||Giving you the insight you need before
you select your next set of Binoculars.
to Binoculars Guide
time has long been the friend and province of the predator. Because of
the human beings' very limited night vision capabilities, his nocturnal
activities have always been strictly limited. His abilities to observe
the world around him during the hours of darkness, were similarly
Since the Second World War, the steady increase in the capabilities of
equipment designed to enhance the night vision capabilities of the
human being, has resulted in a range of binoculars and other equipment
that, for a price, can banish the darkness.
Whilst not providing the same clarity of image as that delivered by
their daylight counterpart, night vision binoculars have developed to
such a high degree, that most things that were hidden by the darkness
can now be seen at an adequate level of clarity to permit detailed
observation, depending on the magnification of the device.
Indeed, the very latest technology, enable law-enforcement and military
operations in visual conditions not far removed from broad-daylight.
Not generally available to the public currently, the price tag for this
level of performance is prohibitive to say the least.
So how does this equipment work.
Night vision binoculars are electro-optical devices. Available light
from the moon and stars is gathered by the objective lens and strikes a
highly charged optical cathode. This fires electrons across a vacuum
tube, intensifying the image in the process, to strike a phosphor
screen. This provides the ghostly green image which typifies most night
vision images. The green color was chosen because the human eye can
identify more shades of green than any of the other available phosphor
colors. The optical eyepiece then magnifies the image, which the user
then views. So when using night vision binoculars, you're not actually
looking through the device, your looking at a screen which displays the
Whilst they are a solution to seeing in the dark they do have a couple
The electronics are powered by batteries, which increases the weight of
the device. If the batteries go flat, no more viewing, unless
replacement batteries are to hand.
Despite the drawbacks, for night time hunting or fishing, or watching
the nocturnal behaviour of the wild-life in your neck of the woods,
then night vision binoculars are the answer to your prayers.
Buying Tip #1
what type you need. There are
several different types of binoculars and they have considerably
different features. Zoom, stabilized and digital to give an example.
Decide what type of binoculars you need to meet your needs before you
start to look in greater detail.
Buying Tip #2
on your budget Binoculars lens
quality has a big impact upon the final price. Before you fine tune
your selection make sure you have set a budget for the features and
type of Binoculars you need. You will avoid wasted shopping time if you
have a budget you are working to.
Buying Tip #3
or Zoom.The larger the zoom the
larger the binoculars tends to be the rule. The larger the lens size
the brighter the image. Both these elements increase the size of the
binoculars. Before you shop decide on the maximum physical size of
binoculars you are happy with.