Optics Review

Leica’s New Rifle Scopes

Leica Rifle Scopes Video 2009

The long anticipated return of Leica to the rifle scope market has finally occurred. This premium sport optics leader introduced two models at the 2009 Shot Show. and they are exceptional to say the least. Leica focused on the 42mm size for its initial introduction which has been a long time favorite of sportsmen. If these two premium level rifle scopes are any indication of the future Leica is sure to care out a respectable share of the rifle scope market. These models should be available...

Zeiss Z-Point Red Dot

Carl Zeiss Sport Optics has really turned some heads in the tactical and recreational shooting community with their red dot scope called the  Z-Point. This innovative design was originally designed for the German military and features a body style that’s all about function and reliability, most notably it has no square edges,  no protruding leavers, and no exposed switches. Every thing is simple and smooth, a real advantage when not having your sport optic gear get caught on something is...

Zeiss Victory Compact Binocular Review

Zeiss Victory Compact Binoculars

Greetings. I wanted to talk about the Zeiss Victory compact binocular today. The Victory series is of course Zeiss’ flagship line. The compact family sports two sizes: the 8×20 and 10×25. The fully coated optics realistically boasts maximum brightness in minimum dimensions. The view is tremendous with crisp sharpness that fits in any pocket. What I really like about these compacts over their little sister line, Zeiss Conquest,  is the single hinge design. It’s asymmetrical...

Steiner 20×80 Military Binoculars

Steiner 20×80 Military Binoculars

Today I want to talk about the highly specialized Steiner Military 20×80 binocular. I got to my hands on these binoculars last Friday and was surprised at their performance. The optics are amazing; although the eye pieces have to be focused individually. The 20×80 is like the Incredible Hulk compared to other binoculars with massive lenses and a body length of 12 inches. Just like the shirtless Hulk the binos come without a case. At 20x you have to stabilize them, so they do come with...

Zeiss at the 2009 Shot Show

Zeiss Victory Range Finding Binocular

At the 2009 Shot Show Carl Zeiss Sport Optics introduced two premium level optical rangefinders, the Victory PRF Pocket Range Finder and the Victory RF Range Finding Binoculars. The company makes an impressive move into the laser rangefinder market for sportsmen. Both of these models are marvels of design and construction and feature advance features including ballistic compensation assistance. Additional infomation on each of these range finder products can be found at the Carl Zeiss website.

Swarovski HD Spotting Scope

Swarovski HD Spotting Scope

The Swarovski ATS 80 HD Spotting Scope is a marvelous piece of optical equipment that out performs any other spotter on the market. The generous 80mm lense lets in a lot of light, which is important and the entire purpose of any optic. The HD (high definition) glass produces a sharper image with better color definition than the non-hd versions. Whether you are looking for the trophy piece or just want to snap a photo of an animal, the HD is the only way to go. Mother nature wants to fool you...