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Made in Germany with the latest technology, the Zeiss Conquest HD is an outstanding value and offers premium performance. The new HD lens system provide exceptional views that set new standards for true color reproduction. Its slim line design makes the Conquest HD especially compact, while robust construction means it can handle the challenges of rugged use. The addition of LotuTec® lens coatings allows water to roll straight off the lens, dirt or smudges to be easily removed, and reduces the risk of scratches to the lens. The Conquest HD comes with a Zeiss limited lifetime transferable warranty plus a 5-year No Fault Policy.
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass and HD Lens System
Enhances resolution, color, and contrast.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
Optimize light transmission.
Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel
Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Right Eye Diopter
Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located by the right eyepiece.
Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
The performance of this binocular is outstanding. It provides a bright and crisp image and I would recommend it on that basis alone, because, after all, that's their purpose.
The drawbacks: 1. The eyepiece caps are difficult to remove and to replace. They don't slide on and off easily. 2. The end caps are worthless. The only time they stay on is when the binoculars are in the case. Consequently, they provide no protection while walking through the woods or while handling in any fashion. 3. The eye relief is designed for those who wear eyeglasses. Others (like myself) will have to learn to rest them against the top of the eye socket and position your head as if you are looking upward through them. Until one gets accustomed to it, this makes for some discomfort when scanning for longer periods.
Ziess Conquest 8x42 HD
Yooper from Upper Michigan
I bought the Zeiss Conquest after doing tons of research and making quite a few phone calls to Eagle Optics. The open box deal made these binoculars a no brainer. EO's service and advice is awesome. I certainly could not tell this was a open box, and the warranty is the same as new. I've been using a pair of Pentax DCF SP 10X43 for years and love them, but I wanted an 8x binocular. The Conquests are definitely an upgrade in optical quality. The Zeiss are very sharp, fast and easy to focus, and very comfortable to use. I can't put them down. I have very limited experience with the $2000+ binoculars (I've only looked through them in stores) so I can't give a relevant comparison to them, but I can say they are the best pair of binoculars I have ever spent any serious amount of time with. The depth of field is very good and it is very easy to find objects/birds and keep them in focus. They are very well built and a pleasure to hold. The case, strap, and rain guard are very nice, but the objective lens covers seem cheep and don't stay on very well. For $800 I don't think you could find a better pair of binoculars. I am extremely pleased with my purchase and would definitely recommend the Zeiss Conquest HD to anyone.
Very sharp binoculars
D. Wong from Napa, Calif
I bought the demos; like new; the optics are very good and light gathering capabilities are great. Adjustment knob is smooth and easy to use. The weight is a bit more than my last pair of binoculars; but I have gotten used to them because of the superior optics. I hate the thin, flimsy objective lens covers which are not snug and don't stay on. Overall, very happy with the improved birding...at a good price.
Herb M. from Harman, West Virginia
I purchased these binoculars as a reward for achieving a weight reduction contract. I liked my old binoculars but I love these. I am very nearsighted and they work great with my glasses. I participated in a rainy Christmas bird count recently and the rain did not hamper my visibility. The image is bright and clear to the edge of the glass even in low light. They focus easily and well. I think this will be my life bins. Truly, they are a best buy. I highly recommend them.
Zeiss Conquest HD
Ajay from Columbus Ohio
I had been looking at these glasses for a while when Zeiss decided to have this promotion with $100 rebate. I jumped at the opportunity and I am glad I did.
I am looking forward to taking them with me to Point Pelee in October for few days of birding.
Some will be daunted by the weight (that’s the price of quality) HD glass is heavier than regular glass. I also thought that the objective lens covers do not match the quality of the rest of the binocular.