Join ZEISS at Birdfair 2017 Optics Marquee Stand 4 and
The Simon King Wildlife Marquee

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ZEISS Activities at Birdfair 2017

  • ZEISS Stand 4, The Optics Marquee

    ZEISS Product Showcase

    Binoculars and Spotting Scopes


    From the Victory, Conquest and Terra lines, there is a product to suit everyone’s requirements. Our range of Binoculars and Spotting Scopes will equip you with the tools you need to explore nature like never before.


    Camera Lenses and Smartphone Lenses


    As well as our portfolio of nature observation optics, ZEISS also produce photography lenses for different camera systems, as well as for smartphones. Why not take your passion for birding to the next level and get that one step closer to nature.


    Click here to read more about our product portfolio.

    Nick Baker - Meet and Greet

    Times Differ Daily

    Join Nick Baker on the ZEISS stand in the Optics Marquee for a meet and greet daily.

    Meet and greet sessions are:

    • Friday 18th August - 11:00 - 12:00
    • Saturday 19th August - 11:00 - 12:00
    • Sunday 20th August - 11:15 - 12:15


    Share experience of your nature adventures with Nick and get to know why Nick uses ZEISS optics.

    Catherine Hamilton - Art Showcase

    Join ZEISS Ambassador Catherine Hamilton on the ZEISS Stand in the Optics Marquee where she will be showcasing some of her recent artwork, portraying the nearly extinct species of the Northern Bald Ibis.


    Catherine will also be on hand to share her experience of exploring the great outdoors with ZEISS optics by her side.

    BirdLife International - Feature Area

    The scientists at BirdLife International assess how likely it is that individual bird species will become extinct in the near future. Their predictions are based on observations or estimations made with regard to population decline over a ten-year period, or over three generations.


    ZEISS fund scientific surveys conducted by BirdLife in order to define the measures needed to protect natural habitats and to raise awareness about the threats facing the various species.


    Join ZEISS on stand 4 in the optics marquee to learn more about our work with BirdLife International.

    ZEISS Servicing, Repairs and Support

    Although ZEISS products stand for quality and durability, they still need care and attention. On hand at Birdfair will be our ZEISS engineers, who will be able to carry out product cleaning, minor repairs and minor servicing to your ZEISS binoculars and spotting scopes.


    Should your requirements not be possible at the event, our engineers will retain the product and your details, ensuring that the problem is resolved upon return to our offices. The product will then be sent to you following completion.

    Click here to read more about servicing and repairing your ZEISS products.

    ZEISS Premier Dealer - in focus

    We work with numerous dealers worldwide. This year at Birdfair, in focus are our premier dealer selling products from across our portfolio.

    They will be located in a seperate marquee just outside of the Optics Marquee.

  • The Simon King Wildlife Marquee

    Simon King - Scheduled Talks

    10:30 - 11:00 & 15:00 - 15:45 DAILY

    Join Simon King in his marquee daily to hear more about indulging your passion for nature.

    The talks and times are:

    • 10:30 - 11:00 DAILY - Indulging a passion - Join Simon King and discover the many ways he has been luck enough to experience the natural world through his professional life.
    • 15:00 - 15:45 DAILY - Taking a virtual journey to Bass Rock - Join Simon King as he talks through his experiences whilst creating a virtual world on Bass Rock.

    Nick Baker - Virtual Pond Dip Experience

    14:00 - 14:45 DAILY

    Join Nick Baker in the Simon King Wildlife Marquee where he will be hosting a virtual pond dip experience.

    Experience details:

    • 14:00 - 14:45 DAILY - Viewing nature in the digital world. Get up close with nature than ever before thanks to the ZEISS Stemi 305 Microscope.


    The experience will allow you to discover just how to get closer to nature and hear ZEISS ambassador Nick Baker sharing his experiences of the natural world.

    Virtual Reality Bird Hide Experience - Bass Rock

    Come and visit our Virtual Reality Bird Hide in the Simon King Wildlife Marquee and take yourself on a virtual journey with Simon King as he ventures to Bass Rock.


    Come and explore nature in a whole new dimension.

    ZEISS Experience Photo Booth

    Visit our ZEISS experience photo booth in the Simon King Wildlife Marquee and get your photo taken in front of an amazing nature scene.


