Although a monocular is only half a binocular, it is still able to provide users with the same quality they get from using binoculars for viewing. Monoculars are a fantastic substitute for binoculars because they are light and portable and can be carried around with ease. Binoculars with large magnifications can be a pain in the neck if used frequently for a long period of time but with monoculars you don’t have to deal with all that weight.
The perfect device for the young
There really isn’t any age limit for users of Binoculars but children may find even the smallest binocular too heavy to carry but not so for monoculars that are slim and long. If you go out often to enjoy a nice time out in the open country with your kids, you can get them their own lightweight device too. A monocular is exactly the device you may want to add to your collection.
Finding the Right Monocular
There are varieties of Monocular spec with different ranges that you can go for. Their capabilities is what determines their value. Assuming you we’re to purchase one now, a very good piece with a magnification range of 6x-10x will be good enough as they can provide clear images. Then there are pieces that have a magnification range of 10x and above. These types produce bigger and bolder pictures than the ones with lower magnification ranges.
Then you have to consider the lens quality. The lens is responsible for image brightness and this is an important component of a good monocular. If you are going to be using your piece at night in locations with limited light, you will need one that produces sufficient light to illuminate images. monocular lenses are often between 20mm- 40mm but some models have lenses with a capacity above 40mm. The bigger the lens capacity, the brighter the image produced.
For the best image quality, there has to be a perfect combination between the magnification capacity and the lens diameter. To analyze the quality of both, check the numeric number inscribed on any device you are looking to buy. If you see an inscription like this for example, 10x40mm, this means that the device has a magnification power of 10mm and a lens size of 40mm. A perfect combination will be a magnification power that’s lower and lens size that’s higher. The lower the magnification power and the higher the lens size, the better the images will be.
These lovely device goes for different prices all depending on the specification and model but on average, you can get a good piece for about £50 but do note that some pieces with better vision cost much higher.