20x60 T* S Image Stabilization Binoculars

The classic specialist for steady observation despite high magnification

Product Information

Instructions for use
20x60 T* S

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Unique mechanics and optical performance

A superlative set of binoculars: for 20 x magnification observation without a tripod. The 20x60 T* S makes this possible due to its technically unique image stabilisation. The unavoidable tremble that makes freehand observation at this extreme magnification impossible is "switched off" at the touch of a button. As a result you experience the same high degree of detail resolution that you would expect from a tripod. Ideal for secure aiming at long-range game.

Here you find the top features of the 20x60 T* S binoculars.

Extreme magnification

Outstanding detail resolution, even at great distances – freehand and without a tripod. You can achieve this with the 20x60 T* S.

High-performance optics

The elaborate lens construction using special glass gives you a brilliant, razor-sharp image.

Image stabilisation

The mechanical image stabilisation works securely and noiselessly at the touch of a button and is fully mechanical with no battery power required.

Extreme performance in magnification and lens diameter

The 20 x magnification provides an outstanding level of detail resolution. You can make out the finest of details when aiming at game and can be secure in your decision to take a shot. Extreme brightness is supplied by the 60 mm lens and Porro prism system.

High-performance optics

An elaborate lens construction with special glass gives a brilliant and razor-sharp image, even at 20x magnification. The high light transmission is guaranteed by low light Porro prisms and the elaborate Carl Zeiss T* coating. This enables you to make out details through to the very last of the light.

Image stabilisation

The purely mechanical image stabilisation system with its gimbal-mounted spring joint and magnetic damping action works immediately at the touch of a button, noiselessly and without battery power. This results in a unique visual experience, such as you have never seen before - totally free of unavoidable hand tremor.

Robust mechanics

The image stabiliser is a mechanical masterpiece and naturally needs protection during harsh use, when idle or during transport. Secure, automatic locking of the moving parts when not in use and the solid, rubber armour of the metal casing serve to protect the internal optics and mechanics.

20x60 T* S

One of the most unique pairs of binoculars on the market: the 20x60 T* S with image stabilisation. One touch of the button and your image is mechanically stabilised. Experience shake-free images even at 20x magnification and ensure a fast, secure response.

Technical data

Here you find all technical data about the 20x60 T* S

20x60 T* S

Magnification20 x
Effective Lens Diameter60 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter3 mm
Twilight Factors34.6
Field of View at 1000m52 m
Apparent Field of View 60 °
Close Focus14 m
Diopter Adjustment Range +7 | -7 dpt
Pupil Distance 57 - 73 mm
Eye Relief 13 mm
Lens TypeAchromat
PrismSystemPorro
Sealed against spray wateryes
LotuTec®No
Nitrogen FillingYes
Functional Temperature in °C -20 | +40 °C
Height275 mm
Width
at an eye width of 65 mm
161 mm
Weight in Use1660 g
Order Number526000
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Usage

The 20x60 T* S is suitable for

 
 Less suitable Very suitable 
Birdwatching
Hunting
Nature observation
Events
Travelling
Marine
Astronomy
Outdoor activities
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Questions & Answers

Pfeil

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 8x56 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.

Pfeil

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

M
    Riflescope models with ZEISS mounting rail.

iC
    Riflescope with illumination control

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.