We all need a good reason to go home sometimes, and having been away for a few weeks, I was looking forward to getting back to field-test the new Zeiss SFL (SmartFocus Lightweight) - my choice being the 8x40 model.
Another excellent feature is the especially large exit pupil, which means they're even easier and more comfortable to use than you'd expect; the lightweight magnesium housing feels great, and the close-focusing is superb - billed as 1.5 metres, but perhaps even a shade better than that.
Overall? Superb, in every respect. Another step forward in top-quality binocular evolution, and highly recommended!
The new SFL 40 will be available from July 2022. More info here: www.zeiss.com/nature/sfl