I’m pleased to announce that ZEISS will be supporting my wildlife photography with a range of some of their best wide angled lenses and their latest VICTORY SF 10×42 binoculars for me to use within my work and travels.
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My first pair of binoculars I had were some secondhand ones my mum brought me when I was 12. The size and weight of them I can still remember along with the big black box lined with bright blue felt you put them in. I really loved and looked after them I can remember. I was a proud member of the RSPB’s Young Ornithologists Club or YOC for short also and my 8×40 binoculars went everywhere with me.
Being able to see wildlife has always been something I’ve loved since I can remember and I’m really looking forward to using my VICTORY SF 10x 42 binoculars in the field within my wildlife photography. The first place I will be going with them is to the UP Bird Festival 2016 who were one of the main sponsors of this years Rutland Birdfair back in August.
The fair will take place in the grounds of the Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary. There will be talks by prominent ornithologist from around the globe. Workshops by professional photographers, art shows by renowned artists and a bird ringing station. Early mornings and evenings will be for bird watching in the nearby forest or doing a boat safari on the Chambal River followed by talks / workshops during the day.
Then I return to India in early February for my Snow Leopard expedition looking for these amazing big cats in the Indian Himalayas. So the binoculars and lenses will have many amazing encounters with nature I hope alongside my other projects I have going on and my workshops.
My VICTORY SF 10 x 42 binoculars just turned up today, and they look amazing and will be a great addition to my work thank you ZEISS.
I will do a full blog update on here in the future.Thank you to everyone at ZEISS for all your help and I look forward to working with you capturing and seeing the beauty of nature with your products, many thanks.