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Golden Ring 20-60x80mm Boone and Crockett Edition Spotting Scope

This special edition spotting scope combines our legendary ruggedness, 100 percent waterproofing, and the superior optical quality of lead-free glass lenses, exclusive Xtended Twilight Lens System and DiamondCoat 2 scratch resistance. The armored magnesium body is extremely durable while remaining lightweight – ideal for carrying in any field condition, while still reaching out to an incredible 60X magnification. The ideal choice for the hunt of a lifetime!

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SX-1 VENTANA Spotting Scopes

beauty3-73One of our new Synergy Built products, the SX-1 Ventana combines sleek and striking industrial design, and superior optical quality with a price that keeps exceptional spotting within reach of virtually every hunter. Available in two magnification ranges, 15-45x60mm and 20-60x80mm, and either straight or angled eyepieces. Perfect for the field or the range!

As you would expect from any Leupold product, the Ventana is 100 percent waterproof and fogproof. The aggressive knurling and ergonomic design make this spotting scope simple to use in the field, even with cold gloved hands. Learn more about the SX-1 Ventana spotting scopes.

KOWA Introduces the Prominar Telephoto Lens/Scope

In the outdoor world, cross utilization of essentials can be paramount, especially when the situation dictates minimizing your load. Kowa introduces the Prominar 500mm F5.6FL Telephoto Lens/Scope. Its two-in-one high performance camera lens and spotting scope guarantees the perfect visual every time.

The fluorite crystal lens minimizes chromatic aberration (color blur) that occurs in most long focal length lenses. Change the standard 500mm F5.6 lens to increase brightness with the 350mm F4 and even increase the length of the telephoto with the 800mm F9.6 by using the TX07 or TX17 optimal mount adapters. Achieve focal lengths up to 1000mm-3000mm by attaching the lens to a digital camera adapter and capture nature at a distance. The interchangeable mounting system allows the effective use of multiple cameras and comes with an easy-to-use dual focus. A long hood with an attached sighting device is provided as a standard accessory. The lightweight and compact design will withstand all elements with its dustproof and weatherproof structure. Indeed, the world is a big place, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a good look at it.

The next time you want to experience nature to the fullest make sure you are prepared to get up close and personal with the Prominar 500 mm F5.6FL Telephoto Lens/Scope by Kowa.

For more info, check out www.kowascope.com

Leupold’s® New SX Spotting Scopes: High Performance and Value

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Products of Leupold‘s® Synergy Project Team, the new SX-1 Ventana™ and SX-2 Kenai™ spotting scopes offer high magnification, versatility and optical quality for various hunting/shooting applications and budgets.

The SX-1 Ventana comes in two magnification ranges – 15-45x60mm and 20-60x80mm – with the option of either a straight or 45-degree angled eyepiece offered for each model. Available in straight or angled eyepiece models, the SX-2 Kenai provides multiple options to suit user needs. The Kenai has a premium 80mm High Definition (HD) objective lens, and comes packaged with a 30x fixed wide-angle eyepiece and a 25-60x variable eyepiece.

Both the SX-1 Ventana and SX-2 Kenai are also available in a kit that includes a hard-side carrying case, soft case and compact adjustable tripod.

“Our new SX spotting scopes feature a distinctive, stylish and easy-to-handle ergonomic design, which resulted from the Synergy Project Team’s work,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Consisting of more than 20 designers, engineers, production personnel and quality control specialists, the team has devoted thousands of hours to producing the best possible line of spotting scopes and binoculars, and making it uniquely Leupold.”

The extreme magnification range of both SX-1 Ventana models provides versatility for various hunting situations, from viewing big game across open prairie to spotting varmints at long range. The SX-2 Kenai’s wide-angle eyepiece allows the user to see the whole field, while the variable eyepiece adds flexibility.

Both the SX-1 Ventana and SX-2 Kenai are designed to deliver a sight picture with outstanding detail and clarity at all practical distances, even at the highest magnification levels. The SX-2 Kenai’s 80mm HD objective lens enhances color fidelity, image brightness and overall picture resolution, making it especially useful for spotting game in the field or targets at the range from dawn to dusk. Also serving to enhance image quality are the SX-1 Ventana’s Multicoat 4® Lens System, and the SX-2 Kenai’s BAK4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses.

Built for rugged use in the field, both of the new spotting scopes are nitrogen filled to make them waterproof and fog proof. Although tough, the SX-2 Kenai’s magnesium body is lightweight and has a balanced design that serves to keep the spotter steady and stable when viewing on a tripod.

