ZEISS 8x32 Conquest HD Binocular

ZEISS 8x32 Conquest HD Binocular

ZEISS 8x32 Conquest HD Binocular

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ZEISS 8x32 Conquest HD Binocular

ZEISS 8x32 Conquest HD Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • High Definition HD Lens System
  • Schmidt-Pechan Roof Prism Design
  • T* Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • LotuTec Protective Lens Coating
  • Wide 64° Viewing Angle
  • Short 4.9' Close Focus Distance
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Aluminum-Alloy Chassis
  • Knurled Center Focus Wheel
  • Click-Stop Twist-Up Eyecups
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Magnification: 8x

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Combining high-definition optics and their proprietary lens coatings, the 8x32 Conquest HD Binocular features the optical technologies and build qualities one would expect from an optic that was made in Germany by ZEISS Sports Optics. Performance begins with high-definition glass elements that transmit crisp and clear images across the entire wide field of view with minimal distortion. ZEISS' T* coatings reduce reflection to improve light transmission, color fidelity, and overall image contrast to further improve image quality and brightness. Complementing the T* are LotuTec coatings which are applied to exterior lens surfaces. LotuTec is a hydrophobic coating that makes water bead and run off the lens, and makes oils and sap easy to clean off, so the lenses keep clean even in inclement weather.

