10 Best monocular of 2019

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Monocular advisor

Monoculars count like Binocularsand microscopes to the optical enlargers. They are basically halved binoculars. So only one eye is used to look through it. Monoculars are therefore smaller and lighter than binoculars. They fit in every pocket and are easy to reach. Since people usually use both eyes to look at their environment, the use of just one eye on the monoculars takes some getting used to. When looking through a monocular the second eye must be closed or locked. This can be tiring in the long run. Another disadvantage is that the spatial vision with a monocular not possible. Nevertheless, monoculars are very good for wildlife observation and are often taken on hikes and excursions. Monoculars are not only lighter and smaller than comparable binoculars, they are also usually cheaper. When buying a monocular, there are a few points that should be considered. Not only the achievable magnification, but also the materials used and above all the quality of the optics are the decisive criteria for the quality of a monocular.

How is one monocular built up?

On monocular basically consists of only three parts. This is the eyepiece at the end of the monocular that you look into. The tube is the housing in which the optics is located. When the tube is pulled apart or pushed together, the magnification changes. By turning the tube the focus can be adjusted. At the front end is the lens. The optical properties of the eyepiece and lens determine the magnification of the monocular. Important for wearers of glasses is the possible diopter compensation, so that the focus can be adapted to your own vision.

The AccuBuddy Mini monocular is a very small and only 100 g lightweight monocular. Nevertheless, an 8-fold magnification is possible. A correction of short or long-sightedness is possible in the range of – / + 3 dioptres. In addition, the monocular is waterproof.

The Intsun monocular offers a 30x magnification. The monocular has a multi-coated optics with a diameter of 52 mm.

What do the numbers on the monocular mean?

Each monocular has a combination of numbers, such as 8×25 or 10×52. The first number indicates the magnification of the monocular. In the first example, this is an 8x magnification. The second number gives information about the diameter of the lens. In the second example, this is 52 mm. As already mentioned, magnification alone is not a criterion for the quality of a monocular. The larger the lens diameter, the more light is captured by the monocular. This means that with a large lens diameter, a monocular can still be used well for observations in the animal kingdom in low light conditions and at dawn or dusk. Small lens diameters are better for optimal lighting conditions.

The Bresser Zoom Monocular 8-25 x 25 is equally suitable for close-up and long-range use. This monocular not only allows you to zoom in on more distant objects with up to 25x magnification. For close-up observations, this monocular has a macro setting.

Ergonomically shaped, the Bresser Condor 10 x 25 monocular lies securely in the hand. This monocular is available in different versions with up to 72x magnification and lens diameters up to 100 mm.

What does tempered optics mean for monoculars?

At each glass surface a part of the incident light is reflected. These reflections are undesirable in optical devices such as a monocular. Therefore, the lenses are coated with a special coating, the coating, which reduces the reflections. As a result, the transmission through the lens is increased and more light enters the eye of the beholder. These so-called antireflective coatings increase the performance of the monocular and correspond to an antireflection coating in spectacle lenses.

The Hawke Nature Trek Monocular has a 15x magnification and features a 50mm diameter, high-speed lens. The optics are multi-coated and the monocular is waterproof. The manufacturer grants a 10-year extended warranty on this high-quality monocular.

Also waterproof and equipped with a non-slip grip surface is the Polaris Optics Nature Monocular. The magnification is 10x and the lens diameter is 50mm. The close-up limit for this monocular is only 2.5 meters. The delivery takes place with a tear-resistant nylon carrying bag.

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