New Zeiss Conquest HD5 & Terra from SHOT Show 2013!

Jan 16, 2013 • News4 Comments

We stopped by the Zeiss booth late yesterday to see what the legendary German manufacturer had in store for 2013 and we have to say – we are extremely excited by what we saw!

Zeiss HD5 Rifle Scopes

Zeiss is known for having the world’s best glass. I bet you’d like to test their new HD5 Conquest Scopes to see for yourself!

First off we got a chance to check out the new Zeiss Conquest HD5 Rifle Scope series. Three models are available now:

2-10×42
3-15×42
5-25×50

These rifle scopes boast new lens coatings for even better light transmission and an additional coating functioning as a strong water repellent. Carl Zeiss lenses have always been in the best the best category, and with the new Conquest HD5 boasting HD glass it will likely be a huge hit with hunters and the target shooting community.

Afterwards we spent some time with the brand new Zeiss Terra line, which they are targeting at the high end of the entry-level market. I never expected Zeiss would create a line targeting those on a more limited budget, but now that they are it looks like the entry-level category just got a lot more competitive.

Zeiss Terra Rifle Scopes

For those looking to spend a little less while still enjoying the benefits of a Zeiss Scope, check out the Terra Rifle Scope Line!

First up was the Terra Rifle Scope line. Three models will be offered:

2-7×32
3-9×42
4-12×42

Starting at around $350, these rifle scopes don’t boast many of the features that the Conquest line does (and certainly not the Victory line) but you’ll still get Zeiss glass and the attention to details and durability you’d expect from Zeiss.

Zeiss Terra Binoculars

When you’re glassing the field with these Zeiss Binoculars, you’re sure to get a great view!

We also checked out the Terra Binoculars. These binoculars will debut in two varieties (the classic hunting configurations – 8×42 and 10×42) and boast ED glass and locking eyecups. In addition, these binoculars have a close focus of only 5 feet, making them usable for almost any application.

Zeiss enjoys an awesome position in the optics industry.  Everyone knows that their glass is absolutely fantastic, and they’re able to leverage their prestigious position by making some of the best optics in the world.  I’m amazed they’re starting to offer more budget-friendly options.  I know Zeiss will never let their quality slip, so this is a huge deal.  I can’t wait to check out the new binoculars!

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4 Responses to New Zeiss Conquest HD5 & Terra from SHOT Show 2013!

  1. DUDLEY. FIELD says:

    I WOULD PURCHASE THIS IF IT ALSO HAD A RAIL SYSTEM SO i COULD ADD OTHER LIGHTS, OR A LASER TARGETING LIGHT.

  2. Shawn Bayles says:

    Ok what is new Surefire has been making replacement forearms with lights for year for both Remington and Mossberg, problem is the cost low in being 300.00. You can get a replacement forearm with a rail and attach a 1 inch mount with a tac light a do the same thing. I set up 3 shotguns for what one would cost if I did a surefire replacement forearm.

  3. Brian says:

    That’s a great idea, and one we hope SureFire looks into as well! I will say this particular light is so ergonomic that an additional rail might make it too bulky, but there does seem to be room on the end for a rail. Maybe next years model will have further customization options.

  4. Brian says:

    This particular model and the intuitive and ergonomic design is what’s really new with the SureFire Mossberg Forend light. You certainly can buy a regular replacement forearm with a rail, but the great design on this light makes it much easier to turn on without changing your grip.

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