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Zeiss Announces New Website-Based Ballistic Calculator

 

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce a completely new online ballistic calculator. Fully redesigned, the new system virtually eliminates the guesswork for hunters and sport shooting enthusiasts alike. The user-friendly, intuitive ZEISSBallistic Calculator was developed by a team of the most experienced ballistics engineers andpromises to help hunters and shooters of all levels to master the long range. It is programmed specifically to compliment the newly designed RAPID-Z, RZ-6 and RZ-8 ballistic reticles and is fully compatible with the latest Windows or Mac versions and the most popular web-browsers.

“With this newly updated ballistic system and the cutting edge technology of our ballistic reticles the user experience will be phenomenal” stated Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “We are constantly striving to provide truly innovative technology that will compliment every skill set for our passionate customers.”

The new ZEISS Ballistic Calculator allows users to pick their exact ZEISS Riflescope with ballistic reticle from a drop-down menu. The user also has the ability to select factory or hand load data as well as environmental variables, and then the system will calculate and display theoptimum magnification setting. The result is that distant yardages now coincide with the ZEISSballistic reticle subtensions. The system allows the user to adjust standard settings for altitude, temperature, and incline angle as well as advanced settings for muzzle velocity, sight height above bore and sight-in distance. A new convenient print/save option for field reference is also available.

“The entire ballistic reticle marketplace is generally complex and confusing to most shooters.” stated Mike Jensen. “We have intentionally spent hundreds of man hours simplifying our system, making it more user friendly and self-explanatory. It’s the most accurate and simplistic system in the industry designed by hunters for hunters and we are proud that it works exclusively with our RAPID-Z and RZ reticles.”

Key Features:
- One page screen application for fast data entry and easy to read results
- Comprehensive and current database for factory and hand loaded ammunition
- Adjustable settings to customize unique shooting environments
- New slide feature to visualize how change in magnification settings affect point of impact

Check out the new ZEISS Ballistic Calculator at www.zeiss.com/sports.

 

Carl Zeiss Introduces the New VICTORY HT Non-Illuminated Riflescopes

 

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA.- Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in technology and high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce the all new, super-bright VICTORY HT non-illuminated Riflescopes. Experience a revolution in riflescope optics and design with the new VICTORY HT non-illuminated riflescope boosting 95% light transmission. The unique optical concept offers unrivalled low light performance, taking aiming accuracy to new heights. With its SHOTT HT High Transmission lenses and legendary Carl Zeiss T* multi-layer coating, the VICTORY HT allows you to hunt until the very last traces of light. The result: is a longer hunting day and more success afield than ever before.

“Carl Zeiss has set a new standard once again,” said Michael A Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “The VICTORY HT is the finest, highest-performance riflescope on the market today and once you’ve looked through one, you’ll see why. There is nothing comparable.”

The new VICTORY HT’s compact construction offers huge advancements in ergonomics with a new eyepiece, enabling the scope to be mounted low on the rifle. Also, all external lenses are protected by LotuTec® coating for easy cleaning and clear visibility in any weather and it is backed by an industry leading no fault / limited lifetime transferable warranty.
Features include:

SCHOTT HT High Transmission lenses with 95% light transmission provides a distinct brightness advantage in extreme low-light conditions

Sleek, compact and ergonomic design

New innovative ASV+ ballistic turret solution for fast, accurate target acquisition at all distances

Available Models:

2.5-10×50
This low-profile, all-purpose scope squeezes the utmost light out of its 50 mm objective, from dawn until dusk. Assisted by state-of-the-art HT glass, it delivers unprecedented precision at longer distances.

3-12×56
The largest of the VICTORY HT line, this 3-12×56 model makes targets visible in the very last moment of shooting light, when conventional optics often fail. The combination of the advanced HT glass high-performance 56mm objective lens and ASV+ turret option makes this scope deadly accurate at any distance, in any light.

