ZEISS Conquest HD Binoculars
|Eye Relief||16 Millimeters|
About this item
- Best used for birdwatching, nature observation, travelling, outdoor activities
- HD lens system for superb color rendition
- T premium lens coatings for supreme brightness
- LotuTec external lens coatings shed moisture and resist scratching
- New 5-Year No Fault Policy + Limited Lifetime Warranty
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 6 x 4 inches; 1.39 Pounds
- Item model number : 523211
- Department : Unisex-adult
- Date First Available : September 10, 2012
- Manufacturer : Carl Zeiss Optical Inc
- ASIN : B0096TNJ6I
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So far, i havent found any issues with the binoculars and everything works as promised.
Since the 1st moment I touched the binos, the Conquest is about QUALITY..you smell quality at every angle by looking at it.
Optically, the picture is very sharp. The LotuTec protective layer is supposed to provide enhanced protection to the lenses, which is a nice feature and just adds to the overall ruggedness.
As I dont buy expensive optics every day, i believe this Zeiss Conquest 10x42 offers enough great features and enough quality to stay with me for the next few decades, so that i dont get tempted to spend more money on other binoculars..:-)
The second reason is not as obvious and might help others choose. The Zeiss focus knob is very sensitive. It will take some getting used to. At the same time, the sensitive focus knob is very easy to adjust with just one finger. This makes it so that one-handed use and focusing is easier to do. The Vortex honestly felt really good in my hands. It has great ergonomics. However, with the Vortex I felt like I couldn't focus as easy unless I had two hands on them. I did a lot of one handed focusing on my last hunting trip and I thought that the Zeiss would be better at that.
Conclusion: The Zeiss Conquest HD has great optics. The ergonomics are not as nice as the Vortex Razor, but I liked the sensitive focus knob.
Many moons later - wife still loves these binoculars more than life itself, but ... here's something to consider - the two halves became loose, such that if you held them with one hand the other half would move under its own weight. So they needed adjustment/repair. Turns out they had to go to Germany, FOR THREE MONTHS! Really? Kind of ridiculous. They did provide a loaner pair after my wife complained, but still... three months is crazy. Like I said, something to consider.
Unbelievably clear and easy to use, I love the grip of the rubber coating on cold mornings. I was able to find and point out game on the mountainsides that I could barely make out with my old binoculars in side by side comparison.
The only negative thing I can point out is the lens covers are a bit cumbersome to use but the more I used them the easier it got. So that's the only thing I can complain about, so minor I kept the five star rating.
Very happy with my purchase!
Top reviews from other countries
Conquest HD 8x32 it was still winter. The first day I took it out on a trail I was a bit disappointed because the color fringing seemed to be quite visible. I would say as bad as my old bino. Somehow I thought it's because the weather caused the extra high contrast (white snow + white sky VS
black/grey tree). Then I noticed there's dust inside of the binocular. The seller was contacted and they re-send me a new one once received my return. I don't have to pay for the shipment. Thumbs up!
The new bino has a greater serial number so I assume it is manufactured later than the original one. When I brought this out, there seemed to be less chromatic abberation. The image quality is very good. Now I understand what it meant by "objects pop out" in the reviews I read. Resolution is very high, it definitely deserve "HD" on its body. If I am comparing it with my old 7x30, it's like comparing 720p to 480p, especially at night. During the day, even the birds behind the woods can stand out from the image.
- High image resolution
- Excellent contrast
- Wide field of view. This makes is very easy to search objects.
- Very smooth focusing knob, it takes only slightly more than one full turn from closet to infinity. This makes tracking objects (birding) much easier than my old bino, which takes 2+ turns.
- Neck strap is very comfortable.
- When turning Eyecups, after the first click, the one on the diopter side would separated from the inner sleeve (the part that screws onto the binocular). Workaround is to turn it reversely so it screws tightly.
- Lens caps and eye caps feel cheap. Even my old binocular's caps feel much better and easier to use. Fortunately this doesn't really impact the daily usage.
Image quality is very good. I took quite some nice pictures of birds using my cell phone through this bino, although the picture quality never come close the the actual view through the binoculars.
Rolling globe effect is still there but it doesn't bother me. Chromatic abberation is almost unnoticeable in most cases.