Zeiss Terra ED Binoculars
Excellent for the price
My original plan was to buy a Vortex Viper 10x42 but it wasn't available at the Richmond location, so I bought the Terra 10x42 instead, and saved about $100. I think these have a sharper view than my Vortex Diamondback of the same size and is quite comfortable to hold. I don't understand the negative reviews of the Terras other than the lens covers that don't stay on well. Made in China instead of Germany but that doesn't really matter. I use the Zeiss for wildlife viewing including birds and I can see the details of the colors of the bills of certain ducks on the Potomac River from the distance maybe 50 yards away. Overall, very satisfied with these.
December 1, 2014
not so good
Optics are fair not great but ok.I also have a pair of stiener predator extremes which are a little better in lowlight but not much .The ziess binos have a terrible objective lens cover system and when I called their customer service they said you knoe they are low end and they weren't going to do anything about it , I have also send several emails to them with pix and short video and still nothing maybe I should send them back but the kid likes them.?..
April 26, 2014
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
Went from a pair of much cheaper binos . Never realized what I was missing super clear in low light great product
October 22, 2013