MSRP:

VICTORY HT 2.5-10×50 Starting at $1,599.99

VICTORY HT 3-12×56 Starting at $1,699.99

Technical Specifications:

The VICTORY HT riflescopes will be on display for the first time in the United States at the 2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 13-18, 2013 and available in stores immediately.

Contact for media and press relations
Joel Harris, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
Phone:  +1 (804) 425-8466, Email: joel.harris@zeiss.com

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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.

Zeiss Introduces New CONQUEST HD5 Riflescope Line with 5x SuperZoom

 

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce the new CONQUEST HD5 riflescope line. Designed for today’s demanding hunters, the CONQUEST HD5 features a superior 5x variable magnification range, new ballistic lockable turrets and redesigned RAPID-Z® ballistic reticles all built into the most compact SuperZoom™ 1-inch riflescope in the industry. In addition, optical enhancements coupled with traditional features such as the Carl Zeiss’ proprietary T* lens coating for unsurpassed light transmission and LotuTec® water-repellant lens coating will make this riflescope line an industry benchmark. Quite simply, the CONQUEST HD5 with its 5x SuperZoom™ sets a new standard for features and performance in its price range.

Designed, engineered and assembled in Germany, these compact 1-inch tube scopes with ¼ MOA adjustments are available in three models – 2-10×42, 3-15×42 and 5-25×50 – and offer a variety of reticle options. The advanced design of the new CONQUEST HD5 includes rubberized magnification rings with finer adjustment than previous versions of CONQUEST rifle scopes, updated ergonomic turret design, generous mounting space and a lower profile for easy transport. Selected models also feature an “all new” lockable target turret for added speed and versatility in the field.

“We are thrilled and proud to bring this high-performance CONQUEST HD5 riflescope series of riflescopes to market,” said Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “Carl Zeiss is the leader in hunting optics and we are once again redefining the optics world with leading-edge products that will have a major impact on increasing our ever-growing market share. We are listening to what hunters want and delivering the very best to them at incredibly competitive price points. This new series of 1-inch hunting riflescope will be what all others are measured against.”

CONQUEST HD5 2-10×42:

This compact riflescope boasts an extremely wide field-of-view in 2-power making it extremely versatile in most close encounters from dense cover to mid-range hunting conditions in more open terrain. The Conquest HD5 2-10×42 is parallax free to 500 yards and is available with either a Z-Plex (#20) reticle or RAPID-Z® 600 or standard hunting turrets.

CONQUEST HD5 3-15×42:

The most versatile of the HD5 line, this riflescope has longer range capability, and is built for the mid to long range shooting distant. Extra compact and low profile, the 3-15×42 is the perfect solution for the mobile Western hunter in pursuit of elk, mule deer, antelope or even the hunter climbing mountains in search of sheep. Also, this compact length, low profile scope set at 3x magnification works perfectly for close range and fast acquisition hunting situations. This scope features side parallax adjustment, Z-Plex reticle in either hunting turret or lockable target turret. Also available in RAPID-Z® 600 or RAPID-Z® 800 reticle with hunting turret.

CONQUEST HD5 5-25×50:

The most compact high-magnification riflescope in the industry and the most powerful in the HD5 line, this riflescope is perfect for mid to extra-long-range hunting. The wide magnification range provides great flexibility for those shooting in vast Western terrains with magnum calibers or for general varmint and predator control. This scope also features a side parallax adjustment and is available with a Z-Plex reticle with lockable target turret, RAPID-Z® 800 with hunting turret, Rapid-Z® 1000 with lockable target turret or with a RAPID-Z® Varmint reticle and hunting turret.

