From Jason L. in Elgin, TX:
I bought the Zeiss 10x42 Conquest HD Binocular a few weeks ago. I've taken them out birding a few times so far, and I'm very happy with them.
I feel like I'm getting a very crisp, true image under all conditions. They feel very solid and well made, without being too heavy, and they're very comfortable in my hands.
These are the "mid-range" Zeiss binoculars. I'm sure there are advantages to having the top-of-the line Victory model, but are they really worth spending about three times as much? That's an individual decision, but in my case, I'd rather put that money toward at trip to see some fantastic birds!