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Binoculars are perfect for any hunter because they can help you aim from a distance. Depending on your hunting needs, GunBroker.com has all the binoculars, range finders and scopes you could want. Before you jump into searching for a pair, here’s some background information on binoculars and their history.
History of the Binoculars
The most common type of binoculars, the Galilean binoculars, were developed from the 17th century telescope. The problem with these types of binoculars is that they don’t have a very high magnification. Once binoculars were developed, they were almost immediately put to use in the military. The use of binoculars allowed armies to have an advantage against their opponents by being able to see from further distance.
Types of Binoculars
Galilean Binoculars: the first and most basic type of binoculars, modeled from the 17th century telescope.
Binoculars with Keplerian Optics: an improved version of binoculars, with higher magnification and ocular lenses.
Binoculars with Erecting Lenses: popular in the 1880s; these binoculars have a large length, but became unpopular when the Prism binoculars were discovered.
Prism Binoculars: the size of these binoculars is smaller, but the erect image is better than previous binoculars.
Roof-prisms Binoculars: these binoculars have objective lenses and are narrower and more compact. They also have less of a bright image than normal Prism binoculars.
Why do we use binoculars?
Binoculars have multiple uses. There are small binoculars that you may have seen people using at an opera or theater. Tourists often use binoculars especially out in nature.
Often times, you may see coin operated binoculars at a field or a lake.
Binoculars are also used quite often in the military.
Astronomers even use binoculars for general observations. Since binoculars are similar to telescopes, amateur astronomers tend to use them for practice.
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