First Spotting Scope with 3x Wide-Angle Zoom in Zeiss Victory Product Category
THORNWOOD, NY — With the ZEISS Harpia spotting scope, the world renowned German optics manufacturer is adding two new spotting scope models to its product portfolio for nature lovers. The ZEISS Harpia 22-65×85 and the ZEISS Harpia 23-70×95 are the first spotting scopes in this product category with a 3x wide-angle zoom. “Regardless of whether the observer is in the middle of the rainforest, on the plains or at the water’s edge, the large wide-angle field of view, (our ComfortVision Concept,) makes it easier for them to quickly get their bearings in unfamiliar surroundings,” explains Dr. Gerold Dobler, Product Specialist at ZEISS. Picking out and identifying birds with this spotting scope is easier and, most importantly, faster. “You will be impressed by the large field of view, whether you’re counting birds or making detailed observations over a large stretch of terrain,” says Dobler.
The large wide-angle zoom range – 22x to 65x magnification on the 85 model, and 23x to 70x magnification on the 95 model – ensures a clear image with excellent color fidelity, especially when viewing migrating or brooding birds. “The zoom changer behind the focus wheel will function reliably for years to come,” says Dobler. The specially crafted eyepiece features a slim design, ensuring optimum comfort over long viewing periods.
Fast focusing with dual-speed mechanism
With a close focus distance of 14.7 feet on the 95 model and 11.5 feet on the 85 model, the ZEISS Harpia spotting scope is perfect for observing small birds and insects up close. The dual-speed focus mechanism facilitates quick, exact focusing, even at high magnification. “The ZEISS Harpia stands out due to its versatility, ensuring that you are ready for whatever unexpected viewing challenges await,” says Dobler. Extensive digiscoping accessories further expand the wide range of applications. The ZEISS Victory Harpia will be available through the ZEISS authorized retailer network, starting in January 2018.
Experience the sheer brilliance of the ZEISS Harpia spotting scopes, backed by an industry-leading limited lifetime transferable warranty and a 5 year No Fault policy. For more information on the Harpia and all ZEISS
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Technical Data for the ZEISS Victory Harpia 85 and 95 / ZEISS Victory Harpia 85 / ZEISS Victory Harpia 95
Focal length / 162 – 486 mm / 174 – 523 mm
Filter thread on lens / M86x1 / M95x1
Lens diameter / 85 mm / 95 mm
Minimum object distance m (yds) / 3.5 (3.8) / 4.5 (4.9)
Height mm (inch) / 121 (4.8) / 124 (4.9)
Width mm (inch) / 103 (4.1) / 109 (4.3)
Length mm (inch) / 384 (15.1) / 408 (16.1)
Weight g (oz) without eyepiece / 1934 (68.2) / 2078 (73.3)
Water resistance mbar / 400 / 400
Nitrogen filling / Yes / Yes
Cat. no. / 528047 / 528057
Technical Data for the ZEISS Victory Harpia 85 and 95 / Eyepiece 22-65x / Eyepiece 23-70x
Magnification / 22-65x / 23-70x
Focal length / 7.48 mm / 7.48 mm
Field of view m/1000 m (ft/1000 yds) / 63.2 – 21.0 (189.6 – 63.0) / 58.8 – 19.5 (176.4 – 58.5)
Zoom factor / 3x / 3x
Exit pupil diameter (mm) / 2.50 – 1.31 mm / 2.50 – 1.34 mm
Diameter mm (inch) / 53 mm (2.1) / 53 mm (2.1)
Length mm (inch) / 71 mm (2.8) / 71 mm (2.8)
Weight g (oz) / 220 (7.8) / 220 (7.8)
Cat. no. / 528070 – 0000 – 000 / 528070 – 0000 – 000
Victory Harpia 85mm Body: $3,299.99
Victory Harpia 95mm Body: $3,749.99
Victory Harpia Eyepiece: $700.00
Accessories to be announced.