Other features common to both the SX-1 Ventana and SX-2 Kenai:

Knurling on the body in key locations allows for an easy grip and operation, even with gloved hands
A retractable lens shade helps when viewing in low-angle sunlight or high-glare conditions, and provides cover against rain or snow
Twist-up eyecups and ample eye relief allow comfortable viewing for extended periods, even with eyeglasses
SX-1 Ventana and SX-2 Kenai spotting scopes are covered by Leupold’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. The SX-1 Ventana has a black body, while the SX-2 Kenai is gray and black.

For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose products 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; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy (503) 526-1467 or pmundy@leupold.com
Jeff Patterson Swanson Russell (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

Leupold’s® Mark 4® 20-60x80mm Tactical Spotting Scope

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold‘s® Tactical Optics Division has taken its Mark 4® spotting scope line to a higher power with the introduction of a 20-60x80mm model for military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and civilian shooting enthusiasts.

The new Mark 4 20-60x80mm Tactical Spotting Scope offers the extreme magnification range and optical excellence required for situations where seeing every detail is critical. For range estimating, the spotter comes with either a Mil Dot reticle or Tactical Milling Reticle® (TMR®).

“The Mark 4 20-60x80mm is our most powerful tactical spotting scope, delivering superior optical quality in a rugged yet lightweight package that is field-ready under any conditions,” said Kevin Trepa, Leupold’ s vice president of tactical sales and marketing. ” The Mil Dot and TMR reticles match those found in our Mark 4 riflescopes, giving spotters and shooters a common frame of reference and Weighing 61.8 ounces and measuring 15.5 inches long, the Mark 4 20-60x80mm Tactical Spotting Scope has an extremely durable armored magnesium body and is completely waterproof.

Leupold’s Index Matched Lens System® is coupled with a light-absorbing interior finish to suppress glare. The result is an extremely crisp and bright image. Leupold’s efficient Folded Light Path (FLP) lens and mirror optical system allow the Mark 4 to deliver an effective optical path of a spotting scope twice its length.

Even at the highest magnification, the Mark 4 20-60x80mm Tactical Spotting Scope provides an expansive field of view, allowing for easy tracking and location of targets. The generous, long eye relief and rubber fold-down eyecups make the spotter comfortable to use for prolonged periods of time. The Mark 4 20-60x80mm Tactical Spotting Scope comes with a form-fitting, padded soft-side case with easy access panels. The case, which has a detachable strap, can remain on the scope at all times, eliminating the need for lens covers.

Leupold Tactical Optics undergo arduous environmental and impact testing to ensure they meet the highest quality standards for durability and dependability. Leupold Tactical Optics are backed by the company’s long history of customer-satisfying warranties as well. For warranty information on specific products, call 1-800-LEUPOLD or 503-526-1400. For additional product information, go to www.leupold.com.

Supported by a team of dedicated engineers, the Leupold Tactical Optics staff works with American warfighters, law enforcement personnel and competitive shooters to design and build products that meet their needs. Currently, more long-range Leupold Tactical Optics are in service with the U.S. military than any other brand.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where Mark 4® and Golden Ring® optics are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth- generation, family owned company. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

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Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a Charter Supporter of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Heritage Foundation.

ZEISS Victory PhotoScope 85T* FL is Named Gray’s Best

CHESTER, Va., January 10, 2011 – The ZEISS Victory PhotoScope 85 T* FL has won the prestigious Gray’s Best award for best spotting scope. This revolutionary scope from Carl Zeiss is the first spotting scope of its kind to combine long-range photography and panoramic observation into one high-performance unit.

The following is an excerpt from the Gray’s Sporting Journal 2011 Expeditions & Guides Annual:

“The full name of this magnificent beast is the Zeiss Victory PhotoScope 85 T* FL 7MP Digital Camera Spotting Scope, but it is known within Zeiss simply as “the photoscope.” They can refer to it that way because there is nothing else like it on the market.

The photoscope is a conventional-looking 15-45×85 mm spotting scope with an angled eyepiece, and is fully usable as such. Mount it on a tripod……and you have the full impact of renowned Zeiss optics. And if you see something you want to keep? Then you open a small viewing screen on the side, press a button to turn on the camera, frame your picture, and hit the “record” button on the small remote control. Voila! You have a 7 mp digital image, stored on a standard card…..

Compared with any previous system, the photoscope is so simple to use, and produces such wonderful results, that it defies description.”

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

“The Gray’s Best award is a tremendous endorsement for any outdoor product, and we are always honored when ZEISS optics win,” said Erik Schumacher, president of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “The PhotoScope is a unique product that we at Zeiss are very proud of, and we truly appreciate the time the Gray’s editors take in their testing and evaluation process.”

