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Alpen Outdoor Corporation
Alpen is a recipient of FOUR
"Great Buy" ratings from Outdoor Life on their over 70 products
10329 Dorset Street
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Voice - 909.987.8370
Fax - 909.987.8661
Choose from three lines of
optics that match your passion. Lifetime warranty on most. They also have
a wide variety of orienteering tools and solar power supplies that may
interest some birders.
From the Epoch™ - revolutionary,
the closest focusing full size binocular in the world, to the mid-priced
Eternas™, to the Echo™ line - affordability with Brunton quality.
The Brunton Company
620 East Monroe Ave.
Riverton, WY 82501 USA
Their Signature line of roof
prism binoculars meld form and function with the highest quality ground
glass and prisms, optimum lens multicoatings, into a perfected optical
system, Burris Signatures are warranted forever.
Bushnell has been making
quality optics for over 50 years in every type of sport optic you can
imagine; from binoculars and spotting scopes to laser rangefinders, from
telescopes to the latest night vision technology.
Bushnell Sports Optics Worldwide
9200 Cody Street
Overland Park KS 66214 USA
Bushnell Corporation of Canada
45A West Wilmot, Unit 17
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada L4B 2P2
Complete line of binoculars
for every need. Pioneers in the world of image-stabilized binoculars.
Canon USA Inc.
One Canon Plaza
Lake Success, NY 11042 USA
Carson Optical is an importer
and manufacturer of binoculars, spotting scopes, and magnifiers, for astronomical
use and several very popular styles to suit the birding market. They also
manufacture LensPens, fast becoming a favorite lens cleaner among birders
35 Gilpin Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 427-6749 Fax
Known primarily for astronomical
telescopes, the company now offers spotting scopes for terrestrial use
which feature ED (extra low dispersion) glass and a great line of roof
prism binoculars that provide superb image quality with BAK-4 prisms and
fully multi-coated optics.
2835 Columbia Street
Torrance, CA 90503 USA
Fujinon has quite a following
in the astronomical community, especially for big binoculars, and more
recently to the birding community. Fujinon (aka Fuji Photo Optical Co.)
is a subsidiary of the huge multinational, Japan-based Fuji Photo Film.
Fuji Photo Optical Co. Ltd.
Omiya City, Saitama 330, Japan
High Point Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470 USA
Gitzo, a subsidiary of Manfrotto,
manufactures tripods, including several new carbon fiber models.
Kowa manufactures extremely
popular (in the US) spotting scopes and binoculars. The US distributor
is listed below. The kowascope web site lists all their distributors.
Kowa Optimed Inc.
20001 S. Vermont Ave.
Torrance, CA 90502 USA
Kowa Corporate Site (no scope info)
Leica is a large multinational
optical company headquartered in Switzerland. The company resulted from
the 1990 merger of Wild Leitz and Cambridge Instruments. The Leitz
brand that birders have come to appreciate is no longer sold; everything
is under the Leica label now.
CH-9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland
41-(0)71 30 71 11
41-(0)71 30 71 55 (fax)
Leica Camera AG
Fon: +49 (0) 6442/208-111
Fax: +49 (0) 6442/208-333
Website Sport Optics DE: www.leica-camera.com/sportoptik
Website Sport Optics ENG:www.leica-camera.com/sportoptics
Leica Camera Inc.
1 Pearl Ct Unit A
Allendale NJ 07401
9:00 am - 4:30pm EST, Monday-Friday
Kinderman Canada Inc.
361 Steelcase Rd. # 3
Markham, Ontario L3R 3V8 Canada
Leupold & Stevens sells
binoculars and scopes.
Leupold & Stevens
mailing address: PO Box 688
Beaverton, OR 97075-0688 USA
shipping address: 14400 NW Greenbrier Parkway
Beaverton, OR 97006-5791 USA 1-503-526-5196
Product Service and Technical Information
1-800-929-4949 Dealer Directory
Bogen Imaging is the leader
in tripods and heads designed for wildlife viewing and nature
photography. Bogen is the US distributor for other manufacturer's products:
Vinton tripods (high end TV and film tripods and dollies)
565 E. Crescent Ave
PO Box 506
Ramsey, NJ 07446-0506 USA
Meopta is a large Czech company
specializing in precision engineering and optical products. They are targeting
birders as a market. Distribution is limited.
