Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 Spotting Scope Review

Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 Spotting Scope Review

Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 spotting scope being the newest member of the Zeiss scope family, I was curious about what it could offer our hunters. So, here’s a peek! – Get right in!


The Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 scope’s manageable weight and ergonomics mean it can be held in the palm of your hand. However, its size, shape and construction make it necessary to mount it on a tripod for any practical use, so you’ll also need to budget for a tripod if you don’t already have one. Naturally, the base of this roof prism construction range has a universal tripod mount with various threads for attaching the unit to our tripod of choice.

Clear view, Zeiss T-coating

Even in wet weather, there’s always something exciting in nature. That’s why Zeiss developed LotuTec. A coating for binoculars and scope lenses that provides a clear, unobstructed view in all weather conditions, so you can observe at any time and in any condition. In addition to this Zeiss added a T-coating to their lenses, which is a high contrast image that you will experience in unfavorable light conditions and in twilight. Behind it, however, there is no specific formula for creating layers. Rather, it is a technique that is constantly being adapted to new glass materials and requirements, varying from lens to lens.

Easy identification

Powerful 60x magnification combined with a wide-angle field of view makes it easy to identify wildlife even at great distances through highly detailed image reproduction. Outstanding optical performance and brightness as well as an intuitive dynamic focus mechanism allow for fast and smooth focusing during observation.


Whether your interest is in bird watching, nature photography, wilderness hiking or long-distance photography, the Zeiss Conquest Gavia 85 spotting scope may be the ideal viewing range for you. Compact, intuitive and simple to use, the Gavia 85 spotting scope exceeds the needs of novice and expert users alike. With a plethora of available accessories, this oscilloscope is right at home in the high desert and nearby green spaces. The Gavia 85 is a new addition to the outstanding Carl Zeiss scope family, confirming the reputation and tradition of Zeiss lenses dating back more than 150 years.