Leica Trinovid 10X42 Vs Zeiss Conquest HD Binoculars

By Richard

Leica and Zeiss are famous brands and their rivalry is not hidden. Everyone who has used their products knows the standard of their quality. Both brands have their teams including engineers to strict quality assurance teams. The collaboration of their workers produces high standard, practical, and top-notch binoculars. But there are slight differences between them, which make one as a kind and second below the kind. Here is the brief answer to the question: Leica Trinovid 10X42 Vs Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars – which one is the ultimate king?

Leica Trinovid and Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars are high-end binoculars. Trinovid binoculars are better in some aspects while Zeiss Conquest is better in others. However, we believe Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars are value to money and cost-effective and offer all the basic features. Their prices are comparatively lowered as well. But, Trivnovid 10X42 binoculars are too far behind.

It was a brief answer that guides you on who is the ultimate champion. But we are not going to stop ourselves with just a small introduction. In fact, we will prove why we called one the winner and the other runner-up.

Leica Trinovid Vs Zeiss Conquest HD – Comparision Table

Features Leica Trinovid Zeiss Conquest HD Winner
Field of View 355 345 Leica Trinovid
Eye Relief 15mm 17mm Zeiss Conquest HD
Weight 25.75 ounces 28 ounces Leica Trinovid
Waterproofing Yes Yes Tie
Close Focus 5.3 feet  6.5 feet Leica Trinovid
Made in Portugal Germany Zeiss Conquest HD
Focus Type Central Central Tie
Production since 2016 2012 Conquest
Body Material Synthetic Aluminum Zeiss Conquest HD
Price & Affordability Check Price Check Price Zeiss Conquest HD

Leica Trinovid 10X42 Vs Zeiss Conquest HD: In-depth Explanation

Before going deep and reviewing these two classic competitors, we would like to guide you about the factors that we will look at and consider as criteria for selection. Here is the list of those factors.

  • Build Quality
  • Image Quality
  • Field Of View
  • Weight and Size
  • Close Focus
  • Ease of Usability
  • Triadoptability
  • Extra accessories
  • Production year
  • Price/Affordability

One more thing that you should keep in mind is that both of these binoculars are almost similar in offering premium features. There are slight differences that make them compete. Let’s dive deeper to get 

Leica Trinovid 10X42

1- Build Quality

Both Trinovid 10X42 and Zeiss Conquest HD are added in high-end and premium optics that cost you a handsome amount of money. So you can expect solid body strength. Both of them are very strong, but their building material is quite different from each other.

The LEICA Trinovid has made of synthetic material. Most people seem confused about this unique material. Actually, synthetic materials are made by mixing many other strong chemicals and the end result is very robust, and durable, and is used as body material for binoculars. 

On other hand, Zeiss Conquest HD Binoculars are made of Aluminium alloy which is also very strong and very much capable of bearing shocks, falls, and harsh usage. So you won’t have to be worried about their build quality as both are very robust and durable.

Both, Trinovid and Conquest HD binoculars are strongly sealed and purged with nitrogen gas which makes them waterproof. In fact, if you throw them in water for hours, their waterproofing will not disappoint you. Moreover, nitrogen purging ensures the safety of the interior component of these binoculars. 

So, in terms of build quality, both Trinovid and Conquest HD binoculars have equal marks and both are equally good at providing outstanding durability

2- Image Quality

First of all, keep in mind both the binoculars are free from the chromatic aberration that we usually see in cheaper binoculars. The Leica Trinovid binoculars come with a roof prism consisting of BAK4 material. The prism is phase corrected to increase the color fidelity. The multi-coating layers are also present on both, lenses and prisms which increase the transmission of light. 

During our testing, we felt they have excellent color redention. In fact, you will be pretty happy to use them in low light conditions light before dawn or after dusk, or in cloudy weather when the light is dim, 

In the contrast, Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars consist of Schmidt Pechan roof prism with phase corrected coated. All the glassy components are coated to ensure the maximum transmission of light. The most prominent feature that we noticed in these binoculars is LotuTec protective coating which acts as extra protection and improves the reflection of light.

The sharpness, freshness, and crispiness in both binoculars are the same. You won’t feel any big difference in the image quality. But the LotuTec coating present on the lenses of Zeiss Conquest makes them dust resistant or repellent which means you won’t have to clean them over and over again.

The sweet spot of Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars is almost ¾ of the total image which is larger than the sweet spot given by the Trinovid binoculars. Are you confused about the sweet spot of binoculars?

It is the sharpest area of an image. Through binoculars, you see a small portion of binoculars very clean, sharper, and vivid, this portion is known as the sweet spot. 

The sweet spot of Zeiss Conquest binocular is on the upper side and make them a favorite as compared to the sweet spot of Trivnoid which is on the lower side, making the binoculars a runner-up.

Are you thinking about whether they can be used in low light conditions or not? The answer is yes, both of these binoculars have an objective lens size of 42mm which is good enough to provide you brighter and sharper image in low light conditions. They show a decent image at the twilight factor of 20.5.

In terms of image quality, we prefer Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars over LEICA Trinovid

Zeiss Conquest HD Binoculars

3- Trinovid 10X42 Vs Zeiss Conquest HD: Field of View Comparision

Both binoculars offer the same magnification and diameter of the objective lens, but their field of view is different from each other.  LEICA Trinovid 10×42 offers a wider field of view of 355 feet whereas Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars offer a bit shorter FOV of 345 feet. 

