Zeiss Victory T* FL 8x42
Luxury birding binoculars
For serious birders, reviews cite the high-end Zeiss Victory T* FL 8x42 binoculars as the best you can buy. Images are superb, bright and clear, and the Zeiss are so comfortable that reviewers say they almost become part of your face. The Zeiss lenses are made of fluorite prism glass, designed to enhance light transmission and color accuracy. In one comparative test, the Zeiss Victory binoculars are the only ones that receive a perfect score for optical quality. At 405 feet, field of view is excellent, and the Zeiss binoculars can focus as close as 6 feet -- good for watching bird feeders and butterflies. The Zeiss binoculars weigh 26.6 ounces. They are waterproof, fogproof and guaranteed for life. Despite raves, the price tag is simply too high for some, who say they wouldn't buy them for themselves.