What type of binoculars are best for sporting events?

This age-old question really comes down to personal preference. Do you want to carry heavy, bulky binoculars from your car to the stadium? Do you prefer the added brightness that a full-sized binocular will offer? Or is the convenience of…

What is the best binocular magnification for me?

The magnification of a binocular describes how many times closer an object appears through the binocular than with the naked eye. An 8×21 mm binocular magnifies the image to eight times its normal size. Typical binocular magnifications range from powers…

Which binoculars are best for me?

There are many factors to consider in choosing the right binocular for an individual’s needs, including price, color, and style. The most important factor in this decision relates to how you intend to use the binoculars. To most people, binoculars…

Does a binocular’s lens size make a difference?

The amount of light passing through the different lenses of the binocular depends on the diameter of those lenses. The objective lenses are located at the front of the binocular. The diameter of the objective lenses is measured in millimeters.…

What is the purpose of binocular lens coatings?

All the optical components of binoculars (lenses and prisms) should be coated to minimize light loss and reflection problems inside the binocular. A poorly-coated binocular can lose up to 50% of the light initially gathered through the objective lens, resulting…

How do I focus my binoculars properly?

There are several steps you should take to focus your binoculars. The first step is to close your right eye and look through the left eyepiece of the binocular. Turn the center focusing wheel until you see a sharp image.…

What is binocular eye relief?

Eye relief is the distance, in millimeters, that a binocular can be held away from the eye and still see the entire field of view. If you wear glasses, a longer eye relief would be advantageous since the glasses prevent…

What steps can I take to maintain my binoculars?

Make sure your lenses are clean at all times and keep them free of fingerprints, dirt, and debris. Use a Stuff-It microfiber lens cloth or a C6 Lens Cleaner to clean your lenses quickly and safely. Never use chemicals on…