Built to withstand a life on the trail, the chassis is made of a lightweight and durable aluminum alloy with a protective slip-resistant rubber armor on the exterior. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be water and fogproof, capable of withstanding up to 400mbar of pressure. A wide operating temperature range allows it to be used in even the most extreme conditions with ease. Its small form-factor and 22-ounce weight make it easy to handle and even easier to stow in a pack, pocket, or bag.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 32mm diameter objective lenses
  • Compact Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms
  • HD glass lenses offer clear and crisp images with little distortion and true color rendition
  • T* anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, color rendition, and contrast
  • LotuTec lens coatings
    • Resist water, oil, and sap to keep lens clear and make cleaning easier
    • Hard lens coating that resists scratches and abrasions
  • 420' field of view at 1000 yards
  • Wide 64° apparent angle of view
  • Long 16mm eye relief
  • Comfortable 4mm exit pupil
  • Short 4.9' close focus distance
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration
  • ±4 dioptric correction
  • 52-74mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for use with or without eyewear
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum alloy chassis
  • Nitrogen-filled for water and fogproof performance
  • O-ring sealed, rated to 400mbar of pressure
  • Wide -21 to 140°F (-29 to 60°C) operating temperature
  • Weight: 22 ounces
  • Made in Germany
UPC: 740035003002
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 32 mm
Angle of View 8.0° (actual)
Field of View 420.0' @ 1000 yd / 140.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 4.9' / 1.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.0 mm
Eye Relief 16 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 52.0 - 74.0 mm / 2.0 - 2.9"
Dioptric Correction ±4
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 5.1 x 4.5" / 12.9 x 11.4 cm
Weight 22.2 oz / 629.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 7.6 x 6.5"
8x32 Conquest HD Binocular is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Five stars with a tweak from Zeiss I have been using Zeiss 10x42 Victory bins for several years and Swarovski 10x42 SLC prior to that. I wanted a lower power, wider field of view, lighter weight binocular for pelagic birding and butterflying and I didn't want to pay $2K or more. These Conquest bins are optically, ergonomically, and mechanically excellent. The performance to price ratio is superb. Still, Zeiss needs to fix a couple of issues. The objective covers are worthless (not an issue for me, because I don't use them). The ocular covers are soft rubber and are very "sticky"; when the weather is inclement or there's sea spray, I like to be able to get the eye covers of with a flick of the wrist - you have to pull these off. Also, the eye covers are designed to go on the Zeiss strap provided; I modified mine to work with the strap system I use. But the biggest problem is the eye relief and eye cup adjustment. I wear glasses and need more eye relief than most. These bins provide plenty of eye relief for me and therefore should be fine for any eyeglass wearer. But if you don't wear eyeglasses, the eye cups don't twist out far enough and you have to hold the bins away from your eyes to avoid blackouts; my wife cannot use these binoculars. I've heard Zeiss may have a fix for this if you ask them; if so, why don't they fix it at production? So, if you don't wear eyeglasses or wear them and share bins with someone who doesn't there's a problem. For me, an eyeglass wearer who doesn't use objective lens covers, I am very pleased and highly recommend them (except for the sticky eye covers).
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mid-priced Binocular I had done a lot of internet research to find the best bang for the buck in binoculars. The Cornell Lab ornithology group published a review in 2013 that identified the Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 binocular as the best in class and more recent reviews identified the Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 as the very best. I evaluated both binoculars over a two week period and found the Victory to be slightly brighter with just a slight increase in low light visibility and slightly greater ease of getting a full field view due to its larger exit pupil. However, to my eyes, I did not see differences in clarity or sharpness. On balance, it was clear to me that the views from the Conquest were virtually equal to that of the Victory and it had a more compact form factor and was about a third the price. I kept the Conquest and have never had second thoughts.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optics, perfect size These are great do-it-all binos. The image quality is amazing. Size is just right for travel, birding, etc. Compared these to Swaro 8x30 CL Companions. The Zeiss blow them away in every respect but weight. Compared to other mid-sized binos these are relatively heavy, but with a bino harness its a negligible difference more than justified by their exceptional performance. A small issue, but expect to upgrade the objective lens covers. They are fussy and unreliable. Vortex size small fit and work perfectly and are highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good bins, but the protective front lens caps do not fi No doubt the Conquest 8x32 HD is an outstanding equipment for its price. I bought two of them (one for me, one for my son), and unfortunately one of the front lens cap that I received in the original box belongs to a 10x model and do not fit my bin! This is a problem, because I live in Colombia (South America) and getting the original caps will be a problem. There is a risk for lenses being scratched, and the durability of the optics is jeopardized. A shame that this happens - it makes you think if the bins were refurbished or used by a previous customer. Someone handled the box in the wrong way, either in the fabrication facility or in the BH Store.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very sharp but flawed otherwise Very sharp view in center of field. Ok for the price elsewhere in the field of view. Has a bit of chromatic aberration but is not problematic. I didn't like the ergonomics, as the eyecups do not adjust smoothly. I mean that it is extremely rough. This is very weird for an expensive product. Also the friction on the focusing wheel is too loose and the focus changes too rapidly when turning the wheel. I found it a pain to focus precisely and keep it there. I returned these. I once tried the Zeiss top of the line and the view is even better than these all over and the ergonomics are infinitely better, and a pleasure to use. Too bad they cost a fortune but sometimes you just have to pay the piper to get top of the line quality.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ideal for low light We have the Zeiss victory fl but my wife wanted her own pair + the victory was too large and too heavy for hiking and birding + my wife wanted close focus for looking at plants and insects. This pair is simply excellent. We can't really see the difference with the victory (at more than 1/2 the cost); focuses quite close and is very good in low light. It remains somewhat heavy though.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Comparison with Zeiss 8x32 Victory I own both the Zeiss 8x32 Conquest and the Zeiss 8x32 T FL Victory, and found some interesting points of comparison. If I were a hunter (I am a bird watcher instead) I would find the Conquest BETTER than the Victory, as there is just the smallest amount of higher contrast in the Conquest. If instead I am looking for a window that exactly replicates the tones and contrast of a scene, I prefer the Victory. IGiven the Conquest is less than half the price of the Victory it says a lot for it. If the ultimate sense of contrast and crispness is uppermost, then the Victory wins. As to the width of field - the binocs are equal. Both Conquest and Victory could likely be run over by a truck and still work. If I was comparing to Nikon Monarch 5 (we have those) I would give the Conquest 5 stars, but comparing with the 5-star Victory, the Conquest gets 4.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent birding glass I bought this binocular to replace my Nikon 8x32 SE for bird watching, primarily because I wanted something more weatherproof. The optics on these are fantastic, and the focus point is extremely crisp; there is no need to focus back and forth to find the sharpest point. The close focus is amazing; I can point these binoculars straight down at the ground and focus on whatever I happen to be walking on. I was concerned that 8x32 roof prism binoculars might be too small for my large hands to find a comfortable grip, but this has not been the case. These are, in my opinion, one of the best buys in the under-$ category of binoculars.I have found two minor annoyances in the binoculars. First, the eyecup motion is a little bit stiffer than I would like; the user has to put a fair amount of torque on the eyecups to get them to screw in and out when they are in a click stop. Secondly, there is a small dead zone in my focuser when the focus wheel is reversed. It's such a small zone that I haven't found it to be a real bother.
Date published: 2015-03-13
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