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    Zeiss Bino's ?

    When looking back through the threads I havn't seen any reviews on Zeiss binos. Dose anyone own or know anything about Zeiss? A buddys dad just got a pair of Zeiss conquest binos 15x45. Is that a good power for binos? I was maybe thinking of getting a pair my self. What do they compare to as far as other optics? Whats the big difference between the conquest and the victory models?

    I aways thought Zeiss made quality optics, I was suprised to not see any reveiws on them.
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    Zeiss makes great products. The Conquest line is OK (especially the 8x40 ABK - that is a nice one), but that particular model (15x45) isn't the best. There is no tripod exit, so you end up having to use some awkward adapter to tripod mount them. Performance is OK, but there is some field curvature and noticeable chromatic aberration.

    For a while there I was interested in 15x binoculars, and looked closely at the Conquest. The Vortex Kaibab is much superior, and has the usual tripod exit. The SLC is the best roof 15x binocular available, but the Kaibab is right on its heels.

    Zeiss' FL line competes with the rest of the super-bins out there. They are awesome.

    Zeiss just released a totally new Conquest HD line, and time will tell how good they are.

    The Conquest riflescopes are awesome, and great values.

    Zeiss is still one of the "big three," and their products are usually tough to beat.

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    I'm nowhere near the expert Bitterroot is but I own a pair of Zeiss binos and I absolutely love them. I have used them glassing California grasslands and the clear-cuts of Oregon and the result is always the same, they are GREAT!

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    Muleys24/7,

    Are you in the market for bins?

    If you are just let us know what kind of hunting you will be doing and a budget, and we can give some suggestions.

    15x binoculars are kind of specialized in use. I much prefer 10x and 8x bins for general hunting.

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    When I bought my Binoculars, I took Swarovski El's, Leica Ultravids, and Zeiss Victory FL's outside just before dark at Sportsmans. Put them all on tripods and compared them all side by side. The VIctory FL's I thought by far were the best out of those three. That being said the price was also alot more and I ended up buying the Swarovskis.
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    I just bought (and I mean like seriously 15 minutes ago) the Zeiss Victory FL 10x42s. The guy that runs the sports store here in town gave them to me for a great price so I couldn't resist. Looking through them, they are amazing. I am way excited to go look at elk this weekend now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    I just bought (and I mean like seriously 15 minutes ago) the Zeiss Victory FL 10x42s. The guy that runs the sports store here in town gave them to me for a great price so I couldn't resist. Looking through them, they are amazing. I am way excited to go look at elk this weekend now!
    Thanks Jen! I don't mind if you try them out for me for a few weeks! Your the best friend ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    Thanks Jen! I don't mind if you try them out for me for a few weeks! Your the best friend ever!
    Bahahahah!! Anything for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    Muleys24/7,

    Are you in the market for bins?

    If you are just let us know what kind of hunting you will be doing and a budget, and we can give some suggestions.

    15x binoculars are kind of specialized in use. I much prefer 10x and 8x bins for general hunting.
    Bitterroot Bulls, I'm working on getting the razor hd spotting scope first and the bino upgrade will be next.The type of hunting I'll be doing is 5 to 6 miles maybe more, into backcountry.

    I currently have the Leupold goldring HD's 10x42, they are not a bad pair of glass, I've been really happy with the quality of them however they're a bit on the heavy side for the backcountry hunting I'm getting set up for. I definitely like the 10x42 power but was going to consider 15x. Correct me if I'm wrong, I've heard any binos over 45mm start to jump up in weight fast. That's why I was maybe thinking the zeiss conquest 15x45 although I have never compaired them to others yet so I wouldn't know.

    My buddys dad is the one turning me on to Zeiss saying they're the best thing since apple pie..... but when it comes to optics, I think there is more than one company that makes "the best" ones so thats why I was tryin to dig up info on Zeiss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    I just bought (and I mean like seriously 15 minutes ago) the Zeiss Victory FL 10x42s. The guy that runs the sports store here in town gave them to me for a great price so I couldn't resist. Looking through them, they are amazing. I am way excited to go look at elk this weekend now!
    Lucky, What a nice pair of binos, I have been thinking about those too
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