Optics Companies

Reaching for the sky…

Trouble with finding parts? Looking for the cheapest deal? Looking for up to date information on how those bins work? Sometimes it pays to go direct to the people who made them.

If you are thinking of buying take advantage of the modern trend of optics suppliers to go out in the field and show you their wares on your local reserve… it is definitely the way to see what suits you rather than just buy on reputation.

For guides to optics and reviews of many products see the ‘Useful Information’ section of the Optics – Retail page of Fatbirder. There you will also find repair services.

After many entries there are a country in brackets… this is the nationality of the company and, in most cases, where the manufacturing base is… although it has to be said that some companies in, for example, the US actually import all their components from China or Japan and, in many cases, this is where the products are designed, developed and even assembled.

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  • Avalon Binoculars (UK)

    Optics Brand
    At Avalon Binoculars we all share a sense of adventure, an urge to explore beyond our daily surroundings. Avid bird watchers and nature enthusiasts already know this feeling well.
  • Brandon Optics (Canada)

    Optics Brand
    Brandon Optics carry well selected brands that sell for the astronomy and outdoor lifestyle industry since 2004. We are dedicated to serving the needs of astronomers, bird-watchers, hunters, tactical gamers and just about everyone who could call themselves an nature lovers.
  • Brunton (US)

    Optics Brand
    Brunton is an optics and outdoor gear company in Riverton, WY… Ingenuity and technology turned rugged. Brunton creates a universe of instruments for outdoor adventure, including the award winning Epoch™ Binoculars. Get a glimpse at the future of outdoor recreation by surfing through categories from optics and camping to portable power and navigation. For those who are never not a birder…
  • Bushnell (US)

    Optics Brand
    US Maker with a global distribution
  • Canon (Japan)

    Optics Brand
    An extensive site about the company and its interesting mission. From this portal you can find the right country website
  • Celestron (US)

    Optics Brand
    Celestron, the most established name in the optical industry, has a reputation for providing the highest quality optics at affordable prices. We are proud to offer a wide range of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, and optical accessories.
  • Chongqing Dontop Optics (China)

    Optics Brand
    We passionately serve people who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle by supplying quality and value in our products and services. We embrace the philosophy that the customer is No. 1 and satisfaction is always guaranteed! We produce and export binoculars, monoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, compasses, astronomical telescopes, magnifiers, rangefinder, night vision, laser sights, lenses etc. Established in 2005, we have rich experience in sport optics field. OEM is welcome.
  • Eschenbach Optik (Germany)

    Optics Brand
    Binoculars, monoculars, spotting scopes and opera glasses from Eschenbach Optik are truly impressive in terms of their outstanding optics, high level of functionality, exceptional design - and many extras: Eschenbach Optik includes many accessories which are usually only available at an additional charge.
  • Hawke Sport Optics

    Optics Brand
    Hawke Optics is distributed exclusively by Deben Group Industries in the UK. Please direct all enquiries to them at: Deben Group Industries Ltd - Avocet House, Wilford Bridge Road, Melton, WOODBRIDGE IP12 1RB
  • Kahles (Austria)

    Optics Brand
    KAHLES is a manufacturer of high-quality optical devices with 120 years of experience in the development
  • Konica Minolta (Japan)

    Optics Brand
    Two leading names in optics merged in 2003
  • Kowa (Japan)

    Optics Brand
    Since its establishment in 1894, KOWA has grown into a multinational Japanese company actively engaged in various manufacturing and trading activities in the fields of optics, pharmaceutical, life science and information technology, textiles, machinery and various consumer products.
  • Leica (Germany)

    Optics Brand
    Welcome to the official Homepage of Leica Camera AG, Germany. Apart from comprehensive descriptions of all the latest products you will also find our complete program here, a great deal worth knowing about our company, and much more under the respective icons
  • Leupold (US)

    Optics Brand
    Leupold range of binoculars & spotting scopes
  • Levenhuk

    Optics Brand
    Levenhuk is a major manufacturer of microscopes, telescopes and binoculars...
  • Meopta (Czech Republic)

    Optics Brand
    This Czech optics maker is now trying to break into the international market
  • Minox (Germany)

    Optics Brand
    Reaching into the distance: on vacation, in the theatre or on any other leisure activity - with the compact binoculars of MINOX you will always be focused on the action
  • Nikon (Japan)

    Optics Brand
    The full range of products with an on-line catalogue, price lists etc.
  • Novosibirsk Instruments (Russia)

    Optics Brand
    Expertise in manufacturing precision optics acquired during the Cold War currently serves in the production of world-class astronomical telescopes. Featuring robust mechanical construction and unsurpassed optical quality at remarkably affordable prices, these instruments have now established an excellent reputation among amateur astronomers in Europe and the United States.
  • Olivon Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

    Optics Brand
    Olivon Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is a family owned and operated company with three factories located in Shanghai, China and warehouse offices in Canada and Sweden. Our line of Spotting Scopes have gradually become more popular with birders in Canada and the USA and bird watchers in and around Europe. We also produce binoculars, eyepieces, tripods and other optical components and accessories
  • Olympus (Japan)

    Optics Brand
    You will find here all the information you need about the latest OLYMPUS products and the leading edge technologies behind it. OLYMPUS originality and technological expertise draws the focus of the opto-digital world. All OLYMPUS products are crafted in a tradition of high precision and excellence. Our products are ergonomically designed systems, trend-setting and easy to use. Product development and technology are upgraded to keep pace with technological progress.
  • Opticron (UK)

    Optics Brand
    Clearly the easiest choice you'll ever make
  • Optolyth (Germany)

    Optics Brand
    This site is only in German.
  • RSPB (UK)

    Optics Brand
    ...we have a fantastic range of binoculars to suit everyone
  • Steiner (Germany)

    Optics Brand
    Nothing escapes these eyes…
  • Swarovski (Austria)

    Optics Brand
    One of the most impressive sites I've come across… slick technology and a well presented message about one of the world's leading optics producers. I use only Swarovski optics Fatbirder
  • Synta Technology Corporation

    Optics Brand
    Includes Acuter nature scopes
  • Tasco (US)

    Optics Brand
    Welcome to Tasco's online catalog of products. An easy way to find information on the world's leading line of recreational and sport optics. While navigating through the catalog, clicking on the photos will bring up a larger, more-detailed picture.
  • Viking (UK)

    Optics Brand
    UK’s leading independent importers and distributors of optical equipment with over 30 years experience.
  • Vortex (US)

    Optics Brand
    About you - Surprised? Normally this is the section where it’s “About Us”. But at Vortex, it’s All About You.
  • Zeiss (Germany)

    Optics Brand
    Regardless of whether you are a bird watcher, a hunter or an outdoor enthusiast, Zeiss binoculars and riflescopes are the pinnacle of performance. Zeiss unique lens design, lens and prism coatings and product construction result in brighter, sharper images, truer colors and unsurpassed edge-to-edge clarity for a wider field of view.

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