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Leica Sports Optics Seminar

July 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Leica Sport Optics Seminar

No optical product is ideally suited for every birding and nature observation scenario, and selecting the product best suited to meet your personal needs can be a daunting and overwhelming task. Join Jeff Bouton, from Leica Sport Optics for an easily understandable presentation on selecting optics for nature observation. As a lifelong professional birder (using & abusing optics daily) and an optics industry insider, Jeff has a unique understanding of technical specifications and optical characteristics coupled with a first hand understanding of why these are (or are not) important for every day use. His concise, informative overview will touch on optical specifications, nomenclature, product design, as well as field craft to include popular digiscoping techniques.
The digiscoping segment will be a review coupling your phone, point & shoot camera, or system camera behind a spotting scope to achieve super-telephoto focal lengths in excess of a 3,000 mm lens! Come see what all of the buzz is about with digiscoping, binoculars & more!
About Jeff Bouton:

Jeff Bouton began his birding career as a young teen, working daily as a seasonal field research biologist for numerous government agencies and non-for-profits all across the United States. This eventually led him to a career as a professional tour guide throughout Alaska. He is a contributing author to multiple American Birding Association bird-finding guides and the novel “Good Birder’s Don’t Wear White” has authored dozens of birding articles and had numerous digiscoped images published in Bird Watcher’s Digest, Birding, Birdwatching, WildBird, Popular Photography, and Wildlife Photographer magazines. Through his current position as the Birding / Nature Markets Manager for Leica in the Americas, Jeff still writes blog posts and creates regular content for social media on numerous platforms, guides field trips and is a keynote speaker at many birding events worldwide.

Leica Sport Optics Seminar
July 13th, 6-8pm @ GV
Join us for a presentation taught by Leica Sport Optics Expert Jeff Bouton.
Registration is $20 with a $20 National Camera gift card included!
Observing Nature with Leica Sport Optics: Guided Optics Walk
July 14th, 7-10am @ Woodlake Nature Center
Meet at the Woodlake Nature Center for a guided nature tour using Leica scopes & binoculars. This is a free event for all!
Woodlake Nature Center Address: 6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423


July 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jeff Bouton


National Camera Exchange Golden Valley
9300 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55427 United States
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