The upper echelons of the binocular world just got a bit more crowded with the introduction of the new ZEISS 8×32 Victory SF binoculars and their stablemate, the ZEISS 10×32 Victory SF. Designed and manufactured for the most discriminating customers, the new ZEISS Victory SF binoculars are sure to impress all those who experience the pleasure of looking through them. And, thanks to our friends at ZEISS, I did have the pleasure of looking through these new Victory SF 32 binoculars.
Before I dive into some technical optics terms, those new to binoculars might benefit from reading Explora’s binocular buying guide.
For those who closely follow the comings and goings of the binocular stratosphere, ZEISS’s flagship Victory line has been hanging out at the penthouse party with the world’s premier optics since 2000. The Victory SF models of that lineage have been around for a few years now with their ZEISS 8×42 Victory SF T* and 10×42 Victory SF T* glasses. The 42mm objective Victory SF binos featured a new look for ZEISS binoculars with decidedly modern barrel sculpting. Fast-forward to today and the new Victory SF 32 binoculars have tweaked that design, removing some of the SF 42’s curves, to be even cleaner and more striking. The newest members of the Victory SF family look conservative and sharp. Even without aggressive texture or raised grips, the rubberized barrel coating provides plenty of grip.