We have been one of the leading independent UK optical importers for over 30 years now and our ethos has been very simple – affordable quality.
The boom in environmental interest and the desire to get out and experience it first hand (or ‘Springwatch effect’ as it’s affectionately known here) has seen the sales of essential wildlife viewing kit such as binoculars rise steadily.
High quality instruments were out of the reach of many people but we have always prided ourselves in sourcing good value for money optics at price points anyone can afford.
This has culminated recently in our new ‘falcon’ range of binoculars and ‘swallow’ telescopes.
The Kestrel binocular represented a revolution in the quality of glass available at the price point. ED glass (extra-low dispersion – a dense optical glass which refracts light less), once the preserve of very expensive models, was now made eminently affordable to much critical success. Our falcon models are now used by enthusiasts and fieldworkers from the UK, Spain, and even as far afield as Peru!
Building upon this, in 2019 we launched the Swallow 65mm and 80mm telescopes at a price point less than the cost of the case for some top of the range telescopes!
We continue to innovate and look for solutions for people on a budget. In the fast-changing world of ‘digiscoping’ we decided early on that we wanted to make this as accessible as possible to all. Cue the Viking Smartphone Adapter which fits practically any telescope and smartphone combination!
Whatever your level of interest and budget, Viking Optical wants you to Extend Your Horizons!