Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics has been awarded Field & Stream’s Best Of The Best Award for the new TERRA ED 10×42 binocular. 2013 marks a historic year in the optics world as ZEISS claims a Triple Crown for their binoculars.
In May, ZEISS already earned Outdoor Life’s Editor’s Choice Award for the VICTORY HT 10×42 binocular in the Full-Size binocular category, and the CONQUEST HD 8×32 earned the Editor’s Choice Award in the Mid-Size binocular category.
“This is truly an incredible year for ZEISS,” stated Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics USA. “Earning an optics award in this highly competitive industry is a major accomplishment. To win three prestigious binocular awards in the same year with each of our three lines, VICTORY, CONQUEST and TERRA, is unbelievable and further proof that ZEISS is the undisputed world leader in sports optics. The Field & Stream optics test is one of the most respected in the industry and we are very honored and humbled by this tremendous achievement.”
The winning products of the Field & Stream test are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen. Selection criteria vary, depending upon the category, but all of the winning products share one characteristic; excellence in their field.
“Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers’ time in the woods more productive and more fun,” says Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our tough testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest displaying absolute excellence in their field. The Best Of The Best is the highest honor Field & Steam bestows on gear and the winning products are the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money.”
Field & Stream’s optics tests were conducted by writer, optics guru and author of “The Snow Leopard’s Tale,” Tom McIntyre. “The price is fabulous”, stated McIntyre, “be prepared for sticker shock in reverse.”
Image courtesy Carl Zeiss Sports Optics