When a hunter wants high-performance hunting binoculars, many turn to Zeiss, a manufacturer with a reputation for producing top of the line binoculars that are equipped with all the bells and whistles you could want.
The Victory HT Zeiss hunting binoculars are top of the line roof prism binoculars that are nitrogen purged and completely sealed, meaning they’re totally waterproof. These binoculars are also dust-proof and fog-proof, designed to handle anything you throw at it. For some, the binoculars may be a little on the pricey side, but ultimately, considering the innovative ergonomic design, fully multi-coated lenses, and easy to adjust central focus wheel, most hunters will feel that the Victory binoculars are worth every penny.
Overview and Features
The binoculars use the Abbe Koenig roof prism array, making the binoculars a bit taller than the standard forty-two-millimeter roof prism binoculars. These binoculars stand at seven inches tall when the eyecups are fully extended and over five and a half inches wide when the hinges are fully open. These prisms are incredibly bright, and the substantial rubber armored exterior and high-density glass also mean these binoculars are a little heavy, weighing in at a little over one and a half pounds.
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The rubber armor coating will protect the binoculars from drops and bumps while also increasing user comfort. Beautifully balanced, the binoculars tend to feel lighter than they are. However, we recommend purchasing a harness strap, so the binoculars are comfortable to use all day long and also easily accessible.
The binoculars also have a broad interpupillary distance that ranges from fifty-four to seventy-six millimeters, so they’re perfect for users who wear glasses.
When you’re hunting, clarity is everything, especially if you’re traveling through dense brush or you need to spot game that’s hundreds of yards away.
These HT binoculars are known for their brightness. The manufacturer claims that the lenses feature ninety-five percent light transmission. With this brightness comes excellent contrast and vivid color.
The binoculars have a three hundred and thirty feet field of view at one thousand yards. They also have excellent depth of field compared to the Meopta MeoStar HD Binoculars.
Learning how to correctly adjust a binocular’s focus wheel is part of binocular basics, but some models are easier to adjust than others. The HTs feature a large central focus knob that’s covered with a pliable rubber armor, complete with grooves for improved traction. The action is best described as smooth and easy, with minimal resistance. At 1.75 turns you can go from minimum to infinity, which some consider to be a little on the long side. However, this simply translates to more precise focusing in the field, which is definitely a plus.
Adjusting the eyecups includes a standard helical twist action counter-clockwise to open them and clockwise to close them.
On the ocular side of the bridge is a small rubber knob that controls the diopter adjustment. The rubber ring features a triangle, which lines up with the white scale on the knob, using a series of marks for plus and minus positions. This mechanism doesn’t lock and can get knocked out of position occasionally.
The lenses are made out of high-performance fluoride glass. The roof prisms are made out of BAK 4 glass.
These binoculars are fully multi-coated with the patented Zeiss coating on the surface of the lenses. The T coating maximizes color fidelity, minimizing color aberration and distortion while enhancing light transmission.
The Lotu Tec coating makes the binoculars shed water more efficiently, and also makes it harder for debris and dirt to stick to the lenses.
The rain guard consists of a pair of black pliable rubber cups that are linked together via a flexible bridge. Each side of the rain guard has a bracket that allows you to slide a strap through. The cups fit snuggly and deeply over the cups. While it’s easy to put on, the rain guard doesn’t come off easily even if you shake the binoculars or turn them upside down. The rain guard will remain in place until you take it off, which is exactly what you want.
- Easy to adjust
- Excellent clarity and brightness
- Fully multi-coated lenses
- Rain guard can be difficult to remove