Types of Binoculars
There are 2 types of binoculars based on the prism design: Porro Prism Binoculars & Roof Prism Binoculars. Porro Prism binoculars are known to produce brighter images and Roof prism binoculars are known for being compact and more durable. Tips: choose your binoculars based on activity.
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Prisms direct light path inside the binoculars. There are two types of prisms commonly use for binoculars.
- BaK-4 - Created from Barium Crown Glass. Considered as the superior prism because it has better light transmission.
- BK-7 - Created from Borosilicate Glass. Good light transmission and more affordable.
Popular Roof Prism Binoculars Popular Porro Prism Binoculars