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This section is a technical guide to the terminology and special features of binoculars for bird watching. Here we provide information on the terms you will hear, how binoculars work and special components that affect performance.
Learn about the optical systems that make a good pair of binoculars, including terms like exit pupil, eye relief, magnification, field of view and more. We also offer guides to help you understand the technical aspects of using them for birding.
Flying to a new destination for birding is fun. But how should binoculars travel to ensure they arrive safely? Your best strategy here >>>
Learn how to position your body in a relaxed but stable stance, and how to use objects in your environment to help you hold binoculars steady.
In need of details on using binoculars with an eye condition? Here are guidelines on astigmatism, farsightedness and nearsightedness >>>
How can you maintain your binoculars and ensure they are always at their best? This is a complete guide on how to care for your binoculars.
We look at the two main classes of binoculars to weigh up their advantages and disadvantages when used for bird watching.