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Webyshops Witnesses a Winning 2011

ARLINGTON, TX, February 10, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — 2011 Witnessed Webyshops.com having a record setting year. While every company works to improve sales each year, Webyshops.com saw their formula of outstanding customer service, quick shipping, wide selection of quality products, knowledgeable associates and low prices push their sales to quadruple 2010′s sales. This sales growth even surpassed anticipated forecast by twenty percent. Webyshops doesn’t anticipate the records to stop with the 2011 year, they are trending to double sales again in 2012.

“2011 was a pivotal year for us. We had to prove to our vendors that we knew what we were talking about when we asked them for support in terms of financing and inventory. We also had to prove to our customers that we could deliver the level of service they expect from the likes of Zappos and Amazon. We even joked internally, that we ARE the Zappos of the outdoor industry. In the end, it was through patronage of our customers, support of our vendors and relentless dedication to each and every customer by our small, but committed crew that we were able to exceed all the goals we set for ourselves in spite of tough economic and retail conditions. We look forward to another great year in 2012, as we build upon the projects that were launched last year,” states Mikhail Orlov, Webyshops.com.

Sales weren’t the only thing that showed tremendous growth. The Webyshops.com team also grew to double its original size. The team growth hasn’t stopped yet. In order to keep up with the sales growth, staff will also increase at least twenty-five percent in 2012. Another key factor of Webyshops success is the positive encouragement for both professional and personal growth.

Customer Service Quarterback, Renee affirms this stating, “I especially like working with the customers and my coworkers. I find selling scopes both interesting and challenging. I, also, like the way we can grow with the company. Starting from the ground up is a good feeling.”

Kerri, Webyshops’ Warehouse Warrior affirms Renee”s statement “I started here about 4 months ago, didn’t have a clue about the business the patience of the people that work here is phenomenal.” She went on to say, “The warehouse has blown up with inventory over the last month business is good.”

The unexpected but welcomed growth saw the warehouse and offices reach beyond capacity. So much so, Webyshops.com is already scouting for a new location and anticipating a move during the first quarter of 2012.

www.Webyshops.com is a Texas-based sporting goods retailer, specializing in outdoor gear such as riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, flashlights, trail cameras, night vision, rangefinders from all major brands,including Nikon, Bushnell, Leupold, Trijicon, Eotech, Burris, Crimson Trace and others. Based on overwhelming requests from our loyal customers, we continue to expand our product offering with recent additions of categories such as sunglasses and eyewear to dog training collars and beyond. Connect with us on Facebook to stay plugged into your personal outdoor gear connection.

Steiner Introduces 7×30 Commander XP Binoculars

GREELEY, Colo. (February 13, 2012) – Steiner Commander binoculars have long been the benchmark for the world’s best marine binoculars. Steiner, the world leader in marine optics, now offers this world-class optic in a more compact model, the new 7×30 Commander XP. Steiner has bundled all the technology and performance of the 7×50 Commander XP into a compact-sized binocular that is available with or without an integral compass.

Weighing in at just 20 oz., the new, tough-as-nails 7×30 Commander XPs is packed full of features. Like its larger counterpart, the new 7×30 offers the innovative Steiner XP optics that provide the highest levels of daytime haze-cutting contrast and nighttime performance. They also feature Steiner’s NANO lens coating that repels water and moisture from the lenses, leaving them crystal clear for viewing, even in the wettest situations. The 7×30 Commander XP also has a generous field of view of 392 feet @ 1,000 yards.

“The Commander has always been one of Steiner’s most popular marine binoculars,” stated Rob Siemers, general manager. “Now we can offer this spectacular binocular in a more compact model, making it the ideal binocular for cruising, sailing, sport fishing or recreational boating.”

The 7×30 Commander XP with Compass is equipped with a ranging reticle, and it’s also illuminated for convenient nighttime navigation. Each Commander XP is hand-built to be mil-spec waterproof and shock resistant. The NBR rubber coating is tough and withstands the punishing elements of UV rays, chemicals and saltwater. Each comes with a standard binocular strap as well as an orange flotation strap.

This new compact marine binocular will be available at retailers nationwide this spring. Suggested retail price for the 7×30 Commander XP is $549, and the 7×30 Commander XP with compass is $699. Both come with the Steiner 30-Year Limited Warranty.

Headquartered in Germany, Steiner has been widely acknowledged as a world leader in the manufacturing of high quality optics since 1947. In addition to the outdoor, hunting and marine markets, Steiner provides products to military and law enforcement worldwide. Allied forces around the world-including the U.S. Army and countless law enforcement agencies-have made Steiner their binocular of choice. For more information, contact: Steiner Binoculars, 920 54th Avenue, Suite 200, Greeley, CO 80634; call (970) 356-1670; or visit the company website at www.steiner-binoculars.com.