MSRP:

CONQUEST HD5 2-10×42 Z-Plex $889.00
CONQUEST HD5 2-10×42 RAPID-Z® 600 $972.00
CONQUEST HD5 3-15×42 Z-Plex $999.00
CONQUEST HD5 3-15×42 RAPID-Z® 600 $1,083.00
CONQUEST HD5 3-15×42 RAPID-Z® 800 $1,083.00
CONQUEST HD5 3-15×42 Z-Plex, Lockable Target Turret $1,111.00
CONQUEST HD5 5-25×50 Z-Plex, Lockable Target Turret $1,111.00
CONQUEST HD5 5-25×50 RAPID-Z® 800 $1,194.00
CONQUEST HD5 5-25×50 RAPID-Z® 1000 Lockable Target Turret $1,194.00
CONQUEST HD5 5-25×50 RAPID-Z® Varmint $1,194.00

 

Field & Stream Magazine Names the ZEISS VICTORY HT 2.5-10×50 Riflescope Best of the Best

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va., August 30, 2012 – The new VICTORY HT 2.5-10×50 riflescope from Carl Zeiss has won Field & Stream magazine’s coveted Best of the Best award.   This highly regarded annual awards program recognizes the most innovative and best designed products in the hunting industry each year and the value these innovations bring to hunters.

Field & Stream test-team members rigorously test each item during a process dubbed the “Field & Stream Torture Tests.” Products are shot, bent, driven, dropped, and generally abused. Anything that falters is immediately eliminated. Beyond surviving the torture tests, winning products are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen.

Here’s what the Field & Stream experts had to say about the VICTORY HT 2.5-10×50 in their September 2012 issue:

“Due to a slight miscommunication concerning the subzero riflescope testing procedure, we wound up freezing the Zeiss Victory into a 10-pound block of ice—and it survived the ordeal. The aberration-free 30mm HT features a 50mm objective lens, Schott glass, and Zeiss’s T* multicoatings. The second-focal-plane No. 60 duplex reticle utilizes an ultrafine illuminated dot operated by a large knurled side knob that pulls on to light up and dials a wide band of brightness levels.  —T.M.”

The new, super-bright 30mm VICTORY HT riflescopes achieve an unprecedented light transmission of near 95% thanks to the state-of-the-art proprietary High Transmission (HT) glass by SCHOTT and enhanced T* multi-layer coatings.  The VICTORY HT also comes with one of the most versatile reticles ever invented – Zeiss’ proprietary reticle # 60, featuring the world’s finest illuminated red dot for superior precision.

Available in 1.1-4×24, 1.5-6×42, 2.5-10×50 and 3-12×56 models, these durable high-performance VICTORY HT riflescopes come with Zeiss’ new ASV+ turret for quick ballistic compensation.  Each scope has a complete set of ballistic rings for more hunting loads, allowing for easy, fast and accurate target acquisition and distance compensation with a quick turn of the elevation turret.

“We are truly honored to win another Best of the Best award and appreciate Field & Stream’s recognition of our innovations,” said Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.  “Zeiss has a long history of optical firsts, and we raised the bar once again with our VICTORY HT line.   The tremendous effort it took was worth it knowing that our customers experience maximum brightness and performance from ZEISS optics each and every hunt.”

For more information, visit zeiss.com/sports.


Contact for media and press relations

Shannon Jackson, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics,
Phone: +1 (804) 343-3608, Email: sjackson@zeiss.com

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Unveils Its Groundbreaking VICTORY HT Line of Binoculars and Riflescopes at the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

Zeiss also Hosts Special Guests – Hunting Personality Larry Weishuhn and Country Music Star Sean Patrick McGraw

CHESTER, Va., April 11, 2012 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics unveils its groundbreaking VICTORY HT line of binoculars and riflescopes at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in St. Louis this week. The highly anticipated VICTORY HT is the brightest super-premium binocular in the world, and the super-bright VICTORY HT riflescopes feature the world’s finest illuminated dot. The countdown officially begins in St. Louis as the days are marked until August 15 when the VICTORY HT line will be available at authorized ZEISS dealers throughout the United States.

