The Zeiss Victory Harpia 95 Spotting Scope Body pushes the limits of high quality with superb optical glass. The objective lens is made of FL glass and treated with Zeiss's LotuTec coating, producing virtually no chromatic aberration and delivering maximum light transmission for excellent views at dusk and dawn. DualSpeed focusing gives you the option to coarsely or finely tune the focus wheel for outstanding precision. The scope also provides an apparent field of view of 72° over the entire 23-70x magnification range, making every zooming transition incredibly fluid without putting strain on your eyes.
Included In The Box
Objective Lens Cover
Zeiss offers a Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty
which protects you against defects in workmanship or materials for the life of the Product. If a defect that is covered by this Warranty is found, Carl Zeiss will, at its option and without charge, either repair your Product or replace it with a Carl Zeiss product of comparable specifications and value.
Additionally Zeiss offers A No-Fault Policy
for VICTORY HARPIA spotting scopes (for up to 5 years after purchase, and only valid if your product is registered within 60 days of purchase.)
For Service and Repair questions call 800-441-3005
An old adage "you get what you pay for" holds true in the case of Zeiss' Harpia 95 scope. In the last two years I have participated in Cornell's Spring Field Ornithology course. Besides learning about birds, the course involves weekly field trips which exposes the student to hands-on experience with various makes and models of birding scopes. Without a doubt, the Zeiss Harpia 95 stands out from rest of the pack. To really appreciate it, you need to try using it at low-light. In those situations, it will blow your socks off. At first, I was seriously considering a Swarovski. I did tons of research. The existing Swarovski makes were proven to be first-rate. At the time, Zeiss was producing the Gavia model which also offered superb performance but maybe a little less than the Swarovski models. That has all changed with Zeiss' Harpia model. There is now a new leader in the pack which goes by the name Harpia. Besides heaping accolades on the Harpia, I must mention the outstanding customer service provided by Steve. Besides knowing his stuff, the man goes beyond what's expected. I had to wait a considerable amount of time for this scope. Without Steve at the helm, I think I would have cancelled my order. I am so glad that did not happen - thanks, Steve! You are the man.
Next Level Glass
After using the older Diascope 85mm from Zeiss. I believed at the time that it was amazing to look through. Then came the ATX from Swarovski. I bought the 95mm and did a side by side comparison with the Diascope. Ultimately I stayed with Zeiss. The field of view, power range and image were superior to the swarovski. Then came the Harpia. This is in an entire new class. The field of view is monstrous, especially at the bottom end. The light fades at higher powers, as they all do, just the Harpia fades very little. Much better light vs. the competition. The dual speed focus has even been improved. I will say that I do not believe that Zeiss or any other company could improve on this optical instrument. It is absolutely stunning. Try it out side by side with any other scope and you will leave with the Harpia.