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How to Choose Pocket Binoculars

The following decisions should be made when consider buying a pocket binocular: 1. Use: Why do you want a pocket binocular? When do you intend using it? Will this be the only pair of binoculars you have, or just an … Continue reading

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What Type of Pocket Binocular Should You Be Looking For?

There are two basic designs in binoculars:  The traditional “porro prism binoculars” and the so called “roof prism” binoculars. The porro prism binoculars have an offset zig-zag design, with the eyepieces (where you put your eyes) and big objective lenses … Continue reading

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The Cons of Pocket Binoculars

Brightness of image: The objective lenses of pocket binoculars are considerably smaller than the size of ordinary binoculars, and smaller than many compact binoculars as well – usually 20-25mm in diameter. The smaller the lenses, the less light that enters … Continue reading

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The Pros of Pocket Binoculars

Small is big! A pocket binocular can be so small, when folded up (the roof prism type) you can hold it in your hand without even being noticed. Check out how compact does this Swarovski Optiks Pocket Binocular (8x20B-P, Black) folds up … Continue reading

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