The Zeiss Terra ED 8x 42 Binocular features extra low dispersion Schott ED glass and Zeiss MC coatings for incredibly pure, bright and vivid images - even in those low-light situations that nature lovers often find themselves in - the Zeiss Terra ED 8x 42 mm Binoculars let you zoom in as close as 5.25 ft for close-in viewing and take it all in with the wide-angle field of view. Whether you are watching birds, insects or butterflies at close quarters, with the Zeiss Terra ED 8x Binocular, you will be able to see the finest detail in clear, natural, vivid color.
The compact and lightweight design lets you tote this waterproof binocular along for all your adventures and the rugged construction means they'll come back in one piece and be ready for lots more. A lightweight housing protects the inner workings, ensuring the long-term precision of the ED lens system. Because comfort is not just a luxury during long observation sessions, the Zeiss Terra ED 8x 42 Binocular is designed with ergonomics in the forefront.
The comfortable focus system with the large focusing wheel ensures easy handling, optimum grip and precise focusing - even while wearing gloves. The eyecups are slightly slanted and carefully aligned to aid observational comfort. Tough, comfortable and powerful - the Zeiss Terra ED 8x 42 is the ideal companion for mobile hunters and observers who demand quality optics for open country observation.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Compared both binoculars before I make a purchase. I have had Nikon binoculars for years including the Nikon Execulite 9x30 and the Nikon Execulite 12x36. I have also owned the Nikon Monarch in 8x42. Overall, I prefer the Zeiss Terra the coatings on the binoculars are phenominal! Very clear and sharp and hard to beat for the price. Plus it's a Zeiss . . .
For the price, you can get a cheap Zeiss. But for quality, the Nikon Monarch is better. The lens is clear and crisp, wide enough yet not widest, not the brightest one I've ever tried, maybe because it lacks T* coating. Build quality is good, in some point better than Germany HD. Packaging is interesting. Including free porch (Need to pay $8 for shipping). By and large, nice try Zeiss!