Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Zeiss 7x42 Victory FL binoculars

From Allyson in Texas:
Location: Pearland, Texas

Victory FL-Great Optics--Terrible Construction!
Rating: 2 (of 5)

I think that the Zeiss binoculars are by far the brightest optics on the market, and they are certainly among the best binoculars for serious birdwatchers. However, I have had an experience with my pair of 7X42 FLs that makes it difficult for me to recommend them.

In the year or so that I have owned my binoculars, I have had to send them back to the manufacturer three times!! First, the rubber on one of the eyepieces fell off. Then, the rubber on another area of the binocular started to detach. Finally, one of the eyepieces, which had never really adjusted correctly from the beginning, completely fell off and had to be replaced! Because of my experiences, I cannot recommend these binoculars even though I still believe they were the best possible choice, optically, for my birding needs.

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