Birder's Guide

NOV 2018

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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SF 8 × 42 Q The classic configuration brings birds eight times closer and is paired with the exceptional light gathering of a 42mm objective lens. The wide field of view, ensuring comprehensive coverage; and the bright image provided under any lighting conditions, make the SF 8x42 the most popular Zeiss binocular model. Victory SF Series Q It may go with- out saying that a top line Zeiss binocular will produce a superb image. But what makes this possible? Decades of continu- ous improvement and field work have de- livered a consistent advantage to the lucky Victory SF user. The new Ultra-FL lens sys- tem allows for natural color rendition and exceptional light gathering, important for the less-than-optimal lighting birders reg- ularly encounter – whether harsh midday shadows or dim understory at dusk. The edge-to-edge wide field of view with Field- Flattener technology brings the experience nearer to the natural view of the unaided eye, yet with the magnification power and clarity of premier optics. And the close fo- cus of less than five feet makes for memo- rable encounters with cooperative birds, butterflies and bugs. Discerning birders know that the bin- ocular should feel comfortable in the hand, as if an extension of the arm. The luxury of comfort might seem frivolous until you hold the Victory SF and experience for yourself the ease of handling, but once you feel the benefits of the ErgoBalance system you'll be a convert. The sturdy and durable coat- ing completes this package for a binocular that feels absolutely graceful and effort- less to use for long days in the field. Birding with Zeiss Victory SF Series binoculars is about more than the qual- ity of the image. It's about the quality of the experience. Learn more at SF 10 × 42 Q For birders seeking the ultimate in handheld magnification while retaining precision clarity, the SF 10x42 provides a comfortably balanced glass and the brightest image in class. Higher mag- nification calls for steadier hands, and ErgoBalance delivers the premier handling needed.

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