About ZEISS:

Carl Zeiss is an international group of companies in the optical and optoelectronic industries. The company has representatives in more than 30 countries. Carl Zeiss is a stock corporation which is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

The products and services from Carl Zeiss set the standards in the Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products markets. The ZEISS brand has stood for innovative ideas, precision and quality for more than 165 years. Around 13,000 employees work for Carl Zeiss around the world. During fiscal year 2009/10, they generated revenues of EUR 2.98 billion. As part of the Carl Zeiss Group, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics 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.

For more information, visit: zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.

Contact:
Richard Moncrief, Technical Inquiries (804) 425-8455 or rmoncrief@zeiss.com

Shannon S. Jackson Press Relations (804) 343-3608 or sjackson@shannonjacksonpr.com



Zeiss Shipping DiaScope15-56x/20-75x Eyepiece in Early 2011

CHESTER, VA1 – The long awaited 15-56x / 20-75x eyepiece for the award-winning ZEISS Victory DiaScope T* FL Spotting Scopes has finally arrived. First announced at the 2010 SHOT Show, this highly versatile eyepiece offers the widest range of power on the market today and, combined with the newly designed DiaScope, provides a visual experience unlike any other.

The eyepiece functions as a 15-56x on the 65mm DiaScope models and 20-75x on the 85mm DiaScopes. Both models come in straight or angled bodies and feature a revolutionary Dual Speed Focus System (DSF) that combines both the fast and fine focus in a single control. You simply have to try it yourself to believe the speed and flexibility this gives you in the field. This one focus wheel allows you to easily control both the ultra-precise and rapid focusing without changing your grip. The focus is ultra-precise when the focusing wheel is turned back and forth slowly around the point of best focus. The rapid focusing, which is five times faster, is automatically activated when the focus wheel is turned more than 270°. To see a video of how this focus system works, see zeiss.com/sports.

Additional enhancements to the DiaScope include a new, sleek rubber-armored exterior for improved feel and protection of the highly durable magnesium/aluminum housing, and the DiaScope’s optical performance is exceptional. Its FL lens system was engineered to produce superior image quality – extremely detailed, sharp, brilliant, true-color images, even in challenging lighting and weather situations – and also features an advanced stray light reduction system which virtually eliminates contrast-reducing stray light.

Carl Zeiss‘ redesign of the DiaScope has been a homerun with those who love the finest in nature observation as is evidenced by the many awards won: 2010 Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Award, 2010 Petersen’s Hunting Editor’s Choice Award, 2010 Field & Stream Best of the Best Award and 2010 international Red Dot Design Award.

Eyepieces for the new DiaScopes are also available in the Vario 15-45x / 20-60x and Vario 30x / 40x models. All DiaScopes are waterproof and nitrogen filled. They also come with Carl Zeiss’ award-winning LotuTec® water repellant coating and feature a new bayonet locking system that securely locks the eyepieces onto the body of the scope yet still allows for quick and easy changing. Accessories include an ultra-functional carrying case featuring an AirCell carrying strap with quick-release fasteners for ready use at a moments notice.

Carl Zeiss also offers a new aluminum tripod set for the DiaScopes with a state-of-the-art Photo/Video Head for quick and easy observation and photography. The tripod’s rugged leg set ensures stability in the field and is easy to adjust for all of your observation needs.

PRICING:

DiaScope with 15-56x / 20-75x Eyepiece:

DiaScope 65mm (straight or angled) $2,649.00

DiaScope 85mm (straight or angled) $3,149.99

Aluminum Tripod Set $529.00

About Carl Zeiss:

Carl Zeiss is an international group of companies in the optical and optoelectronic industries. The company has representatives in more than 30 countries. Carl Zeiss is a stock corporation which is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

The products and services from Carl Zeiss set the standards in the Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products markets. The ZEISS brand has stood for innovative ideas, precision and quality for more than 160 years. Around 13,000 employees work for Carl Zeiss around the world. During fiscal year 2008/09, they generated revenues of EUR 2.1 billion. As part of the Carl Zeiss Group, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders throughout the United States.

For more information, visit: zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.

Contact:
Richard W. Moncfief (804) 425-8455 or moncrief@zeiss.com
Shannon S. Jackson (804) 346-3608 or sjackson@shannonjacksonpr.com

‘TIS THE SEASON OF NIKON SAVINGS

This holiday season let Nikon help with the shopping with three promotions that will please any hunter.

Purchase a Nikon ProStaff 550 or Team Realtree 550 rangefinder between November 25 and December 24, 2010 and get a $40 mail-in rebate. During this promotion, the popular pocket-sized rangefinder will carry a special seasonal suggested retail of $189.95 and $209.95. The suggested price after the rebate is $149.95 and $169.95 (Realtree).

For a limited time, the rugged Nikon 3-9×40 Monarch UCC is only $199.95. Purchase between November 25 and December 5, 2010 from any authorized Nikon dealer and receive a $100 instant savings.

