Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 Review

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If you are looking for the perfect pair of binoculars for your next outdoor adventure then Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 would be a great choice to consider. Whether it is bird watching at a park, hunting in the woods or hiking in the mountains, a good pair of binoculars goes a long way in making your expedition easier and more fun.

It is a product of Germany’s Zeiss Company that has been designing and manufacturing optical aids such as binoculars, telescopes, and spotting scopes since 1846. Zeiss Conquest 8×42 is designed to optimize your interaction with nature allowing you to experience every wonderful optical moment with minimum hustle.

Features of the Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42

The following are the features that you should know:

Zeiss Conquest HD 8x42 Review

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Light Weight and Compact Size

Zeiss Conquest 8×42 Binoculars are a mere three pounds and this light weight makes them easy to carry around during your adventures. They have a strap for hanging around your neck and with this lightness you might not even notice you are carrying anything.

In terms of size, the binoculars measure 4.7 x 4.7 x 6.5 inches. This makes it easy to pack them with your other travel gear without consuming too much space.

HD Lens System With ED Glass

The arrangement of lenses within the Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 Binoculars gives you extreme clarity and sharp image viewing. The premium Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass gives the binoculars their characteristic high resolution, color distinction and contrast abilities.

The system also increases light transmission making it possible for you to use the binoculars under low intensity light conditions. This feature makes Zeiss Conquest 8×42 binoculars ideal for hunters who hunt in the twilight hours and hikers who hike late into the evening.

Modern Ergonomic Design

Given that Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 Binoculars are Products of the oldest company in the game, you can be sure that the design is nothing short of amazing. The first thing is the material used to make the non-lens part of the Zeiss Conquest 8×42. The material is mainly aluminum and hard plastic which reduces chances of damage by falling or through rust. The handles are reinforced with rubber which increases your grip.

So even when your palms are all sweaty from hours of hiking in the sun, you can rest assured that the Binoculars will not slip from your hands while you use it.The second aspect of design is the fact that the eye cups can be rotated and locked into position. This allows comfortable use for people with or without spectacles. Finally, there is the focusing wheel located between both barrels. It controls the focus on both of the barrels at the same time ensuring uniform image enhancement.

Waterproof Glass

This is a unique and amazing feature of Zeiss Conquest 8×42. The glass is LotuTech® coated which repels water and particles such as dust and snow. This means that the glass is always clear for you to you view without specs tainting your images.

The glass and lenses are also sealed with 0-rings. These rings create an airtight environment that prevents entry or exit of any particle. This keeps water and dust from entering binocular barrels. This is awesome because it means that you can use Zeiss Conquest HD 8×42 in rain or sunshine, in dusty deserts or misty jungles.

Fog Proof

This is achieved by filling the barrels with pure nitrogen gas. The gas acts by preventing Condensation of moisture and as a result prevents fogging within the barrel. This comes in handy in the unlikely event that moisture got past the 0-rings into the barrels. Fog proofing makes sure that your images are always clear.

Zeiss Conquest 8×42 has a field of view of 384 feet. This is one of the best in the Zeiss Compact series. It allows you to see more of nature without having to turn so much. The field of view is not adjustable for this model.

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PROS

  • It can be used comfortably by people who wear spectacles and those who do notIt has a wide field of view.
  • Can be used in rainy and dusty environment.
  • It is slip proof.
  • It has high resolution and focuses capabilities.
  • It is light and easily portable.It is easy to use and focus.

CONS

  • Some users are not comfortable with the high sensitivity of the focus knob because it affects focus.

Features at a Glance

  • Schmidt Pechan Roof Prisms
  • HD Lens System
  • Aluminum Housing
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • LotuTec Coating
  • Large Focusing Wheel
  • Close Focus
  • Twist-Up Eyecups

Product Specifications

  • Prism Type – Roof
  • Magnification – 8x
  • Objective Lens Diameter – 42mm
  • Angle of View – 7.3°
  • Field-of-View – 385.54′ @ 1000yd / 128m @ 1000m
  • Minimum Focus Distance – 6.56′ / 2m
  • Exit Pupil Diameter – 5.3mm
  • Eye Relief – 18mm
  • Dioptric Correction – ±4
  • Focus Type – Center
  • Dimensions – 6.10″ / 155mm
  • Weight – 26.46oz / 750g
  • Shipping Weight – 4 pounds

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What colors does Zeiss Conquest 8×42 come in?

Q: Can the Zeiss Conquest 8×42 body rust?

Q: Is the Zeiss Conquest 8×42 electronic?

Final Verdict

After all is said and done, Zeiss Conquest 8×42 is an amazing product. There is no compromise on design and actuality. Whether you are retina it for yourself or a aft for your outdoor junkie friend, it is a worthy.

Jim Shockey
 

Jim Shockey is a Canadian outdoor writer, a professional big game outfitter, and television producer and host for many hunting shows.

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