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Binoculars for birding: Technical information
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.
When birding we want the best view. So should you wear or remove glasses when using binoculars or a spotting scope? We weigh it up here >>>
Spectacles or sun glasses wearers need long eye relief when using binoculars or spotting scopes. Not sure what it is or why it counts? >>>
Want to make sure you always see a bright, clear image through your binoculars? Choosing a pair with the right size exit pupil is crucial.
Is it worth carrying a tripod along with your birding binoculars? We explain when and why mounting binoculars on a tripod is a good idea >>>
Do you want to stop raindrops obscuring your lenses? We look at how to get the best view through your binoculars, even when it’s pouring.
All about diopters and focus wheels: how to adjust binoculars to fit the width of your face and the tiny variations between each eye.
The best way to hold and use binoculars may not be obvious. We address common queries so you can fully enjoy your bird watching experience.
Here we sum up of the pros and cons of BAK4 versus BK7 glass used in binoculars. Would you be able to tell the difference between them?
Extra low dispersion glass and high definition glass – do both features need to be on your wish list for binoculars for bird watching?
Effective light transmission through the body of your binoculars results in a brighter image. How do prism and lens coatings achieve this?
Many affordable binoculars include waterproofing and fogproofing. What are the best features which extend the life of your binoculars?