Use common sense in the care and maintenance of your binoculars. Always attempt to blow off any visible dust or dirt from the binocular lenses before brushing or rubbing anything on the glass of your binocular. Next, use a lens cleaning tool like a Lens Pen or lens cleaning cloth to gently wipe off any [...]
Archive for October, 2010
Binoculars can be classified as either full-size, mid-size or compact binoculars. The size of the objective lens (aperture) affects how large or small a binocular is. Higher magnification doesn’t increase the physical size of the binocular.
Full-Size Binoculars Full-size binoculars (like an 8×42 binocular) offer the greatest light gathering ability and over-all optical performance.
Mid-Size Binoculars [...]
Most models of binoculars will allow you to view in comfort while wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses. These binoculars have been designed to provide you with longer eye relief. Eye relief refers to the distance images are projected from the ocular lens to their focal point and can vary from 10mm to 23mm. If you [...]
As part of the sales team at Eagle Optics I’m always tickled when a person calls to buy a binocular for a gift. There isn’t a better gift to give than optics. Is there? I mean, optics cross all age, race, and gender barriers. I’ve helped people choose a binocular as a gift for graduation, [...]
Buy the best quality binoculars you can afford. This will allow you to spend the greatest possible time with your binoculars at your eyes instead of dangling from your neck, or worse, left at home. Poor quality binoculars lead to eyestrain, headaches, and are just not much fun to use for any length of [...]
This month Don & Lillian Stokes will release The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America. With 3400 photographs covering 854 species, it will be one of the most comprehensive and informational field guides available to birders. In fact, it’s the first North American guide to cover all subspecies. Thumbing through an advance [...]
Our friend and collegue, Jeff Bouton, recently produced this video featuring the impressive Leica Ultravid HD binoculars. For precision, reliability, and outstanding performance, the Ultravid HD is hard to beat!
As commutes go, I’ll wager my 20-minute drive to work at Eagle Optics is right up there among the best. This was confirmed on a recent morning when I drove a 3-mile stretch of Town Hall Road, which aligns with a meandering creek in a gentle southern Wisconsin valley.
I love the scenery along Town Hall [...]
I thought I’d let all of you in on a special we’re running here at Eagle Optics. We have a limited quantity of demo 8×33 #62197, 8×44 #62195, and 10×44 #62196 Minox BL/BR “Comfort Bridge” series binoculars at great value for the quality of optics you’ll get. These manufacturer demo units are selling at $299.99 [...]