ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85

A compact companion for great discoveries

Thanks to impressive precision, low weight and a robust design, the ZEISS Conquest Gavia is a companion you’ll always want when making discoveries off the beaten path.

To observe the natural world without causing a disruption, you need the right equipment: the new Conquest Gavia 85 spotting scope from ZEISS is the ideal travel companion thanks to its compact design and low weight, so you can capture all the wonders of nature from just the right angle.

The high-resolution lens system and rapid focus transform the shots into unforgettable images. Whether you’re taking photos of individual birds or entire flocks, the 60 × magnification of the Conquest Gavia 85 enables nature observers to enjoy nature to the max, ensuring that no detail goes unnoticed. The universal tripod plate is compatible with a range of tripods.

The new ZEISS Conquest Gavia provides birdwatchers and nature observers with a high-performance spotting scope that is simply great value. Extensive digiscoping accessories go one step further in expanding the wide range of uses.


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  • Features

    A compact companion on any expedition

    The new ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85 spotting scope with angled view was specially developed to meet the needs of wildlife and nature observers. Its compact design and low weight make this spotting scope with its large 85 mm lens diameter ideal thanks to the high optical performance and brightness it delivers, even in remote locations. “Its 60x magnification and wide-angle field of view mean that tricky identification tasks are no problem even from a great distance thanks to highly detailed image rendition. With the close near-focus setting, which is unique in its class, observing smaller objects such as songbirds or butterflies becomes a very special experience,” explains Dr. Gerold Dobler, Product Manager at Carl Zeiss Sports Optics GmbH. “What’s more, the intuitive and dynamic focusing mechanism enables fast and smooth focusing during observation.”

    So many possibilities!

    “With the new ZEISS Conquest Gavia 85, birdwatchers and nature observers receive a high-performance spotting scope that is simply a great value,” says Dobler. A universal tripod base makes it very easy to integrate the spotting scope into the quick-change system of the Manfrotto tripod heads. Extensive digiscoping accessories expand the wide range of uses, and it is very easy to connect an astronomical eyepiece. “All observers can quickly and easily set the particular magnification and field of view that match their individual needs,” continues Dobler.

  • Technical data
    Magnification 30–60x
    Objective lens diameter
    85 mm
    Exit pupil diameter
    2.8 – 1.4 mm
    Focal length
    494 mm
    Field of view to 1000 yds
    99 – 69 ft
    Close focus
    10.8 ft
    Objective lens type
    LotuTec® / T*
    Nitrogen filled
    Waterproof 400 mbar
    Lens thread M86 x 1.00
    Length 15.6 in
    Weight (incl. Eyepiece 30–60x) ca. 60 oz
    Order number (incl. Eyepiece 30–60x) 528048-0000-000
    Retail price
  • Accessories

    ExoLens® Bracket Adapter

    Observing, capturing, sharing – used in conjunction with the suitable spotting scope adapter, the new ExoLens® bracket* easily connects smartphones with the spotting scope to be used as a camera for digiscoping.

    * The ExoLens® bracket is available for the Apple® iPhone® 6/6s, the Samsung Galaxy® S6 edge and the Samsung Galaxy® S6.

    ZEISS Tripod Professional

    The carbon tripod provides utmost stability and flexibility. It can be combined with all ZEISS spotting scopes and most binoculars. The tripod head allows for particularly soft panning and tilting, featuring a precise and safe clamping mechanism. Including a slideable quick-change plate.

    ZEISS Astro Adapter

    Specially for stargazers: the ZEISS Conquest Gavia.

    The adapter enables standard astro eyepieces to be mounted on the Conquest Gavia. Available as 1 ¼" connector.

    ZEISS Photo Lens Adapter

    M49, M52 and M58

    Whether you’re observing, filming or taking photographs, the photo lens adapter from ZEISS enables you to directly connect your spotting scope to your digital camera, thereby transforming the spotting scope into a powerful telephoto lens.

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