Oberkochen/Germany | 6 March 2020 | ZEISS Consumer Products
ZEISS is presenting the ZEISS Victory SF 32, the latest addition to its SF line of binoculars. With even better clarity, greater color accuracy and optimized ergonomics, these binoculars are the perfect companion for nature watchers who demand the best, even when viewing for long periods. They make it possible to discover more moments and details in nature.
“Every passionate nature and bird-watcher knows that extraordinary moments outdoors sometimes take time to reveal their full potential,” says Tammo Lüken, head of product management for nature observation and hunting at ZEISS. That is why they need binoculars that are compact, lightweight, and at the same time, offer outstanding clarity. “With its exceptionally wide field of view and perfect ergonomics, the ZEISS Victory SF 32 helps nature observers pursue their passion – even when you hold your binoculars in your hands during prolonged periods of observation,” Lüken continues.
The ZEISS Victory SF 32 offers an exceptionally wide field of view, and at up to 155 meters, sets new standards in nature observation. It only takes 1.6 revolutions of the focus wheel to adjust from infinity to the minimum focusing distance of 1.95 meters, meaning the binoculars offer the perfect balance between fast and highly precise focusing. “Thanks to the unsurpassed image quality with high light transmission, the enormous field of view, and the SmartFocus concept, nature lovers can easily discover birds in the vast expanse of nature, focus on them even more precisely, and identify them more quickly,” explains Lüken. The wide field of view makes it even easier to follow a bird in flight, for example, and the unparalleled sharpness makes it easier to identify even small details, which are often critical to correctly identifying its species.
The ZEISS Victory SF 32 features the unique ErgoBalance concept already well-known from other models in the SF line of binoculars, in which the center of gravity is shifted towards the eyepiece, making long-term observation extremely light, ergonomic, and fatigue-free.
The British ornithologist and conservationist, Richard Porter, who was one of the first to test the ZEISS Victory SF 32 binoculars, was hugely enthusiastic: “The binoculars were beautifully balanced, with exceptional optics. I was left in no doubt that they would immediately become an essential part of my birdwatching armoury. With the Victory SF 32s, I was able to react instinctively. In all situations – coast, marsh, reedbed, woodland – I found that even the most elusive birds were easy to follow – and identify”. As a lifelong birder, Porter knows only too well that “Sometimes it is only small features in the plumage that make the crucial difference in being able to precisely identify a species. Such challenges in bird identification do not allow for a compromise in optics.” To achieve this, the binoculars are equipped with the Ultra-FL concept developed by ZEISS, a system of fluoride-containing SCHOTT lenses that reduces color fringing, increases contrast, and guarantees the highest color imaging quality.
With the introduction of the ZEISS Victory SF 32, ZEISS is launching its most comprehensive campaign to date which is targeting consumers in the nature sector on every channel, with content related to birding and other activities that complement the campaign and will reach the target audience on every relevant medium. Further information is available at www.zeiss.com/morediscoveries.
The ZEISS SF line is the result of close cooperation between ZEISS engineers and experts in the field of bird watching. The ZEISS Victory SF 8x42 and the ZEISS Victory SF 10x42 are known for offering excellent clarity and rapid visual recognition, even in poor lighting conditions. The ZEISS Victory SF 32 completes this line with its exceptionally wide field of view of 155 meters.
The ZEISS Victory SF 8x32 and 10x32 will be available from specialist dealers starting May 2020.
For more information, please visit: www.zeiss.com/victorysf.
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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 6.4 billion euros in its four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology and Consumer Markets (status: 30 September 2019).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future of technology and constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.
With over 31,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 sales and service companies, 30 production sites and 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
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ZEISS Consumer Products combines the company's business with camera and cine lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics. The unit is allocated to the Consumer Markets segment and is based in Oberkochen and represented across the globe.