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  • Swarovski Large Binocular Field Bag

    Swarovski Large Binocular Field Bag

    R1,899

    The Swarovski Large Binocular Field Bag is a handy accessory for your binocular.

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  • Steiner Binocular Eye Piece

    Steiner Binocular Eye Piece

    The Steiner Binocular Eyepiece is an eyecup for Wildlife 8×24 and 10.5×28 binoculars.

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  • Bushnell Laser Bore Sighter .22-.50 Caliber Bushnell Laser Bore Sighter .22-.50 Caliber

    Bushnell Laser Bore Sighter .22-.50 Caliber

    R1,309

    This bore sighter is a precision instrument constructed of the finest materials and assembled by highly skilled craftsmen for a lifetime of trouble-free use.

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  • Bushnell Pacifica 10x42 All Purpose Binoculars

    Bushnell Pacifica 10×42 All Purpose Binoculars

    R1,249

    The Bushnell 10×42 Pacifica Binoculars is an all-purpose binocular that features a 10x Image Magnification, being the ideal viewing companion to get up closer to your subject.

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  • Vortex Diamondback HD 15x56 Binoculars Vortex Diamondback HD 15x56 Binoculars

    Vortex Diamondback HD 15×56 Binoculars

    R11,959

    HD Optical System – Optimized with select glass elements to deliver exceptional resolution, cut chromatic aberration and provide outstanding color fidelity, edge-to-edge sharpness and light transmission.

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  • Vortex Guide BinoPack Binocular Case

    Vortex Guide BinoPack Binocular Case

    R4,969

    Protect your binoculars, keep the lenses clean and stow essential gear with the Vortex Guide BinoPack. An integrated bino leash prevents drops and lets you lower your bino with confidence.

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  • Vortex Razor UHD 10x50 Binoculars

    Vortex Razor UHD 10×50 Binoculars

    R50,829

    When you want to take the best-of-the-best to the next level… Enter the Vortex Razor UHD 10×50 Binoculars. The Ultra High Definition optical design features an improved optical prescription and unparalleled image resolution.

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  • Vortex Diamondback HD 10x50 Binoculars

    Vortex Diamondback HD 10×50 Binoculars

    R8,229

    The Vortex Diamondback HD 10×50 Binoculars smashes the scale of price vs performance, delivering a rock-solid optic that optically punches high above its class.

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  • Steiner Predator 10x42 Binocular

    Steiner Predator 10×42 Binocular

    R6,059

    The 10x magnification of the Steiner Predator 10×42 Binocular reveals greater detail at long-distance, making it ideal for hunting open-country and field edges.

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  • Rudolph 10x42mm HD Binocular

    R24,999

    The Rudolph Optics 10x42mm HD Open-hinged Binocular is the perfect compact all-rounder featuring an extremely wide field of view. The multi-layer coating of the lenses provides an excellent imaging performance even in low light conditions.

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  • Kowa BD56-12XD 12x56mm Binocular

    R11,159

    These binoculars offer high optical performance comprising bright and clear images, high resolution, and high contrast. They are easy to use and are perfect for outdoor observation.

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  • Kowa BD56-8XD 8x56mm Binocular

    R9,489

    These binoculars offer high optical performance comprising bright and clear images, high resolution, and high contrast. They are easy to use and are perfect for outdoor observation.

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  • Bushnell 16130 Large Featherlight Bino Case

    R2,419

    Bushnell designed these 10×42 All-Purpose Binoculars for hunters and shooters who value simplicity, stability, and results. They have multicoated lenses and BAK7 prisms for bright, clear viewing.

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  • Bushnell 210142RG 10×42 All-Purpose Binoculars

    R1,839

    Bushnell designed these 10×42 All-Purpose Binoculars for hunters and shooters who value simplicity, stability, and results. They have multicoated lenses and BAK7 prisms for bright, clear viewing.

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  • Bushnell 210142R All-Purpose 10×42 Binoculars

    R1,839

    Bushnell designed their All-Purpose Binoculars for outdoor people who value simplicity, stability, and results. All-Purpose binoculars feature multi-coated lenses and BaK-7 prisms for bright clear viewing.

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  • Bushnell 130105R H2O 10×25 Binoculars

    R1,629

    The ultimate on-the-water viewing companions. Even in the most challenging conditions, our ever-popular H2O binoculars stay on board and in your hands with a Soft Texture Grip.

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  • Bushnell 211050 Pacifica 10×50 Binoculars

    R1,479

    The Bushnell 10×50 Pacifica Binocular is a larger-class, higher-magnification entry in their ultra-economical porro prism collection.

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  • Lynx Ranger 8x25mm Binocular

    R1,389

    Proven high-tech features in the Ranger guarantee to impress this generation and the next and continue the optical excellence at a price you can afford.

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  • Lynx Ranger 10x25mm Binocular

    R1,499

    Proven high-tech features in the Ranger guarantee to impress this generation and the next and continue the optical excellence at a price you can afford.

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  • Hawke Binocular Tripod Mount

    R509

    For extended binocular viewing the Binocular Tripod Mount attaches to full size (32mm, 42mm, 50mm) Hawke binoculars and monoculars.