    We are also running a competition for the chance to win a trip to Germany including a ZEISS factory tour and a guided birding trip. All you need to do is take a picture in our ZEISS experience photo booth and share via our @ZEISSBirding Facebook page or with @ZEISSBirding on Twitter using specific hashtags for your chance to win. Visit us at Birdfair to find out more.

    Simon King - Signings and Meet and Greet

    Simon King, known for his work on various nature TV programmes and for Simon King Wildlife will once again be joining ZEISS at Birdfair.

    Within the Simon King Wildlife Marquee, Simon will be hosting meet and greet sessions, as well as autograph signings throughout the weekend. Pop by and share your experiences with Simon.


    Click here to read more about Simon at Birdfair 2017.

    Darren Woodhead - Live Painting Sessions & Art Showcase

    12:00 - 13:00 DAILY

    Darren Woodhead, a pure field painter will be joining ZEISS for a live painting session during Birdfair.

    Session details:

    • 12:00 - 13:00 DAILY - Live painting by Darren Woodhead


    Darren will be showcasing his talent, whilst also allowing you to see more from his work in the Art Marquee. Concentrating on the natural world, his paintings feature atmospheres, surroundings depicting birds, landscapes, butterflies and mammals - his local Scottish wildlife, as well as his expeditions worldwide. He will also have a selection of his artwork on display within the Simon King Wildlife Marquee.


    Click here to read more about Darren at Birdfair 2017.

    "As used by...." - ZEISS Product Showcase

    From the Victory, Conquest and Terra lines, there is a product to suit everyone’s requirements.


    Join TV's Simon King and Nick Baker in the Simon King Wildlife Marquee to discover more about the ZEISS optics they use.


    Products include the Victory SF Binoculars, Terra ED Binoculars, the Conquest Gavia 85 Spotting Scope and a selection of our photography lenses including Milvus and Otus.


    Click here to read more about our product portfolio.

  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve

    ZEISS Sponsored Cruises

    Featuring TV's Nick Baker and Simon King

    **Limited Places**

    The ZEISS Sponsored cruises are:

    • Friday 18th August AM (06:30 - 08:00) featuring TV's Nick Baker
    • Friday 18th August PM (18:30 - 20:00) featuring TV's Simon King
    • Saturday 19th August AM (06:30 - 08:00) featuring TV's Simon King
    • Saturday 19th August PM (18:30 - 20:00) featuring TV's Simon King
    • Sunday 20th August AM (06:30 - 08:00) featuring TV's Nick Baker


    Don’t miss out on the fantastic opportunity at this year’s Birdfair to take a Rutland Wildlife Cruise on board the Rutland Belle with either TV’s Simon King or Nick Baker! This is the perfect way to discover the residents on the Rutland Water Nature Reserve including the famous Ospreys.


    You will also have the opportunity to try out the latest optics from ZEISS on board, including the Victory SF Binoculars. Your host will be on hand to answer your questions, as well as sharing their own experiences with you throughout the trip.


    Interested in one of Nick's cruises? Click here to find out more. 


    Interested in one of Simon's cruises? Click here to find out more. 

  • Birdfair Events

    ZEISS Sponsored BBRC Award "The Carl Zeiss Award 2017'

    Presented by TV's Simon King

    Main Event Marquee Friday 18th August 17:00 - 17:30

    Following its introduction back in 1991, “The Carl Zeiss Award” is an award that recognises one unique photographer by the BBRC (British Birds Rarities Committee).


    Formerly awarded for the most instructive photograph, or series of photographs showcasing a rarity submission, the award now focuses around the best overall submission to the competition.


    25 years after the inception of the award, entries have risen along with the overall quality of all entries. This has made the judging process this year harder than ever before.


    The award will be presented as part of the British Bird Photography Awards at Birdfair this year, taking place in the main event marquee from 17:00hrs. ZEISS are pleased that the award will be presented by naturalist, TV presenter and ZEISS Ambassador Simon King. The winner will receive a ZEISS Victory SF 8x42 Binocular.


    Click here to visit the BBRC's website to read more about the award.

    Saving Northern Bald Ibis - Birdfair Event by Speaker Roger Safford

    Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre Sunday 20th August 09:30 - 09:50

    Join speaker Roger Safford as he talks about saving the northern Bald Ibis.


    As one of the rarest birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, discover the fascinating story of how BirdLife International’s continued, coordinated conservation efforts are bringing this remarkable, critically endangered bird back from the brink.


    Click here to find out more about this talk.

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