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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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