In this last part of our series on binoculars, we start with military models, which many of us will never need, but you never know what situation you will find yourself in and far-vision is an absolute must in military maneuvers.
Different than any other military equipment, a military binocular is something that doesn’t require a license. Whether a gift or for personal use, you need to be sure what you are expecting and needing in a binocular and how it will be utilized. Hence, it is important to know and understand the basics when binocular comparing.
Are you in need of a binocular that will help you get closer to the action? Or do you need a military binocular fitted for tactical operations? The first question you should ask yourself is the number of times magnification you need. How to look for that? Take note the binocular titles such as 8 x30, for example. The first number represents the amount of magnification, which in this case and object is magnified 8 times. The second number refers to the diameter of the binoculars pupil. In this instance, it’s 30 meaning 30mm diameter. Similar to that of an eye pupil, the wider it dilates the more comes in and the better it can see in conditions with low lights.
7×50 Steiner 1001A Commander V Marine Binocular w/Compass model ST1001A has a high-definition stabilized compass and features Steiner’s new 3-D optical system technology as well as CAT optical coating. This model is waterproof, fog proof, and shockproof with a 30-year warranty.
7×50 Steiner 1001B Commander III w/ Compass and Rangefinder model ST1001B has a heavy-duty stabilized compass and rangefinder. This model is 100% waterproof, fog proof, and armored for shock protection. Its low-light capability is extremely high. It also has a 30-year warranty.
7×50 Steiner B/ST® Tactical Military Binocular model ST 1013 is ideal for use in conditions where light is low such as surveillance and navigation, as well as sniper spotter. ST1013 can also be used with mil dot reticule systems. They are waterproof at the same time and weighs 37 oz.
How do you know who is the most reliable source of binoculars are and who the leading manufacturer of binoculars and optical devices may be?
No matter if you are spending a night watching the theatre, screaming at your favorite football stadium, or battling horrid weather observing wild animals, Pentax will ensure you get the most out of your endeavor. With compact and full size binoculars by Pentax, all images are sure to be captured.
Pentax has several lines available. The compact line has 10 lines, each varied from other terms of performances. These are the DCF XP, FB, UCF R, UCF WP, UCF XII, DCF MP, UCF ZOOM II, MCF JUPITER II, Papilio, and DCF MCII.
The most notable compact model in the line is the DCF MCII. These Pentax binoculars are perfect for outdoorsmen. They can withstand various weather conditions and they are safe to use in moisture-rich environments and in the water. This is because the models under this classification are the best devices on the market for nature watching. The mechanisms bring nature close enough to watch, even in the smallest of details. DCF MP is the model by Pentax known for being fully waterproof and perfect for activities involving water.
Another of Pentax binoculars are the full-size. Rugged activities and environments demand a sturdier binocular. Pentax models that belong to this type downplay any known weather conditions and rough use. And still, they boast outstanding performance.
The six lines of the full-size Pentax binoculars are DCF HR, DCF SP, PCF WP II, XCF, DCF HS, and DCF WP II.
The DCF HR includes two models and they are reasonably priced, yet high quality. The DCF SP is equipped with all the features of most European binoculars at affordable prices. The PCF WP II features big front or objective lenses that enable them to gather more light. The XCF series is rugged looking but proud of its outstanding optical performance and ease of usability. The two models of the DCF HS lines are both lightweight and made to allow for the highest performance levels. The DCF WP II models have exceptional features of the roof prism models and that much more.
Pentax has made a name as a top manufacturer in the optical device manufacturing industry. They have proven capable of providing consumers with instruments that exceed expectations.
Marine binoculars might look similar to ordinary binoculars, safe for being at sea. One important aspect of marine binoculars is they are used in unsteady platforms such as a boat. And thus, image steadiness is vitally important for the ease of observation.
How do you choose the right marine binoculars? First and foremost you need to understand the two sets of binocular labels and what they mean. In a binocular label 7×50, for instance, 7 is the magnification power that means the number of times an object will be magnified as seen through the binocular eye piece. The second number is the diameter of the objective lens (the lens located in the forefront). The bigger the lens diameter, the brighter, more precise images will appear.
Because of the nature of use, generally speaking, marine binoculars do not require high magnification powers unless they are featured along with stabilizers. The reason behind this is the high magnification powers magnify the shakes as well. And, a 7x magnification is adequate for a marine binocular that has 10 x magnifications.
Steiner Commander V 7×50 delivers 96% light transmission with combined military specs: shock resistant and waterproof. Steiner boasts 3D vision in this model that will bring clear views even in low light with the application of Bak-4 prisms. They are available with or without a compass. Both models include eye relief of 22mm and 385ft at 1000 yards viewing field.
Fujinon Techno Stabi Binocluar 14×40 is one of the marine binoculars that provide steadiness in spite of having high magnification power using a couple of direct drive motors adjusted by piezo vibration sensors that allow for steady viewing even if on a bouncing boat. Binoculars are featured with a LED status indicator and polycarbonate housing. The product weight 48.0 oz and is perfect if you are not on a budget.
Bushnell Marine 7×50 Binoculars with Rangefinder and Illuminated Compass are indispensable gears for wildlife and bird enthusiasts, hunters, or for those whom simply want to enjoy viewing nature. They feature Bak-4 prisms, multi-coat optics, objective lenses coated to protect from UV-rays. Just as with any other 7×50, you can use this binocular from dawn until dusk.
The latest model, from Oberwerk, the 8×40 Mariner Series Binoculars aside from marine applications that are ideal for observing celestial bodies, observing wildlife, hunting, surveillance or anything else that needs the observer to be at a distance away. These models minimize light scattering and reflections because of the fully broadband multi-coated air-to-glass lens surface. The field of view for marine binoculars is 145m at 1000 meters.
Do you dream of being the next Indiana Jones? That might seem like an impossible aspiration but when you start to experiment on technical operations and magnifying objects that have been made for the wild outdoors, you will no doubt think about it twice.
8 x 42 Out Land – Celestron is known to be considered hunting binoculars. It is usually a fact that you have to play rough when you are on the outdoors, so should it get dirty there is no harm in soaking them in the water for some washing. This model has many features such as optics that are completely multi-coated, the grip is covered with rubber and the lens have ultra sharp focus, to name a few. The nitrogen in this magnifying object has been purged so it is resistant to any vapor and mist.
10 x 42 Cascade – Products made by Leupold are considered to be hunting binoculars. This has been regarded to be very operational when going to the wild exteriors to look over the birds flying high above the sky. This model has a roof prism that will provide the brightness and sharpness of the image. This magnifying object is also very light in weight where the bulk will never be a bother for you.
10 x 42 Hunt Master – Products from Barska that are considered to be hunting binoculars. This has been proven to be very conducive for any type of weather be it a wrecking hurricane, heavy rainfall or scorching heat. This model has been created with the rough occasions in mind especially that when you are in the wild exteriors, anything can just happen. This magnifying object has shock- absorber rubberized grip, wide field view and extreme close focus range, among the others.
15 x 50 Duovid – Products from Leica that are considered to be hunting binoculars. This model complements the model released in the spring of 2002. If you are fond of bird hunting and nature viewing, this magnifying object will not disappoint you due to its flexibility in almost any manner of activity. A favorite in shooting events, this provides superb visibility even when you are how many meters away from the subject.
10 x 42 Camouflage – From the Kahles line that is considered hunting binoculars. Even when you meters away from the subject, it is not much fo a worry because this model has a power objective of 42mm. With a field view of 317feet at 1,000 yards this binocular will grant you a panoramic vista of any scenery. For those who may be contemplating going fishing or sailing, these are the perfect partner!