Zeiss Conquest HD 15×56

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Objective diameter:  56 mm
Magnification:  15 x
Exit pupil: 3.73 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14.5 mm
IPD:  57 – 74 mm
RFOV:  4.6  degrees = 80 m
AFOV (according to spec.):   69 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.7 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 335 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘375 g
Made in: Germany
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The largest Conquest is one of the very best 15x56s on the market, together with the Swarovski SLC 15×56 (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-slc-15×56-w-b/) or the Meopta MeoStar 15×56 HD (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/meopta-meostar-15×56-hd/). It exhibits more CA than the Swarovski, which is of relevance during daytime, less at night. The big advantage of the Zeiss: its price; as it has been put (Roger Vine on his website “ScopeViews”): “… highly recommended and an astronomy binocular best buy – almost as good as the SLC HDs, but much cheaper.”



A brief review comparing the Conquest HD with competing models can be found here:

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