Zeiss Differences: Diavari Z (MC) vs. Conquest

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by littleyellowbat, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. littleyellowbat

    littleyellowbat New Member

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    Hello. I am wondering what the differences are between these two Zeiss scope models? Specifically, if the Diavari Z model (with MC coating) will be any more robust in build quality and if the glass is of better quality than the current Conquest offerings.

    I am stuck between purchasing a lightly used Diavari Z scope and a new model Conquest....

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Im told by people that use high quality scopes that the Diavari is brighter to see thru (??) than a conquest. As far as built "tougher"...."stronger"...personally I have my doubts...but the Diavari is more than I wish to spend on a scope and when I break my piggy bank open Im going Swaro or S&B...
     

  3. littleyellowbat

    littleyellowbat New Member

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    I have the opportunity to get a used Diavari Z MC model at a price similar to an equivalent Conquest so I'm trying to evaluate whether the Diavari Z model is truly something special or just the predecessor to the Conquest models...
     
  4. littleyellowbat

    littleyellowbat New Member

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    By the way, this is a great forum! Just found it recently and looking forward to looking through all the info here..
     
  5. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure about the davari but I have a 3x9x50 conquest and a 2.5x10x50 victory and the difference at low light is astonishing. With the conquest I can see deer by the light of a half moon at 200yrds. With the victory I can see details like horns and eyes. With a full moon I can judge a deer with the victory. The conquest are almost all 1" tubes and the divari are all 30mm tubes. If the davari is a 30mm tube and not over 6 or 8 years old it is a much better scope.
     
  6. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    Diavari Z is basically today's conquest. The "Z" turned into the "T*" coatings. Then they added "LotuTec" to the T* which is only on the outer portion of the objective. This year they have changed their class composition to the HT lens system. HT is really just a marketing name for their new High Transmission glass. They are trying to get away from the HD stigma. All have been multi coated lens systems.

    Conquest is a fully coated lens system assembled in the US at the Meopta plant in NY. Nothing Zeiss about a Conquest.
     
  7. bronco

    bronco Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Diavari
    I hunt almost exclusively with the Conquest line in the US. They are fantastic and they are on almost every rifle I own. For a 1" tube the light transmission is great. Now over here in Sweden, I have been hunting with rifles equipped with Daivari glass. The low light differance with the 30mm tube, reguardless of the coating is huge advantage to the Daivari. We have been hunting Russian Boar in the wee hours. With the 30mm glass I get AT LEAST an extra half hour of a usable sight picture. I shot the boar that I posted in the Trophy Forum at 0345 in the morning. I don't think the 1" tube would have provided the shot. The bigger tube alone will make me get a Daivari when I find one for a good price.