Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 6.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec):  16 mm
IPD: 54  – 74 mm
RFOV:  6.3  degrees = 110 m
AFOV:  51 degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 985 g
Made in: Hungary


When Zeiss in 2012 introduced its new Conquest “HD” line of binoculars (and, by the way, the then brand new Victory HT), the previous “Conquest T*” series which consisted of 10 different models (8×30, 10×30, 8×40, 10×40, 12×45, 15×45, 8×50, 10×50, 8×56, 10×56) was phased out after a short period of “overlap” with the new HD models. In earlier times, binoculars in size 8×50 tended to have porro prisms (e.g., see separate posts “Carl Zeiss Jena Nobilem Super 8×50” and “Carl Zeiss Jena Octarem 8×50”), later on, roof prisms became the norm, as in this Zeiss Conquest T* 8×50, which features Abbe-König prisms (almost all other 8×50 glasses feature Schmidt-Pechan prisms, e.g. the “Leica Ultravid 8×50 HD+”, see separate post). The Conquest T is very lightweight for its size, thanks to a body made of polycarbonate (instead of metal, like the Conquest HD), and provides an overall good optical and mechanical performance; in the 8×50, the field of view is slightly narrower than in other roof prism models (and much narrower than in the “old times” with Nobilems and Octarems).


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