Optical coatings are added to the glass surface of the objective in order to reduce or downright eliminate light reflection. Light loss and glare are two things that you might not come across in a binocular with an optical coating, but you’ll definitely stumble upon them if your model doesn’t have any good coating. Brighter and clearer images often come from the quality of the optical coating.
We got these binoculars for our 7 year old daughter's birthday. She is very happy with them. They come with a nice good-quality carrying bag made of heavy fabric. The bag has a loop so that they can be carried on a belt. There is a shoelace-style strap that attaches to one side of the binoculars. It is long enough that she can carry the binoculars around her neck, and they hang down to her waist. It is easy to focus, and they can adjust to adult eyes just as well as kid-sized eyes. The leaves of a tree 100 yards away came into sharp focus. Also included is a good kid-friendly set of instructions and a cleaning cloth. We are delighted with this purchase. These are real binoculars, comparable in weight and quality to binoculars I've taken to watch sporting and cultural events.
The Nikon Monarch 7 ATB 10x42 and the Leica 10x25 Ultravid BCR both earned a score of 8 out of 10 in our clarity testing. These models allowed us to see zones 8 and nine9 were clearly on the chart with just a little defocusing around the last millimeter or two near the edges. All five of these top pairs include multi-coated lenses, ED or HD glass, and excellent craftsmanship, which is what allows them all to be so clear.
The Beetle Mini Tough is a compact set of binoculars made from high-quality plastics and rubber, to be as durable as possible. Boasting a sturdy and versatile design, your children will be able to explore all of nature’s hidden gems from afar. Due to the eight levels of magnification and the 5×30 power crystal lenses, details will be magnified brilliantly.
A step-up in price and quality will add features such as water- and fog-proofing, better optical properties, or wider fields of view. For example, the Carson Scout has a wide 62-degree viewing angle, while this Vivitar is waterproof and has an open-bridge design for easier handling. The Pentax U-Series comes in three colors (and we know how much kids love colors) and weighs less than half a pound. Perennial favorite Nikon has a great line of T01 Aculons that come in even more colors and use lead and arsenic-free glass so it’s kinder to the environment—and who doesn’t appreciate that these days?
Sticker shock is common when looking for your first pair of bins. If you're timid about spending multiple hundreds of dollars on a new hobby, the Celestron Nature DX 8x42 is a perfect choice. The image quality of these binoculars, which list for just $140 and often sell for less, is by far the best we've seen in this price range. In fact, it rivals models that cost more than twice as much in that regard. The supple focus knobs and easy eyecup adjustments continue the beginner-friendly trend. We also enjoyed that the 6.5ft focus range let us get a good look at any nearby butterflies or other interesting insects, a big plus for days when the birds just aren't singing.
I am looking at buying something for pest contro;l needs. I have a termite nest up a tree about 20 meters high and need to look closely at it to see if any termites come out of shell when broken, What instruments will do this for me. I was looking at a Avalon monocular 10×42 which looks suitable.. Something small and rugged would be good as I can then take it into subfloors also.
In addition to its high-transmission optical system, Swarovski also equips the SLC binocular with a range of features that improve the handling experience of the observer. The geared focus system offers quick and precise focusing with the same focus wheel, permitting the observer to focus from infinity down to 10.5 ft in only two rotations. Covering the magnesium alloy housing are two distinct types of rubber armoring, each providing impact protection and tactile response where they are needed most.
When you want close-up views of distant objects, but have limited space for optical gear, a quality monocular is your best bet. Sometimes, a binocular or spotting scope is simply too large and cumbersome to bring along on family trips to the beach, sports games, or on camping excursions to scenic locations. The Orion 10x42 Waterproof Monocular is conveniently compact and portable, so you can enjoy magnified views of distant wildlife, birds, scenery, sporting events, and even the Moon without packing a lot of bulky equipment. What’s more, its rugged, rubber-armored body and waterproof construction make the Orion 10x42 Monocular ideal for use in virtually any weather conditions.  

A larger exit pupil makes it easier to put the eye where it can receive the light: anywhere in the large exit pupil cone of light will do. This ease of placement helps avoid, especially in large field of view binoculars, vignetting, which brings to an image with the borders darkened because the light from them is partially blocked, and it means that the image can be quickly found which is important when looking at birds or game animals that move rapidly, or for a seaman on the deck of a pitching boat or ship. Narrow exit pupil binoculars may also be fatiguing because the instrument must be held exactly in place in front of the eyes to provide a useful image. Finally, many people use their binoculars at dusk, in overcast conditions, and at night, when their pupils are larger. Thus the daytime exit pupil is not a universally desirable standard. For comfort, ease of use, and flexibility in applications, larger binoculars with larger exit pupils are satisfactory choices even if their capability is not fully used by day.


