Zeiss Conquest HD 10×56



Objective diameter:  56 mm
Magnification:  10x
Exit pupil: 5.6 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13.5 mm
IPD:  56 – 74 mm
RFOV:  6.6  degrees = 115 m
AFOV (according to spec.):   66 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 355 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 5 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘363 g
Made in: Germany
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Zeiss’ Conquest HD comes in 7 versions, two x32, two x42 and three x56. They make up Zeiss’ second tier binocular line behind the various “Victory” models and have gained sort of a “reference status” in their respective markets, because their good mechanical and optical performance is complemented by competitive pricing. The 10×56 is a good example; it competes directly against the market leading same size Swarovski SLC (see separate post “Swarovski SLC 10×56”, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-slc-10×56/), which it beats not only in terms of the size of its FOV, but particularly in price (about 25% cheaper). On the other hand, off-axis sharpness and CA correction do not reach the level of the SLC. Still, the Conquest HD impresses with excellent central sharpness and a wonderfully bright image.

see also separate posts about the Zeiss Conquest HD 8×32, 8×42, 10×42, 8×56 and 15×56


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