Specifications:

Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18 mm
IPD:  54 – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.3  degrees = 128 m
AFOV:  59  degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 866 g
Made in: Germany

 

Remarks:

Since they came into the market, the various models of the Conquest HD line of binoculars have gained reference status for their particular size. This is especially true for the 8×42 model. Less expensive than many competing “subprime” instruments from other manufacturers, well designed and finished, with excellent central and good off-axis sharpness, and overall very acceptable CA correction and stray-light control, the Conquest HD shows in many ways characteristics of a “premium” binocular. One complaint has been voiced frequently: although the Conquest HD features quite a nice eye relief of 18mm, the eyecups cannot be extended far enough and so many users have had trouble with “kidney-beaning” (dark shadows at the edge of the image). This, however, is only an issue with the 8×42 model, not with the others of the Conquest HD line (and Zeiss is offering optional eyecups upon request), and there are methods to hold the binocular so that kidney-beaning does not become an issue.

Ratings:

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Review:

A 2014 comparative review (in German) can be found here:
https://www.juelich-bonn.com/jForum/read.php?9,425470

A comparison with the Leica Trinovid 8×42 and Leica Trinovid HD 8×42 (in German) can be found here:
https://www.juelich-bonn.com/jForum/read.php?9,430056,430056#msg-430056

 

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