Exit Pupil  The exit pupil is the size of the focused light that hits the eye. To see the exit pupil, hold the binocular eight to ten inches away from your face and notice the small dots of light in the center of the eyepieces. Exit pupil diameter, which should always be larger than the pupil of your eye, is directly affected by the objective diameter and the magnification. The pupil of a human eye ranges from about 1.5mm in bright conditions to about 8mm in the dark. If your binoculars’ exit pupil diameter is smaller than the pupil of your eye, it’s going to seem like you’re looking through a peep hole. Bear in mind that as eyes age, they tend to dilate less, so exit pupil becomes more important as the user ages.
As a curiousity, I peered into the sky, looking at constellations, and sensitivity of picking up more stars was enhanced. It's too bad, there wasn't more zoom to get a different field of view. By the way, it doesn't accommodate a tripod. Additionally, the focusing knob is somewhat counterintuitive for positioning. It is placed on the further end of the top of the body. It is a peculiar location when compared to a conventional set of binoculars. Lastly, the feel of the focusing knob is not as smooth as I would expect from a set of any binoculars. It sort of makes it feel very cheap, in construction.
In many cases, people prefer to take binoculars along whenever they go hiking, or birdwatching, or boating on the water. This is why it makes sense to to seek out a lightweight model (e.g., 7-20 oz.) that comes with a carrying case, a shoulder strap, and a pair of lens covers. Consumers may also want to choose a model that is waterproof (or at least water-resistant). In addition, it pays do some research so you can get a sense of how each model will respond when being used in any extreme weather conditions.
The Gemtune Best Guarder has a 5x magnification, which is one of the highest magnification levels that you will find in the market. Take note that the majority of the night and daytime binoculars have a magnification of between 2x and 4x. 5x magnification means you get to view things that are far away with more clarity than you would with a binocular with less magnification. Additionally, the device has 720P video recording capabilities. For instance, if you were looking at wildlife during the night and you stumbled on a great view, you can video record it at 720P. Even though this might not be the best clarity in the market, it is quite impressive as it is one of the highest you can ever find. Another advantage is that the device supports time-lapse function which photographers and videographers will find useful.
Another important feature is the material of the binocular or the set. Avoid cheap plastics as it can be easily broken by your kid and won’t resist too much either. Also, if you are only interested in a pair of binoculars make sure it has a rubber coating and resistant to water. Children will often play outside in the cloudy and rainy days too thus they will require a waterproof item to observe the nature during camping, field trips or a simple afternoon in the backyard of your home. Rubber is also lightweight, improving your child’s posture and not adding pressure on the neck or arms after an entire day spent outside.
Central focusing is an arrangement which involves rotation of a central focusing wheel to adjust both tubes together. In addition, one of the two eyepieces can be further adjusted to compensate for differences between the viewer's eyes (usually by rotating the eyepiece in its mount). Because the focal change effected by the adjustable eyepiece can be measured in the customary unit of refractive power, the diopter, the adjustable eyepiece itself is often called a diopter. Once this adjustment has been made for a given viewer, the binoculars can be refocused on an object at a different distance by using the focusing wheel to adjust both tubes together without eyepiece readjustment.
A monocular is a modified refracting telescope used to magnify the images of distant objects by passing light through a series of lenses and usually prisms, the application of prisms resulting in a lightweight, compact telescope. Volume and weight are less than half those of binoculars of similar optical properties, making a monocular easy to carry, and also proportionally less expensive. Monoculars produce 2-dimensional images, while binoculars add perception of depth (3 dimensions), assuming one has normal binocular vision.

Get your kids in on all the nature watching around them with this specially crafted pair of binoculars that for little hands. They can hold this pair for a long time due to its lightweight construction and compact design. They'll be able to view woodpeckers and hummingbirds alike with 10 times magnification with a lens diameter of 25 mm at a range of 380 feet at 1000 yards.
First, you need to check the monocular’s optics. The optics are the features of the monocular that determine how clearly it conveys the image to your eye. The optics are typically defined by magnification and by lens diameter. The larger these specs are, the clearer the image will be that you get from the monocular. Compact monoculars often have magnifications of 6 or 7, while larger monoculars might have magnifications of up to 35. Lens diameter in a good monocular can also vary from 18 to 50.

It is powered by a CR-123 lithium-ion battery. This gives it longer power duration of around 58 hours if the infrared feature is turned off. In case the IR illuminator is on, the estimated battery duration is about 12 hours. The availability of this battery can be an issue even though it delivers great battery backup. Click here to see the best price.


I have reviewed this item already and this is not a good time to do this again. The binoculars are good quality, but the bag is much too small. I had great difficulty getting it in and out of the bag. I bought this for my 3 year old grandson and I'm sure he will become frustrated trying to use the bag. He will more than likely NOT use the bag, which would otherwise be good protection and handy to carry the binoculars. I will have to purchase another bag for them to easily fit in.
Hunting binoculars need to be both clearer than the hobbyist binoculars and should give you a more unobstructed view of the world in front of you. There is also a need for higher magnification, but not at the cost of picture quality. Hunting binoculars do not need to be world class because any shooting done at night will be done at relatively close range.

