ZEISS introduces a new pair of binoculars featuring maximum optical performance with a particularly low weight and compact design – for more lightness in nature observation.
ZEISS is introducing the ZEISS SFL 40, the newest member of the ZEISS SF line of binoculars. The ZEISS SFL (SmartFocus and Lightweight) stands out for exceptional optical performance combined with a compact design and low weight. The new binoculars come in two models, the ZEISS SFL 8×40 and the ZEISS SFL 10×40. “Our new ZEISS SFL 40 allows users to experience nature with particular ease by combining the advantages of high-performance binoculars with the compact design of smaller binoculars,” said Léon-Roderic Kunad, Head of Category Management Nature Observation at ZEISS.
Lightweight and Compact Design
“Especially when on long trips in the great outdoors, all the equipment you need can become a burden and every gram adds up,” Kunad explained. “That’s why our primary goal was to develop binoculars that are not only lightweight and compact, but also offer perfect image quality for memorable moments in nature observations.” Thanks to the reduced lens diameter, the use of thinner and more closely spaced lens elements, and the rugged and durable magnesium housing, the ZEISS SFL 40 is an exceptionally lightweight yet reliable companion.
Color Fidelity and Sharpness of Detail – Thanks to New UHD Concept
The ultra-high-definition (UHD) concept ensures that the binoculars deliver the highest level of detail and reproduce colors with natural fidelity thanks to a special coating and an improved optical design. The high degree of light transmission and the T* multicoating deliver an accurate image, even in twilight conditions. With a field of view of up to 140 meters at a distance of 1,000 meters and a closest focusing distance of 1.5 meters, the binoculars deliver a perfect overview both from a distance and at close range. “Combining high image resolution and immense detail recognition, the ZEISS SFL allows nature observers to distinguish between even the smallest features in plumage and reliably identify different species,” Kunad reports. This is complemented by the LotuTec® coating on the lenses, which guarantees a clear view even in rain and mud thanks to its beading effect.
Simple, Intuitive Operation with Perfect Ergonomics
“When observing nature, sometimes a few seconds is the different between missing or observing a memorable moment. That’s why it’s so important that users can operate the binoculars intuitively and easily,” Kunad added. Thanks to the proven SmartFocus concept and the ideally positioned focusing wheel, users can focus quickly and precisely, even when wearing gloves. In combination with the improved eyecups and the very large exit pupil in relation to the binoculars’ compact size, the ZEISS SFL delivers a comfortable viewing experience, even in twilight. “The new ZEISS SFL thus offers a comfortable, immersive viewing experience for all nature and bird watchers,” concluded Kunad.