Hunting at dusk or at night places far higher demands on the observation and target optics than hunting during the day. Brilliant, high-contrast and sharp images are indispensable for reliably spotting the game. Binoculars and riflescopes from ZEISS are considered to be the brightest on the market. They offer especially in difficult lighting conditions the decisive advantage to guide you to your hunting success.
ZEISS has always been a pioneer in the development of hunting optics. The milestones include the Abbe-König prism that is still used today, the T * anti-reflective coating and transmission values of 95% – achieved for the first time by the Victory HT series. ZEISS has been a pioneer in the field of riflescopes for hunting since 1904 ... and today holds the record of the world's finest red dot.
1901 – Abbe-König Prism
In the early morning or late evening hours it gets busy in the hunting grounds. The most important tool for hunting in difficult lighting conditions is a bright pair of binoculars. When it comes to maximum image brightness, the "Abbe König prism" is the choice. Why? This optical design allows an image reversal without loss of light. The result is a uniformly bright, and high-resolution image. Learn more
1921 – ZEISS Zieldovier
Riflescopes with illuminated dot reticles are an integral part of everyday hunting. They support quick target acquisition and increase the contrast in darkness. ZEISS introduced its first riflescope with switchable magnification and attachable reticle illumination already in 1921. Learn more
1935 – ZEISS Single-Layer Coating
Anti-reflective coating to increase the light transmission on glass surfaces.
1979 – ZEISS T* Multi-Layer Coating
Binoculars and riflescopes from ZEISS are considered to be the brightest on the market worldwide. They offer the decisive advantage when hunting, especially in difficult lighting conditions. This is closely linked to the term T* antireflex coating – a synonym for maximum light output and brightest images. Learn more
1990 – ZEISS Diavari ZM/Z T*
First riflescope with an illuminated reticle suitable for twilight.
1993 – ZEISS Night Vision 5.6x60 N
For almost 120 years, ZEISS has been a pioneer and driver of innovation in the field of high-quality hunting optics – above all in the development of bright and robust binoculars and riflescopes. So the expansion of the portfolio with a night vision device of the highest technology was the logical consequence. Learn more
1998 – ZEISS Varipoint Riflescopes
Riflescopes with the first daylight capable luminous spot.
2003 – ZEISS Victory NV 5.6x62 T*
Night vision device using an electronic residual light intensifier. Learn more
2012 – ZEISS Victory HT
Maximum light transmission and the world’s finest illuminated dot. Learn more
2020 – ZEISS DTI 3/35
2020 – Shot-Proof when used with ‘Clip-On’ Attachments
Hunting at night demands outstanding powers of vision and leaves little room for compromises. This is why dedicated hunters around the world place their complete trust in ZEISS hunting optics. Night hunting can only be successful when one can count on their equipment at the decisive moment. The right optics is essential for ethical night hunting. After all, in darkness, it is almost impossible to rely solely on your unaided powers of vision.
When hunting, the most exciting moments often occur after sunset – when the shadows of the night offer game natural camouflage. The ZEISS DTI 3/35 thermal imaging camera is specially developed for hunting. Its excellent optics deliver detailed images, even in the darkness, allowing hunters to accurately identify their target for greater hunting success.
ZEISS has always been synonymous for bright, high-contrast optics – the company is now setting standards: the ZEISS Victory® HT riflescopes will go down as the brightest optics in the company's history. A revolutionary optical design enables them to achieve transmission of 95% and more.
Victory® HT premium binoculars let you experience an entirely new dimension of hunting. Thanks to a revolutionary optical concept, they bring spectacular transmission values of 95% and more. This means that you are able to observe your surroundings when hunting for much longer – even in the latest hours of twilight.
When night-time conditions are even beyond the capability of classic low light binoculars, the ZEISS Victory NV 5.6x62 T*, with its electronic residual light intensifier, comes into its own. It allows you to observe game even in the light of a new moon and gives you a secure identification; a clear, starry sky is enough to provide the brightest, most detailed images.
The use of ‘Clip-On’ thermal attachments for hunting is currently a hot topic among sportsmen. ZEISS knows that you can only create the perfect conditions with the right and compatible equipment. That is why we thoroughly tested the suitability of ZEISS riflescopes for use with attachments in our own in-house laboratory.