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Brandon Optics, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Buy specialty camera accessories for birding and outdoor photographers. Products include camera holders for telescopes, lens mounting accessories, T2 rings, lightweight and rugged tripods, 3-way and ball tripod heads, binoculars, spotting scopes, brass telescopes, rifle scopes, bi-pods, rifle scope mounts and more. Free shipping on all orders over $100. Online sales, wholesale to dealers. Brandon Optics is a retail subsidiary of Olivon Optics, manufacturer.
Kremlin Optics, North York (Toronto), Ontario, Canada
Leading Canadian company specializing in the wholesale and retail sales and shipping of Russian and Ukrainian optical devices and photographic equipment worldwide. The great variety of compact Zenit, Kiev and Horizon panoramic cameras, Zenitar and Peleng fisheye lenses, Rubinar macro telephoto lenses, night vision binoculars, goggles, rifle scopes, generation 2, 2+ night vision devices, field and stabilized binoculars, magnifiers, spotting scopes and much, much more! One year warranty.
Olivon Optics International, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Direct sales. Manufacturing-based company specializing in eyepieces, spotting scopes and tripods. Reasonably-priced, high-quality microscopes, riflescopes, brass telescopes, monopods, diagonals, pan and tilt heads, ball heads, quick release plates, tripod/monopod bags, cleaning kits, and other related accessories such as T2-rings for Nikon and Canon, and USB video/image capture digital eyepieces for telescopes and microscopes. Low-cost shipping for all products, including free shipping on selected items within North America. Customs duty and tax free for US and Canada retail sales. For distribution information please visit Olivon International.
Night Vision Owl, North York, Ontario, Canada
Canadian retailer and wholesaler of quality night vision devices including Generation 2 and 2+ night vision scopes, binoculars, rifle scopes, infrared illuminators, night vision binoculars, night vision goggles, scopes and rifle scopes, thermal binoculars and imagers, Weaver mounts, magnification doublers and accessories. Top line NV brands from Yukon, Pulsar, Dipol, Falcon, NVRS, PNS, Baigish, ON, NZT, Filin, Falcon, BNV, KT and KBT. Authorized dealer for Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian night vision manufacturers. Priced in US dollars, major credit cards accepted via PayPal, one year warranty.
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Arsenal (a.k.a. Zavod-Arsenal), Kiev, Ukraine
In Ukranian, Russian and English language. The Arsenal factory manufactures Arsat telescopes, rifle scopes and Kiev 35mm and medium format cameras, Arsat/Jupiter lenses for photographers and optical equipment for industrial, commercial and military applications.
Bushnell Sports Optics Worldwide, Overland Park, Kansas
Makers of Bushnell, Bausch and Lomb, and Jason brand binoculars, telescopes and rangefinders. FAQ's, special area for birders, and the "Bushnell Observatory" complete with sky calendar, telescope tutorials, star chart links, and slide show. Factory direct sales within US, online secure server. Dealer locator.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, New York
Canon makes an extensive range of binoculars for birdwatchers, stargazers, sports fans and professional surveillance. Products include small ultra-compact units, waterproof models, and binoculars featuring optical image stabilization technology.
Carson Optical Products, Huntington Station, New York
Manufacturer of value priced binoculars, zoom binoculars, monoculars, small telescopes, night vision scopes, a range of loupes and magnifiers, mini-microscopes, multi-function optics for outdoorsmen and hobbyists, and optical toys for children. Also distributes the Copitar line of binoculars.
Binoculars and Optics
Celestron International, Torrance, California
Manufacturers of high quality optics at affordable prices, including a wide range of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, and optical accessories. In Collaboration with SBIG, Celestron has recently introduced the PixCel 255 CCD imager, a digital camera for the amateur astronomer. Sample images online. US dealer list.
