Petersen’s Hunting Magazine Names ZEISS DiaScope Editor’s Choice

Petersen’s Hunting Magazine Names ZEISS DiaScope Editor’s Choice

Zeiss CHESTER, VIRGINIA – The new Victory DiaScope 85mm spotting scope from Carl Zeiss has been named Editor’s Choice by the staff of Petersen’s Hunting. The 2010 Spotting Scope Review, featured in the magazine’s September issue, compared spotting scopes from numerous manufacturers and the new ZEISS DiaScope, with its revolutionary Dual Speed Focus (DSF) system, beat out the competition as the top pick. Here’s what they had to say:

“The DiaScope features fluoride glass and a protective LotuTec lens coating to shed water, dirt and other optical result-robbing debris. We put this scope through its paces, and all the way to the 60x the images were bright and Beefeater-clear. The innovative Dual Speed Focus (DSF) system is something you almost have to try to believe. It automatically transfers from macro-adjustment to fine-tuning like no other scope. This is our pick of the litter, price be damned. $2,999;”

The DiaScope is available in 65mm or 85mm models, straight or angled, and the newly designed eyepieces include the Vario D 15-56x / 20-75x, the most powerful and versatile eyepiece on the market today. All DiaScope eyepieces feature Carl Zeiss’ LotuTec® water repellant coating and the new bayonet locking system securely locks the eyepieces onto the body of the scope yet still allows for quick and easy changing.

Other enhancements include the new, sleek rubber-armored exterior for improved feel and protection of the highly durable magnesium/aluminum housing and the exceptional optical performance of FL lens system produces extremely detailed, sharp and brilliant images, even in the most demanding lighting and weather conditions.

“We are thrilled and honored that the Petersen’s Hunting staff has named the new DiaScope Editor’s Choice,” said Erik Schumacher, president of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “Their recognition of our efforts to redesign the DiaScope with numerous enhanced features, including a truly revolutionary new focusing system, means a lot to all of us at Carl Zeiss. We are driven by desire to produce the finest optical experience possible in the field and will continue to innovate to ensure that ZEISS optics continue to deliver this.”

The new DiaScope from Carl Zeiss was also named a 2010 Editor’s Choice winner by Outdoor Life magazine.

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.

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Shannon S. Jackson, Press Relations (804) 343-3608 or

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