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Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56 FF vs Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56 PMII High Power

Hensoldt ZF3.5-26x56Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56 FF vs Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56 PMII High Power

Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56 FF vs Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56 PMII High Power

Introduction of Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56 FF vs Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56 PMII High Power

  • These two German-made rifle scopes are as expected very high quality. These two scopes have no competition especially the Hensoldt.

  • Hensoldt ZF3.5-26x56 FF and his a bit less expensive but still expensive opponent Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56 PMII High Power are the golden standard of tactical rifle scopes.

  • Both Schmidt&Bender and Hensoldt are produced in Wetzlar but Hensoldt is produced in the facility of Zeiss

Video Review of the Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56 FF


Video Review of the Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56 PMII High Power

Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56 PMII High Power Reticle Subtensions

Hensoldt ZF VS Schmidt&Bender Comparison Table

  Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56

Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56

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Short Description Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56
Manufacturer Hensoldt
Color No
Diopter adjustment -2.5 / + 2.0 dpt
Twilight Factor
Light transmittance
Built in Range finder No
Working temperature range
Fogproof Yes
Water proof Yes
Shock proof Yes
Made in Germany
In production since
Variable magnification Yes
Tube size/diameter 36 mm
Type of mount rail No
Parallax setting
Parallax adj. Yes - side focus
Parallax adustment range 50 m - inf.
Fast focus eyepiece type Yes
Reticle illumination Yes
Usable at daytime No
Illumination color Red
Reticle position 1. focal plane - FFP
Click Value 10mm/100m - 0.10MIL
Filled with Nitrogen
Lens coatings Fully Multicoated
Special features 1. focal plane, Fogproof, Fully multicoated, Illuminated reticle, Parallax adjustment, Shockproof, Tactical Turrets, Variable, Waterproof
Objective size diameter 56 mm
Reticle MRAD Hash-Mark
Warranty 10 years
Type of Turret Tactical
Number of Turret Turns DT - Double Turn
Automatic Turn Off -
Direction of turret rotation CW
Lens size diameter. 56.0000
Maximal field of view. 11.2360
Min. magnification. 3.8971
Weight. 1453.0048
Max. magnification. 29.0311
Minimal eye relief. No
Size of Dot. No
Length. 416.0091
Mount length. No
Minimal exit pupil. 2.2000
Minimal field of view. 1.4000
Elevation - mrad. 44.6289
Mounting rail. No
Locking turrets No
Zero-Stop Yes
Scope Rail Standard No
Mounting Standard No
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Hensoldt ZF VS Schmidt&Bender Price Comparison

Being on the top of the game comes with a price tag. Hensoldt costs 5.989,00€ and Schmidt&Bender costs 4.810,00€, but you can pay an extra 150-740€ depending on what reticle you pick.

Hensoldt ZF VS Schmidt&Bender Body Comparison

There is quite a difference between the two. Even though Hensoldt is shorter by 24mm it is still 172grams heavier.

But Hensoldt`s short design is what makes it the best since it can easily be used with night or thermal vision attachments. Not just that, adjustments of the rifle are easily reachable.

One of the differences is also the 36 mm tube on Hensoldt, which has its advantages. Schmidt&Bender has a standard tube that is 34mm.

Hensoldt ZF VS Schmidt&Bender Optics Comparison

Both scopes have a comparable and very equal magnification range.

The minimum magnification on Schmidt&Bender is slightly better since it has 3 meters bigger field of view.

Even though that the maximal magnification isn`t the same, the minimum field of view on the biggest magnification is the same with both scopes.

Schmid&Bender is on the top of the game in the matter of optics, but despite that Hensoldt is in our opinion slightly better.

Both rifle scopes have really good glasses, but Hensoldt is a bit better, except the field of view is slightly better on Schmidt&Bender. Hansoldt`s sharpness is very good.

When looking at white target the Schmidt&Bender showed some reflection, where Hensoldt on the other hand showed none.

Eye box on Hensoldt might be a tiny bit better than on Schmidt&Bender, both on biggest and smallest magnification, but that is what we think.

Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56 FF

Hensoldt ZF3.5-26x56


  • Shorter

  • Better parallax adjustment

  • Very good sharpness

  • better turret feel and sound

  • Comes in two colors


  • Very expensive

Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56 PMII High Power

Schmidt&Bender 3-27x56


  • Much lighter

  • Nicer turret design

  • Double turn turrets

  • Locking turrets


  • No auto turn-off

  • Only two years warranty

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