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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.

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

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


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