Sport Optics

How to Choose Binoculars

Choosing binoculars for the first time

Some useful hints when choosing binoculars for the first time.

Point 1
Recommended magnification is up to 12x.

Higher magnification does not necessarily mean better images.
Magnifications between 6x to 10x are recommended for handheld outdoor use. With magnifications of 12x or higher, shaking caused by hand movement is more likely to occur and result in an unstable image and uncomfortable viewing. Generally, the higher the magnification, the narrower the real field of view.

Point 2
Binoculars with a wide field of view are recommended for viewing a broad area.

The wider the field of view, the easier it is to locate an object. If the magnifications are identical, the larger the value of real field of view, the wider the field of view.

Point 3
15mm or longer eye relief binoculars are recommended for eyeglass wearers.

High-eyepoint binoculars with eye relief of 15mm or longer are recommended for eyeglass wearers. Choose binoculars with eye relief of at least 10mm.

Point 4
Waterproofing structure for worry-free observation

Choosing binoculars featuring waterproofing is recommended so there is no need to worry about them if there is a sudden shower or spray of water.

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