Field of View

If you are a beginning birder you may benefit from a pair of binoculars with a wide field of view. It is the size of the area you see when looking through your binoculars. It is usually described as the width in feet of the area seen at 1,000 yards from the observer.

Ask your dealer or read the owner's manual to find the fieldof view size.

The wider the field of view the easier it will be to locate what you are trying to see. Some binoculars claim to have an extra wide field of view. If you are considering a pair of binoculars with an extra wide field of view, make sure that they are not too heavy. Some of these binoculars are quite heavy.

If you spend a lot of time watching birds in your backyard, thenclose-focusing ability will be important to you. Many models will have the ability to focus on objects as close as four feet.

Choosing the best birding binoculars will greatly enhance your enjoyment of watching wild birds,even if only at your backyard bird feeders.

The size of the field of view is important. Click here for more information on choosing binoculars for birding.

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