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I don't know that much about Zeiss, what is the difference in the Conquest models and their upper end models?  Why are the Conquest models half as much?
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For one thing, the Conquest are 1" tubediameter, and the others are 30mm

 

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Conquest are not produced at the Zeiss factory in Germany, its outsorced to other factories.

there is only a 3x erector while the real zeiss scopes have a 4x erector.

 

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im going to go out on a limb and say the scopes in zeiss's upper limits have way better glass than the conquest
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DrakeTaker -

 

The short answer is yes, the upper end scopes do use better glass and generally use more ridgid construction techniques.  I believe they also tend to have wider fields of view across the magnification spectrum.

 

Having said that, at $450 or so the Zeiss Conquest is an excellent scope.  In my opinion, it's as good if not slightly better than scopes costing up to $800.

 

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The main reason(s) the Conquest costs less are that it costs less to produce the scope here in the states than in Europe. Labor costs are higher in Germany than here. Also, there are import taxes placed on optics coming into the states.
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All of the above, especially the import tariffs. I pay 14.9% on every scope I bring into this country. Oddly though, there are no tariffs on Binocs.

Derek

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