Things To Check Before Going Birding

The other day I found some binoculars that I like. They are the 8×42 waterproof, long eye relief, BaK4, multi-coated binoculars by Alpen. They are easy to handle and carry well.

This is the most common type of best night vision binoculars manufactured simply due to its price point and simplicity. As they have been manufactured for over 50 years, you can find them as OEM Units in China for $10 USD and virtually every known and unknown brand will have a 7×50 or 10×50 Porro Prism Binoculars. You will normally find Porro-Prisms on the lower end of the scale, up to $200USD.

Nikon Monarch ATB Binoculars are a truly great set of binoculars. The only thing that I’m not fond of is the ocular lens caps. They don’t stay on well, but that doesn’t really become a problem for me. I don’t usually use the lens caps while hunting. I absolutely love everything else about these binoculars.

So, how many features did we cover? Magnification, objective lens diameter, weight, eye relief, close focus, field of view, waterproof and fog-proof. If you compare the specs of several binoculars you’ll see that many of these parameters vary between brands and sizes of binoculars. How are you supposed to pick one?

Bushnell has been manufacturing sports optic products for over 50 years now. They are one of the best known companies for things such as binoculars, scopes, and other outdoor technology gadgets.

Bird & Animal Watching Clubs: Binoculars will obviously go down well with such clubs. You can give them away to promote your business to the members or perhaps use the binoculars as a prize.

Next The Barska Blackhawk are ideal for those with smaller hands who still want a powerful set of binoculars. The eye relief is just a bit less than the 7×50’s but not enough to matter for those wearing glasses. Great feel due to the rubberized grip. These are not useless mini sized, or ultra-lightweights. They feel substantial but will not weight you down on a good hike. The right eye adjustment knob was a bit tight when I first went to adjust it but it has loosened just enough after a few turns. The screw up eye cups work very well and the focus is easy to adjust. Views are clear and crisp and easy to look through.