If you're a birdspotter or a whalewatcher you need an eagle eye – or better still a handy pair of binoculars. And with its compact size and powerful magnification, the Zeiss Victory SF binoculars are a good choice.
The SF means 'sharp focus' and I was blown away by the sharpness and detail of anything I focussed on. As soon as I spotted what I was looking for the subject popped out like an image in portrait mode on an iPhone. You have a wide field of vision allowing you to quickly scan the horizon whilst everything you see remains sharp.
Speaking of which, the focus wheel is perfectly positioned in the centre of the binoculars and it moves easily with one finger giving you the instant focus you need. I've also taken them into the bush for a bit of birdwatching and even in low light I was easily able to spot some beautiful birdlife.
It feels like you could hold the binoculars still for a long time and that's because of its ergonomics and balance, plus the outer covering is non-slip. Zeiss is famous for its lenses. You'll find them on mirrorless cameras and mobile phones so this is a company that knows what they're doing. In fact they have been making binoculars for 125 years!
If you're an avid nature watcher – looking out to sea or up a tree – the Zeiss Victory SF binoculars are a worthy investment.
And I mean investment – at $3667 these aren't cheap but what you get is probably one of the best pairs of binoculars you'll get your hands on. This is true craftsmanship that you don't see much of these days.