Wetzlar, Germany | 18 August 2017 | ZEISS Consumer Products
With the ZEISS Harpia spotting scope, the optics company is adding two models to its product portfolio for nature lovers. The ZEISS Harpia 22-65x85 and the ZEISS Harpia 23-70x95 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 steppe or at the water's edge, the large wide-angle field of view 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 are 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.
With a near focus distance of 4.5 meters on the 95 model and 3.5 meters 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 authorized retailer network, starting in January 2018.
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group develops and markets lithography technology, metrology technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars, and planetariums. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, and Vision Care/Consumer Optics. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries and operates more than 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities.
In fiscal year 2014/15 the company generated revenue approximating €4.5 billion with around 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).
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The Consumer Optics business group combines the company's business with camera and movie lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes, hunting optics and planetarium technology. The business group is represented at sites in Oberkochen, Wetzlar and Jena. The business group is allocated to the Research & Quality Technology segment. In fiscal year 2014/15 the segment generated revenue of €1.007 billion with around 9,100 employees.