If you’re intended to use your optics for hunting where a wider field of view is required to locate the target, then we recommend you choose LEICA Trinovid 10×42 binoculars. They will help you see a bit more space than Zeiss binoculars. 

4- Weight and Size

The LEICA Trinovid 10X42 binoculars win the race in terms of weight and size. Below is the configuration of Trinovid binoculars;

Width: 4.6 

Length: 5.7

Weight: 25.75 ounces or 730g

These numbers a better when you compare them with the configuration of Zeiss Conquest binoculars which are as follows

Width: 4.7 

Length: 6.5

Weight: 28 ounces or 795g

Zeiss Conquest binoculars are heavier and bulkier and it can be tough for you to carry them for a long day. But Trinovid binoculars are less bulkier and easy to carry. However, both binoculars come with a neckstrap which makes them equally good and comfortable for carrying on a long day.

5- Close Focus

The distance between the nearest object that can be focused on through a pair of binoculars is known as the close focus. It is important for those who want to observe every small detail of targeted objects placed closed to you like butterflies, insects, etc. For this purpose, you want to have a less close focus distance so that you could successfully observe all the minute details of your target. 

LEICA Trinovid Binoculars: 5.3 feet

Zeiss Conquest HD Binoculars: 6.5 feet

So, LEICA Trinovid binoculars have an upper hand – choosing Trinovid binoculars will surely help you with everything from small to big clearly.

6- Ease of Usability

Ease of useability is directly related to the eye relief of binoculars. It is defined as the distance between the eyes and the eyepiece. The more the distance, the more comfortable you will be while using the binoculars. It is especially important for those who wear glasses due to weak vision. Eye relief of these two binoculars is as follows

LEICA Trinovid Binoculars: 15mm

Zeiss Conquest HD Binoculars: 17mm

So, Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars win the race and provide a comfortable viewing experience. If you have weak eyesight then don’t even think to purchase Trinovid binoculars as it can be a hard experience for you. 

7- Triadoptability

People consider that they come with a tripod stand. This is wrong! They don’t have a tripod stand in their box. You will have to buy the tripod stand separately if you need it. However, both of these binoculars are tripod-friendly which means you can mount them on a tripod stand and let your hands go free. If you are eager to hang them, go and buy a separate tripod stand for them.

8- Extra accessories

These binoculars come with additional accessories which are totally free. You will get all the below-listed things in your binoculars’ box

  • Lens cover
  • Eyepiece cove
  • Neck  Strap
  • Useful Harness

In terms of providing additional luxuries, both the brands are doing great – pushing each other for increasing their customers. We will say a tie between Leica Trinovid 10X42 Vs Zeiss Conquest HD when it comes to providing additional products.

9- Production year & Country

LEICA Trinovid binoculars are made in Portugal and their product was started back in 2016. But Zeiss brand has been producing these binoculars since 2012. However, Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars are made in Germany. 

German-made binoculars are considered more trustworthy as compared to binoculars made in Portugal. So we here make a ca all of winner for Zeiss Conquest as people seems to be familiar with german products and overall the quality is also up to the mark. The older product of the Zeiss brand has made a good name in the market as well

10- Price & Affordability

The most important factor that defines  Leica Trinovid 10X42 Vs Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars competition is the prices. As you know that all of us don’t have the same financial power to spend on binoculars.

The interesting point that you should know is that initially, Zeiss conquest binoculars were more expensive than Trinovoid binoculars. But with time, things have got changed and Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars are less expensive and Leica Trinovid binoculars are more expensive. 

There is a difference of almost 30 dollars.

In terms of pricing, we prefer Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars as they are cost-effective, value for money, and provide almost all the features that are given by Trinovid binoculars at higher prices.

Trinovid 10X42 Vs Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars: Who is Winner?

Both binoculars are their pros and cons and individual choice may vary. Their premium features and top-notch quality has made us confuse to announce one as the winner. If you’ve read the whole article, you can imagine the standard that they have.

Most people prefer Trinovid 10×42 binoculars over Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars. But we think in a different way. There may be a small difference in their functionality, but we consider Zeiss Conquest binoculars as number one. The reason for calling Zeiss, a champion is that it offers all the important features in comparatively lower pricing. 

Zeiss is one of the best products and we’re very satisfied to announce them as the winner of the Trinovid 10X42 Vs Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars race.

Frequently Asked Question

Are Zeiss Conquest binoculars waterproof?

The Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars are strongly sealed and purged with nitrogen gas which makes them water, moisture, and fog proof.

Where are Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars made?

Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars are made in Germany. Their production in Germany is the reason for their hot sales. People trust binoculars that are made in Germany.

Where are Leica Trinovid binoculars made?

Leica Trinovid 10X42 binoculars are made in Portugal. People seem confused if these binoculars are made in Germany or not. So, the answer is no. These topics are made in Portugal.


It was a pretty tough call to review these two excellent pairs of binoculars. Both are the beast in their own ways: and their loyal fans love them. However, we have called Zeiss Conquest HD binoculars the winner. Our announcement never means that Trinovid binoculars are too bad to be used in outdoor activities. In fact, the differences lies between them are very much – fair to say negligible.

Our aim was to provide you with an unbiased review that should tell you which one is going to be the best of your specific needs. Hopefully, our typing fingers will be useful for you in making your purchasing decision.