NRA members will also have an opportunity to see many other new ZEISS optics for the very first time. Recently introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show, the CONQUEST HD binoculars, CONQUEST Duralyt riflescopes and CONQUEST Superformance riflescopes with Rapid-Z will all be on display in St. Louis.

There are many additional fun things in store for consumers who stop by the ZEISS booth #1111. Free giveaways such as lens care kits, hats and binoculars. Yes, free binoculars – of the gummy variety – and other surprises as well.

Legendary hunter and TV personality Larry Weishuhn will make special appearances in the ZEISS booth from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day, and country music star Sean Patrick McGraw will be on hand from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to sign autographs and CDs. McGraw, an avid hunter and outdoorsman, has toured with country music greats Toby Keith and Trace Adkins and, as opening act, has shared the stage with stars such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. McGraw will perform in the ZEISS Booth at 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

For NRA members on a mission to buy, Zeiss is offering special discounts on optics sold through an authorized retailer in the ZEISS booth during the show. The legendary ZEISS Conquest 3-9×40 riflescope with reticle # 20 will be available for only $399 and show attendees will also receive 10% off all other ZEISS products, except for the Victory RF and Victory FL 42mm binoculars. Zeiss already has a national consumer rebate promotion for the Victory RF binoculars ($300 rebate) and Victory FL 42mm binoculars ($200 rebate). NRA members who purchase a Victory RF or Victory FL 42mm binocular at the NRA show will instantly receive the rebate. No worries, no wait.

And attendees should check out the new ZEISS Gear Store. Stop by the ZEISS booth, mention the Gear Store offer and receive your NRA member discount voucher for your purchase at www.ZEISSGEAR.com.

For more information on ZEISS optics, visit www.zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.

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.

Zeiss’s 2012 Victory Binocular Promotion

Ring in the 2012 with a pair of Zeiss Victory binoculars and savings. Become eligible for a Carl Zeiss prepaid gift card valued up to $300 with the purchase of a qualifying pair of binoculars from the Victory RF ($300 rebate) and Victory FL ($200 rebate) lines.
Carl Zeiss is a leading name in quality, high performance optics. Every pair of binoculars has multi-coated lenses to give the crisp, sharp view associated with the Zeiss brand name. Every pair of the water-, fog- and dust-proof binoculars is covered by Zeiss’s Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
This offer is good through June 1, 2012. Combine it with everyday free shipping offered by Webyshops.com and save even more.

Zeiss Introduces the Brightest Super-Premium Binocular in the World

CHESTER, Va., March 9, 2012 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics introduces the all new VICTORY HT – the brightest super-premium binocular in the world, with near 95% light transmission. This is the first binocular ever specifically created by hunters to meet the unique needs of hunters in the field. Available in 8×42 and 10×42 models.

The brightest super-premium binocular in the world gives hunters a significant advantage by ensuring longer observation in the absolute lowest light conditions or in deep cover. This achievement requires new, proprietary SCHOTT High Transmission (HT) glass, a super-efficient Abbe-Koenig prism, and newly enhanced proprietary ZEISS T* multi-layer coating: only from Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.

The advanced ergonomics of the VICTORY HT are also unequalled. The large VICTORY HT focus wheel, part of the unique Comfort Focus system, is strategically placed toward the center of the binocular to remove strain on the focus finger and improve balance, creating a relaxed, comfortable grip – even with gloves. The forward placement of the focus knob in the Comfort Focus system also eliminates interference from the brim or bill of a hunter’s hat.

The VICTORY HT focus system itself is designed specifically for the hunter for precise, effortless use, providing useful focus speed while avoiding the finicky, drift-prone focus of competing models. It has a wide natural field, with the highest possible center resolution, and without the uncomfortable distortions or light loss of some flat-field competitors. This is a critical feature for hunters who need the sharpest image possible in order to make accurate assessments of game while glassing at extreme distances.

