Excerpt: These binoculars are lightweight, compact and offer a bright, sharp image. Very high quality build. I wear glasses and wish they had a little more eye relief but other than that highly recommended. I use them almost exclusively for birding.
Excerpt: Two thumbs way up! Bought this Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 Binocular from Eagle Optics last month. I've had many decent binoculars since starting bird watching in1988. I can only say that these give me the "WOW" factor when I put them up to my eyes!
Excerpt: Alpha optics at mid-range price Having had all of the alpha offerings including Swarovski EL, Zeiss Victory, Leica Ultravid, and Nikon EDG, I must admit to having been quite surprised by the stunningly clear and bright images provided by this latest mid range offering by Zeiss.
Excerpt: I bought this on a B &H over the phone recommendation. I was going to get a type that was more expensive (different manufacturer), but the B & H rep gave me the low down on comparisons and I went with the Zeiss. Having used the other pair, I can say for sure this beats the first pair I was considering. Hands down. I love them. I think you can easily spend $ and get something that is much less than these Zeiss bins.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: It's amazing what a top end bino has to offer in optics. The view in these are simply astounding. Clear, crisp, great contrast, no false color, no field distortion, great color fidelity, and amazing field of view and great comfort for eye glass wearers. They are also light weight and great for field work. I have trouble holding heavy things with my shaky hands and this pair are just perfect.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I can see clearly now... Christmas was coming. I had just participated in the annual Christmas Bird Count. The other 4 people in my group would make comments like, "Oh, you can tell that's a younger bird by it's eye color." Or "Oh, yes, see that little buffy patch on the secondaries?" What?! You can see eye color? I can barely see the eye! Although it was a wonderful day with friends and birds, I was left with a black cloud over my head.
Excerpt: Mid-priced alpha binoculars Zeiss has produced an impressive binocular in the Conquest 8x32 . Vivid accurate colors, no noticeable chromatic distortions, exceptionally bright, sharp image, great field of view, good low light performance and excellent contrast make these binoculars an excellent choice. Everything about this binocular speaks of quality.
Excerpt: We have the Zeiss victory fl but my wife wanted her own pair + the victory was too large and too heavy for hiking and birding + my wife wanted close focus for looking at plants and insects. This pair is simply excellent. We can't really see the difference with the victory (at more than 1/2 the cost); focuses quite close and is very good in low light. It remains somewhat heavy though.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof