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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.
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.
I bought mine barely used on ebay for about half price--super lucky, as they were the only used Conquest HD's listed. After reading some reviews, I had my doubts, but figured I could always sell them if I didn't like them. My initial impression upon first looking through these was "yeah, that's pretty darn good, but not sure it's worth $1K". I was also mildly bothered by not getting comfortable eye position right off the bat. But after a few more tests, I've really come to appreciate these binos. Image is gorgeous, sharp, and bright, and I now find my eye placement easily. Prior to buying these, I'd been mostly using a German glass (Docter Optics--former Zeiss factory in Jena, 10x42's), comparable in price/quality to Conquests. But, I've found I'm reaching for these Conquests instead, because they feel great! Focusing is easy and smooth, diopter setting works great (stays in place, even tho no diopter lock), and these feel solidly made. The objective lens covers have received some criticism by others, but I have no complaints thus far. The rain cover does not come off easily, but for me this is a matter of getting used to. When I'm birding, I've usually got my covers off anyway. My bigger concern is protecting the lenses when not using them, or when they're kicking around in my truck with all my other gear. I'm very happy and impressed and won't be selling these any time soon. Even thought I didn't buy these here, I highly recommend Eagle Optics--they are an excellent company with excellent service and prices.
Fabulous customer service
Syd T. from Massachusetts
The staff at this company could not have been more wonderful. I had questions and concerns about my order and they responded promptly. They were professional and took a lot of time with me.As it turned out, I had to return the binoculars and they took them back without question. They then tried to trouble shoot with me in order to find a pair that worked better. Plus the sales and return departments were in good communication with one another. I highly recommend this company
Eagle Optics Great Company
Monte T. from Irvine, California
I'm not much on writing a review, and don't typically, but Eagle Optics was fantastic in my entire purchase. I had purchased Zeiss 8x42 Conquest HD Binoculars.
My call to ask a couple questions was handled professionally and well. My order arrived quickly. And all was in order.
My purpose in purchasing new binoculars was to replace what I have been using for over 20 years. The new Zeiss are different nowadays and I found them of excellent quality, but for me were not as comfortable as I had in my old Zeiss.
Therefore I chose to return them. Minutes after being received by Eagle Optics (I had sent them back with full tracking capability) I received an email that they had indeed received my package. And, quickly refunded my credit card and informed me by email of that as well.
I feel that a company that is good on customer support, quick shipping, a reasonable return policy, and keeping me informed immediately of the received return and quick refund deserves a positive review.
I've purchased two other pairs of binoculars and my spotting scope through them, and they have always, over all these years, been there for me and showed high customer support in the process.
Great Binocular with a few drawbacks
Bruce from Indiana
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.