Zeiss SFL Binocular Review at the Somerset Levels

Greatly popular since their initial release at the end of March 2022, the Zeiss SFL Binoculars are possibly the perfect pair of optics for any bird-watching enthusiast. 

What does SFL stand for? SmartFocus and Lightweight.

What makes the SFL's so great?

  • They are ultra-lightweight
  • Have a durable magnesium body
  • Perfect ergonomics for all-day handling
  • Super SmartFocus technology
  • Fast enough to keep up with nature

But don't just take our word for it, our very own Martin Drew met up with Zeiss Nature Ambassador, Toby Carter, at the Somerset Levels to put them to the test!

Video made by Fred van Leeuwen

What is the difference between the 8x40 and 10x40 Zeiss SFL Binoculars?







Exit pupil diameter



Twilight factor






I’m convinced! Where can I buy?

The Zeiss SFL Binoculars are available in two magnifications:

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  • By Beatrice Debney
  • 15 Jul 2022

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