Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 binoculars review

These Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 binoculars are exquisitely constructed and should provide years of service

Zeiss Victory SF 10x42
(Image: © Zeiss)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The price places these binoculars at the premium end of the market – but then the build quality and performance does likewise. Manually adjustable to perfectly match the distance between your own eyes, with twistable eyecups to provide comfortable viewing whether you’re wearing spectacles or not, this is a jack of all trades though master-of-many option for bird watchers and nature lovers, for whom a 10x magnification is plenty and feature set and product weight is commendably balanced.


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    Crystal clear performance

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    Wide field of view

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    Sturdy and comfortable to hold

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    Water resistant and anti fogging


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    Expensive for casual use

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    Quite heavy at 790g

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The Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 binoculars Zeiss come from a company renowned throughout the industry for its top-notch optics, which are used in a wide variety of products, including digital cameras, camera lenses and even spectacles. 

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Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

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With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.