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BigSurArcher
03-22-2012, 09:14 AM
Got an email last night, it said today sometime they will be selling the Zeiss Conquest 10x40 ABK. I had a pair of these a few years ago, they were simple, super light, and had an AWESOME picture. They usually sell for between 900-1000, Camofire will have them for 40% off!

Just a heads up for anyone looking to score on a nice set of new bins.

Drhorsepower
03-22-2012, 09:45 AM
Dude, I went to camofire the other day for the first time. I felt deprived!!! That site is awesome! And good man for the heads up.

jay
03-22-2012, 10:14 AM
Me too DRHP, I was actually pm'ing BB earlier because theres a Nikon Prostaff 16-48x65 spotting scope for $280...does anyone have any experience with these scopes? Them Zeiss binocs sound tempting too...

Shaun
03-22-2012, 10:16 AM
My email said only 30% off 40 would be amazing!!!

Bitterroot Bulls
03-22-2012, 10:29 AM
Camofire rocks!

40% off would be a good deal on a good binocular. The deal on the Prostaff sounds pretty good too.

One thing about the 10X40 Conquest. While they are really good, they do show quite a bit of CA in the ones I have seen (I like the 8X40 better myself). I actually prefer the view in the Zen Ray ED3. Just something to keep in mind.

The Conquest isn't much of a risk though, as they will hold their value really well, and you could probably eBay them for more than the Camofire price if you don't like them.

BigSurArcher
03-22-2012, 11:38 AM
My email said only 30% off 40 would be amazing!!!

Your right... it is 30%. Thing woke me up in the middle of the night on my phone so I must have been a little blurry-eyed when I looked at it.

BigSurArcher
03-22-2012, 11:42 AM
Camofire rocks!


One thing about the 10X40 Conquest. While they are really good, they do show quite a bit of CA in the ones I have seen (I like the 8X40 better myself). I actually prefer the view in the Zen Ray ED3. Just something to keep in mind.


Interesting, I much am the opposite. I saw a lot better edge-to-edge crispness in the Zeiss compared to the ED3. Center mass was nearly identical.

Bitterroot Bulls
03-22-2012, 11:48 AM
Interesting, I much am the opposite. I saw a lot better edge-to-edge crispness in the Zeiss compared to the ED3. Center mass was nearly identical.

Oh no, we are on the same page, BSA.

The Zen does have some edge softness. The Zeiss is better in that area. It is not disturbing to me, though, due to the super wide field of the Zen. The Zeiss is sharp enough. It is the Chromatic Aberration in the form of color fringing in the Zeiss that I was referencing. Did you not notice it in your Conquest? It was readily apparent in the one I saw. The Zen is just about CA-free. that is why I prefer it (also the wider FOV- I love the picture-window feel of a wide-field bin)

I also agree the centerfield view is pretty similar.

BigSurArcher
03-22-2012, 12:01 PM
I noticed it now and again, seemed to be lighting dependent. Definitely was never enough to bother me. That said, I'm sure my eyes and mind aren't nearly as cognizant to the things that you look for throughout the optical image. I find myself playing checkers when I should be playing chess, in that I'm impressed by "clear and bright" whereas a seasoned as eye as yours knows how to go above and beyond. One thing I've noticed with a number of Zeiss products I've looked through is that they seem to have a "cool" hue to them. I really prefer the "warmer" image I get through my 'ovski's.

Bitterroot Bulls
03-22-2012, 12:14 PM
I noticed it now and again, seemed to be lighting dependent. Definitely was never enough to bother me. That said, I'm sure my eyes and mind aren't nearly as cognizant to the things that you look for throughout the optical image. I find myself playing checkers when I should be playing chess, in that I'm impressed by "clear and bright" whereas a seasoned as eye as yours knows how to go above and beyond. One thing I've noticed with a number of Zeiss products I've looked through is that they seem to have a "cool" hue to them. I really prefer the "warmer" image I get through my 'ovski's.

Don't sell yourself short, BSA. It takes a pretty good eye to notice color bias like that. I have also noted Zeiss bins like blues, but their older Diascopes sure liked yellows. It is also astute to notice that CA is more prevalent in some light, as it shows up more in high-contrast situations.

You and I both have 10X42 SLC neus. They sure are a lot more neutral than the yellow view out of the older SLCs.

Edge sharpness is kind of a funny thing to me in bins. It is just about the first thing people talk about. It makes me wonder how many people are staring at the edge of the field all the time. I just kind of naturally move what I am looking at to the center, so edge sharpness ends up way down my list of wants. People must really want it, though, because they sure are selling a lot of Swarovisions!

Don't teach yourself to look for CA. That was one of dumbest things I've done. Now I can't stop myself.

:(

Ikeepitcold
03-22-2012, 12:24 PM
I love the site. I get the emails every morning when I get up and check my phone for messages. They have some real good deals.

BenHuntin
03-22-2012, 01:49 PM
I have the ED3's and I love them, for the price you can't really beat the them. they are a little fuzzy out toward the edge, but like you said BB usually I don't stare at thing out on the edge of my FOV so I find it doesn't bother me to much. And CamoFire is awesome, I got all my C4E gear off it for a great price.

Drhorsepower
03-22-2012, 03:19 PM
I love the site. I get the emails every morning when I get up and check my phone for messages. They have some real good deals.

I used to sign up for texts, after a few midnight and later texts, I said that's enough of that!

RUTTIN
03-22-2012, 03:39 PM
Ha that's funny my wife used to yell at me when those texts came through siad it would wake her up when my phone would go off. ( I never heard it) Now I just have them send me the email so I can see what is coming up for the day. Kendall with Camofire lives close to me, he is a great guy, and will try to do anything to get you a great deal.

hardstalk
03-22-2012, 04:15 PM
I get a lot from them. I bought a pair of vanguard endevour binos for a great price and love them I feel they are well worth the camofire price. I think they were 65% off retail.

JNDEER
03-22-2012, 06:53 PM
They are on sale now!!

42% off

$695 for the 10x40's!!

BigSurArcher
03-22-2012, 07:22 PM
I thought the price would be at least $100 lower. MSRP has gone way up on those things since I last checked.

hardstalk
03-22-2012, 08:27 PM
I wanna say I paid under 300. But it was about a year ago. Only dislike was that I have a small head and they wouldn't close quite enough to see perfect so I dissasembled them and did a quick file job between the bridge and there perfect

huntabsarokee
03-23-2012, 05:54 AM
I thought the camofire price was going to be a bit lower also. I think CameraLand has them for 699. May have been persuaded to pull the trigger if they were 8x.