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What does UHD mean in the context of binoculars?

HD, UHD, ED – when it comes to resolution and picture quality, there’s a veritable flood of different terms, and not just in the context of buying a TV. Imaging performance also plays a key role when deciding which binoculars are the right ones for you. In this interview with our ZEISS System Engineer Dr. Florian Grimminger, we clear up the confusion surrounding the terms, find out what makes the UHD concept in the new ZEISS SFL (SmartFocus and Lightweight) binoculars stand out, and explain why they can perform like larger models despite their compact design.
Read more here: Interview ZEISS System Engineer

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The new ZEISS SFL - Maximum Image Quality. Minimum Weight.

With 30% less weight than comparable competitors, the new ZEISS SFL binoculars ensure a comfortable viewing experience in every observation situation with no compromises in optical quality. Learn more

The Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) Concept of the ZEISS SFL delivers an image with a neutral color that enables ideal perception with the human eye making it possible to precisely identify the smallest features in the plumage and reliably distinguish between species. UHD Concept

During nature observation, it is often necessary to move quickly in order to catch the right moment. The ergonomics of the new ZEISS SFL binoculars guarantee easy and convenient handling, thanks to its SmartFocus Concept and a large exit pupil, providing a comfortable and immersive viewing experience. SFL Ergonomics

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Celebrating 175 years of a passion for optics!

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ZEISS has been developing optical devices that are specifically designed to meet the needs of our customers since the company was founded 175 years ago. Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe, and Otto Schott were three visionaries who changed the world with their achievements in the field of optics. Ultimately, they laid the foundations for all of the technologies that are still used in binoculars and spotting scopes around the world today. It is this innovative spirit that has inspired all of the developments at ZEISS from the very beginning and makes the company a technological pioneer even after 175 years.

Read more about the historical development in our blog article series: ZEISS Nature Blog

Join in the celebration and receive a free gift! Find out more here: 175 years Promotion

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Securing the wintering grounds of the Endangered Spotted Greenshank (Tringa guttifer)

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Photo: Gim Cheong Tan

Now here is a fascinating migratory bird that has really caught our attention. Not only is it one of the world’s most threatened shore birds, it is also the only one to build its nests in trees!

Spotted Greenshank (Tringa guttifer) is listed as ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List, with the remaining global population estimated at approximately 1,500 individuals. It currently faces an ongoing decline, driven principally by habitat loss and degradation, at unprotected non-breeding sites.

Read more in our latest blog article: ZEISS Nature Blog

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ZEISS engages sponsorship with Birdability

New organization promotes inclusion and access for those with disabilities or health concerns.​

Through education, outreach and advocacy, Birdability works to ensure the birding community and the outdoors are welcoming, inclusive, safe and accessible for everybody. They focus on people with mobility challenges, blindness or low vision, chronic illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental illness, and those who are neurodivergent, deaf or hard of hearing or who have other health concerns. In addition to current birders, Birdability strives to introduce birding to people with disabilities and other health concerns who are not yet birders, so they too can experience the joys of birding.

Besides financial support, ZEISS also provides different optics. Read more about the organization and our partnership in the ZEISS Nature Blog.

Photo: Melanie Furr

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