Nikon, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi,
manufactures extremely good optics with a reputation for excellent lenses
for sporting and industrial applications. They are mainly known for their
cameras and lenses, but did you ever wonder who makes the lenses for all
those microsurgery applications?
2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 Japan
Binocular and Telescope Product Division
Nikon Sport Optics
1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville NY 11747-3064 USA
Nikon Canada Inc.
1366 Aerowood Drive
Mississauga, Ontario Canada L4W 1C1
Nikon U.K. Ltd.
380 Richmond Road
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 5PR England
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
P.O. Box 7004
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-09, Japan
Olympus America Inc.
Two Corporate Center Drive
Melville, NY 11747 USA
Olympus Optical Co. (Europa) GmbH
OP/TECH manufactures high-quality
straps, covers, and accessories for the photographic and outdoor communities.
For more information, see the Miscellaneous Products page.
304 Andrea Drive
Belgrade MT 59714 USA
This UK-based company specializes
in producing quality binoculars at fairly low prices. They have just penetrated
the US market.
PO Box 370
Luton Beds LU4 8YR UK
OPTOLYTH-OPTIK Walter Roth GmbH &
D-91249 Weigendorf, Germany
Sunset Cliffs Manufacturing Corporation (distributor)
dba Deutsche Optik
PO Box 7518
San Diego, CA 92167 USA
Pentax Corporation is the consumer
optics branch of Asahi Optical Co, Ltd.
35 Inverness Drive East
Englewood CO 80112 USA
1-800-877-0155 - Main Number
1-800-709-2020 - Literature and Manual Requests
6204 Ingham Road
P.O. Box 59
New Hope, PA 18938 USA
Simmons Outdoor Corporation
is an operating unit of Bushnell.
Simmons Outdoor Corporation
Slik manufactures tripods the
higher priced brands. The carbon fiber tripods are an affordable option to the higher priced brands.
THK Photo Products, Inc.
2360 Mira Mar Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815
For customer service, call: 1-800-421-1141
Steiner makes some of the finest
hunting, birding, marine, military, law enforcement and outdoor binoculars
and accessories. They are now a division of Burris.
Steiner Optik GmbH
D-95428 Bayreuth Germany
D-95448 Bayreuth Germnay
920 54th Ave Ste 200
Greeley, CO, 80634 USA
Manufacturers of the widely
acclaimed EL and SLC (roof prism), Traditional (Porro prism), and pocket
binoculars; spotting scopes, laser rangefinders, night vision scopes,
and rifle scopes.
Swarovski Optik K.G.
Swarovski Straße 70
43 0 52 23 / 511-0
43 0 52 23 / 41860 (fax)
Swarovski Optik North America Ltd.
2 Slater Rd
Cranston, RI 02920 USA
Swift Sports Optics
12105 W Cedar Dr
Lakewood, CO 80228
Tasco, more known for its rifle
scopes, manufactures inexpensive binoculars for those buyers who discriminate
on price alone. Tasco is now a division of Bushnell
Tiffen is primarily known for
their optical filters and camera accessories; however, for birders, they
are best known for Davis & Sanford line of tripods.
Tiffen acquired the license to manufacture these tripods in 1992 or 1993.
All their tripods are manufactured in the US.
Tiffen Manufacturing Corporation
90 Oser Ave
Hauppauge, NY 11788 USA
Tele Vue is widely known in
astronomy circles as a manufacturer of excellent quality astronomical
Tele Vue Optics, Inc.
32 Elkay Dr.
Chester, NY 10918
Vortex Optics is a division
of Sheltered Wings. They manufacture several models of binoculars and
spotting scopes that perform well at low to middle price points.
2120 W. Greenview Dr.
Middleton, WI 53562
Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung is the
parent and sole owner of two companies: Carl Zeiss in Oberkochen and Schott
Glaswerke in Mainz. Consumer optics are the province of Carl Zeiss. Zeiss
make top quality optics.
73446 Oberkochen, Germany
49(0)7364 - 20 - 0
49(0)7364 -6808 (fax)
Carl Zeiss Optical
1 N Broadway
White Plains, NY 10594 USA
Carl Zeiss North America
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