Another brutally competitive market. Welcome to the world of high performance optics. Specifically, binoculars. Binoculars only do one thing: Magnify distant objects for your viewing pleasure. The lighter the better, right? Right! Because when binoculars are needed, the user is typically outdoors. The applications or uses are varied and many, but the lightweight binoculars has become very useful, high precision, lightweight and very cool instruments.
There are quite a few good videos on youtube that give you a basic outline of Binoculars and their functions, like this awesome vid:
Lightweight Doesn’t Mean Low Performance
The manufacturers seem to be getting mandates from the masses. “Compact, lightweight, super powerful binoculars please. Oh, and don’t forget tough, waterproof, colorful and cool looking. Thanks.” The masses are fickle, but the manufacturers are talented, and they’ve all responded. Some of the choices on the market today include, but are not limited to:
- Nikon 7548 Monarch 7
- Leica BCR Ultravid
- Vortex Optics Viper HD
- Celestron 71330 Nature DX
- Wingspan Optics SpectatorPro
And many more. When the very top quality products are many, and the differences in performance are minor, personal preference comes into play, and no one is going to tell you that you can’t buy that pink camo pair of binoculars if you want to. Price, of course, is always a factor and always will be. Again, those who produce fine, lightweight binoculars know this, and they conform to demand. It’s only good business.
Everyone Is Different
It’s true. Every eyeball is different, and choosing a pair of binoculars can be as difficult as getting new prescription glasses. Reading reviews is all fine and dandy, however, nothing beats trying out the product in real life, as opposed to cyber space. The proof is in the pudding, and since each individual is very different, there will be significant differences in how each pair of binoculars perform for each individual. All of the confusing numbers and specs and this and that mean very little sometimes, therefore, trying out the different options is, of course, always the best way to go. It’s not a bad idea to peel your eyes away from your computer screen and take a drive in the real world anyway. Head to the sporting goods place and peek at the binoculars.