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Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12x56 vs Steiner Ranger 3-12x56

Introduction to Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12×56 vs Steiner Ranger 3-12×56

Zeiss and Steiner are both well-established brands on the market.

They both offer quality optical devices.

The Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12×56 was presented in 2018, but Steiner Ranger 3-12×56 is on the market since 2015.

The two brands are both German companies although Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12×56 is manufactured in Japan and Steiner Ranger 3-12×56 in USA.

These two scopes are both made for low-light hunting and are in the same price range.

Both Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12×56 and Steiner Ranger 3-12×56 are from the lowest-priced series.

The price/quality ratio is very high.

Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12×56Steiner Ranger 3-12x56

Video review of the Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12x56 Rifle scope

Video review of Zeiss reticle

Video review of Steiner Ranger 3-12x56 Rifle scope

Video review of Steiner reticle

Zeiss Conquest VS Steiner Ranger Comparison Table

  Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12x56

Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12x56

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Steiner Ranger 4 3-12x56

Steiner Ranger 4 3-12x56

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Short Description Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12x56 Steiner Ranger 4 3-12x56
Manufacturer Zeiss Steiner
Color Black Black
Diopter adjustment -3 / +2 Dpt - 3.0 / + 2.0 dpt
Twilight Factor 9.1 - 25.9
Light transmittance 90% 90%
Built in Range finder No No
Working temperature range -20 / +55 °C - 25 / + 65°C
Fogproof Yes Yes
Water proof Yes Yes
Shock proof Yes Yes
Made in Japan -
In production since 2018 2021
Variable magnification Yes Yes
Tube size/diameter 30 mm 30 mm
Type of mount rail No No
Parallax setting 100 m 100 m
Parallax adj. No No
Parallax adustment range - No
Fast focus eyepiece type Yes Yes
Reticle illumination No Yes
Usable at daytime Yes No
Illumination color Red Red
Reticle position 2. focal plane - SFP 2. focal plane - SFP
Click Value 10mm/100m - 0.10MIL 10mm/100m - 0.10MIL
Filled with Nitrogen Nitrogen
Lens coatings Fully Multicoated Fully Multicoated
Special features Fast focus, Fogproof, Fully multicoated, Illuminated reticle, Mount rail, Shockproof, Variable, Waterproof Fast focus, Fogproof, Fully multicoated, Illuminated reticle, Shockproof, Variable, Waterproof
Objective size diameter 62 mm 64 mm
Reticle No No
Warranty 10 years 10 years
Type of Turret Capped Capped
Number of Turret Turns MT - Multi Turn MT - Multi Turn
Automatic Turn Off Yes -
Direction of turret rotation CCW CCW
Lens size diameter. 56.0000 56.0000
Maximal field of view. 14.1300 13.0000
Min. magnification. 3.0000 3.0000
Weight. 681.7900 787.9800
Max. magnification. 12.0000 12.0000
Minimal eye relief. 90.0000 90.0000
Size of Dot. No No
Length. 413.7600 378.9100
Mount length. No No
Minimal exit pupil. 4.7000 4.7000
Minimal field of view. 3.2000 3.3000
Elevation - mrad. 22.3100 9.4800
Mounting rail. No No
Locking turrets No No
Zero-Stop No No
Scope Rail Standard No Zeiss ZM/VM
Mounting Standard No No
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Zeiss VS Steiner Price Comparison

Both scopes are in the 1100€ price range. The Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12×56 costs 1000€(1100€ with reticle 60) and the Steiner Ranger 3-12×56 is 1049€ .

Reticle 60 comes with center dot illumination.

Zeiss VS Steiner Body Comparison

  • The Zeiss (610g) is slightly lighter than the Steiner (705g).

  • But Steiner is shorter in length, measuring 337mm while Zeissr measures 368mm.

  • The Tube diameter and Diopter setting are the same with both riflescopes. The tube diameter is 30mm and Diopter settings are -3/ +2.

  • None of them have parallax adjustment, they are both fixed. Zeiss is fixed at 91.4 meters (100yards), while Steiner is fixed at 100 meters (109 yards).

  • Both of them are without Mounting rail.

  • Both come only in black color. Zeiss has shinier black and Steiners black is more matte.

Zeiss VS Steiner Optics Comparison

Both have identical minimal and maximal magnification, while minimal being 3x and maximal being 12x.

Also, the zoom factor is 4 at both Optics.

The Zeiss has a slightly larger minimal and maximal Field of View. It´s maximal is 12.7 m / 100 m and minimal is 3.2 m / 100 m. The Steiner´s maximal is 12 m / 100m and minimal is 3.0 m / 100 m.

Minimal eye relief is 90mm at both and maximal eye relief is also 90mm at both.

Declared light transmission is 90% at Zeiss and 90%+ at Steiner.

None of them have a tunneling effect at low magnifications.

Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12×56mm

Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12x56 vs Steiner Ranger 3-12x56


  •          weight

  •          extremely big adjustment range

  •          dot size
  •          super simple zeroing the turret

  •          illumination syste              


  •           soft edges of the image

  •           no accessories

  •           length

  •           price

Steiner Ranger 3-12×56mm

Steiner Ranger 3-12x56


  •          slightly better in low light

  •          comfortable

  •          better image quality from edge to edge

  •          length


  •          weight

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