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Choosing a pair of binoculars can be confusing. I went from struggling to point out a buck in a mob of does at a hundred yards on first light to been able to count the points of that buck among a mob of Rouges never miss a beat from rain to snow to wide open paddocks that would go on as far as the eyes could see to the thickest bush they worked in all conditions and where made for our hunting conditions.

The great thing about them is that by using both eyes (i.e. binocular vision), you get a three-dimensional image and an impression of depth, even when viewing distant objects, which is helpful and sometimes even crucial for activities such as spectator sports, birdwatching, hunting, and boating.

But it is best to place them on a tripod, or on a counterweighted arm, unless you like shaky squiggles where your point-source stars are supposed to be. Like with most truly big binoculars, the eyepieces focus independently; there’s no center focus wheel.

After using our test pairs in the mountains and hills of Southern California, then on a research trip to the rain forests of southern Mexico, he found that the Athlon Optics Midas ED 8×42 pair was the best of the group, offering performance comparable to his Leicas for a fraction of the price and the widest field of view out of all the binoculars tested.

For example, a binocular that is listed as 10-22x50mm means the zoom portion is capable of viewing at 10x power minimum and can be adjusted up to 22x power and the 50mm would be the objective lens size ( the larger lenses at the opposite end of the binocular ). When considering zoom binoculars remember that a larger objective lens would fair better giving you the greatest amount of light gathering, however they will be bigger and heavier also.

More info: binocularlab.com

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Choosing a pair of binoculars can be confusing. I went from struggling to point out a buck in a mob of does at a hundred yards on first light to been able to count the points of that buck among a mob of Rouges never miss a beat from rain to snow to wide open paddocks that would go on as far as the eyes could see to the thickest bush they worked in all conditions and where made for our hunting conditions.

The great thing about them is that by using both eyes (i.e. binocular vision), you get a three-dimensional image and an impression of depth, even when viewing distant objects, which is helpful and sometimes even crucial for activities such as spectator sports, birdwatching, hunting, and boating.

But it is best to place them on a tripod, or on a counterweighted arm, unless you like shaky squiggles where your point-source stars are supposed to be. Like with most truly big binoculars, the eyepieces focus independently; there’s no center focus wheel.

After using our test pairs in the mountains and hills of Southern California, then on a research trip to the rain forests of southern Mexico, he found that the Athlon Optics Midas ED 8×42 pair was the best of the group, offering performance comparable to his Leicas for a fraction of the price and the widest field of view out of all the binoculars tested.

For example, a binocular that is listed as 10-22x50mm means the zoom portion is capable of viewing at 10x power minimum and can be adjusted up to 22x power and the 50mm would be the objective lens size ( the larger lenses at the opposite end of the binocular ). When considering zoom binoculars remember that a larger objective lens would fair better giving you the greatest amount of light gathering, however they will be bigger and heavier also.

More info: binocularlab.com