Generally, people have a wrong assumption and thought that all binoculars are the same and hence they can be used for all purposes without a discrimination. If you are one among this lot, then sorry, you are wrong. The right pair of binoculars depends on the activities you enjoy. There might be a person who is a sports jerk and would want to always have a clear and closer look at the field and the stadium; there might be someone else who is interested in hunting and few other who love to watch and follow nature at the best closest distance. For all these different and vastly varying needs, there is a unique and specific type of binoculars available and for getting the right one matching your interests you need to be a little good at knowing the different types and their features.
- For the hunters, a binocular with a sharp lens and optics that could produce bright images even at low light settings would be the best pick. This specification is because generally nature can be captured at its best during dawn and dusk and the lightings at these timings are generally mild and gloomy. So the one that can be very sharp and crisp capturing pictures would suit this need the best.
- Unlike the hunting needs bird watching might not require a high definition and magnification binoculars for this might not give a clarity in the picture and sometimes might become shaky when pictures of birds are caught flying. So a low- powered pair of binoculars would do. Another important point to be considered here is the ease of using them for birds are very swift in their motion and hence need to be captured in a jiffy. So for this reason, the binoculars have to weigh light at the same time be powerful.