Binoculars with a high magnification can be a better option if long-range viewing is required. To decide on the magnification of your binoculars, the best thing to do is consider where you will be using them most often.
20x Magnification Binoculars are great if you are viewing scenery or spotting subjects from a longer distance, typically over 2km, then these high-powered binoculars are a great choice!
Most people can still use up to 20x binoculars to ‘quickly see something‘ in the distance. If you are viewing for longer periods of time, it is recommended that you support your binoculars with your elbows supported on a table, or ideally, they will be best on a good sturdy tripod.
It is very important to know that high-powered binoculars can be difficult to stabilize handheld.
20x Binoculars are a good, affordable choice for viewing the moon, near planets and basic astronomy. More magnification means that you will be able to see further, and in more detail.
20x Magnification can be very useful for seeing things up close from greater distances – and are often used for long-range viewing, basic astronomical observing, boats out at sea and spotting objects from afar!
Pentax SP 20 x 60 WP Binoculars
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.