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Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

What does UHD mean in the context of binoculars? (1 Viewer)

HD, UHD, ED – when it comes to resolution and picture quality, there’s a veritable flood of different terms, and not just in the context of buying a TV. Imaging performance also plays a key role when deciding which binoculars are the right ones for you. In this interview with our ZEISS System Engineer Dr. Florian Grimminger, we clear up the confusion surrounding the terms, find out what makes the UHD concept in the new ZEISS SFL (SmartFocus and Lightweight) binoculars stand out, and explain why they can perform like larger models despite their compact design.
Read more here: Interview ZEISS System Engineer

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Jefrs

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United Kingdom
"Ultra High Definition", also translates as "very expensive". Zeiss use ED and multi coated glass.
It boils down to what you find acceptable. Lack of distortion and aberration is wanted for photography but do we need that for visual observation when the brain tunes out a lot of the unwanted stuff.
 

Paultricounty

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United States
"Ultra High Definition", also translates as "very expensive". Zeiss use ED and multi coated glass.
It boils down to what you find acceptable. Lack of distortion and aberration is wanted for photography but do we need that for visual observation when the brain tunes out a lot of the unwanted stuff.
And more expensive without it, SF.
 

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