Finally, for one day only receive a $50 instant savings on one of Nikon’s most popular binocular. On Friday, November 26, 2010, purchase the 10×42 Trailblazer binocular from any authorized Nikon dealer for a special suggested retail of $99.95.

To take advantage of these savings, log ontowww.nikonpromo.com for more information.

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Fieldscopes and Laser Rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687. www.nikonhunting.com.

Leupold Introduces Optical Ideas for More Successful Hunting

BEAVERTON, Ore. – As hunting seasons approach around the country, Leupold® offers the following ideas for using optics technology to achieve more success afield.

Customize. Riflescopes can be customized more than ever to suit individual preferences and specific hunting conditions. For example, Leupold offers a Custom Dial System® (CDS®) feature for its VX®-3 riflescopes. CDS helps hunters and shooters get on target at any range, with any load, by matching their scopes to the ballistics of their ammunition. For additional information, go to www.leupold.com/VX-3CDS.

Accurize. Advancements in optics technology help hunters shoot with great accuracy. Recent examples include the True Ballistic Range® (TBR®) feature in selected models of Leupold’s RX® and Vendetta™ rangefinders. TBR automatically calculates the shot angle and provides the incline-adjusted distance to the target, rather than the straight-line distance. Another example: range-estimating riflescope reticles for specific types of hunting, such as Leupold’s Boone and Crockett® Big Game Reticle and Varmint Hunter’s Reticle.

Accessorize. Various accessories are now available to enhance riflescope performance. Case in point: Leupold’s Alumina® thread-on accessories, which help hunters use the available light to their advantage. With the Alumina system, a riflescope can be adapted to various light conditions, enhancing the visibility of game animals.

Illuminate. It’s no secret that some of the best hunting often occurs in the low light of early morning or late evening. To help hunters take full advantage of “prime time,” modern riflescopes come with upgraded features such as premium lens coatings and illuminated reticles. Recent innovations include Leupold’s Xtended Twilight Lens System™ and Third Generation Illumination.

For more information on the Leupold products mentioned above, go to www.leupold.com, or call 1-800-LEUPOLD or 503-526-1400. Good hunting!

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 600 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family-owned company whose products 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; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy
(503) 526-1467
pmundy@leupold.com

Jeff Patterson at
Swanson Russell
(402) 437-6410
jeffp@swansonrussell.com



Leupold Kenai Spotting Scopes

kenai-30x-25-60x80mm-hd-straight-spotting-scope-angleWhen you’re hunting wide-open spaces, the all-new Leupold Kenai™ is a High-Definition spotting scope at an appealing price. With a premium, 80mm objective lens, the Kenai delivers generous light transmission and provides a sharp, clear picture with impeccable color reproduction. Includes two eyepieces – a fixed 30x wide angle and a 25x – 60x zoom – so it’s right at home targeting big game across open prairie or spotting varmints at long range. Inside the magnesium body, BAK4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses work to provide unparalleled light transmission, edge-to-edge resolution, and definition. The new Kenai HD spotting scope is built for the long haul. Don’t go afield without it.

  • Two Eyepieces with Every Scope – Every Kenai is packaged with a 30x wide angle eyepiece and a 25-60x variable eyepiece, making it an incredibly versatile spotter. It’s like getting two scopes in one.
  • Objective Lens – The high-performance 80mm HD objective lens dramatically improves color fidelity, image brightness, and overall picture resolution.
  • Magnesium Body – The industrial design and lightweight material make the Kenai easy to carry and operate, without sacrificing an ounce of toughness.
  • Waterproof – The Kenai is nitrogen-filled to guarantee completely fog and waterproof performance.
  • Wide-Angle Viewing – The 30x wide-angle eyepiece gives you the versatility of seeing the whole field.
  • Extreme Magnification Range – The 25-60x eyepiece gives you great flexibility for any situation.
  • Lens System – The Kenai features fully multi-coated optics for crystal-clear contrast and color fidelity you can rely on.
  • Tripod Ready – A built-in, rotating tripod port makes it easy to mount.
  • Retractable Lens Shade – Integrated into the body design, the Kenai features a retractable lens shade to reduce glare in bright conditions, and keeps the objective lens dry in rain or snow.
  • Generous Eye Relief – Comfortable twist-up eyecups and non-critical eye relief makes long glassing sessions a breeze.
  • Balanced Design – The Kenai doesn’t just look great, all that form has function too. An oversized focus ring is centered over the tripod mount to keep the Kenai steady and stable when focusing in the field. The entire scope has been designed with the user in mind: comfortable hold points, built-in accessories, and aggressive knurling for easy grip in key locations.

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