HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BINOCULARS? 

You can observe fauna and flora at any age. Binoculars can be seen as a game for children or a sight for the hikers' eyes: they let you discover another world. So, how to make the best of it?

BINOCULARS DESIGN

Product managers, engineers, laboratory staff: All our optics specialist gather together to design binoculars.

When choosing binoculars, 3 criteria are to be considered: the lens magnification, the adjustment possibility and finally, the weight.

MAGNIFICATION

It is not always easy to understand the technical specifications of a pair of binoculars. Here is an easy method to find your way around these specifications.

One figure to remember: the magnification. Binoculars are identified by 1 figure: 8, 10, 12 or sometimes 2 figures: 8x25, 10x25, 12x32

The first figure refers to the magnification, and the 2nd to the larger lens diameter.

What is the magnification? This function increases the size of a subject that you observe from afar.

For example, with a 8x magnification, the observed subject seems 8 times closer than with the naked eye. But it does not mean that it is 8 times bigger.

The higher the magnification, the further you will see. Beware however, magnifications over x12 will amplify shaking.

X8 MAGNIFICATION

What you are observing seems 8X closer. 

X10 MAGNIFICATION

What you are observing seems 10X closer. 

X12 MAGNIFICATION

What you are observing seems 8X closer. Increased risk of shaking.

ADJUSTMENT

With or without adjustment? Choose the most appropriate for your use!

Preset binoculars, also called "fix focus", are easier to use. There is no adjustment required. They are ready to use. We recommend them for family hikes with children. Children will be able to use them just like adults, without needing to adjust them. Only limitation of the preset binoculars: you must observe from a distance of 20 meters minimum to get a sharp image.

Adjustable binoculars provide a more precise, sharper image. An adjustment system lets you set the focus, from far or near. An adjustment wheel, a few seconds and observe!!

WEIGHT

When you are hiking or walking, binoculars quickly become heavy and cumbersome. Whether in your backpack or around your neck.

Opt for lightweight binoculars, , i.e. weighing  less than 350 grams . Remember: the magnification affects the total weight of the binoculars. The higher the magnification, the heavier the lenses and therefore the heavier the binoculars.

A pair of binoculars with a x12 magnification will always be heavier than x10 or x8 magnification binoculars.

PIERRE-ANTOINE

Optics Specialist

Binoculars are fragile. Protect them from shocks that could damage the lenses. In the event of a shock,the lenses will no longer do their job adequately and you may not be able to get a clear image

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