12x Magnification

Binoculars with 12x Magnification are great for admiring better close-ups at long distances. They are powerful and allow you to view objects closer, from greater distances.

A 10x pair of binoculars will let you see your subject as if it’s 12x closer than it really is. This can be a major advantage when you’re viewing far off subjects or even closer subjects that are very small.

Want to see all the detail in a bird’s feathers, or watch that boat from the shore, your kids playing in the distance? The 12x Magnification binoculars might be the way to go.

The higher magnification means you can see more detail in your subject and even view subjects that are farther away. This can be a major advantage for a closer view of distant objects, making them suitable for activities such as birdwatching, wildlife observation, or stargazing. And, anyone else who needs the extra detail that higher magnification can provide.

📌 – However, it’s important to note that higher magnification can also have some drawbacks. The increased magnification can make the image shakier, as even the slightest hand movement is amplified ~ this can be eliminated with the use of a tripod, or balancing your elbows on an a nearby table or post.

12x Magnification

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How Far Can I See With These 12x Magnification Binoculars?

How far can I see with my binoculars? This is a very common question and If we’re being honest, this is actually a question that doesn’t really make sense when we are talking about binocular magnification. To explain: A binocular’s main goal is to magnify whatever you’re looking at, such as the moon, which is approximately 240,000 miles away. If you want to see even further than that, you can look at the sun which is 93 million miles away (not recommended unless you want to burn out the retina in your eyes!). So, it’s not really a question of how far can binoculars see, but how much you want to magnify the object you’re seeking to bring closer.

What Does Magnification Mean?

Magnification is how much larger an object appears when viewed through a binocular compared to how large the same object would appear when viewed with the naked eye from the same distance.

For example, if you are trying to decide between an 8x or 10x, an animal or person will appear ten times larger through the 10x binocular than with your normal eyesight. Or eight times larger with the 8x and so on.

Let’s simplify it even more. You’re standing at the edge of a 100-yard clearing. You’re looking at a tree line at the opposite end of the clearing. With a 10x power binocular, the trees will appear as if you’re only 10 yards versus what the tree line would look like with your unaided eye. Basically teleporting you 90 yards closer for a more detailed look.


The clear majority of binoculars use a center focus system. The main focus wheel is set on the bridge between the two oculars and moves them symmetrically. With center focusing, many manufacturers will have a dioptric adjustment dial on one of the eyepieces to fine-tune the focus to match individual optical prescriptions. The dioptric correction amount is decided by each manufacturer, usually by model, and can be on the left or right eye, or both. Certain models have the dioptric correction integrated into the center focusing mechanism.

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Simply stated, binoculars use a series of lenses, elements, and prisms to produce a magnified view of distant people, places, or things.

Using two parallel optical tubes allows you to observe with both eyes open, which is more comfortable and natural than using a spotting scope or telescope—which requires you to keep one eye closed.

Additionally, having both eyes open maintains your depth of field and provides you with a rich and immersive experience where the scene takes on a more lifelike, 3-D appearance.

While we have a large range available here at Coast Photo, it is best to get in touch and we can let you know if the model you are keen on is in stock! And if not, – we can arrange this pretty quickly if we do not happen to have it on hand, our stock changes often to keep things interesting.

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