How Optical Lenses Work – Reducing Optical Errors

how optical lenses work

Optical instruments, whether binoculars, telescopes, or microscopes, work through a collection of optical lenses and clever use of the various optical properties of the different lens shapes and the different material properties of optical glass types and their surface coatings. Different lens shapes, different types of optical glass, and special types of surface coatings all … Read more

How To Adjust Binocular Diopter

diopter adjustment

Binoculars consist of two parallel telescopes, hence the name “binocular” which refers to “binocular vision” which means “seeing with two eyes”. So that you can see really well with both eyes at the same time through the two binocular tubes, both optics must be well adjusted to your eyesight. Only then do the images overlap … Read more

Binoculars Buying Guide – FAQ

binoculars buying guide

When buying binoculars you have two options. You can buy cheap binoculars that are just good enough for occasionally looking at distant objects without putting much emphasis on high optical performance. Or you save a little longer and buy really good binoculars right away. These will be far superior to cheap ones in terms of optical … Read more

What Is The Binoculars Housing Made Of

The optical elements, which are essential for the functioning of binoculars, are accommodated in the housing. Most occasional users don’t think twice about the binoculars’ housing as long as the instrument is working. However, a precisely manufactured housing, which protects the optical components and ensures the correct and stable position of all assemblies relative to … Read more

How To Evaluate Binoculars Quality

If you are about to buy new binoculars, you should first set a few purchase criteria that will help you find the right model among the large selection of different models. Basic criteria should always be, the area of application, the size/magnification of the binoculars, as well as the price range. There are not many … Read more

Types of Binoculars

types of binoculars

Buying binoculars should be a well-considered decision so that the new pair of binoculars does not become a disappointment. There are many types of binoculars in different sizes and specifications. Depending on what type of observation and in what areas of application you use binoculars you have to choose the most suitable one. The varying … Read more

What Do The Numbers On Binoculars Mean

what do the numbers on binoculars mean

When you pick up binoculars, you will notice that there are always numbers on binoculars. Do you know what the numbers mean, or do you wonder what they are important for and what do the numbers on binoculars mean? The first number in 10×42 is the magnification, also known as the Power. The second number … Read more

Who Invented Binoculars?

when were binoculars invented

Like so many things that we take for granted today, binoculars were not invented as binoculars but required many ideas, flashes of inspiration, and implementation in practical application by lots of clever people. Who Invented Binoculars? So there is no single person “who invented binoculars”. Throughout history, many scholars, inventors, and other clever minds have … Read more

Are The Most Expensive Binoculars The Best?

why are binoculars so expensive

For many people, binoculars appear as fairly simple devices that all look the same. No wonder many potential buyers are quite surprised when they notice the enormous price range between budget models and premium ones. But why are binoculars so expensive. How come there can be a price difference of over 2000 dollars between cheap … Read more

Binoculars For People With Glasses

binoculars if you wear glasses

Many people rely on glasses to be able to see normally. Those who suffer from severe ametropia usually have to wear their eyeglasses when using an optical instrument too. This can often lead to problems when using binoculars if you wear glasses. Using Binoculars With Glasses To see the projected image in its entirety when … Read more