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Conquest HD vs. Zen Ray ED3

 
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:52 PM
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Conquest HD vs. Zen Ray ED3

Looking to upgrade my binos for hunting season and I think I have it narrowed down to these two. I have heard a lot of good things about the Zen Ray ED3's but the Conquest HD's are fairly new and I can't seem to find much info about them. What do you guys think?
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:56 PM
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Re: Conquest HD vs. Zen Ray ED3

Forgot to mention, the Zens would be the 10x43 model and the Conquest HD would be the 10x42 model.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: Conquest HD vs. Zen Ray ED3

I don't know what your budget is, but look into binocs with image stabilization. The most inexpensive I know of is made by Cannon and is 10 X 42? The price goes up from there. 99% of the hunters have never seen a pair let alone looked through them. When I hunted in Alaska for brown bears the guide had a $1000.00+ pair of Swarovski's, I had Steiner's and the other hunter had the $300 Cannon with image stabilization. After we all looked through the "CHEEP" cannon everyone wanted to use them. When you have to look through binos for long periods of time the others would give you a headache or you didn't want to look through them until your brain could get back to normal. It is not fun to look when everything is jumping all over the place. The image stabilization makes a big difference. If the cannon is to cheep get the high end ones that cost more than $2000.

Zeiss 20x60mm Image Stabilized Binoculars - Binoculars at Hayneedle

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:07 AM
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Re: Conquest HD vs. Zen Ray ED3

im sure out of the two the ziess would have the better optics. A fairer comparison would be the ziess hds to the zray hds.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:34 PM
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Re: Conquest HD vs. Zen Ray ED3

be sure u look at em and feel them up close before buying...i was set on buying the conquest hd in 8x32 but i went to store and looked at em and while the optics were great i didnt care for the hands feel and the focus wheel was very slick...dude check out the meopta meostar 10x42

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Old 07-13-2013, 09:09 PM
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Re: Conquest HD vs. Zen Ray ED3

I only have experience with the zen's of the brands you speak off . they are awesome, every single person that had picked them up and looked through then has been amazed, several have purchased their own pair. I have not looked through the the zeiss binocs but I do own several pieces of high end glass and the zens are worth every penny.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:30 AM
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Re: Conquest HD vs. Zen Ray ED3

Look here:

Amazon.com: ZEN ED3 8x43 Binoculars: Sports & Outdoors

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