Yes, the German made with the T coating is a dandy scope. When I Googled 3-9x36 Zeiss T, I came up with these old threads here http://www.opticstalk.com/zeiss-diavaric_topic1917.htmlhttp://www.opticstalk.com/zeiss-3-x-9-diavari-c_topic11574.html
A friend had one on a .257 Wby and I didn't even bother with a spotting scope on the 200 yard range.
Digressing, a little earlier than 1996 Zeiss also made a similar T coated 1" scope in 4X. It is a hard find and one of the best 4X scopes I have ever looked through. That same friend had one on a .378 Wby and it was likewise excellent. The eye relief was no problem on that heavy kicking MarkV. I enjoyed the combo.