Monoculars are trendy and eye catching viewing tools that serve the same purpose like binoculars. Being only half of a binocular, a monocular is easy to carry and use. Some even have highly advanced technology like binoculars and serve the same purpose like their double view counterpart. Users of monoculars are not limited to day time use as well as there are some with night vision capacity and built in IR illuminators for viewing objects in the dark.
Many are quick to down play the use of monoculars because they feel this device offers a lesser image quality but this is very far from the truth. Here are some of the reasons why Monoculars are fantastic viewing devices.
Imagine if you had to walk from one point to another with a large binocular strapped on your neck. This can leave your neck sore after several hours of use. Lifting Al that weight watchers time you want to view an object can be challenging as well. Monoculars on the other hand are lightweight and can be carried in your pocket or your purse. If you love the picture quality of binoculars but have a problem with their weight, buying a monocular is a fantastic alternative.
A monocular with a built in IR feature is another great advantage to have. You can use it at night and during the day. It can also serve you like a Spotting scope will as you can use it to view images that are very far away. Any device that provides you with day and night time vision in a light package is a great tool to have.
The best Monocular
Monoculars are designed differently and they have different capacity. The best Monocular is one that provides you with the clearest view. The bigger the lens, the wider the view and the smaller the lens, the smaller the view. The average Monocular has a lens size of between 20mm-42mm. A bigger lens increases the weight and size of the Monocular. A truly compact Monocular is one with an 8×25 or a 10×25 number variation. Any device that falls within this range is easy to carry and use die to it’s lightweight and they are also cheaper.
It is also important to note that Monoculars and Spotting Scopes are different. Although they may look similar, Spotting scopes are a bit longer and are meant to capture images that binoculars and Monoculars cannot capture. Spotting scopes have a longer reach unlike Monoculars. If you are going to cover objects that are far away, a Spotting scope is a preferable alternative.