From SIG Sauer Electro-Optics, the new ZULU6 Image Stabilized Binoculars are the latest addition to the ZULU series of binoculars. The patented Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology which utilizes an electronically stabilized 2-axis gimbal system to cancel out vibration caused by buffeting wind, chop and waves on the water, washboard ranch roads, heartbeat, heavy breathing and shaking, is the most interesting feature of the new models.
Thanks to this technology, the binoculars provide the clarity of a mounted spotting scope in a handheld, portable package. Based on a Schmidt-Pechan prism type, the ZULU6 Image Stabilized Binoculars also feature PECTRACOAT, LENSHIELD, and LENSARMOR coatings, MOTAC (motion activated illumination), an IPX4 waterproof rating for use in wet weather environments, and are available in 10x30mm and 16x42mm magnification.
SIG Sauer ZULU6 Image Stabilized Binoculars: compensating for motion
“The SIG SAUER image stabilizing technology was introduced several years ago in our OSCAR3 compact spotting scope, and we’re excited to integrate this incredible technology into the new and affordable ZULU6 binoculars,” said Andy York, President, SIG Sauer Electro-Optics. “Most binocular brands have been chasing that last degree of optical resolution and frankly vibration cancels that resolution out, the new OIS technology allows for crystal-clear handheld viewing with stunning image quality, once you use this new tech, you will not go back to traditional binoculars”
The SIG Sauer Electro-Optics ZULU6 Image Stabilizing Binoculars are already available in retail stores and at sigsauer.com. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices are $799.99 for the ZULU6 10x30 mm Binocular, and $899.99 for the 16x42 mm version.
SIG Sauer ZULU6 10x30mm and 16x42mm binoculars specs
|ZULU6 10x30mm ||ZULU6 16x42mm |
|Objective Lens Diameter: ||30 mm||42 mm|
|Field of View: ||5.2 degrees||3.8 degrees|
|Eye Relief: ||15 mm||14 mm|
|Diopter Adjustment Range: ||+/- 3||+/- 3|
|Near Focus: ||8.2 m||8.2 m|
|Overall Length: ||5.9”/150 mm||7.1”/180 mm|
|Overall Height: ||4.7”/119 mm||4.7”/119 mm|
|Overall Width: ||1.9”/48 mm||2.8”/71 mm|
|Weight:||18.6 oz/527 g||20 oz/567 g|
|Price (MSRP): ||799.99 USD||899.99 USD|