How to Buy Binoculars

If you are looking for an article on how to buy binoculars you first need to ensure that you are familiar with the many terms which are used to describe binoculars and we have listed many of these below. In summary we would say you should first decide what you want from a set of binoculars before you ask how to buy binoculars.
                       
Binocular magnification - magnification dictates how close up the object appears,. Larger magnification is better and the number used to describe the magnification multiple indicates how many times better the binoculars image is in comparison to the naked eye.
                       
Field of view - this may be expressed in degrees and indicates the width of an image shown by your binoculars at a specific distance. The greater the magnification the smaller the field of view.
                       
Focusing range - every set of binoculars has to focus to infinity, the interesting measure is therefore the minimum focusing distance that can be achieved. Whilst most of the time you will be using binoculars to see targets far away sometimes, for example observing birds, you will require a shorter minimum focusing distance.
                       
Objective lens diameter -the objective lens is the large lens on the front of the binoculars. The larger this is more light will enter binoculars giving you a lighter image.
                       
Night time performance - the better the night time performance the better and lighter the image will be in low light conditions
                       
Waterproof and fog proof - often there is no legal definition of water proof accessories, in the case of binoculars you need to ensure that no stray water enters the device interfering with the prisms and moving parts. Water entering can also lead to the lens fogging, many binoculars are filled with nitrogen to resist this.
                       
Prisms the prisms help to correct a normally inverted image. They also are important in retaining image clarity and helping to maintain the maximum amount of light transfer.
                       
As you can read the best advice in how to buy binoculars is first to familiarise yourself with how binoculars are specified and to consider which aspects are important to you. Many articles advising on how to buy binoculars talk about getting the best binoculars at a low price. Low priced binoculars which do not meet your needs not a bargain.
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Decide 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.
Decide 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. 
Compact 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. 
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