For durability and confidence in the field, Zeiss also created a high grade magnesium Double-Link Bridge: the first bridge to fully protect the focus wheel, eliminate the weak point found in competing models by connecting the bridge with two solid linked hinges, and facilitate a natural and almost effortless setting of the diopter control for the hunter’s individual vision. Intentionally separating focus and diopter controls also provides a smoother, more precise focus than any competing super-premium binocular.

“The Victory HT is designed for the extreme hunter who needs the highest level of optical performance and maximum durability,” said Michael A. Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “This is simply the brightest and the toughest hunting binocular ever made. It is an incredible product, and my challenge to any hunter is this: Do Not Buy any super-premium binocular until you Try the Victory HT – you will not be disappointed!”

The Victory HT will be on display for the first time in the United States at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri, April 13-15, 2012 and available in stores in the third quarter of 2012.

MSRP:

Victory 8×42 HT $2444

Victory 10×42 HT $2499

Summary of Key Features:

• Brightest super-premium binocular in the world, achieving near 95% light transmission for longer observation in the absolute lowest light conditions

• New proprietary SCHOTT High Transmission (HT) glass, a high-efficiency Abbe-Koenig prism and newly enhanced, proprietary ZEISS T* multi-layer coating

• New Magnesium body, with proprietary Double Link Bridge designed for maximum durability

• New Double-Link Bridge for unrivaled protection of the focus knob and absolute durability in the field

• New Comfort Focus system, customized ergonomics that fit your hand in a natural resting state, for the most comfortable and precise focus ever experienced

• Enhanced LotuTec® protective coating sheds water; dirt and fingerprints wipe away with ease

Technical Data:

8 x 42
10 x 42
Magnification
8
10
Objective Diameter
42 mm
42 mm
Exit Pupil
5.3 mm
4.2 mm
Twilight Factor
18.3
20.5
Field of View at 1.000 yd
408 ft
330 ft
Subjective Viewing Angle
62°
63°
Close Focus
6.2 ft
6.2 ft
Diopter Adjustment Range
+/- 4 dpt
+/- 4 dpt
Eye-relief
16 mm
16 mm
Pupil Distance
54 – 76 mm
54 – 76 mm
Lens Type
FL / HT
FL / HT
Prism System
Abbe-König
Abbe-König
Coating
LotuTec® / T*
LotuTec® / T*
Nitrogen Filling
yes
yes
Water Resistance
500 mbar
500 mbar
Functional Temperature Range
- 22 / 145 F
- 22 / 145 F
Height
6.3 in
6.3 in
Width at an eye width of 65 mm
5.0 in
5.0 in
Weight
27.7 oz
28.4 oz
Order Numbers
52 45 28
52 45 29

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.

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Announces No-Fault Policy for New CONQUEST HD Binoculars and CONQUEST Duralyt Riflescopes

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CHESTER, Va., March 14, 2012 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, long known for its industry-leading, limited lifetime transferrable warranty, proudly introduces a “No-Fault Policy”.  This policy rollout is being initially offered to customers who purchase any new CONQUEST HD Binocular or CONQUEST Duralyt Riflescope from authorized ZEISS dealers in the United States or Canada.  Under this new No-Fault Policy, Zeiss will repair or replace any of these new models for free for the first five years of ownership if they are damaged during normal and intended use.

“This policy is being introduced at a time when customer service expectations are at their highest level in history. Asking consumers to pay for a repair soon after they have just invested a considerable amount of money for a high quality product is simply no longer acceptable.  We are the leader in premium optical technology, and we will lead the premium optical industry with world-class customer service,” said Michael A. Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.  “Anybody who purchases equipment at this quality level always takes great care of it.  However, those of us who are serious hunters and birders are hard on our optics, and accidents happen.  This new policy simply allows those who purchase CONQUEST HD or CONQUEST Duralyt products to pursue their passion with extra peace of mind and maximize the enjoyment of their ZEISS experience.”

