Monthly Archives: January 2011

Binocular accessories review

The following binocular accessories pop up when talking binoculars (brand specific and/or generic): Binocular tripod adapters Tripods (or monopods) Window mounts Objective lens covers: Ordinary lens covers, tethered lens covers, rain guards, flip-down objective lens covers Eye cups: Ordinary eyecups; … Continue reading

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Overview: Night vision devices

Night vision devices have to be distinguished from “low light binoculars”. “Low light binoculars” are ordinary binoculars with exceptional light gathering ability (wide objective lenses, big exit pupil, excellent optics). They come into their own in dim conditions, like at … Continue reading

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Overview: Giant binoculars

By consensus “giant binoculars” are those binoculars with objective lenses in excess of 56 mm. They actually start at 63 mm. and these are regarded as the “mini giants”, so this gives you a clear picture of the size of … Continue reading

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Mini giant binoculars vs normal size binoculars

“Mini giant binoculars” are the 9×63 binoculars – the next step above the 8×56 ones. In “Best giant binoculars 1: “Mini giants” ” the following questions are addressed: 1.  Why do you want a giant binocular in any case? 2.  … Continue reading

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The most popular giant binocular: Celestron Skymaster 15×70

The Celestron Skymaster 15×70 is a budget binocular, with a listed price of $100. As a matter of fact, on top of this, it is currently (Jan. 2011) trading at a huge discount of 40% at Amazon!! Promoting a particular … Continue reading

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Giant binoculars vs telescopes

Many people buy giant binoculars to do some star gazing so the relevant question is indeed: Why buy a giant binocular in stead of a telescope? This question is the topic of “Best giant binoculars 2”,  covering the pros and … Continue reading

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Best cheap binoculars

Many people want the “binocular experience”, but are simply not willing to pay more than $100 for this privilege. Since quality comes at a price in the world of binoculars, getting a relatively good pair of binoculars for less than … Continue reading

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Zoom binoculars

There are substantial problems, relating to the synchronization of magnification, collimation in general and field of view, associated with this category of binoculars.  In spite of this they have always been popular, since people are fascinated by the idea of … Continue reading

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Binoculars with digital camera

Certain people simply dream of capturing a distant object they can see through their binoculars and it has been made possible with a special category of binoculars: Binoculars with a built in digital camera. So you have a two-in-one: You … Continue reading

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Close focus binoculars

Many people have a fine interest in small creatures – like bugs and butterflies. For them a binocular has to be able to focus on an object really close by. The closest many binoculars can focus is 4 meters; some … Continue reading

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