• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

ZEISS Nature Observation (1 Viewer)

Always on the lookout for something special.

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

ZEISS_Label_UHD_nature-EN - sm.jpg
 

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



ZEISS SFL.jpg
 
Last edited:

Celebrating 175 years of a passion for optics!

then and now.png

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

carl-zeiss-illustration.jpg Patent Doppelfernrohr ab 1893.png
 
Last edited:

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

Nordmann_s Greenshank2_Buntal_Gim Cheong Tan (1)_KL.jpg
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

birdlife species champion.jpg
 
Last edited:

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

Shepherd Center Fall Birding Retreat 2016 by Melanie Furr, Georgia Audubon - Kopie.JPG
 

ZEISS Virtual Event at the UNESCO International Day of Light

To celebrate the International Day of Light 16 May, ZEISS is hosting a series of talks from company experts intended for a broad audience on Sunday, 16 May. Learn how light enables a wide range of ZEISS technologies that shape day-to-day life.
Read more here: International Day of Light

175 years.jpg

 

Birding - A way of life

 

Discoveries with the ZEISS Victory SF 32

 

Users who are viewing this forum

Top