Zeiss 8x42 HT Binoculars are going to be discontinued along with it‘s counterpart the 10x version as well. I don’t know why those two top class binoculars are to be discontinued as the 8x42 that I bought approx 4 years ago is superb.. The SF version is going to continue to be available.
Ian,they may be reducing the number of lines they manufacture as new technology comes into play which makes sense. There may be some bargains available with the discontinued models.