Zeiss® Terra ED Binoculars
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- Designed and engineered with traditional German quality
- ZEISS MC Multi-coatings - bright view under most conditions
- Smooth, accurate, rapid focus
- Waterproof housing
High quality multicoated ED glass by SCHOTT in Germany provides superior image quality. With a 5.25 foot super close focus and a wide-angle field of view, you’ll never miss a thing. And their extremely compact size aids mobility in the field. The compact, lightweight ergonomic design and the large focus wheel provide easy handling and ultimate comfort in the field. The waterproof housing and rugged, durable design provide for absolute reliability in the field. Comfortable rotating eyecups provide a wide field view for eyeglass and non-eyeglass wearers.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by tuckster44 Best Binos under $500!
These can't be beat for the money! You would need to spend over $1k to find better glass. Compared these to the Vortex Razor HD, Nikon Monarch 7, and the Leupold Cascades. All were great glass, but these were head and shoulders above the rest. Schott ED glass is crystal clear! Don't compare these in the store, you need to see them in low light to see how these really shine over their competitors.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris574 Great binos
Went from a pair of much cheaper binos . Never realized what I was missing super clear in low light great product
October 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lizbird Find an Alternative
I'm an amateur birder on a quest to support good social and environmental causes.
I ordered the Zeiss Terra ED expecting two things: manufactured in Germany & at least good quality lenses, though I knew they were the cheapest in the product line, thus not the best. I took them out twice (late evening and mid-day), and they were easy to adjust, and had a decently clear image for the short time I had them.
Zeiss had no diagrams or detailed instructions in the Instruction booklet, Zeiss comes with a velour pouch/bag, Zeiss' came with a decent neck strap.
I returned the Zeiss Terra ED to BassPro.
I then discovered the MeOpta MePro 8x42 binoculars that cost only $30 more. Buying MeOpta helps support American workers in Long Island, NY who assemble the Binoculars (I think the parts are made in the Chezch Republic). MeoPros boast multi-coating lenses that allow 99.8% light transmission. They come with a Lifetime Transferable Warranty (same as these Zeiss). They are easy to adjust and excellent image quality. They come with a sturdy (Kevlar I think) carrying case. These come with excellent user instructions complete with diagrams on how to properly focus them. The MeOpta came with an impressive gel padded neck-strap, perfect for alleviating the burden on long birding trips. The bottoms lens cover on the Zeiss covers both tubes, and are not as convenient as the individual covers of the MeOpta, each one of which is attached to the lens tube and flaps downward when you are using them.
Brand name isn't everything-consider an alternative.
July 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by clake Junk
NOT the quality you would expect from Zeiss. Used for 25 days and they literally fell apart. The blue Zeiss symbol fell off the housing. The white lettering on the housing began to fade and disappear. The objective lens covers were loose-fitting and did not stay on. The binoculars also tended to fog up despite being supposedly fog-proof. The housing of the binoculars also smells a bit weird - like a chemical rubber smell. The smell is tolerable, but unpleasant. You can purchase a far superior product in the less than $500 range. Select a different pair of binoculars - avoid these. I returned mine and am thankful to have them out of my life.
July 20, 2013
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