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When choosing a pair of binoculars it is important to ensure that they are of high quality and meet your needs. As technology has developed over the years binoculars have too; which means that vision quality, durability and features have all improved. To get the most out of your binoculars for your own endeavours you want to have a pair with optics fit for purpose. Suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities, there is a variety of brands and models to choose from to give you that perfect view.

Features and specifications

There are hundreds of different binoculars to choose from including models from brands such as Alpen, Bushnell, Olympus, Celestron and Nikon. Many of these binoculars include features such as night vision, waterproofing, fog proofing, image stabilisation and built-in compasses, along with different optics for different purposes. If you're going to be out at sea, perhaps some marine binoculars will suit you.

Alongside these features, you should make sure you pick the binoculars with the most appropriate size, magnification and lens. These subtle differences will ensure that if you get the binoculars which are designed for your activity and needs. Some will come with handy UV filters, these are good for hunting binoculars.

There are three main types of binoculars; full-size, mid-size and compact which vary mainly in size and weight. The larger size binoculars are designed for activities such as boating and wildlife viewing. Whereas the compact editions are more lightweight and portable.

Magnification and lenses

One of the main reasons you want a pair of binoculars is probably the magnification it brings. If you want to stargaze than you will obviously need more magnification than you would with sports activities for instance. Magnification with binoculars ranges from 2x to 40x which gives you a wide range of options to choose from. Get out and explore and take in the great outdoors and its tremendous views.

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