ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 30-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

BH #ZECG85SS • MFR #528048-0000-000
ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 30-60x85 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
Key Features
  • 45° Angled Viewing
  • 30-60x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 85mm Objective Lens
  • Compact Roof Prism Design
Designed and engineered to observe the natural world without causing a disruption or disturbing wildlife, the ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 30-60x85 Spotting Scope offers the benefits of a powerful zoom to bring distant subjects in close plus a large objective to keep images bright and vibrant, even in low light. Its magnification and objectives are complemented by the use of ZEISS' iconic T* anti-reflection multi-coatings and LotuTec hydrophobic exterior lens coatings. For comfortable viewing in all positions, the eyepiece is set at a 45° angle to the optical tube and the tripod collar can be rotated for precise eyepiece placement whether standing, sitting, or lying prone.
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ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction

Designed and engineered to observe the natural world without causing a disruption or disturbing wildlife, the ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 30-60x85 Spotting Scope offers the benefits of a powerful zoom to bring distant subjects in close plus a large objective to keep images bright and vibrant, even in low light. Its magnification and objectives are complemented by the use of ZEISS' iconic T* anti-reflection multi-coatings and LotuTec hydrophobic exterior lens coatings. For comfortable viewing in all positions, the eyepiece is set at a 45° angle to the optical tube and the tripod collar can be rotated for precise eyepiece placement whether standing, sitting, or lying prone.

Built for the road less traveled, the compact housing is made of a lightweight but durable magnesium alloy to help reduce weight without sacrificing strength. A large focus collar is easy to manipulate, even with gloves on, as is the smaller zoom wheel on the eyepiece. To help defend against the elements, the housing is nitrogen filled for fog-proof performance, especially when moving between extreme temperature changes, and O-rings seal the optical system, making it waterproof against up to 400mbar of pressure. A universal tripod mount has 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 sockets to allow its use on most photo, video, and field tripods.

Performance

  • 30-60x zoom eyepiece
  • 85mm objective lens
  • Compact roof prism optical path
  • Fully multi-coated high-density (HD) lens system: T* and LotuTec coatings
  • T*: Multi-layered anti-reflection coating improves light transmission and increases color rendition and contrast
  • LotuTec: Hydrophobic coating makes cleaning water, oils, and dirt easier
  • 99-69' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 2.8-1.4mm exit pupil

Use and Handling

  • Eyepiece set at 45° angle to optical tube for comfortable viewing whether sitting, standing, or lying prone
  • Large focusing collar
  • Rotating and locking tripod clamp allows for precise positioning of the eyepiece
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting sockets
  • Removable eyepiece allows use of compatible, optional eyepieces for different magnifications
  • Sighting line on objective bell makes finding objects faster and easier

Construction

  • Lightweight and durable magnesium-alloy housing
  • Nitrogen filled for fogproof performance even when moving between extreme temperature changes
  • O-ring sealed to be waterproof to 400mbar of pressure
  • Extendable sunshade keeps the Sun, rain, and snow off the objective
  • M86x1 filter threads
  • Weight: 3.75 pounds with eyepiece
UPC: 740035997714

ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 Specs

Design
Viewing AngleAngled
Performance
Magnification30 to 60x
Objective Lens Diameter85 mm
Field of View30x: 99.0' @ 1000 yd / 33.0 m @ 1000 m
60x: 69.0' @ 1000 yd / 23.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance10.8' / 3.3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter30x: 2.8 mm
60x: 1.4 mm
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Filter ThreadM86 x 1.0
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20
DimensionsL: 15.6" / L: 39.6 cm
Weight3.8 lb / 1.7 kg (with Eyepiece)
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.4 x 8.6 x 5.5"

ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 Reviews

Worth every penny

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-06

The amazing quality and performance doesn't reflect in the price.  I've looked through many spotters that cost substantially more than the Zeiss Gavia. Other products just can't compete with the low light and clarity you get with the Gavia.  This is the best spotting scope for the money.

Outstanding Spotting Scope

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-20

This is an extremely well made scope with very sharp optics and strong, yet elegant mechanical features. A joy to use.

Quality Zeiss optics

By Keith
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-22

I ordered the Zeiss Conquest and the Kowa 883 scopes for comparison. The Zeiss was built very well, has great rubber armor (it shows all smudges and will be difficult to keep looking new), great glass coatings, compact size, and produced very good images. The image color, clarity, and focus were great but the chromatic aberration was significant and disappointing. It showed up in nearly all of the images to some level and was even worse at the edge of the image. Knowing that Zeiss optics are exceptional, this may be the best that glass can get for limiting chromatic aberration. The 30x-60x Zeiss eyepiece takes much more force to zoom than the very fluid Kowa Prominar 25x-60x eyepiece. I was able to get precise focus easier with the Kowa 883 but both focused very well. The Zeiss lens cap is held in place by friction and I would expect that it will need to be replaced more often. Being well over my budget for a scope, I was hoping that the Zeiss would be adequate for digiscoping but the Kowa was worth the extra $550 for the larger objective lens (it does provide brighter nighttime images), the fluorite glass (it nearly eliminated all chromatic aberrations), the zoom and the focus were much easier and quicker to use, wider field of view, wider zoom range, wide range of digiscoping accessories, and a better cap. I sent the Zeiss Conquest back but if I were not using it for taking pictures I would have probably been satisfied with keeping it. The images below were taken by holding a cell phone camera up to the eyepiece but are very accurate compared to the viewed image.

Incredible Piece of Equipment.  Awesome for digiscoping.

By Tony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-31

I was fortunate to win the coveted Montana super tag for deer in 2019. I had bought this scope prior to even knowing I had won as I needed a good spotter for here in Montana. I packed this thing with me almost everywhere in my excursions this fall. We spent 40 days in the field between August and November and in all kinds of weather conditions from 100 degrees to below zero. I can tell you not one time did I think “I should have bought another scope.” I spent hours behind this scope and other than the standard one eye closed fatigue my right eye never felt strained or overworked at all. I digiscoped both video and photos even at 4K levels that were gorgeous and clear. I subjected this to rain, sleet, hail, many miles of bumps and rattles. It took it all like a champ. I love this scope. I’d buy it again if that’s what you want to know. Don’t overlook this spotter in your search.

60 is too much

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-19

As long as you do not crank the magnification to max , very little distortion.I am not sure if replacing the eyepiece with a better Zeiss ,separately purchased model will be better. Still happy.

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