Steiner 7×30 Commander XP Technical Specifications:
Product Item No. Weight Field of View Eye Relief Compass
@ 1,000 yards
7×30 296 18.2 oz 392 ft. 17.4 mm No
7×30 C 396 19.6 oz. 392 ft. 17.4 mm HD Stabilized

Contact:
Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308 or karen@hunteroc.com
Mike Nischalke (703) 380-3595 or mike@hunteroc.com
www.hunteroc.com

Leupold’s® New Hawthorne™ Binoculars Designed for Birders

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold‘s new Hawthorne™ roof prism binoculars offer a distinctive look and feel as well as exceptional quality and comfort for birders and other naturalists.

Hawthorne models include 7x42mm, 8x42mm and 10x42mm. The binocular’s black finish is accented by a leaf pattern for an added outdoor touch.

“Our new Hawthorne models are optimized for avid bird watchers and other serious optics users who want high-quality optics in a rugged, easy-to-handle package,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

Hawthorne features an innovative center focus dial/lockable diopter adjustment that puts all controls right at the user’s fingertips. The binocular’s ability to focus on objects as close as 10 feet adds another benefit for many wildlife observers.

With fully multi-coated lenses and phase coated BAK4 prisms, Hawthorne can deliver a bright image with outstanding resolution, contrast and color fidelity, even in low-light conditions. Twist-up eyecups and ample eye relief allow comfortable viewing for extended periods, with or without eyeglasses.

The well balanced in-line design makes the binocular trim, light and easy to hold for

hands of most any size. Rubber armor coating enables a sure grip, wet or dry. Overall weight is approximately 23 ounces; length is 5.5 inches.

With a tough aluminum body and rubber armor, Hawthorne is built to withstand harsh field conditions and rugged use, year after year. Completely waterproof, Hawthorne is covered by Leupold’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold’s® New Hawthorne™ Binoculars Designed for Birders (add one)

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold® offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Redfield® Rebel™ Binoculars Now Available in 8x42mm and 10x50mm Models

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Designed to offer exceptional performance and value for hunters and wildlife observers, Redfield® Rebel™ roof prism binoculars now come in 8x42mm and 10x50mm models.

Easy to handle and lightweight, Rebel binoculars are also available in 8x32mm and 10x42mm models introduced in 2010 after Leupold & Stevens, Inc. acquired the Redfield brand. The new 8x42mm model provides a balance of field of view, magnification and exit pupil that has become popular among outdoor enthusiasts. The new 10x50mm model is especially effective in low-light environments where wildlife is often most active.

“Our popular Rebel binoculars have performed exceedingly well in the field and are a great value,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “With the addition of the 8x42mm and 10x50mm models, there’s a Rebel for virtually any outdoor activity that requires a good binocular, whether it’s used on a hunt, birding tour, camping trip or just exploring nature in the backyard.”

The ergonomic roof prism design of the Rebel binoculars reduces bulk and weight. The 8x42mm model weighs only 24.2 ounces and measures 5.8 inches in length, while the 10x50mm model weighs 30 ounces and is 6.7 inches long.

Rebel binoculars feature fully multicoated lenses and premium BAK4 prisms for outstanding image brightness, resolution and edge clarity. They have a fully armored black polycarbonate body to ensure durability, and are nitrogen filled to make them waterproof and fog proof in all field conditions. Twist-up/down eyecups comfortably accommodate users with or without eyeglasses. Each binocular comes with a tripod adaptable mount, soft case, neoprene neck strap and lens covers.

The Rebel 8x42mm model has a linear field of view of 94 feet at 1,000 yards and a close focus distance of 5.3 feet. Exit pupil is 5.25 mm.

The 10x50mm model has a linear field of view of 284 feet at 1,000 yards and a close focus distance of 9.8 feet. Exit pupil is 5.0 mm.

All Rebel binoculars are covered by the Redfield Limited Lifetime Warranty. For more information, go to www.redfield.com.

Acquired by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. in 2008, Redfield is now a brand of the Oregon-based company. In addition to Rebel™ roof prism and Renegade™ Porro prism binoculars, the Redfield line includes Revolution™ and Revenge™ riflescopes, Rampage™ spotting scope kits and Raider™ rangefinders. The Redfield Gun Sight Company was founded in 1909 by John Hill Redfield. Over the years, Redfield became one of the leading American manufacturers of sports optics, known for the performance, ruggedness and reliability of its products. The new Redfield line upholds that tradition and is sold worldwide to hunters, shooters, wildlife observers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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Swarovski CL Companion Wins Gray’s Best Award

Cranston, Rhode Island – SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, announces the CL Companion has won the prestigious Gray’s “Best Award” for best binocular. This award will be given as part of their 2012 Guides and Expeditions Annual edition.

