The Zeiss Victory RF 8x54 is quite possibly the ultimate rangefinder binocular for hunting in extreme low light conditions. Firstly their exceedingly high-grade optical glass and coatings ensure that they have excellent light capture and transmission capabilities. Then added to this, the 8x54 combination produces an exit-pupil that is 6.8 mm in diameter. Thus these produce a shaft of light that is more than large enough for your eyes even when your pupils are dilated in very poor light. The field of view is good and makes target acquisition easier, even at a close range. At 14mm, the eye-relief is acceptable, however, should want to keep your glasses on whilst looking through your binoculars, the 17mm you get on the 8x42 Victory RF, may make for a better option.
Made in Germany and combining the very high-level optics and build quality of the top-of-the-range Zeiss Victory HT with an extremely high-performance laser rangefinder, the Zeiss Victory RF is a top-of-the-range series specifically designed for hunters. They are available in either 8x or 10x powers with a choice of standard-sized 42mm lenses or large 54mm versions that are designed to perform in extreme low light settings.
This very high precision instrument is protected by a robust and lightweight magnesium alloy chassis. It has a double-link bridge design that further adds to its strength, but at the same time makes for a very ergonomic shape that is both secure and comfortable to hold onto.Nitrogen-filled, these binoculars are both fog proof and 100% waterproof. Indeed they will remain watertight at a depth of 4 meters for 2 hours. Twist-up eyecups, a good level of eye relief, and diopter correction ensure that they can be calibrated to your preferences and vision.
With a maximum range of 2300 meters, there is no denying that the rangefinder on the Victory RF is powerful. However, it is also very accurate and can factor in the temperature, air pressure, and your ballistics for up to nine different profiles. All this computation takes less than 0.3 of a second and you are presented with all the information you need to take the most accurate shot possible. What's more, the LED display automatically adjusts in brightness depending on ambient light conditions and you can change settings like going from the scan, to target modes with either hand, leaving the other free to hold onto your weapon.
Using very high transmission glass containing Fluoride, the optics on the Zeiss Victory RF binoculars are fully multi-coated with their proprietary ZEISS T* material for maximum light capture, transference, and overall image quality. High-quality Abbe-König prisms are used and the lenses contain fluoride (FL) which are able to reduce the number of aberrations and thus improves color correction and image sharpness compared to many other lens types used on binoculars.The outer lenses have the Carl Zeiss LotuTec coatings added to them which are Hydrophobic and thus repel water, ensuring the best possible views in wet conditions and making them easier to clean.
The Zeiss RF binocular comes supplied with a CR2 battery, padded bag with its own carry strap, padded carrying neck strap, objective lens covers, rain-guard (eyepiece cap), and a high-quality Zeiss lens cleaning cloth.
As with all their top-end binoculars, Zeiss has a transferable, lifetime warranty on the Victory RF. In addition to that, they will repair or replace these binoculars if they are damaged through normal use, without any charge.