Join ZEISS at Birdfair 2018 Optics Marquee Stand 4 and
The Simon King Wildlife Marquee
Join ZEISS at Birdfair 2018 Optics Marquee Stand 4 and
The Simon King Wildlife Marquee

ZEISS Activities at Birdfair

  • 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

    As well as our portfolio of nature observation optics, ZEISS also produce photography lenses for different camera systems. 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.

    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 separate marquee just outside of the Optics Marquee.

  • The Simon King Wildlife Marquee

    Simon King - Wild World Talks


    Join Simon King in his marquee daily for his talk, 'Simon King's Wild World: Stories from Simon's travels in search of natural highs'.

    Simon King will present illustrated talks on some of the natural marvels he has encountered with guests on his many safaris around the planet's wild places, from Shetland and Islay to Zambia and Kenya. 

    The talk times are:

    • Friday, 10:00 - 11:00
    • Friday, 15:00 - 16:00
    • Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00
    • Saturday, 15:00 - 16:00
    • Sunday, 10:00 - 11:00
    • Sunday, 15:00 - 16:00

    Nick Baker - Virtual Pond Dip Experience


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

    'Viewing nature in the digital world. Get up close with nature than ever before with Nick Baker thanks to the ZEISS Stemi 508 Microscope'.

    Have you ever stared into the jaws of a dragonfly, seen the whiskers on a midge, or wondered why a water boatman has such a hairy bottom? Well wonder no more as TV's Nick Baker gives you a look down his microscope and takes you on micro diving adventure and introduces you to some of his favourite pond life.

    The talk times are:

    • Friday, 11:00 - 12:00
    • Friday, 16:00 - 17:00
    • Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00
    • Saturday, 14:00 - 15:00
    • Sunday, 12:00 - 13:00
    • Sunday, 16:00 - 17:00

    Darren Woodhead - Live Art Tutorial With Britain's Beautiful Birds

    13:00 - 14:00 DAILY

    ZEISS are delighted to welcome Darren, an accomplished nature field painter and artist to the Simon King Marquee where he will be hosting a live art tutorial. The tutorial will focus on some of Britain's most beautiful birds, and how they can come alive on paper.

    The talk details are:

    • 13:00 - 14:00 DAILY - Britain's Beautiful Birds: Live art tutorial with Darren Woodhead.

    Darren will be showcasing his extraordinary talent, as well as answering your questions.

    Buglife International – How to Encourage Bugs into Your Garden


    ZEISS are delighted to welcome Buglife International to the Simon King Wildlife Marquee, where they will be teaching you how to encourage bugs into your garden. They will be giving top tips, how to's and advice on how bugs can help your garden flourish.

    The talk times are:

    • Friday, 14:00 - 14:30
    • Saturday, 16:30 - 17:00
    • Sunday, 14:00 - 14:30

    "As used in...." - Come And Explore Nature With ZEISS

    From your kitchen window to the garden and the great outdoors, you can spot nature from anywhere. From bugs to birds, explore the countries natural beauty available right at your fingertips.

    Join us in the Simon King Wildlife Marquee to see what you can spot using the latest optics from ZEISS including the Victory SF Binoculars, Victory Harpia Spotting Scope and the Terra ED Binoculars.

    The History of ZEISS Optics

    From the first pair of binoculars introduced by ZEISS, to the modern day models including the Victory SF and Terra ED, ZEISS are proud to have been a part of such developments in nature observation optics.

    Visit ZEISS in the Optics Marquee and in the Simon King Wildlife Marquee to see a little of our ZEISS history.

    Explore Nature Through The Microscope

    Come and explore nature in a whole new world using a ZEISS Stemi 305 Microscope. 

    Get that bit closer to nature that you never thought you would be able to before thanks to ZEISS and TV's Nick Baker.

    Mark Pearson - Champions of the Flyway: How to be a winner at the world's greatest bird race

    Join Mark in the Simon King Wildlife Marquee on Friday 17th August from 12:00 - 12:45, where he will be uncovering some unique experience during his time spent on the Champions of the Flyway.

    ‘24 hours non-stop bird racing in the desert - the crazy climax to months of campaigning and fund raising, all to combat illegal bird killing on the Mediterranean flyways. An exclusive, unique behind-the-scenes story about the incredible birds, the cause, the people and the adventure, all set against the backdrop of the beautiful Negev.’

    ZEISS Sponsored BBRC Award "The Carl Zeiss Award 2018'

    Presented by TV's Simon King

    Saturday 18th August - 16:00 - 16:30

    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 in the Simon King Wildlife Marquee from 16:00 on Saturday 18th August. ZEISS are pleased that the award will be presented by naturalist, TV presenter and ZEISS Ambassador Simon King. The winner will receive a pair of ZEISS Victory SF 8x42 Binoculars as their prize.

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

  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve

    ZEISS Sponsored Cruises

    Featuring TV's Simon King

    **Limited Places Available**

    The ZEISS Sponsored cruises are:

    • Friday 17th August AM (06:30 - 08:00) featuring TV's Simon King
    • Saturday 18th August PM (18:30 - 20:00) featuring TV's Simon King

    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 TV’s Simon King. 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. Simon will be on hand to answer your questions, as well as sharing his own experiences with you throughout the trip.

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

  • Birdfair Events

    Simon King 'Then and Now' Talk

    Main Event Marquee 14:00 - 14:45 DAILY

    Join Simon King in the Main Event Marquee at 2pm daily to discover 30 years (and a bit) on planet earth with Simon. In his 'Then and Now' talk, Simon will reflect on the state of the planet over the past 30 years.

    Illustrated with images from his travels around the globe and here in the UK, he will share his view of our impact on the natural world at home and abroad, both the pros and the cons, and how we can change the way we live to assure a sustainable future for ourselves and all.

    Click here to find out more.

    Main Event Marquee 11:00 - 11:45 Sunday 18th August

    Join naturalist and wildlife presenter Nick Baker on Sunday 19th August at 11:00 in the Birdfair Main Events Marquee, as he walks through experiences of the wilderness on your own doorstep, as well as in the wider, wilder world.

    Click here to find out more.