I recently wrote my blog about difficulties recommending specific camera models for digiscoping, but I have no hesitation when it comes to spotting scopes. Best of all, one of the mostly highly recommended scopes for digiscoping is presently on sale! With the price break, it’s like getting the Swarovski UCA or DCA adapter for [...]
Archive for January, 2011
Light transmission describes the percentage of available light that passes through your binoculars. The amount of light can be increased with the use of anti-reflective coatings on binocular lenses. When an anti-reflective (AR) coating is applied to the glass surface of a binocular it increases the amount of light that reaches your eye.
The more complete [...]
First, it’s good to think about the ways in which you’ll be using your binoculars. Do you need more detail at theater and sporting events, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, or hunting? Will you use your binoculars to view things close up or far away? Will you be able to prop your arms on [...]
Your optics purchase is an investment, so it makes sense to know the manufacturer’s warranty before you lay down your hard-earned money on that binocular or spotting scope. The warranty may be as important as the price!
A typical warranty in the optics industry is a “limited lifetime” warranty which covers materials or workmanship, referred [...]
On December 26, I once again participated in my area Christmas Bird Count (CBC). For years, it had been a tradition for me and my mom on the Sunday before the new year. The two of us, often accompanied by my dad, daughter Callie, or another friend, would load into the car, well equipped [...]
I would like to thank all the birders (and non-birders) who came to Eagle Optics to see the Golden-crowned Sparrow! I know it was a special experience for everyone involved. Over 200 people visited us to see the vagrant sparrow coming to our feeders since I discovered it on December 20th. It was ‘life bird’ [...]