Customers must register all new CONQUEST HD Binoculars and CONQUEST Duralyt Riflescopes with Zeiss within 60-days of purchase to qualify for the No-Fault Policy and are then covered for five years from the initial date of purchase.   To register these products online, visit www.zeiss.com/register.  This No-Fault Policy is in addition to the limited lifetime transferrable warranty.  The new policy is available for original owners only and is not transferrable.

For more details on the No-Fault Policy and additional information on the new CONQUEST HD Binoculars and CONQUEST Duralyt Riflescopes, visit www.zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.

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

Carl Zeiss Introduces the New, Super-Bright VICTORY HT Riflescope Line

Carl Zeiss Introduces the New, Super-Bright VICTORY HT Riflescope Line
Featuring the World’s Finest Illuminated Dot

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CHESTER, Va., March 9, 2012 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics introduces the all new, super-bright VICTORY HT Riflescope line available in 1.1-4×24, 1.5-6×42, 2.5-10×50 and 3-12×56 models. These VICTORY HT 30mm riflescopes achieve an unprecedented light transmission of near 95% thanks to the state-of-the-art proprietary High Transmission (HT) glass by SCHOTT and enhanced T* multi-layer coatings. As a result, hunters with VICTORY HTs atop their rifles will experience a level of image brightness never seen before, giving them a distinct advantage in extreme low-light conditions. The VICTORY HT also comes with one of the most versatile reticles ever invented – Zeiss’ proprietary reticle # 60, featuring the world’s finest illuminated red dot for superior precision.

The illuminated reticle # 60 is non-magnifying in the second focal plane for minimum target coverage and activated by pulling out the knob on the left side of the scope. Turning the knob then controls the brightness, allowing for the most versatile levels of illumination. When the knob is simply pushed back in, the illumination turns off. The superior ergonomics of this system make it easy to operate while looking through the scope, even while wearing gloves. The illuminated dot is as easily visible in bright sunlight as it is in any low light conditions. This dot is so fine, it totally disappears when the illumination is turned off offering the shooter an absolute distraction- free sight picture. If the illumination knob is untouched for four hours, the illumination automatically shuts off to preserve battery life.

The VICTORY HT riflescopes are also designed with a notably slim ocular for a lower profile and come with Zeiss’ new ASV + turret for quick ballistic compensation. Each scope will have a complete set of ballistic rings for any hunting load, allowing for easy, fast and accurate target acquisition and distance compensation with a quick turn of the elevation turret.

VICTORY HT 1.1-4×24

With its large exit pupil and wide field of view on low power, this smallest VICTORY HT is perfect for any shooting requiring extremely fast target acquisition whether hunting dangerous game, shooting in a 3-Gun competition or use for tactical applications. When every second counts, the VICTORY HT 1.1-4×24 delivers fast, accurate results. Available with reticle # 54 or # 60.

VICTORY HT 1.5-6×42

This super-compact, low-profile scope is versatile and perfect for varied terrains – from heavy brush to open country stalking. The high-performance HT glass in this scope is a benchmark in low-light performance for 42mm riflescopes. Available with reticle # 60.

VICTORY HT 2.5-10×50

This low-profile, all-purpose scope squeezes the utmost light out of its 50mm objective – from dawn until dusk. This scope is as versatile as they come and, with the ultra-fine dot in reticle # 60 and state-of-the-art HT glass, it delivers unprecedented precision at longer distances. Available with reticle # 60.

VICTORY HT 3-12×56

The largest of the VICTORY HT line, this 3-12×56 makes targets visible in the very last of shooting light when conventional optics often fail. The combination of the advanced HT glass, high-performance 56MM objective lens, the super-fine illuminated dot and ASV+ turret option makes this scope deadly accurate at any distance in any light. Available with reticle # 60.

“Carl Zeiss has set a new standard once again,” said Michael A Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “The VICTORY HT is the finest, highest-performance riflescope on the market today and once you’ve looked through one, you’ll see why. There is nothing comparable.”