“SWAROVSKI OPTIK of Austria, which over the past quarter century has become one of the most familiar names in high-end glass in the United States equips each binocular with features we have come to expect, including its patented optical coatings for effortless light transmission, a delightfully ergonomic design, easy focusing, and both durability and waterproof construction,” said Gray’s in an excerpt for the 2012 magazine.

Each year, the editors of Gray’s Sporting Journal evaluate hundreds of new products to determine which ones really stand out as the “best” in their category of sporting equipment. Gray’s Sporting Journal presents the Gray’s “Best Awards” annually in recognition of the most outstanding new products for hunting and angling.

Dean J. Capuano, Director of Communications said, “It truly is an honor to be selected by Gray’s Sporting Journal for their annual Gray’s “Best Award”. This magazine and its entire staff know only one way to do things and that is first class, this award for the CL is a great accomplishment for the product and the brand.”

Contact:
Dean Capuano (800) 426-3089 x2957 or Dean.Capuano@swarovskioptik.us

Leica Introduces Completely Updated Trinovid 8×42 and 10×42 Binoculars

A Leica classic is back and it’s better than ever. Leica is excited to introduce its updated Trinovid premium entry level binoculars at the 2012 SHOT Show. The first Trinovids were known for their innovative prism design and unparalleled optical performance. The latest models, available in 8×42 BR and 10×42 BR, feature a rugged design making them the ideal binos for hunters everywhere.

According to Terry Moore, Leica Sport Optics vp sales & marketing, “In everything we do at Leica, our objective is to be best in class. We developed the new Trinovids to be fully-featured and to maintain Leica’s high standard for exceptional engineering while providing superior value and performance as the new Best in Class of premium entry-level binoculars.”

Thanks to magnesium housing, the Trinovids are extremely lightweight, yet they’re durable enough to handle rugged conditions and unpredictable weather thanks to the rubber armouring. Choose the 8x magnification for relaxed observation or the 10x magnification for high detail performance. The 42 mm objective lens delivers optimal light for viewing, even in less than optimal conditions. Both model Trinovids provide great contrast/neutral color correction thanks to high quality premium optics.

Features include a stainless-steel center hinge and large eye cups with 4 stops. Even though the Trinovids are affordable, the premium manufacturing and optical quality for which all Leica sport optics are renowned is obvious. For example, you won’t find any plastic parts on the watertight Trinovid, and the Roof prism system features P40 phase correction coating and the HLS™ HighLux system for fascinating viewing impressions.

The New Trinovids offer classic Leica style, superb optics and great field durability at a surprisingly affordable price, making them a must-have for the avid hunter.

Features

Leica Trinovid
8×42

Leica Trinovid 10×42

Exit pupil

5.3 mm

4.2 mm

Twilight factor

18.3

20.5

Geometric light value

17.64

27.56

Field of View at 1000 yd/Objective angle of view

378 ft

326 ft

Eye relief

15.5 mm

16 mm

Close focusing limit

11.5 ft

11.5 ft

Diopter compensation

+/- 4 Dioptr.

+/- 4 Dioptr.

Adjustable interpupillary distance

55-75 mm

Focusing

Internal focusing using center spindle

Number of lenses (per side)

9, with HDC™ multi-layer coating

Dimensions (Wx Hx D)

4.75 x 5.5 x 2.5 in

4.75 x 5.5 x 2.5 in

Weight

approx. 28 oz

approx.. 28.5 oz

For more product information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com.

FS: Bushnell H2O 10X25 CMPT ROOF BINO WP (131006), customer return by Webyshops

Bushnell H2O 10X25 CMPT ROOF BINO WP (131006), customer return, $45 with free shipping. Contact Webyshops.com 800-851-9329 or info@webyshops.com mention forum name in email.

MINOX Nautic Line Offers Wide Range for Boaters

MINOX Sport Optics now offers the broadest range of binocular choices for serious water sports enthusiasts with their expanded Nautic Line. It includes a wide range of optics features and prices.

The flagship of the line is the BN 7×50 DCM, with many innovative features, including a fully integrated digital compass that has an LED display in the center of the field of view, with precision, automated tilt function. In addition, it has a barometer display and history recording; altitude display; temperature and history; stopwatch; and time.

With its multi-coated lens system, ample 7-power magnification and a 50mm objective lens, the binocular has a high twilight factor of 19 for sharp-image visibility, even in dim light conditions. Retail is $699.

The BN 7×50 DC Nautic offers most of the same features including the built-in digital compass, which allows information to appear in the center of the visual field without losing sight of the essentials. It does not have the added multi-function capability of the DCM. It is housed in a distinctive maritime-design body, available in black or white. Retail price $649.

