Excerpt: Finally sprung to get a set of high-end binoculars and I'm asking why I waited so long. These are many levels above a $[$]set. Incredibly sharp, great light transmission (can still watch birds at dusk), very lightweight, focus ring is silky smooth. These binocs seem built to last a lifetime.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: A best buy After 3 months of intense research to find a binocular that would be sharp, durable and "prestigious" without breaking the bank, I chose this Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 Binocular and I am not at all disappointed. It is somewhat heavier, but in all other ways, I feel, it meets my needs.
Excerpt: I bought this binocular to replace my Nikon 8x32 SE for bird watching, primarily because I wanted something more weatherproof. The optics on these are fantastic, and the focus point is extremely crisp; there is no need to focus back and forth to find the sharpest point.
Summary: I've been shopping high end glasses for two years now waiting for the right time to buy (and sufficient funds of course.) I discovered the Zeiss Conquest HD15x56 gather more light and have a finer focus than the Swaros, yes I said it.
Excerpt: These are great do-it-all binos. The image quality is amazing. Size is just right for travel, birding, etc. Compared these to Swaro 8x30 CL Companions. The Zeiss blow them away in every respect but weight.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
Excerpt: Highly recommended I pushed my optics budget to purchase the Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 Binocular and I'm very glad I did! I had read many reviews by experts and by experienced birders before ordering. These binoculars live up to the praise.
Excerpt: Love them Excellent, like stepping from dark into the day! I found the Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 Binocular listed as demo with a good discounted price. They were shipped immediately, and to my pleasant surprise, they were same as new, and with full warranty.
Summary: I compared the Zeiss Conquest and Swarovski EL's in 10x42s. Yes, I know that's not really a "fair" comparison as the Conquest are not Zeiss' top binocular. But that's the way it worked out. Bottom line...The Conquest is a GREAT binocular....very clear, crisp, and great light gathering.