Binoculars

Top 10 telescopes for 2019

Bill, Optics Central’s astrophotography specialist – and general all-round enthusiast – gives his opinion of the top 10 telescopes for 2019. See what he thinks! My boss asked me to […]

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Light path through a monocular with Porro prisms

Bill, Optics Central’s resident birdwatcher and all-round optics nerd, explains prisms in binoculars. He starts with how Porro prisms which are found in the traditional shaped binoculars work. Then, he […]

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Have you seen the International Space Station?

The International Space Station (ISS) regularly flies over Melbourne (and all parts of Australia). It appears like a bright dot, travelling quietly and without any flashes and can take more […]

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Comet Wirtanen is coming back – again

Comet 46P/Wirtanen is returning in December 2018, and it’s going to pass close to the Earth. It’ll look good in binoculars from the Southern Hemisphere. Wirtanen is a dirty snowball. […]

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saxon Scopepix Smartphone Adapter

Phone adapters for telescopes allow you to position your phone at the back of a telescope, microscope or binoculars. They allow adjustments so you can take photos or video without […]

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Footy special binoculars magnification cover

How Close Do You See With Some Compact Binoculars? AFL Edition   AFL finals season is here, most of us are getting excited and rushing to the game. It would […]

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Why You Are Using Binoculars Incorrectly

Introduction As an binoculars retailer, we have seen a fair share of people who have used binoculars for years but are still unsure about how to use and maintain them […]

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Vanguard Endeavor IV/Bushnell Legend L

Both the Bushnell Legend L series and the Vanguard Endeavor IV series sit in a similar group and price point in the entry level ED glass binoculars. Let’s take a […]

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Reviewing the Skyhawk 3.0 Range

Designed for bird, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Steiner Skyhawk 3.0 Birdwatching Binoculars is the product of years of intensive research, design and vigorous testing. Similar to other German binoculars, Steiner binoculars possess an optical performance that is one to boast. For those on a flexible medium-sized budget, the Skyhawk 3.0 sits at a comfortable price point for most users.

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Easy Guide for Getting Binoculars for the First Time

Overwhelmed by all the information on the internet about choosing the perfect pair of birdwatching binoculars? All you wanted to do is to identify and observe birds from far away […]

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