Unsurprisingly these binoculars are black, the word ‘Wingspan’ is neatly embossed on one side in white. The two eye cylinders are sleek and stylish. They are joined by a simple bridge section which separates the two wheels. A smaller one away from the eyepiece will allow you to move the binoculars in and out, to create the perfect fit for your kids eyes. The larger wheel near your eyes is for focusing when looking at distant, or near, objects. Each side of the binoculars features a simple loop, this allows you to attach the neck strap and keep the binoculars safe while walking around. You will also receive a carry bag made from soft nylon and lens caps for both ends of the binoculars; as well as a few instructions on using the binoculars.
To shoot for the stars, you obviously need a pair of binoculars with a high magnification factor – as well as ones with excellent light gathering abilities. We get both here with the splendidly named ‘SkyMaster’, ensuring this affordable pair is tailor-made for amateur astronomers, allowing for use at dusk, dawn and night. Multi coated lenses combine with BaK-4 prisms to allow for increased light transmission and therefore high contrast images with bags of detail. Stargazers will also benefit from the fact that this option can be tripod mounted, while it also has its own centre support rod for increased stability. A polycarbonate and aluminum build provides both robustness and portability, while we also get a product that is waterproofed and fog-proofed with it. To conclude, here is a binocular that could literally stand in a field of its own, while your attention is inevitably drawn skyward.
There are a few key things to keep in mind when choosing a pair of binoculars for hunting. First off, remember that you’ll often be looking for animals in low light conditions, so light transmission is crucial. Also, you’ll be lugging them around difficult terrain, so buy a quality pair that will be able to take a few bumps without any major problems. 10×42 is the most common size of binoculars to carry while hunting, although you may want a larger pair if you are doing long range spotting.
The two images below are of my two and a half year old daughter showing off that she "can use my binoculars" and even one handed! However whilst these Hawke Nature-Trek 8x42 Open Hinge binoculars are particularly lightweight, I would not suggest getting them specifically for your child. What these pics do not show is how long she could hold them for or how steadily she was holding them!

The Ghost Hunter Night Vision binocular is one of the smallest night vision binocular in my collection of night vision binoculars. However, it can more than outperform some of its bigger competitors, especially in regards to the field of view. The Ghost Hunter has a 1X magnification and a 24 mm objective lens, which guarantee a broad field of view.
With this guide, we’re going to outline the 12 best night vision binoculars you can buy, but before we get there, you really should know what makes a good night vision binocular. The following are the components you’re going to most want to look out for. They’re the most important aspects of your night vision binoculars and can be the difference between snagging that prized hunt and going home empty handed. .
In general, an 8×25 or 10×25 monocular is considered to be a compact/pocket monocular. It will easily fit in your pocket and be very portable. This type of monocular will usually come with a small carrying bag. The pocket monocular works as a cool gadget as it’s easy to carry around everywhere, keep in your car or in your pocket when hiking. Pocket monoculars are cheaper and can also serve as a nice gift to someone.
These light green binoculars with just a touch of blue on the main body are perfect for your little soldier! The 8×21 refers to the magnification and lens size. Eight is a good number to ensure good visibility over a wide area and definitely enough for your child to hide in the trees and watch their friends or you! Alongside an objective lens diameter of 21mm, you will also appreciate the ocular lens diameter of 18mm. It should provide a good field of view; approximately 366 feet at 1,000 yards. The prism is coated and there are 5 different lens pieces in 3 groups. The coating is listed as FC and the exit pupil distance is 10mm. It has a simple twist function to allow your child to set the lens to the same distance apart as their eyes. This ensures maximum comfort and the best possible image. This effectively folds the binoculars slightly to ensure they are comfortable without affecting the quality if the magnification.
They are also commonly used for studying the stars at night or for bird watching.  You may also wish to use them when camping, watching a sporting event or even at the theater. Of course, thanks to the movies, binoculars are also associated with the art of spying and this makes them exciting for children to play with! Whether they want to mimic your use of binoculars or simply pretend to be spies, this is one gift that they will enjoy and can learn from.
Believe it or not, it might be a better idea to talk to a consultant or seller, ask for the opinion of a friend or acquaintance, and read some online reviews, than to trust the product description. Each individual’s eyesight is different. Some hunters wear glasses and others do not. Some folks are interested in fast-moving game that’s usually found in deep forests, whereas others like to hunt on planes.
Given as the second number in a binocular description (e.g. 7x35, 8x50), the diameter of the objective lens determines the resolution (sharpness) and how much light can be gathered to form an image. When two different binoculars have equal magnification, equal quality, and produce a sufficiently matched exit pupil (see below), the larger objective diameter produces a "brighter" [10][11][12] and sharper image.[13][14] An 8×40, then, will produce a "brighter" and sharper image than an 8×25, even though both enlarge the image an identical eight times. The larger front lenses in the 8×40 also produce wider beams of light (exit pupil) that leave the eyepieces. This makes it more comfortable to view with an 8×40 than an 8×25. A 10x50 binoculars is better than an 8x40 for magnification, sharpness and luminous flux. Objective diameter is usually expressed in millimeters. It is customary to categorize binoculars by the magnification × the objective diameter; e.g. 7×50. Smaller binoculars may have a diameter of as low as 22 mm; 35 mm and 50 mm is a common diameter for field binoculars; astronomical binoculars have diameters ranging from 70 mm to 150 mm.[15]
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