Binoculars & Headlamps

Included in this section is our popular student binocular, several useful headlamps and red led light flashlights for reading at night without loosing night vision. On binoculars, we often get questions about what the numbers on a binocular mean (such as 8 x 21). The first numeral refers to the magnification, or power. An object seen through the binocular will be magnified eight times the size when viewed by the naked eye. The second numeral refers to the diameter of the objective lens, which is the end of the binocular facing the object to be viewed. The larger the numeral, the greater the diameter of the lens, and thus the more daylight entering the optic to illuminate the object. Binoculars are also described by field of view. For example, a field of view of 365 feet at 1000 yards means that when you are viewing objects 1000 yards away, you will have 365 feet of horizon in your field of view. The binocular we offer combines the best features for "normal" use (higher magnifications have reduced fields of view or less light collecting ability). 

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