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I own a german made duralyt in 3-12x50 and a victory diavari 3-12x56.  After two deer seasons I cannot recommend spending the money FOR THE victory.  The duralyt was the last one purchased between the two and if there is any difference in performance, including low light, my eyes cannot discern it.  i am selling the victory and matching up my rifles with duralyt's.
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That's quite an endorsement, I have a Duralyt 3x12x50 illuminated myself and have been very impressed with it. Yippee
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Is your duralyt a conquest version or german made?  When I bought mine the conquest versions had not been introduced by Zeiss USA.  I think the difference between the duralyt's and the victory's from germany is the T* coating but I am not sure.  The Victory line now offers the HT glass which is supposed to be the brightest scope they have ever produced.  I am sure they are great but you have to wonder how much of this is just marketing.  The FL series from Zeiss is very good also but seems to focus on long range shooting.  Is the FL better or worse than the HT? Who knows other than the Zeiss engineers what the real differences are but they certainly offer something for everyone.  Now I see they have introduced a new introductory line called Terra.  The price point on the Terra appears to be competing with the Leupold VX2 or Bushnell Elite.  All in all I think Zeiss is the best scope made but where do you draw the line other than what you are willing to spend?  As I said in my original post the duralyt is as good as the victory in my real world experience and it is practically half the price. I just ordered two new VX6's by Leupold, a 2-12x42 and a 3-18x50, so I look forward to seeing if Leupold can compare.
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There is no difference between Duralyt scopes for sale in Germany and those for sale in the US. The "Conquest" name was just used in conjunction with "Duralyt" in the US for marketing purposes to indicate Duralyt is a step down from the Victory series. The "Conquest Duralyt" is still made in Germany like all other Duralyts. Duralyt doesn't have either T* or LotuTec coatings of the Victory series.

I recently bought a demo 2-8X42 Duralyt (non-illuminated) off the Sample List (www.samplelist.com) for a good price. It's a good scope, but not quite up to the optical standards of the world-class Victory. At 2X to around 3.5X, it has a soft image around the edge of the view, but by 4X and up that edge softness is pretty much gone. The center field performance is good, about on par with a typical Conquest MC, maybe a bit better. Light transmission is excellent, maybe on par with Victory. Victory has a bit better resolution.


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nice followup Ted
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Now onto the next part of the Zeiss story,the new HD5 series has the T* & Lou-tec coating ,made in Germany but doesn't have the 30MM tube.I guess we'll call this new HD5 series Frankenstein [:}
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