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Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24 VS Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8x30

Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8x30

Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24 VS Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8x30

Introduction to Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24 VS Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8

  • Zeiss and Swarovski are two premium optics producers.

  • Zeiss has a tradition of optics making since 1846 and Swarovski from the year 1949.

  • Zeiss is in Wetzlar and Swarovski in Innsbruck

  • We will look into two premium high-quality rifle scopes.

Video Review of the Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24


Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24 Reticle Subtensions


Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8 Photo Slideshow

Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8 Reticle Subtensions


Swarovski Z8i VS Zeiss Victory V8 Comparison Table

  Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24

Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24

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Short Description Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24
Manufacturer Swarovski
Color No
Diopter adjustment - 3.0 / + 2.0 dpt
Twilight Factor 2.9 - 13.9
Light transmittance 93%
Built in Range finder No
Working temperature range - 20 / + 55°C
Fogproof Yes
Water proof Yes
Shock proof Yes
Made in Austria
In production since 2016
Variable magnification Yes
Tube size/diameter 30 mm
Type of mount rail No
Parallax setting 100 m
Parallax adj. No
Parallax adustment range -
Fast focus eyepiece type Yes
Reticle illumination Yes
Usable at daytime Yes
Illumination color Red
Reticle position 2. focal plane - SFP
Click Value 10mm/100m - 0.10MIL
Filled with Nitrogen
Lens coatings Fully Multicoated
Special features Fogproof, Fully multicoated, Mount rail, Shockproof, Variable, Waterproof
Objective size diameter 30 mm
Reticle No
Warranty 10 years
Type of Turret BDC - Lockable
Number of Turret Turns ST - Single Turn
Automatic Turn Off Yes
Direction of turret rotation CW
Lens size diameter. 24.0000
Maximal field of view. 47.2803
Min. magnification. 1.0000
Weight. 575.6134
Max. magnification. 8.9077
Minimal eye relief. 95.0000
Size of Dot. No
Length. 338.4290
Mount length. No
Minimal exit pupil. 3.0000
Minimal field of view. 5.8961
Elevation - mrad. 22.2917
Mounting rail. Yes
Locking turrets No
Zero-Stop No
Scope Rail Standard Swarovski SR
Mounting Standard No
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Swarovski Z8i VS Zeiss Victory V8 Price Comparison

  • As expected premium optics comes with a price.

  • Zeiss will cost you 2.400,00€ and Swarovski will cost you just a bit more, 2.520,00€.

  • As you can see the price range is very similar.

Swarovski Z8i VS Zeiss Victory V8 Body Comparison

Swarovski body is elegant like always and Zeiss`s body is a bit bulky in our opinion.

One of the bigger differences is tube diameter which is 30mm at Swarovski and 36mm at Zeiss.

What makes the Swarovski scope so good looking is that it is 2mm shorter and 85g lighter. 

Swarovski Z8i VS Zeiss Victory V8 Optics Comparison

The field of view of Swarovski is 42.5mm where Zeiss has it 39.5mm.

Their minimal magnification is 1x on Swarovski and 1.1x on Zeiss

Zeiss has a very good elevation of 50mrad when Swarovski has only 20mrad.

Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24

Swarovski Z8i 1-8x24


  • Can purchase different turrets

  • Really good field of view

  • Lighter

  • Shorter

  • Very elegant


  • 20mrad

  • 24mm objective diameter

Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8

Zeiss Victory V8 1.1-8x30


  • Better minimal exit pupil

  • Can purchase different turrets

  • 50mrad

  • 30mm objective diameter


  • Heavy

  • Bulky

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