With the ZEISS SFL binoculars (SmartFocus Lightweight), special moments can be experienced with ease. Optimised to be as lightweight and compact as possible, the SFL binoculars are a perfect addition to the SF family. The new Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) Concept ensures true-to-life coluor reproduction and the highest level of detail. Thanks to its SmartFocus Concept, the focus wheel is perfectly positioned and enables fast and precise focusing – even with gloves on. The optimised ergonomics and a large exit pupil allow for a relaxed and undisturbed viewing experience.
These compact high-performance binoculars have a practical design that, thanks to their light weight, do not add to the load, even on longer excursions. With a field of view of up to 142 meters at a distance of 1,000 meters and a closest focusing distance of 1.5 meters, the SFL 8x30 deliver a perfect overview combined with precise detail recognition. The lens diameter has been reduced by 2mm, making it possible to use thinner lens elements at closer spacing and thus reduce the binoculars' weight by up to 23% and their length by up to 21% compared to the ZEISS Victory SF models. As a result, the SFL binoculars are up to 30% lighter than comparable products from competitors.
Because every gram counts
The lightweight yet rugged magnesium housing enhances durability. The smaller lens diameter allows the use of thinner lens elements that are installed closer together. At the same time, the SFL binoculars offer a perfect image quality despite the incredible reduction in weight and volume.
Experience nature in all its splendour
The Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) concept features a special coating and an improved optical design that ensures the binoculars deliver the highest level of detail and reproduce colours with natural fidelity. This makes it possible to precisely identify the smallest features in the plumage and reliably distinguish between species.
SmartFocus concept for an intuitive and precise handling
The SmartFocus concept makes it possible to focus quickly and precisely – without having to spread your fingers. The focusing wheel, perfectly positioned in the DoubleLink Bridge, offers the highest level of operating ergonomics, requiring only 1.4 turns from close focus to infinity and capable of being rotated precisely even with gloves on.
90% light transmission
Featuring 90% light transmission and ZEISS T* multicoating, you can clearly and precisely recognise details in the twilight, ensuring that you capture every moment, even in darker environments.
Comfortable viewing experience
The perfect ergonomics of the ZEISS SFL models enable quick and easy positioning of the eye and also provide comfortable and immersive viewing due to the large exit pupil. In addition, the improved eyecups provide an even better ergonomic feel and a smooth transition between the touch points, which are precisely defined and can be reached perfectly.
ZEISS T* coating
ZEISS T* coating is a guarantee of the brilliant, high-contrast images – which you will experience above all in adverse light conditions and in the twilight. Behind it, however, there is no specific formula for building up the layers. Instead, it is a technology that is constantly adjusted to suit new glass materials and requirements, which varies from lens to lens.
A clear view, whatever the weather
There are always exciting things to be seen in the world of nature – even in wet weather. This is why ZEISS has developed LotuTec® – a coating for the lenses of binoculars and spotting scopes that enables a clear and unhindered view in all weather conditions.
• Operating temperature: − 20°C | + 55°C (− 4°F | + 131°F)
• Length: 120mm (4.7 ")
• Width at an interpupillary distance of 65mm: 107 mm (4.6 ")
• Weight: 460g (16.2 oz)