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  • Hawke Binocular Harness Strap

    R599

    The Hawke Binocular Strap is designed with quiet features and is fully adjustable and customizable to your size.

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  • Hawke Binocular Harness Pack

    R1,109

    The Hawke Binocular Harness Pack is designed with quiet features and is fully adjustable and customizable to your size.

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  • Hawke Binocular Harness Pro Pack

    R1,759

    The Hawke Binocular Harness Pro Pack is designed with quiet features and is fully adjustable and customizable to your size.

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  • Hawke Frontier APO 10X42 Binocular

    R14,749

    All Frontier models feature Hawke’s new H7 optics, offering stunning high definition viewing with incredible color control and phase correction.

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  • Hawke Frontier APO 8X42 Binocular

    R13,199

    All Frontier models feature Hawke’s new H7 optics, offering stunning high definition viewing with incredible color control and phase correction.

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How to Choose Binoculars

Are you in the market for a new pair of binoculars, but feeling overwhelmed by the number of options available? Don't worry, you're not alone. Choosing the right pair of binoculars can be a daunting task, but with a little bit of knowledge and guidance, you can find the perfect pair to suit your needs. In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know to make an informed decision when choosing binoculars.

Understanding Binocular Terminology

Before we dive into the different types of binoculars available, it's important to understand some basic terminology. Here are some terms you should be familiar with:

Magnification

Magnification refers to how much closer an object appears when viewed through binoculars. For example, if you're using 8x magnification binoculars, an object will appear eight times closer than it would to the naked eye.

Objective Lens Diameter

The objective lens is the lens at the end of the binoculars farthest from your eyes. The diameter of this lens is measured in millimeters and is usually the second number in the binocular's specification (e.g. 8x42).

Field of View

Field of view refers to the width of the area you can see through the binoculars at a certain distance. It's typically measured in feet at 1,000 yards or meters at 1,000 meters.

Exit Pupil

The exit pupil is the small circle of light you see when you hold the binoculars away from your eyes. It's calculated by dividing the objective lens diameter by the magnification. A larger exit pupil allows for more light to enter your eye, which can be beneficial in low-light conditions.

Types of Binoculars

Now that you have a basic understanding of binocular terminology, let's explore the different types of binoculars available.

Porro Prism Binoculars

Porro prism binoculars are the most common type of binoculars. They have a classic design with offset objective lenses and eyepieces that are not aligned with the objective lenses. These binoculars tend to be less expensive than roof prism binoculars and can provide a wider field of view.

Roof Prism Binoculars

Roof prism binoculars have a more compact and streamlined design, making them more portable and easier to use with one hand. They tend to be more expensive than porro prism binoculars but can provide higher quality images.

Compact Binoculars

Compact binoculars are smaller and more portable than full-size binoculars. They're great for activities like hiking, birdwatching, and traveling.

Zoom Binoculars

Zoom binoculars allow you to adjust the magnification, giving you more versatility in your viewing experience.However, they tend to be more expensive and can be heavier and bulkier than fixed magnification binoculars.

Considerations When Choosing Binoculars

Now that you're familiar with the different types of binoculars, it's time to consider what you'll be using them for and what features are important to you. Here are some factors to consider:

Intended Use

Think about what you'll be using the binoculars for. Will you be using them for birdwatching, hunting, stargazing, or something else? Different activities may require different types of binoculars.

Magnification

Consider what magnification will best suit your needs. Higher magnification may provide more detail but can also result in a narrower field of view and a shakier image.

Objective Lens Diameter

The larger the objective lens diameter, the more light the binoculars can gather. This can be beneficial in low-light conditions.

Field of View

Consider the field of view you need for your intended use. A wider field of view can be beneficial for activities like birdwatching or sporting events, while a narrower field of view may be sufficient for stargazing.

Eye Relief

Eye relief refers to the distance between the eyepiece and your eye. If you wear glasses, you'll want a longer eye relief to accommodate them.

Image Quality

Consider the image quality you're looking for. Higher quality binoculars will generally provide sharper, clearer images with better color accuracy.

Durability

Think about the durability of the binoculars, especially if you'll be using them outdoors or in rugged conditions. Look for binoculars that are waterproof, shockproof, and have a rugged design.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best magnification for binoculars?

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best magnification will depend on your intended use. Generally, lower magnification (around 8x) is good for activities like birdwatching, while higher magnification (12x or higher) may be better for activities like stargazing.

Should I choose porro prism or roof prism binoculars?

Both porro prism and roof prism binoculars have their advantages and disadvantages. Porro prism binoculars tend to be less expensive and can provide a wider field of view, while roof prism binoculars are more compact and can provide higher-quality images.

What size binoculars should I choose?

The size of binoculars you choose will depend on your intended use. Full-size binoculars are great for activities like birdwatching, while compact binoculars are better for hiking and traveling.

Do I need waterproof binoculars?

If you plan on using your binoculars outdoors, waterproofing can be a useful feature to have. It can protect your binoculars from rain, snow, and other environmental factors.

How much should I spend on binoculars?

The amount you should spend on binoculars depends on your budget and the features you're looking for. Determine what features are most important to you and what you're willing to spend before making your purchase.