Deutsche Optik, San Diego, California
Manufacturer and direct seller of German-made premium quality binoculars, spotting scopes, and including Birding and sports optics, rangefinders, compasses, optical bookstore and more. Featured brands include Deutsche Optik, Leica, Optolyth, Zeiss, more. Also offers a wide selection of vintage and military optics.
Discovery Telescopes, Oceanside, California
Since 1991, manufacturing telescopes in the USA. Models include truss design Dobsonian reflector telescopes, DHQ reflectors, EQ reflectors and refractors. For do-it-yourselfers, ready to install parabolic primary mirrors and elliptical flat secondary mirrors. Accessories include laser collimators, eyepieces, focusers and viewfinders, equatorial mounts and more.
Docter Optics GmbH, Saalfeld / Schöffengrund, Germany
In German, English and Japanese. Manufacturer of optical components and systems for audio-visual projection, slide and overhead projection, TV, video and data projection, and more. Parent consortium includes Rodenstock Optics, Robert Bosch and Hella KG Hueck & Co.
W. Haking Enterprises, Hong Kong, P.R.C.
In English. Celebrating their 42nd year manufacturing an extensive range of binoculars in many styles, including compact and compact zoom models, roof prism types, fiberglass and all-metal bodies, weather proof and sports models. Private branding and Halina brand. Worldwide distribution. Note: this website is invisible in Netscape.
Kenko Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
Parent company of Tokina, Hoya and Kenko photographic products. In addition to Tokina lenses and Hoya filters, Kenko also manufactures binoculars and telescopes which are not currently distributed in the US.
Kunming Yuanda Group, Yunnan Province, P.R.C.
In Chinese and English. Manufacturers of quality binoculars and telescopes exported for sale in Europe, North America and other parts of the world. Product information and photos. This optical manufacturing cooperative includes products from Aude Optics Electric Co. Ltd., KunmingYuanda Optics Co. Ltd., Kunming Optics Instrument Plant, Liantong Installation and Test Factory and others.
Laseroptronix, Kungsängen, Sweden
In Swedish and English. Direct sales and manufacture of a wide range of electro-optical components, including gated viewing laser camera systems, night vision devices and image intensifiers, night vision cameras, gyro and image-stabilized binoculars, CCD cameras, thermal camera systems, camera monitors, and more. The surplus list includes Belomo aerial and large format cameras, made in Minsk.
Leica Camera AG, Solms, Germany / Northvale, New Jersey
Leica's extensive line of binoculars includes models specially designed for hunters and marine users. All models feature dust-free design and are waterproof. Some models feature a built-in infrared distance meter and compass. Leica's spotting scopes offer magnification up to 60x for bird watching and nature study.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
With company roots dating to 1907, this family-owned firm manufactures shockproof, waterproof and fogproof compact and full-size binoculars, four models of spotting scopes, spotting scope tripods, accessories, law enforcement equipment and more. Toll free number to locate dealers near you. Made in US.
Lomo PLC, St. Petersburg, Russia
In Russian and English. Since 1914 manufacturing cameras, telescopes, spotting scopes, laboratory and surgical microscopes, endoscopes, night vision devices, OEM optics and aerospace and military contracts. Web site works best with Internet Explorer. Extensive product information. See also Lomo America.
Meade Instruments Corporation, Irvine, California
Manufactures more than 40 models of astronomical telescopes, binoculars, microscopes, and accessories for serious enthusiasts. Meade's Pictor CCD imager and autoguider allows users to easily capture photo images of night skies. Excellent explanation of CCD imaging. Gallery of astrophotography. Dealer search engine.
Meopta Prerov A.S., Prerov, Czech Republic
In English. Manufactures darkroom enlargers and accessories, 35mm movie projectors and related items, enlarging and projection lenses, microscopes, spotting scopes and telescopes, 35mm compact cameras, military equipment and more. The modern Meopta was formed in 1991 but has roots dating to 1933. Camera collectors should look at Meopta's beautifully illustrated history of products.
