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Bird Watching Binoculars, How To Pick A Good Pair

Birds are beautiful creatures that have fascinated mankind for thousands of years. If you have an avid interest in birds and bird watching, you likely understand the curiosity and temptation to want to see a bird up close. However, this is not always a possibility to do so without invading their habitat or possibly scaring them away. A good pair of bird watching binoculars can help you view these birds at a much closer range, properly.

Bird watching binoculars can cost anywhere from $50 to hundreds of dollars, depending on the type you use and the features. There are many features and functions to consider when looking for a good pair of binoculars suitable for bird watching. You may have to experiment with different types of binoculars to see what works best for you.

What type of magnification do you need when you are out watching for birds? Be aware that the higher magnification you have, the lower your field of view will be. The reverse also applies; the lower your magnification is, the more field of view you will receive. Experiment with various types of binocular magnification to discover which type might work best for you and your viewings.

Search for binoculars that you know you can focus easily. You should be able to easily adjust them and they should adjust fairly quickly. They should still be able to offer you a crisp image in the meantime. The higher quality of your binoculars, the finer your focusing will be. This is something to consider when you are looking at different prices for binoculars available.

You should also consider the size of the lens. Having the biggest lens is not going to mean you have the best sight of the birds you will be watching. The general recommendation for your lenses is around 35 or 45mm. Many people make the mistake of paying too much money for binoculars with a huge lens, only to find that they are dissatisfied with the quality of the image they receive.

Those who wear glasses need to make considerations towards the eye cups on the binoculars that they have interest in. If the eye cups are made out of soft rubber they will allow you to have better viewing from your glasses being closer to the lens. You can also find binoculars with adjustable eye cups, however these may cost extra in price.

You might have to try out many different pairs of binoculars to find the type that are right for you. Keep in mind that binoculars that work well for someone else may not work well enough for your own preferences. If you have some friends that enjoy bird watching, consider asking if you can borrow some of their binoculars so you can see the different options available.

Discovering and making use of the right pair of bird watching binoculars can really add more to your bird watching experience. You will find that you appreciate these beautiful creatures more than ever before once you have seen them close up. Bird watching binoculars can truly be considered a necessity for anyone who enjoys viewing natural beauty.

For a full line of binoculars and other specific bird watching equipment like spotting scopes and digiscoping accessories visit the Perception Optics website where you’ll find a large number of optics, all with free shipping.  See our full line of Alpen Optics which has excellent clarity for a great price and their spotting scopes are some of the best on the market with tripods and full digital adaptability.


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