ZEISS Victory Harpia

ZEISS Victory Harpia Spotting Scope with Large Wide-Angle Field of View

First spotting scope with 3x wide-angle zoom in the ZEISS Victory product category

WETZLAR/Germany, 2017-08-18.

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.

Fast focusing with dual-speed mechanism

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.

Technical Data for the ZEISS Victory Harpia 85 and 95

Technical dataZEISS Victory Harpia 85ZEISS Victory Harpia 95
Focal length162 - 486 mm174 - 523 mm
Filter thread on lensM86x1M95x1
Lens diameter85mm95mm
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 eyepiece1934 (68.2)2078 (73.3)
Water resistance mbar400400
Nitrogen fillingyesyes
Cat. no.528047528057

Technical dataEyepiece 22-65xEyepiece 23-70x
Focal length7,48 mm7,48 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 factor3x3x
Exit pupil diameter2,50 - 1,31 mm2,50 - 1,34 mm
Diameter mm (inch)53mm (2.1)53mm (2.1)
Length mm (inch)71mm (2.8)71mm (2.8)
Weight g (oz)220 (7.8)220 (7.8)
Cat. no.528070 - 0000 - 000528070 - 0000 - 000

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Petra Kregelius-Schmidt
Marketing Manager, Nature/Birding
Phone: +49 (0)6441 404-146
petra .kregelius -schmidt @zeiss .com


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.

In fiscal year 2015/16 the company generated revenue approximating €4.9 billion with over 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).

Further information at www.zeiss.de

Consumer Optics

The Consumer Optics business group combines the company's business with camera and movie lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes, hunting optics, virtual reality headsets and planetarium technology. The business group is represented at sites in Oberkochen, Wetzlar and Jena. The business group is allocated to the Vision Care/ Consumer Products segment. In fiscal year 2015/16 the segment generated revenue of €1.1 billion with around 9,300 employees.