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new riflescope from zeiss the V8 SUPER ZOOM.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61li82OJXXk  Yippee
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Just checked it out. WOW!!!
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Can only imagine the prices on these 2,you know it's going to have a lot of ZEROsShocked
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Saw a post in another forum that said 2700 Euros.  That would be pretty expensive in dollars...  Probably weighs a lot too!
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The specs are on Zeiss website.

VICTORY V8 1.8–14x50

Magnification1.8 x13.5 x
Effective Lens Diameter18.6 mm50 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter10.3 mm3.7 mm
Twilight Factors5.126
Field of View at 100m23 m3.1 m
Subjective Viewing Angle13.1 °1.8 °
Diopter Adjustment Range+-3.5 | 2 dpt
Eye Relief95 mm
Parallax-Free50-∞ m
Adjustment Range Height at 100m310 cm
Adjustment Range Lateral at 100m200 cm
Adjustment per Click at 100m1 cm
Centre Tube Diameter36 mm
Eye Piece Tube Diameter46 mm
Objective Tube Diameter56 mm
LotuTec®
Nitrogen Filling
Water Resistance400 mbar
Functional Temperature in °C-25 | +50 °C
Length343 mm
Weight without Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail-
With Inner Rail-
Weight with Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail680 g
With Inner Rail700 g
Order numbers without Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail-
With Inner Rail-
Order numbers with Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail522117
With Inner Rail522116
Order numbers with Illumination ControlWith Inner Rail-

VICTORY V8 2.8–20x56

Magnification2.8 x20 x
Effective Lens Diameter27.5 mm56 mm
Exit Pupil Diameter9.9 mm2.8 mm
Twilight Factors7.933
Field of View at 100m15.5 m2.1 m
Subjective Viewing Angle8.9 °1.2 °
Diopter Adjustment Range+-3.5 | 2 dpt
Eye Relief95 mm
Parallax-Free50-∞ m
Adjustment Range Height at 100m310 cm
Adjustment Range Lateral at 100m200 cm
Adjustment per Click at 100m1 cm
Centre Tube Diameter36 mm
Eye Piece Tube Diameter46 mm
Objective Tube Diameter62 mm
LotuTec®
Nitrogen Filling
Water Resistance400 mbar
Functional Temperature in °C-25 | +50 °C
Length350 mm
Weight without Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail-
With Inner Rail-
Weight with Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail830 g
With Inner Rail850 g
Order numbers without Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail-
With Inner Rail-
Order numbers with Illuminated ReticleWithout Inner Rail522137
With Inner Rail522136
Order numbers with Illumination ControlWith Inner Rail-
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The weight is not all that high.  These are not lightweight scopes, but they are not excessive by modern standards weighing in at 24 and 28 ozs for the two models.

What irritates me is that Zeiss decided to make these on a 36mm tube.

I presume these are based on the same 8x erector design that Hensoldt 3.5-26x56 uses.  I have only seen that scope at various tradeshows and it gets incrementally better, but still, to me that was easily the most underwhelming of the new fancy scopes, so I am going to approach the V8 scopes with a bit of caution.

Quite a few of the recently introduced Zeiss scopes did not look very good to me, as I am very curious whether that is an overall trend for Zeiss or just a few accidental missteps.

Chances are that the new V8 is going to be a superb scope.  I doubt Zeiss will gamble with their flagship designs, but it will still be interesting to see how it does.

I have gnawing suspicion that the 36mm tube is not exactly going to make all those Swaro Z6 owners go and trade their scopes in for the V8.

My overall observation is that it is very difficult to make something truly unique and new in the high end scope world.  Everyone claims their new scope is a "game changer", but that is just marketing.

I have a reasonable amount of hands on time with the Swaro Z3/Z5/Z6, Leica ER and ERi,  varios versions of Zeiss Victory, S&B, etc.  The difference between all of these largely comes down to personal preference: pick the one that has the reticle that agrees with you the most or some other feature you like.

Personally, I am partial to Leica riflescopes since the image agrees with me, the eyepiece is very forgiving and long mounting length is an aid in setting these up just right.  The overall magnification range for scope of these type is not a major concern to me with the 3.5-14x42 being my favourite configuration.  I like larger objective lenses for truly high magnification scopes that I would want to use at extended distances.  Other than that I really lean toward comparatively compact designs.

For that matter, if Zeiss made a version of their V8 in something along the lines of 1.25-10x32, they would have my undivided attention.  

Anyhow, as much as I like my Leica scopes, I suspect I could comfortably replace them with the similarly sized Swaro Z6 models and be just as satisfied (other than with paying a little more, I suppose).  Or to a Zeiss or S&B if they offer similar models.

A bigger problem for the higher end makers is to convince their customers that their latest and greatest are truly that much better than scopes next step down in terms of price. 

I have been playing with the Meopta Meostar R2 lately and that is one hell of a nice scope.  If the rest of the R2 line-up is as good, it will take a little market away from the more expensive brands.

Ditto for Minox who have made some recent organizational changes that will make them an even more serious competitor than they have been in the past.

ILya

   
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been told by a dealer in Germany they are on sale at 2850 euro's....similar money to other top end kitt

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Very nice write up of your experiences and opinions ILya. I couldn't have stated it any better. I agree with you on prefering the 42 objective lenses.
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At the IWA Exhibition in Germany in March and in the above video you can only see the V8 with the Zeiss Rail mount.  Haven't seen a standard ring-mout version yet which would be key for all markets outside of Central Europe.
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