Zeiss 8x42 Terra ED BinocularsItem#: HN-ZEIS291
Take higher performance into the field. TERRA Binoculars combine ED glass with ZEISS MC coating for pure, bright and vivid images, even in low light. With a 5.25 ft. 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.
Zeiss TERRA ED 8x42 Binoculars
With its compact and lightweight design, rugged construction, comfortable ergonomics and wide field of view, the 8x42 is the ideal companion for mobile hunters and observers who demand quality optics for open country observation.
TERRA Binoculars combine ED glass with ZEISS MC coating for pure, bright and vivid images, even in low light.
Compact and lightweight
Compact dimensions and light in weight – the TERRA ED offers a delightful experience in the field.
Great close focus
With focus to 5.25 feet, you see amazing detail.
Wide fields of view
You can quickly pick out individual animals from large groups and seek out hidden game in clumps of bushes. With a close focus of 5.25 feet these glasses excell both close in at distance.
Precision at close quarters
Every TERRA ED model offers precise, and unusually close focus: x42s to 5.25 feet. Whether you are watching birds, insects or butterflies at close quarters, with the TERRA ED you will be able to see the finest detail in clear, natural, vivid color.
Comfortable observation is not just a matter of lenses. Ergonomics plays a major role, too – The TERRA ED shares the ZEISS binocular family's innovative modern design. The comfortable focus system with the large focussing wheel ensures easy handling, optimum grip and precise focussing even wearing gloves. The eyecups round off its ergonomic perfection. Slightly slanted, they are carefully aligned to aid observational comfort.
Robust and precise
The TERRA ED is both lightweight and extremely robust. You can be well prepared for any adverse conditions when observing nature. With a durable, lightweight housing, the inner workings are perfectly protected, ensuring the long-term precision of the ED lens system. The TERRA ED - always a reliable companion, ready for any tough use.
Dimensions & Specifications
Angular Field of View
Zeiss Terra ED Binoculars
Close Focusing Distance
5.5 x 4.7
+/- 4 dpt
Field of View at 1000 Yards
57.5mm - 76mm
Objective Lens Diameter
Roof Prism Binoculars
Full Size Binoculars
- Pre-moistened and non-abrasive
- Designed for high-end optics
- Each package contains 21 single use cloths
- Ideal for cleaning dirt, dust, and fingerprints from lenses
- Ammonia-free formula
- Cleans lenses with anti-reflective coating as well
- 3 fluid ounces (85ml)
- Breathable Padded Harness System
- Waterproof Super Suede quite fabric
- Innovative sliding strap system
- Strong straps and clips to secure binoculars
- Easily adjustable and one size fits all
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I purchased this Terra sight unseen to upgrade from Bushnell Excursion EX 8x36. It would be used by my wife or for light birding while the trusted dialyst 10x40 for more extended outings.
The Terra wins over the Excursion hands-down although it is twice the price of the latter. Color rendition: much better than Excursion but does not match the dialyst. Ergonomics: optimal for size and weight ratio with bigger barrel for comfort and heavier weight than Excursion for steadness. Contrast: when viewing a plain white figurine in dim light, it shows less details between bright to dark transition than dialyst. 3-D perception: the Terra flattens to a certain degree while the dialyst offers superb contour of the white figurine. Focus accuracy: both Zeiss focus quick and sharp while the Excursion gives a play to a range of sharpness. Both Excursion and Terra has modern large focussing knob while dialyst has the dated smaller thin knob. Material: Excursion and Terra are similar in material construction although much more solid feel for the Terra. Dialyst is bullet-proof but a bit heavy. Subject eye fatigue: both Zeiss allow the eye to rest focus onto a small subject in a complex field of view while the Excursion gives a "confusing feeling" to the visual field. Field of view: the Excursion offers 426 ft while the Terra offers 375 ft at 1,000 ft, so for beginners, it is a bit more difficult to adapt. Brightness: the Terra is far brighter than the Excursion naturally with the bigger exit puptil but offers a less natural bright feel compare to the dialyst with a smaller exit pupil but far superior optics as expected. Summary: the Terra 8x42 at US$349 and Cn$389 is certainly near the best value for the money is one is not prepared to venture to the world-class level at $2,000 range.
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- Close Focus
- Image Quality
- Light Weight
- Quality construction
- Butterfly watching
This binocular has an entry level price, but is better quality than most birders will ever need in their lifetime. The biggest difference between the Zeiss Terra ED (~$350) and the Zeiss Victory FL 8x42 ($2000+) is the brightness of the image. If you compare the Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 vs. the Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42 (for years the Nikon Monarch has been considered by many as the best binocular in terms of value}, the Zeiss Terra has some advantages. The Zeiss Terra has an amazing close focus. The Zeiss Terra ED has better eye piece rain guards and better lens caps, both the only thing Monarch users chronically found to complain about. Zeiss includes a soft pouch and now includes the same quality carrying case that come with more expensive Zeiss Conquest binoculars. For this price range Zeiss will give Nikon a serious challenge for market share in a niche formerly dominated by Nikon. In my opinon, there are no better binoculars than the Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 in the under $400 price range. They have my highest recommendation.
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EVERYTHING I EXPECTED FROM A ZEISS PRODUCT.
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