Tag Archives: Eye Relief

Understanding Binoculars


Understanding binoculars is crucial before considering buying one. The prospective buyer is faced with a myriad of options and will be left more confused if not familiar with the technical aspects of binoculars. The purpose of this article is to familiarize the novice with the technical aspects of binoculars. The physical features of binoculars which […]

Accessories For Your Binoculars – Eyecups

Binoculars Eyecups

The majority of binoculars that are made today are more user-friendly for those who wear eyeglasses. Eye relief and the way the binocular eyecups are made should be a major consideration to those who wear eyeglasses. This is because wearing eyeglasses causes the eyes to be further away from the eyepiece. Another critical feature to […]

Binocular Eyecups

Binoculars Eyecups

What is the purpose of Binocular Eyecups and what do they mean to you? There are only two reasons manufacturers provide Eyecups for binoculars. One is provide “shade/cover” between the focal lens of the binoculars eyepiece and the eye and two, to provide a “stand-off” from the eye to the focal lens or eyepiece of […]

Binocular Selection Guide


If asked, most people would turn down help when selecting a pair of binoculars. Most likely, their predominant selection criteria are based upon either magnification or the price. After all that is all there is to it, right? Well, No. You will need to balance your personal expectations of the quality of the view, the […]

What To Consider When Buying A Spotting Scope?

Spotting Scope

Spotting Scope Terminology: Straight Straight Eyepiece Design The straight eyepiece position works well when viewing downward from an elevated platform, such as a deck, patio, hillside, anytime you’re above the subject be viewed. Many novice users also favor the more natural line of sight afforded by the straight eyepiece – especially when trying to follow […]

Useful Accessories For An Amateur Astronomer


You’ve got a telescope and a choice of eyepieces, so what extras can make your watching hours more pleasant as well as effective? Listed here is a number of several very helpful add-ons in order to take your star gazing to the next step. You’ve devoted around 30 minutes getting your eyesight modified to the […]

Using Spotting Scopes For Digiscoping


Digiscoping is the process in which one can take photos with a digital camera with the help of a spotting scope. Both video and still photographies are possible through digiscoping. With the coming of the digital cameras, there have been major changes in the quality of the photos and thus, various alternatives are available to […]

Ocular Lenses


An ocular lens – ocular, as we all know, refers to the eye – is a lens that has many uses in a range of optical instruments and devices, like microscopes and telescopes. It is also called an eyepiece because that is the lens closest to the human eye when a person looks through a […]

New Telescope Eyepieces Will Improve Even the Finest Telescopes


Now that you have bought or perhaps have been given a new telescope, you’re thinking about making it even better. One the first things new telescope owners usually replace are the telescope eyepieces. Many people, especially beginners, have a tendency to want to overdo it when it comes to upgrading their telescope eyepieces. You might […]

A Guide On Choosing A Best Spotting Scope

Spotting Scope

No matter what animal you are hunting, a spotting scope is a good tool to have. It’s much easier to use than lugging around a pair of binoculars. Hunters need optical enhancement to perform this sport to the best of their ability. You can use a spotting scope for bird watching, tracking, and for similar […]