ROHS guidelines just as it does for CE.

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  • Spotting Scopes

    Spotting Scopes

    First hand information.

     

    Victory DiaScope

    • How does the Dual Speed Focus work?

      The Dual Speed Focus combines two focussing speeds in one knob. If you rotate the knob to the left or right, you will feel a little resistance in the outer areas. Within this area, you are in fine mode.
      If you rotate through this resistance, you are in coarse mode. As soon as you change the direction in coarse mode, you are in fine mode again. Try this principle a few times. It is very easy and can be operated quickly and intuitively.

    Dialyt

    • What is the transmission of the Dialyt spotting scope in comparison to the DiaScope models?

      It is not possible to compare the Dialyt and DiaScope, because the devices are in different classes: The DiaScope has been designed for the best viewing experience without compromise and offers a range of interchangeable eyepieces for all applications. The Dialyt, in contrast, is reduced to the basics in order to be used quickly - even in adverse conditions - and to quickly recognise fine details at a great distance. The Dialyt is therefore for identification and not for visual experience. Compact dimensions, low weight, maximum robustness and not least an acceptable price - these are the Dialyt qualities. Both devices offer extremely high transmission values for their respective class.

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  • Common

    Common

    First hand information.

     

    • 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.

    • When should I send in my binoculars or spotting scope?

      Small damage that may appear innocuous may have undesirable side effects – for example, a tiny dent in a binocular caused by a hard knock. At first, the functionality of the binocular seems to be unaffected, but in many cases the damaged object can no longer be guaranteed to be 100 percent waterproof. That means – even with a waterproof housing, moisture may seep through. The result of that small dent: lenses could steam up internally.

    • How long do I have to wait for my product to come back from the repair service?

      Klaus Felgenhauer, Head of Customer Service in Wetzlar, is constantly working to cut repair times: “In the last five years we have completely restructured our customer service operations. While waiting times used to be considerably longer, today we get all repairs done in an average of six working days – depending on the complexity, age and type of product. This does not take delivery times into account. In 80 per cent of cases we are now even managing an average processing time of maximum five working days.”

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