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Well I have a new zeiss conquest 3-9x40.  I was thinking of adding a sunshade to it, but the zeiss is pretty costly.
 
Are sunshades universal as long as the meet the mm objective(40,42,44,50, etc)?
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Definately not,they all use different thread sizes,unless it from the same co.then you may catch a break.
 
When it comes to Zeiss ,if you play,you pay.It cost me over $100 for two of them,I do have to say they are very well made,but more than a Swaro or a Leica???????????
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If you look inside the objective bell of your Conquest you'll see a trim ring/thread protector that has to be removed in order to attach a sunshade. The threads are recessed, which is dissimilar to most other brands. The thread pitch differs as well.

So, in short, only a Zeiss sunshade will fit, and the price really isn't that bad when you consider the quality; that and the fact that your only alternative is to fire up the lathe and turn a couple on your own ( at five times the price!!).  SWFA is the only online retailer to consistently price and STOCK these pieces. Everywhere else only seems to get them when pixies fly by and drop a few off, and then the price seems to go way up til they're out again.

PS- When you screw on your sunshade(s) re-install the trim ring in the front one to protect its internal threads and so you don't lose it.
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There are some alternative means of making your own sunshade if you wanna take the cheap way out.
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Ok thanks for the heads up.  I have never used a sunshade so I do not really know the true benefit of them.
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take a piece of heavy black constuction paper of thin cardboard and wrap around you objective bell and secure with a rubber band or tape......  then see if you like the view through.  Don't make it long maybe 4" tops!
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Good suggestion,what he said.
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How about pantyhose???      Bucky 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wrong tube ED. He is talking about the scope tube.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Definately not,they all use different thread sizes,unless it from the same co.then you may catch a break.
 
When it comes to Zeiss ,if you play,you pay.It cost me over $100 for two of them,I do have to say they are very well made,but more than a Swaro or a Leica???????????
 
My sunshade was $94.00 and the ARD was $199.95; you guys are getting off light.
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