Compact Point Reflex Sight from Carl Zeiss
CHESTER, VIRGINIA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Carl Zeiss Sports Optics introduces the high-performance Compact Point reflex sight. The Compact Point features premium optical quality with a fine, bright illuminated red dot for extremely fast target acquisition. Available in three different mounting versions, it is a perfect fit on most hunting rifles, AR-style weapons, shotguns and handguns.
The Compact Point's lens element, which is approximately 25% larger than the average reflex sight, provides a wide field of view, allowing for fast and accurate alignment on the target with both eyes open. And the image is crisp, clear and reflection-free thanks to the high-quality ZEISS optics and LotuTec® coating.
The function button, located on the front of the Compact Point, turns the illumination on and off, and also controls the intensity level of the red dot which has minimal subtension of 3.60 inches at 100 yards (3.5 MOA). Once activated, the brightness of the illuminated dot is changed one increment each time the button is pressed. There are five brightness levels and when the maximum intensity has been reached, the intensity then begins to decrease each time the button is pressed. Pressing and holding the button turns the device on and off, and the Compact Point will automatically shut off after four hours of continuous operation if the function button has not been touched. Once reactivated, the most recently selected illumination intensity is recalled.
The Compact Point is waterproof and runs on two Lithium 3 V batteries. If batteries need to be replaced, this can be done quickly and easily without removing the sight from the firearm. The Compact Point also comes with a special multi-function key for vertical and horizontal adjustments, which allows precise zeroing of the sight. To ensure maximum recoil resistance, the sight features a locking mechanism for the set zero position.
Three Models for Precise Mounting on Different Firearms
Carl Zeiss is the only manufacturer of reflex sights to offer three different versions of the same product for quick and precise mounting on different types of weapons: the Compact Point Standard, the Compact Point Zeiss Plate and the Compact Point Blaser.
The Compact Point Standard has an integrated clamp assembly for Picatinny and Weaver rails. This version can be mounted to many rifles, shotguns and handguns without additional parts.
The Compact Point Zeiss Plate provides a flat floor plate with boreholes primarily for mounting on swivel or rail assemblies. The leading assembly parts manufacturers offer a wide variety of specific parts for firearms from various manufacturers.
The Compact Point Blaser can be mounted directly onto the R 93 and state-of-the-art Blaser break action weapons. This model enables an extremely low, elegant-looking assembly. Thanks to the MAKnetic
concept, a combination of magnetic force and mechanical locking, the Compact Point Blaser can be quickly mounted and removed from the firearm with a single action.
The new Compact Point joins the popular Z-Point in Carl Zeiss' line of high-performance reflex sights. All Compact Point models will be available in the fall of 2009.
- Compact Point – Standard: $611
- Compact Point – ZEISS Plate: $611
- Compact Point – For Blaser R93: $889
- Magnification:1.05 x
- Opening:23 mm x 16 mm
- Diameter red dot:3.60 in / 100 yds (3.5 MOA)
- Parallax free:43.7 yds
- Adjustment horizontal: 188.64 in / 100 yds (160 MOA)
- Adjustment vertical:167.76 in / 100 yds (180 MOA)
- Waterproof: 100 mbar
- Dimensions (Standard): 2.28″ x 1.06″ x 1.41″
- Weight (Standard): 2.64 oz. incl. batteries
- Battery: 2 x Lithium 3 V (CR 1632)
- Battery life: > 130 h Change battery on the weapon
- Housing Material: Aluminum Lens Material: Glass
The ZEISS brand is synonymous with the world's finest, highest precision optics.Based in Oberkochen, Germany, the Carl Zeiss Group is a global leader in the optical and opto-electronic industries and an innovative, research-intensive, high-tech company. The Carl Zeiss Group is comprised of five business groups: Semiconductor Technology, Medical Systems, Microscopy, Industrial Metrology and
Consumer Optics/Optronics, each focused on developing the most advanced technology, products and solutions in their fields to enhance people's lives. Carl Zeiss' portfolio of products includes: state-of-the-art medical equipment used in neurosurgery, ENT and ophthalmic surgery and diagnosis; advanced microscopes for medical and scientific research; premium sports optics and opto-electronic products; camera and cinematography lenses; planetariums; eyeglass lenses; anti-reflective lens coatings; industrial metrology solutions for the aerospace and automobile industries; and the highest resolution optics for machines that produce the majority of today's semiconductor memory and processing chips, among others.
As part of the Carl Zeiss Group, Germany, Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc., Chester, Va., is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of ZEISS sports optics, such as binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders, throughout the United States. For more information, visit: zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.
ZEISS products are sold in more than 100 countries. During fiscal year 2007/08 (ended September 30), the Carl Zeiss global workforce of approximately 13,000 employees generated revenues of more than EUR 2.7 billion. In 2007/08, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 343 million. The company invested EUR 321 million, the equivalent of 12 percent of revenues, in research and development in order to expand the technologically leading positions of its business groups.