Areas of use
Intended use or optical performance: finding the right binoculars
Eschenbach Optik offers a variety of options to help you find the best binoculars to suit your requirements. One good way is to start by selecting the area of use, to find out the specification that your future high performance binoculars will require and to see what models of binoculars are recommended. For example, hunting binoculars must meet different criteria to opera glasses. Binoculars for trekking have a different specification to those used for sport or sailing. Wildlife observation or birdwatching require a different spotting scope to the one you would take on your next holiday.
You can also find the right model for your requirements by filtering your search according to technical or optical performance.
Magnification is an important search criterion. In the case of most binoculars, magnification and objective diameter are stated in combination, e.g. 8 x 42. This means that these binoculars make objects appear eight times closer than they would when viewed by the naked eye and the objective lenses have a diameter of 42 mm. The greater this value, the more light can be admitted and the brighter the image. However, as this value increases, so too does the size and weight of the binoculars. If you’re looking for an excellent pair of binoculars and would like to filter your search according to optical performance, then we recommend our Product Overview.