How to use binoculars correctly for beginners?

Binoculars are a parallel combination of two telescopes used to look at positive images with both eyes. Because they are designed so that images of the same size can be viewed with both eyes, users can view objects more comfortably than with just one eye. In addition, the perspective and three-dimensional effects of binoculars make viewing more enjoyable. Learn how to use binoculars correctly for beginners.

1. How to use binoculars correctly for beginners?

(1) Comfortable grip

It is important to minimize hand movement when holding binoculars. Hold the binoculars with both hands and rest your elbows on your body. Gripping binoculars hard can cause hand movement. Balance the binoculars between your index finger and thumb, then gently wrap your other fingers around the binoculars.

Natural scenery

If there is a tree or wall near you, lean your body against it to maintain a steady view. Supporting binoculars against a tree stump, fence or rock is also effective.

(2) Use the right technology

If you’re like most people, when you’re looking through binoculars, you just hold them up to your eyes and look through them. You probably don’t think much about the technology you use them for. However, if you want to see sharp images through a lens, you’ll need to learn the body mechanics of holding binoculars properly.

Hold the binoculars with both hands and bring them to your eyes. Now, think about your elbows. They’re likely to spread out to your sides because that’s how many people have binoculars. But this is wrong. In this position, you have little leverage or stability, as your arms must support the full weight of the binoculars.

Instead, move your elbows toward your chest. Rest your elbows on your chest and midsection. By simply using your body as a support for your arms, you will find that your stability is greatly improved, allowing you to get a clearer view through your binoculars.

(3) Use a tripod

Using a tripod is very effective for long or high magnification observations. Secure the tripod to a flat surface. Nikon has a variety of tripod adapters for your specific needs.

Natural scenery

(4) Don’t hold on too tight

You want to hold on to your binoculars so they don’t slip out of your hand. But if you hold them too tightly, you can actually introduce hand movements into your viewing experience.

Instead of holding each side of the telescope with your whole hand, try using your thumb and index finger and wrapping the rest of your hands and fingers gently around the telescope without applying pressure.

At first, you might feel the binoculars fall out of your hands. But with a little practice, it will become more comfortable for you, and you’ll see better without the extra movement caused by muscle tension in your arms and hands.

2. Protect binoculars

(1) Do not immerse the telescope in water

Binoculars cannot be used in water. Even if you have a waterproof model, thoroughly wipe off rain, dew, or fog with a dry cloth and let dry for storage. If you drop your binoculars in the water, pick them up as soon as possible. Wipe off the water with a dry cloth. Then immediately consult the store where you bought them.

(2) Always protect the binoculars from impact

Do not expose the binoculars to high shocks, drops, or other heavy blows from optical axes that could seriously affect their precise design.

(3) Avoid exposing the binoculars to sudden temperature changes

When binoculars are exposed to sudden temperature changes, water may condense on the inner lens surface. In this case, dry the telescope thoroughly and naturally until the fog is no longer visible. If the surface of the lens remains wet, the quality of the lens may deteriorate.

Share this post