The MINOX BN 7×50 C Nautic has the same basic binocular qualities, in a distinctive black-and-white body with rubber eyecups. This cost-effective model has an analog compass, without the added features of the Nautic DC models. Retail price, $299.

For those who prefer to go without the compass or other added features, the BN 7×50 is a robust quality binocular for $249.

Not part of the Nautic Line but another versatile tool for boaters is the new MINOX MD 7×42 C monocular. Light and compact, it fits into almost any pocket, so it’s easy to carry anywhere. With 7x magnification it provides a large and sharp field of view up to124.6 yards, even in low light conditions. The important added feature, which makes this a versatile companion, is the precise integrated compass for unerring navigation. All of this high quality optical system is protected by a rugged housing that is waterproof to 16.4 feet. Retail price for the MD 7×42 C monocular is $119.

Contact:
Tom Ables, Venture Phone: 619-234-7312 or e-mail taventur@gmail.com

Carl Zeiss Introduces New CONQUEST HD Binoculars

CHESTER, Va., January 16, 2012 – Carl Zeiss introduces the all new CONQUEST HD 8×42 and 10×42 binoculars.  The advanced Carl Zeiss HD lens system provides exceptional value and performance. Colors are neutral and clear with extra-low chromatic dispersion while the ZEISS T* multi-coatings, dielectric mirror coatings, and LotuTec® protective coating ensure a bright (90% transmission), vivid, sharp image any time of the day, in any weather. These premium binoculars are compact, lightweight and feature an ergonomic, modern design and traditional German quality.

The CONQUEST HD’s extra-wide field of view is impressive. The 10×42 features the widest field of view in its class (345 ft @ 1000 yds with the Conquest HD 10×42) and makes glassing for prolonged periods more pleasurable. The ergonomically designed grip area and large focus wheel ensure easy, precise handling in the field.   Featuring a rugged, lightweight aluminum body that is water and fog proof, close focus to 8 feet, precision mechanics and absolute reliability, the CONQUEST HD is an outstanding high-performance, multi-purpose binocular. Whether you are hunting in freezing conditions in Alaska, or birding in your backyard, the CONQUEST HD binoculars deliver top performance every time.

“The ZEISS CONQUEST HD binoculars represent a new level of quality in the premium market,” said Michael A. Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.  “There is no finer European binocular on the market today for the money, and we are proud to add this sleek, rugged line for hunters, birders and outdoor enthusiasts who demand high performance and quality at an affordable price.”

The all new CONQUEST HD is part of the Carl Zeiss premium binocular line. All CONQUEST products are based on modern technology for exceptional value and performance. They are built with maximum durability for heavy life-long usage.

Each CONQUEST HD binocular comes with eyepiece and objective lens covers, a neoprene carrying strap, cordura case, and is protected by Carl Zeiss’ industry leading limited lifetime transferable warranty.

MSRP                           Retail

CONQUEST  HD 8×42 $1055.54                       $949.99

CONQUEST  HD 10×42 $1,111.10                      $999.99

CONQUEST HD Technical Specifications

8×42 10×42
Magnification 8 x 10 x
Objective Diameter 42 mm 42 mm
Exit Pupil 5.25 mm 4.2 mm
Twilight Factor 18.3 20.5
Field of View 384 ft@1000yds 345 ft@1000yds
Close Focus 8.2 ft 8.2 ft
Diopter Range +/- 4 dpt +/-4 dpt
Eye Relief 18 mm 17 mm
Transmission¹ 90% 90%
Objective Type HD (extra-low dispersion glass)
Prism Type Schmidt-Pechan (dielectric mirror coating)
Coatings T* (multicoating), P* (phase), LotuTec® (water/oil repellent)
Nitrogen Filled Yes Yes
Waterproof 400 mbar 400 mbar
Functional Temp. Range -21 / 140 °F -21 / 140 °F
Height 6.5 in 6.5 in
Width 4.7 in 4.7 in
Weight 24.7 oz 24.7 oz

¹ Total transmission through the optical system, all surfaces

Contact for media and press relations

Shannon Jackson, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics,

Phone: +1 (804) 343-3608, Email: sjackson@zeiss.com

www.zeiss.com/press

Carl Zeiss
The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industries. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. During fiscal year 2009/10 the group of companies generated revenues of around EUR 2.98 billion. From fiscal year 2010/11 onward, eyeglass lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss Vision will be integrated as an autonomous business group (revenues of EUR 880 million in fiscal year 2009/10). The Carl Zeiss Group now has approximately 24,000 employees, including more than 10,000 in Germany. The Carl Zeiss business groups hold leading positions in their markets. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a leading, international provider of premium sports optics and part of the Consumer Optics / Optronics Group of Carl Zeiss. Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders throughout the United States and Canada. The North American headquarter is located in Chester, Virginia.

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