RSPB July 2019

84 Prices start from Soft case Compact design Weatherproof Waterproof Water repellent lenses Multi-coated optics Fully coated optics Close focus in metres ED glass Warranty in years Nitrogen filled Children’s £27.50 x x x 5 1 Puffins® £59.95 x x 2.5-5 1 Ramblers £95 x x x x 2.5 5 Avocet £120 x x x 2.5 5 x Harrier £220 x x x 2 10 x BG.PC £349 x x x x 2.5 10 x HD Compact £245 x x x x x 2-3 x 10 x HD £479 x x x x 2 x 10 x HDX £685 x x x x 2-3 x 10 x Magnification Most people find the most suitable magnification for wildlife watching is between 8x and 10x. Lens diameter Measured in mm, most are between 32-42mm. The bigger the diameter, the brighter the view as more light is captured. Brightness Divide the lens diameter by the magnification to find out how bright your binoculars will be, with the higher scores being the brightest. For example, our Harrier 8 x 42 binoculars have a brightness score of 5.25 (42 ÷ 8). Compare this with our Rambler 10 x 25 binoculars which have a score of 2.25 (25 ÷ 10). Field of view The wider the field of view, the more you will see through the lenses - especially useful for spotting moving objects like birds! Price With binoculars you get what you pay for. The quality of materials and special features such as ED glass are more expensive and add to the cost of building the binoculars. See our buying guide grid below to compare prices and features across our range. Binoculars buying guide Thinking of buying binoculars? Here are some hints to help you choose. RSPB binoculars Our binoculars offer great value for money and fantastic quality. We’ve worked hard to bring you a diverse range of products, covering everything from entry-level binoculars for children and adults, to our top-of-the range HDXs. Try before you buy, in one of our shops. See page 88 for a list of shops and call to check stock availability. Features at a glance Ben Hall (rspb-images.com) See rspbshop.co.uk for our range of telescopes

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