Zeiss Binoculars - Our Review

Bass & Bligh has proudly stocked Zeiss for over 30 years.

The German company has a long history of producing high-quality optical instruments, including binoculars. One unique feature of Zeiss binoculars is that they are made using an innovative manufacturing process called the "floating elements" design. This involves using multiple lenses in each eyepiece that are suspended in a special gel-like substance, which allows the lenses to move independently of each other. This design helps to correct for distortion and aberrations, resulting in a clearer and more accurate image.

Another unique feature of Zeiss binoculars is their use of special coatings on the lenses. Zeiss uses a proprietary coating called T* (pronounced "T-star") that helps to reduce glare and improve light transmission, resulting in brighter and more detailed images. This coating also helps to repel dirt, water, and other substances, making the binoculars more durable and much easier to maintain. T* Coatings are found on the SFL models.

Zeiss FL & SFL - Peak Performance

The ZEISS SFL binoculars are designed to be as lightweight and compact as possible, making them a perfect addition to the SF family. The new Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) Concept ensures true-to-life colour reproduction and a high level of detail, allowing you to experience special moments with ease. The SmartFocus Concept makes the focus wheel perfectly positioned for fast and precise focusing, even with gloves on. The optimised ergonomics and large exit pupil provide a relaxed and undisturbed viewing experience.

With a field of view of up to 140 metres at a distance of 1,000 metres and a closest focusing distance of 1.5 metres, the SFL 8x40 binoculars provide a perfect overview combined with precise detail recognition. The lens diameter has been reduced by 2 mm, enabling the use of thinner lens elements at closer spacing and reducing the binoculars' weight by up to 20% and their volume by up to 13% compared to the ZEISS Victory SF models. As a result, the SFL binoculars are up to 30% lighter than comparable products from competitors.

Zeiss SFL


 Overall, Zeiss binoculars are known for their high-quality construction, innovative design, and exceptional optical performance. They are widely regarded as some of the best binoculars on the market and are a favourite among birdwatchers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts. They offer great products at different price points depending on your budget. 

Take a look at our Zeiss Binocular range,  we also get receive Used Zeiss Binoculars from time to time - so sign-up to our mailing list. or feel free to drop us a message if you need any help choosing your perfect pair. 

Justin - Bass & Bligh

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