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Magnification 8x Objective diameter 40 mm Field of view at 1000 m 135 m WW Infinite adjustment range to 3 m Focusing range of centerdrive -7dpt Diopter compensation /-4 dpt Twilight performance 17,9 Exit pupil 5 mm Relative geometric brightness 25 Interpupillary distance from - to 52 - 75 mm Length (eyecup elongated) 162 mm Width (PD 65) 123 mm Weight 710 g
Content and images originally posted by Andy Bright
 Tony Adkins's review
This review is for the Victory II 8X40 Model.
I purchased a pair of Victory II 8X40 for a research project I conducted on understory songbirds (grey-headed robin & pale yellow robin) in rainforest habitat of the Australian Wet Tropics (Queensland) After much contemplation and 'in-store' comparisons of Swarov, Leica, Nikon, and Zeiss, I purchased a pair of Zeiss Victory II 8X40. I'm happy to say that these binoculars provided what I considered the most important features for the birding conditions of my research project. Particularly, comfort, good field of view, low weight, very good brightness in low-light conditions, and close focus. They are very durable and held up well in the humid and wet conditions. The focusing mechanism on my pair was smooth and nice, although focusing in another pair that I looked through at a store was a bit tight and not so smooth, so be conscious of potential variability in focusing in this model.
I almost bought the nikon 8X42 Venturer HG; they have great optics and are great for the price I but decided they were just a bit too heavy, even with a harness. Please keep in mind though that I was birding over large areas in very challenging conditions with lots of concern about lightness/mobility/fatigue.
My only negative comment about the Victory II would be that I did notice considerable color aberration and fuzziness along the margins of the field of view while looking into bright gaps of broken canopies from the darkly lit forest floor.
I would highly recommend the Victory II, you can probably find them these days for a good price too.
One last thing, I'd like to recommend Alex at www.eurooptic.com he actually sent me both the Victory II 8X40 & 10X40 so that I could compare them in field conditions - without a deposit requirement!!! Because of that, I was able to definitively decide on the 8X40 at a great price of $850 USD!!! (in May 2004)
 art92101's review
I bought my 8x40s from Alex at eurooptics and yes he will let you field test them before you pay. I love these binocs, i wear glasses and get a great view. I have not used them in rough abd tough conditions but have found them excellent for scanning large areas and they are a natural pointer, it is easy to find birds in flight. On a foggy 4th of july night I was able to compare the view relative to other binocs and I was impressed with the Victories. On other binocs I could make out the boat shapes abd perhaps the people on deck. With the Zeiss I could see people on deck talking and practically read their lips. If anything I wish they were lighter but relative to all the other 8x40s these are among the lightest. Highly recommended. Even if they have been replaced by the Fls