Zeiss Scopes Review: Including Rifle Scopes, Spotters, Binoculars & Rangefinders

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For most people, Zeiss needs little introduction when it comes to hunting optics, and that's because they're the supreme authority when it comes to that "German glass". They're the brand that sits behind locked glass doors at the sporting goods store, and you're only allowed to test it out if you show the confidence that you can afford it.

Carl Zeiss. If you're a gun enthusiast or optics geek, those two short words should mean something to you. You should also know that those two little words are self explanatory. But, just in case you're not aware of Zeiss optics, let me enlighten you. This is a brand that has placed themselves as the authority in the optotelescopic industry for well over 150 years.

You'd be hard-pressed to find another optics manufacturer that has an as well-established track record, producing numerous telescopic products such as binoculars, cameras, NASA imaging lenses, microchip lens technology, medical microscopes, surgical telescopic cameras, and of course, rifle scopes, spotting scopes and rangefinders.

Since there's almost no optics offshoot that Zeiss hasn't been apart of, you can expect leading technology and state of the art quality when you buy from this brand. That's a mighty large and heavy reputation that's carried in just those two little words.

Zeiss Spotting Scope Reviews

There are few brands that are even worth looking at when you're out to buy a new optic for the upcoming hunting season.  And, one of those brands is, deservedly, none other than Zeiss.

In the below reviews we'll cover the three Zeiss scope series available and every nitty-gritty detail that will have you convinced to buy today - of course, that's only if you have the guts to spend what it takes to get one.

These scopes are expensive for a reason... Every scope has been fanatically obsessed about during engineering and production to create a perfected optical masterpiece for your hunt.

Every product in their spotting scope series has a specific purpose and unique strengths that would make it especially suitable for you.  That's why their scope options are limited - why make 10 mediocre scopes when you can provide three sterling, world-class ones?

So be prepared to see nothing less than high-resolution images, full weatherproof-ability, and magnification ranges suitable for every outdoorsman.

Zeiss Rifle Scope Reviews

With a manifold of rifle scopes in the optics industry it can be more than difficult to filter out what's going to work for you and what's going to be a dud. One thing I can promise, you won't be disappointed with what I have to offer here. If you are looking for maximum brightness, exceptional glass, and unrivaled low light performance for your long range sniping or twilight hunting, the below reviews are for you.

Whether you're on a tight budget and you're researching Zeiss' entry level rifle scope line or you've got some serious dough to spend a Victory scope, you can always expect outstanding quality from this German manufacturer. Their glass is unequaled and they are the champion of providing crystal-clear images in any hunting situation. Even the dark can't compete with their lens.

Are you ready for a lifetime of commitment to the best of the best? Well, let's hope you are because there's typically never any intention to turn back once you've had a taste of Zeiss.

Zeiss Binocular Reviews

Looking to buy the creme de la creme of binoculars can be an exhausting effort - and not because there's an over-abundance of options. In fact, the market gets especially tight and small in price ranges with triple digit zeros. The painstaking part is making sure you're getting the best out of every single dollar you put down on what will most definitely be your lifetime purchase.

And, there's no need to stress over it anymore if you've found Zeiss.

I'm proud to say you're in the right place if you want to know about the most affordable option, to the most luxurious and ridiculously-priced optic, from a world-class brand.

With night vision, low light hunting prowess, laser rangefinding powers, HD and ED glass, and everything else you could ever jazz up on a binocular, Zeiss has it so when you want the best of what's available in the binocular market, then all golden paths are going to lead you to here.

Just saying the word "Zeiss" has a lot of heft, weight, and authority to it. That's because they're the big kahunas in the optic industry, and their binoculars are just as up to par as their rifle scopes, spotting scopes, and laser rangefinders.

If you're fortunate enough to have the money to buy a dream-optic from this brand, then you're going to get a sweet pal of an optic for the rest of your hunting life. But, for the rest of us, the below reviews still apply. There might be an affordable option or two that will surprise you. At the very least, we can dream and salivate over the ritzy binoculars without spending a penny.

Be prepared to feast your mind on specially formulated Dialyt binoculars, large objective lens sizes, the ideal 10X42 platform, and high-definition images hot from extra-low dispersion glass. If you've got your bib on nice and tight, let's plunge right in...

Zeiss Rangefinder Reviews

Are you willing to splurge and get one of the pricier rangefinders available from one of the most reputable brands there is in the sports optics world? Then you're in luck. With these reviews you'll know all there is to know before you dish out the cash.

So, before you reveal your credit card info, get up-to-date with optic specs, ballistic integration values, and more.

If you're pretty settled on wanting quality Carl Zeiss craftsmanship, you know you're about to get the finest range finders that German engineering can think up. In fact, the Victory PRF 8X26 model is the first digital LED range finder with a Ballistic Information System that won and earned the 2009 Outdoor Life "Editor's Choice" award.

The Victory rangefinders not only do distance measurements well, they take it to the next level to in-breed the perfect symbiosis of binocular capabilities too.

This brand is serious about making the best there is to have, and their range finders are no exception. The two that are worth reviewing both share Carl Zeiss' LotuTec coating, Ballistic Information System, the T* multi-layer coating, and much more that blows these optics out of the mediocre ballpark.

Spoil Yourself with a Zeiss

Carl Zeiss doesn't demand respect for the sake of getting respect - they have earned their world-class reputation.

Their intimidating quality control standards, without-equal glass, and beyond-compare technologies that puts them in the small circle of world-renown optics experts is what has secured their respect from hunters across the globe.

If you're after "German Glass", this is it.

Now that you know a little more about what Zeiss has to offer, maybe you can convince the sporting goods store clerk to open that glass case for you.  But, remember, this isn't the time to suddenly become clumsy with a $2000 optic in your hand.  You might end up walking away with one before you're ready to pay for it!

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Simon Cuthbert - Founder

Simon is an avid outdoor enthusiast and the founder of Target Tamers. He is passionate about bringing you the most up to date, accurate & understandable information on sports optics of all kinds and for all applications. Simon has contributed to notable publications online and teaches beginners the technical side of optics through his extensive library of optics guides.

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