Minolta U.S.A., Ramsey, New Jersey
Minolta makes an extensive line of binoculars, ranging from "the world's smallest and lightest roof prism" ultra compact binocular, compact and standard sized models, waterproof Weathermatic models, and continuous autofocus models featuring Maxxum AF technology.
Minox GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany
Subsidiary of Leica Camera AG. Minox makes several models of precision compact, light-weight binoculars, all of them weatherproof, and a 6x monocular which is only 3 inches long and less than an inch in width.
Nikon U.S.A., Tokyo, Japan / Melville, New York
Nikon makes a wide range of precision binoculars, monoculars, field scopes and spotting scopes. Specific product information, reference resources and FAQs. Site has an excellent glossary of many photographic terms, and a gallery of Nikon images.
Novosibirsk Instrument-Making Plant, Siberia, Russia
Founded in 1905, manufactures TAL telescopes, binoculars, night vision devices, telescopic sights and telescope accessories. Product photos and specifications, prices and consumer information. Company history, service manuals and more.
Olympus America, Tokyo, Japan / Melville, New York
Olympus offers two lines of binoculars, compact models and standard-size units. Several models in each category including ultra-compact "opera glasses", bird-watching models, weather-proof models and more. All have coated lenses. Locate retailers online.
Optotech International Ltd., Hong Kong, P.R.C.
OEM precision optics manufactured to customers design and specification. Aspherical lenses, fixed focus triplet lenses, variable focus lenses, meniscus and condensing lenses, plano convex and bi convex lenses for stage lighting, achromats for commercial equipment and stage lighting. Single and multi coating available. Wholly owned factory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
Pentax Corporation, Englewood, Colorado
Pentax makes several lines of binoculars and monoculars, including stylish super-compact, credit-card-sized models, weather resistant models, heavy-duty nautical models and binoculars for connoisseurs. Two models even zoom in on the action.
Rodenstock Präzisionsoptik GmbH, Munich, Germany
In English. Well known manufacturer of CCD lenses, enlarging lenses, process lenses and view camera optics. Also makes optical components and systems for audio-visual, overhead, video and data projection, eyeglass lenses, designer sunglass lenses, laser optics, optics for medicine and industry and much more. Rodenstock Group site in German.
Samsung Opto-Electronics America Inc., Secaucus, New Jersey
Samsung makes a full line of stylish binoculars in 7x25, 8x25, 10x25, 8x21 and one 7-15x35 zoom model. Also makes 35mm single lens reflex, autofocus compact, APS, digital and multi-media cameras for both amateur and professional photographers.
Tele Vue Optics, Suffern, New York
Founded in 1977 by Al Nagler, Tele Vue Optics manufactures telescopes, eyepieces, digital camera to eyepiece adapters, camera adapters, panoramic and gibraltar mount heads, tripods and more. Select the link to the Astronomy Mall for extensive product information and educational articles. "How Cameras, Binoculars and Telescopes Work" is an excellent optics primer to understanding what all those numbers mean.
Turn Ltd., Moscow, Russia
In English. Since 1991, developer, manufacturer and exporter of night vision devices and scopes (first, second and third generation models) navigation, underwater, and special vision devices, adaptive optics for industrial and scientific applications and more. Turn Ltd. also can produce custom infrared, laser, and electrooptical parts and components designed to meet your specific needs. Motto "We Turn Night Into Day."
Up Grand Ltd., Hong Kong, P.R.C.
In English. Up Grand manufactures and distributes a wide range of binoculars. All models are rubber encased, come with a fully coated glass lens and prism, and are available with or without ruby lens coating. Online photos of many of their models. Direct sales to the retail trade worldwide.
Vivitar Corporation, Newbury Park, California
Vivitar's sports optics division offers a range of traditional binocular styles. Their Hawkeye Series binocular line includes camouflage and waterproof models. FAQ's. Tech support and contact info.
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