binoculars

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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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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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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The Ultimate Binoculars Guide

Are you confused by the plethora of information you find about binoculars floating around on the internet? We’ve now streamlined all that content into a simple Binoculars Guide designed to […]

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Top 10 Birdwatching Binoculars

In this series we look at  the best of birdwatching binoculars. I’ve gauged them in order of their brand and similar specifications, so the image-stabilized types are not included in […]

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It seems to be an unsaid fact that some of the most renown optics manufacturers come from a single country – Germany. Some brands like Leica, Zeiss and Steiner remain […]

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Birds of Australia [Infographic]

Here is an informative visual that gives you an overview of bird species found in Australia and the endangered count. Also a chart of the birds that represent each state […]

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I’ve been very surprised by VIXEN Binoculars that i’ve recently handled. They feel extremely hardwearing and also super sharp. Their optics are well coated so imaging is always very crisp, […]

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Cleaning and Caring for Binoculars Optics

Care and maintenance of binoculars shouldn’t be rocket science. It is, however, essential. In this article I outline the few things you can do to take care of your binoculars, […]

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In the moist conditions of a marine environment are a plethora of thriving nature. Those who frequently visit the beach or take a boat out to sea completely get that. We thought […]

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