First Look: ZeroTech Trace 15x56ED Binocular

posted on October 12, 2023

ZeroTech has announced the Trace 15x56ED Binoculars, featuring Abbe Koenig prisms. This pair of binoculars is designed to deliver cutting-edge clarity and precision for a diverse range of outdoor enthusiasts, hunters in particular. The use of Abbe Koenig prisms trades additional length for additional light transmission, thanks to fewer internal light reflections which lose a bit of luminosity every time.

15x56 ED rear

The Trace 15x56ED's 15x magnification brings distant wildlife into sharp focus, picking up on even small, subtle movements. Further, the wide field of view provided by these optics yields less chance of missing something—an expansive 235-feet at 1000 yards. Minimum focus distance sits right around 12 feet. With a generous 56mm objective lens, these binoculars promise brighter and clearer observations during dawn and dusk. The high-quality ED glass—which stands for extra-low dispersion—guarantees images that are both sharp and true-to-life, while multi-coated lenses minimize glare and enhance contrast. Eye relief is 18.5mm, for an experience that is far easier on the pupils.

15x56ED side

Hunters will of course appreciate this clear and detailed view of distant quarry, which can help in better ascertaining the size and nature of an animal. A smooth focus wheel makes adjustments fast and easy, no matter the distance, while a righthand diopter adjustment adds to the precision. Furthermore, the binoculars weigh in at only about 53 ounces (right around 3 1/3 pounds), including lens caps, making them a breeze to tote deep into the backcountry. Finally, the 15X magnification makes the binos a great happy medium between a standard set of binoculars and a spotting scope, as the additional magnification allows for a far more discerning look at body and antler size.

Additional Features

  • Ergonomic Rubber Armor for comfortable, non-slip handling.
  • Waterproof Construction
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lenses & Dielectrically Coated Bak 4 Roof Prisms
  • Unconditional Lifetime Warranty
  • Auxiliary Shoulder Strap

15x56ED Objective Lens

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