Originally Posted by Iron Worker
Yes I have astigmatism along with being near sighted ! Is that part of the problem ?
Probably, yes. The diopter adjustment on the eyepiece can correct for myopia but not astigmatism. Because of astigmatism, resolution will be limited by your eye, rather than the scope.
I recommend you talk to an optometrist about getting new glasses set up for glassing and shooting. You should see a dramatic improvement in visual acuity with all your optics.
I inspected the Zeiss HD5 line at the SHOT Show. The optics are comparable to or better than the "old" Conquest line. Optical aberrations are small, glare is lower than average and contrast is moderately good. In particular, the 3-15x42 has high contrast at 15X. The 5-25x50 has lower, but still good, contrast at 25X, which is impressive. This scope should be very usable at 25X without a sunshade. That's good because sunshades are not available yet for the HD5 line.