It may seem cliche to say, but in the end choosing the right pair of binoculars comes down to you! Binoculars are one of those products that come in a variety of different specifications that could confuse any newcomer. The truth however is that with a little bit of knowledge and some guided understanding, you can make use of the large variety of binoculars to find the right pair suited to your exact hunting needs. How do you do that? Well lets get started!
I remember many years ago when my father had the latest binoculars. They were the best you could buy at the time. Those things were huge and weighed a ton. There was no way you could go out bird watching with those things because birds would see you coming a mile away!
By the way, I understand that to watch butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies you need a good pair of binoculars, too. Only instead of the kinds that let you see far away, you want ones that help you see little things that are very close. This has to do with magnification. Binoculars magnified by a large number let you see far away. A small number means you see things that are closer.
Quality is Steiner’s middle name and it can be found in each of the three Marine series currently available. These three are the Steiner Commander XP and Commander V Series, the Navigator Compact Series and the Marine and Observer Series. Each series holds binoculars that are powerful and durable too.
How do you tell the power of a pair of binoculars? There are three magic numbers which tell you a lot about what you can do with a pair of best thermal scope. The first two of these numbers are normally written as 8 x 40, 10 x 50, 7 x 35 etc. The third number is the field of view at 1000 yards. This is the distance in feet that you will be able to see at 1000 yards.
One of the best high end options is Leica binoculars. They make some of the best optics available, offering crystal clear views. They even have models with variable magnification and laser rangefinders. If you’re going to spend the money on a pair of high end binoculars, Leica should be your first choice.
It is important to do a lot of research before making your decision. So read up a lot and more importantly ask other astronomy amateurs for advice to gain more insight on the subject.