Hello fellow CNers, I'm looking for some feedback here.
I just purchased a Zeiss Conquest 8x32. The first unit shipped had a very stiff focus wheel, so much so it hampered fine focusing. I sent it back and the replacement unit is near perfect: clean exterior, VERY sharp optics, everything Mr. Roger Vine described in his review: http://scopeviews.co...quest8x32HD.htm.
The focuser on the replacement unit is very smooth, but it appears to have some play. It's smooth enough to slide right into a sharp focus snap from either direction. BUT if you miss the focus snap point and reverse direction you have to overshoot and come back from the opposite direction. Applying a small amount of force for a little nudge moves the focus wheel a little bit but does not change the focus. I probably could learn to live with it, especially if my prospects for getting a unit without the play are low.
Sooo, I really like the ergonomics and the view is outstanding, BUT I'd like to hear from those of you who have this model and if you've had any trouble with your focuser.