A classic design combined with the latest technology

When Carl Zeiss launched the first 10x42 Dialyt model on the market in 1968, the whole concept of binoculars was redefined. As a result, these classics from Carl Zeiss shaped a whole generation of binoculars. From form to function - the standard had been set.
The low light 56x night-time binoculars continue to be a reliable and long-lasting companion, and remain a fixed part of the product range. They have proved themselves in everyday hunting situations and are greatly appreciated for their timeless performance. In twilight and night-time conditions, in particular, the robust, easy-to-use hunting binoculars ensure clarity and visibility.

  • Highlights

    Here you find the top features of the Dialyt binoculars.

    The classic 8x56

    Low light lenses and field-proven magnification – the first choice for twilight stand hunting for generations of hunters.

    Robust and easy to use

    This timeless, tried and tested design has been popular for decades and remains the classic among hunting binoculars.

    Impressive image brightness

    The low light capability of the optical concept brings significant benefits in the last vestiges of light.

  • Features

    The classic choice for twilight hunting

    Large, low light, 56 mm lenses and an 8x magnification produce a stable image and a good overview - field-proven by generations of hunters. For stand hunting of nocturnal game, the Dialyt is a classic companion with a constantly improved optical performance.

    Robust and easy to use

    The robust, tried and tested design has been popular for decades and remains the classic among hunting binoculars. Technically focussed on the basics, these binoculars are robust and extremely easy to use. Even the ergonomic design is timeless; the binoculars sit comfortably in the hand right from the very start.

    Outstanding image brightness

    Along with the large lens opening, the low light and phase-corrected Abbe-König prism and the elaborate, constantly improved Carl Zeiss T* multi-layer coating make a crucial difference in the last vestiges of light - for those final, critical minutes.

    Classic design

    Some products have a timeless design, which continues to influence the appearance of many subsequent products. The Dialyt, with its timeless design, definitely falls into that category. Decades after their launch, these classic hunting binoculars are also seen in the hands of young hunters - evidence of the timeless appeal of this product.

  • Models

    Dialyt 8x56 GA T*

    The 8x56 GA T* Dialyt are the classic hunting binoculars. The incomparable design has influenced generations of subsequent hunting binoculars. However, it is not nearly ready for the scrapheap yet: the optical performance makes constant strides forwards and keeps pace with all new developments. In fading light, in particular, these classic binoculars put in a powerful performance, as you will see.

    Technical data

    Here you find all technical data about the Dialyt 8x56 GA T*

    Magnification8 x
    Effective Lens Diameter56 mm
    Exit Pupil Diameter7 mm
    Twilight Factors21.2
    Field of View at 1000 yd 330 ft
    Subjective Viewing Angle 51 °
    Close Focus in Ft 13.12 ft
    Diopter Adjustment Range +3.5 | -3.5 dpt
    Pupil Distance 57 - 75 mm
    Eye Relief 19 mm
    Lens TypeAchromat
    Water ResistanceSealed against spray water
    Nitrogen Fillingno
    Functional Temperature in °F -4 | +104 °F
    Height in Inch 9.37 inch
    Width in Inch
    at an eye width of 65 mm
    5.63 inch
    Weight in Use in oz 35.65 oz
    Order Number525658


    The Dialyt 8x56 GA T* is suitable for

    Less suitable Very suitable
    Nature observation
    Outdoor activities
  • Questions & Answers

    Questions & Answers

    • What do the abbreviations mean?

      Meaning of the abbreviations

      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

      Previously used to designate Dialyt binoculars with rubber armour

      ZEISS T* multi-layer coating for extremely high transmission and low reflex susceptibility

      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

      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

      Binoculars with mechanical image stabilisation

      Riflescope models with ZEISS mounting rail.

      Riflescope with illumination control

      Extra low Dispersion = low chromatic aberrations

      High Definition. HD is not a type of lens. Instead it describes the result of the ED lenses: very good resolution

      High Transmission = lenses by SCHOTT with very good transmission properties.


      Smart Focus = Conventional binoculars require the focusing wheel to be turned 2.5 times in order to switch from the close focus to the maximum observation distance. The VICTORY SF only requires the wheel to be turned 1.8 times.