The VICTORY HT riflescopes will be on display for the first time in the United States at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri, April 13-15, 2012 and available in stores in the third quarter.

MSRP:

VICTORY HT 1.1-4×24 $2,556

VICTORY HT 1.5-6×42 $2,611

VICTORY HT 2.5-10×50 $2,667

VICTORY HT 3-12×56 $2,772

Specifications:

1.1-4×24 1.5-6×42 2.5-10×50 3-12×56
Magnification 1.1-4 1.5-6 2.5-10 3-12
Effective lens diameter 16.3 to 24 mm 22.6 to 42 mm 37.7 to 50 mm 44 to 56 mm
Exit pupil diameter 14.8 – 6 mm 15 – 7 mm 15 – 5 mm 14.9 – 4.7 mm
Twilight factor 3.1 – 9.8 4.2 – 15.9 7.1– 22.4 8.5 – 25.9
Field of view (feet at 100 yards) 114 – 31.5 ft 74.4 – 20.7 ft 44.4 – 12.3 ft 37.5 – 10.5 ft
Viewing angle 21.5º – 6º 14.1º – 1.4º 8.5º – 2.3º 7.2º – 2º
Diopter adjustment range -4/+2 D -4/+2 D -4/+2 D -4/+2 D
Eye relief (inches) 3.54 in 3.54 in 3.54 in 3.54 in
Parallax free (yards) 109 yd 109 yd 109 yd 109 yd
Adjustment range 100 yards 108 in 82.8 in 50.4 in 43.2 in
Adjustment click at 100 yards 0.34 MOA 0.34 MOA 0.34 MOA 0.34 MOA
Center tube diameter 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm 30 mm
Eyepiece diameter 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm
Objective diameter 30 mm 48 mm 56 mm 62 mm
Nitrogen filled Yes Yes Yes Yes
Waterproof 13.1 ft 13.1 ft 13.1 ft 13.1 ft
Operating temperature –13 F to +122 F –13 F to +122 F –13 F to +122 F –13 F to +122 F
Length 11.37 in 13.03 in 12.64 in 13.66 in
Weight without rail 15.5 oz 18.1 oz 18.5 oz 20.2 oz
Weight with rail 16.4 oz 18.9 oz 19.4 oz 21.1 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime
Image plane 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Reticle 54, 60 60 60 60

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.

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Introduces the CONQUEST Superformance™ with Rapid-Z™

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CHESTER, Va., January 11, 2012 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics has partnered with Hornady® Manufacturing to combine the success of two great brands and products into an easy-to-use, long-range shooting package. The new CONQUEST Superformance ™ riflescope with Rapid-Z™ reticle is the perfect “no thought, no fuss” solution for hunters seeking an easier way to hit long-distance targets accurately. The CONQUEST Superformance ™ with Rapid-Z™ combines the legendary engineering and optical performance of ZEISS CONQUEST riflescopes and the proven accuracy and dependability of Hornady Superformance™ ammunition into one accurate and easy-to-use package. A shooter just needs to match a select Hornady Superformance™ caliber and bullet weight with one of the six select ZEISS CONQUEST Superformance™ riflescopes. (See table below). Then simply mount and zero the rifle for 200 yards, place the scope on maximum power, and start hitting targets with Hornady Superformance™ ammunition time after time. CONQUEST Superformance™ riflescopes are available with Rapid-Z™ 600 and Rapid-Z™ 800 reticles only. This simple, intuitive concept means less time fussing with gear and calculations and more time hunting and shooting successfully. “We are excited about bringing these two powerful brands together, especially combining such successful and popular products as Rapid-Z™ and Superformance™,” said Robert J. Kaleta, Director of Communications and Technical Operations for Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “This is an out-of-the-box “slap and go” solution that makes long-distance shooting quick, easy and accurate.”

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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