First look: Zeiss SFL 30 binoculars

Compact, lightweight & brilliant optics – perfect for on-the-go birders

Zeiss SFL 30 binoculars

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Whether high in the mountains or along the coast – those special observation moments create an excitement that you don’t want to miss.

Compact and ready to grab at any time, the new pocket-sized ZEISS SFL 30, with their strikingly low weight and sharpness of detail, are the perfect companion for any birding experience.

“Our new ZEISS SFL 30 is the latest addition to our successful ZEISS SF binocular family and combines the advantages of high-performance binoculars with those of compact, pocket-sized binoculars,” said Léon Kunad, Head of Category Management Nature Observation at ZEISS. The new binoculars come in two models, the ZEISS SFL 8×30 and 10×30 configurations.

Intuitive ergonomics

“When observing nature, sometimes even a few seconds can be crucial in order not to miss the perfect moment. That’s why it’s so important that users can operate the binoculars intuitively and easily,” Kunad added.

Featuring the tried-and-tested SmartFocus concept and a perfectly positioned larger focusing wheel, users can focus quickly and precisely. Thanks to its large exit pupil in relation to its size, and the modified eyecups, the ZEISS SFL 30 also offers a comfortable viewing experience comparable to larger high-performance binoculars.

The new ZEISS SFL 30 is the most compact and lightweight member of the ZEISS SF product family. Thanks to the reduced lens diameter, the use of thinner and more closely spaced lens elements, and the rugged and durable magnesium housing, weighing just 640g, the ZEISS SFL 30 is up to 23% lighter than comparable models. The binoculars are extremely compact and therefore conveniently fit in any bag, backpack, or jacket.

Great colour & detail

The ultra-high-definition (UHD) concept ensures that the binoculars deliver the highest level of detail and reproduce colours with natural fidelity thanks to special coatings, high-quality glass types, and an improved optical design. In combination with their high degree of light transmission and

T* multicoating, the ZEISS SFL 30 makes precise imaging possible and allows the user to reliably detect even the smallest details and distinguishing features of different species. With a field of view of up to 120 meters at a distance of 1,000 metres and a closest focusing distance of 1.5 metres, the SFL 10x30 delivers a perfect overview combined with precise detail recognition, also ideal for butterflies and insects.

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