Zeiss Conquest HD 8×56

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Objective diameter:  56 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 7.0 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18 mm
Eye relief (effective, measured from rim of folded eyecup): 13mm
IPD:  57 – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.1  degrees = 125 m
AFOV (according to spec.):  57  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): 4 dpt*
Prism system:  Abbe-König
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘354 g
Made in: Germany
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The large 56mm Conquest HDs – coming as 8x, 10x and 15x bincolars – all feature Abbe-König prisms and are in every respect well built and optically powerful instruments. A bit larger than Swarovski’s competing SLC model (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/swarovski-slc-8×56-w-b/), this 8×56 is optically slightly behind the SLC in terms of edge sharpness and CA correction, and it offers less eye relief than the SLC, but on the other hand comes at a significantly lower price.

see also remarks under separate posts “Zeiss Conquest HD 10×56”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-conquest-hd-10×56/ and “Zeiss Conquest HD 15×56”, https://binocular.ch/zeiss-conquest-hd-15×56/



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