Specifications:

Objective diameter:  45 mm
Magnification:  12x
Exit pupil: 3.75 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
IPD:  54 – 74 mm
RFOV:  4.6  degrees = 80 m
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 735 g
Made in: Hungary

Remarks:

With the Conquest 12×45, Zeiss apparently wanted to come out with a 12 binocular that was significantly smaller and lighter than the common 12×50 models already on the market. In fact, the Conquest is lighter than any other regular 12x (not counting the new small image stabilized binoculars from Canon, Fujinon, and Vixen). But otherwise, the result was less than convincing. Relatively narrow field of view, a slightly dull image, limited sharpnes and contrast made the 12×45 T not a big success, esp. when it’s price was around CHF 1’000. Zeiss must have been happier with its other (non-HD) Conquest models. Production was stopped around 2012.

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