Tag Archives: Magnification

Birding Binoculars


Birding binoculars are the most important piece of equipment in the birder toolbox. A well selected pair of binoculars will give years of service and bird watching pleasure. Here are seven tips that the avid birder can use to select the binoculars that are right for them. 1) Get the instant focus option When observing […]

What You Need To Know When Choosing Boating Binoculars


Here we take a look at what you need to know when choosing Boating Binoculars. There are always new models but the inherent designs are still the same. First thing to consider when looking at Binoculars is how we are going to use them. We mostly use them for Navigating which means we need to […]

Types of Binoculars


Binoculars are used for viewing distant subjects. It has two identical and aligned glasses in the same direction. It comes in different types and styles, serving different purposes. “Binocular” comes from the Latin word “bini” which means “double,” and “oculus” meaning “eye.” The advantage of using two eyes with the use of this gadget is […]

Compound Or Stereo Microscope?


Your application is the most important factor in choosing a microscope. What you need to see and what you want to do with that image will determine what kind of microscope you need. Microscopes typically come in two types: compound or stereo microscope. The most common is the compound microscope. It is the one most […]

Biological Microscopes And The Processes Of Life


When you want to study living organisms and their life processes, one of the best equipment to perform the job are the biological microscopes. Under their lenses, you can see through to the cells and their components, often in full color. These microscopes can range from the very simple setups used in schools and homes […]

What is a Spotting Scope and Where Do I Get One?


A spotting scope is in simple terms, a portable telescope. It is used primarily for observing wildlife, especially birds. Spotting scopes have a magnification usually on the order of 20X to 60X. Other features found on most models include a touch exterior usually rubber and built for long lasting touch usage. There will always be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Learn 3 Things Before You Buy A Telescope


If you are looking for telescopes, you may have some difficulty finding a store in your area that sells good ones. Sure you can go to places like Target or Kmart and probably find one in a box that you can use but they are not of high quality and can be somewhat disappointing for […]

Photographing The Universe Through A Telescope


Most people love to gaze up at the night sky and enjoy the beautiful light show that nature provides, the stars, galaxies and constellations seem so close. It is fun to imagine what earth was like millions of years ago when light from distant stars left on its journey through the universe, never stopping or […]