Armoring of binoculars

Some manufacturers cover their instruments as far as possible in protective rubber or synthetic housing. These binoculars are known as “armored binoculars”. This protects the instrument from scratches and – very important – from bumps, which could harm the inner workings of the binocular. However, let there be no misunderstanding: No binocular can ever be “shockproof”, even though some manufacturers may claim so.

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