Night vision technology has been used by the military, nocturnal hunters and nocturnal animal observers for many years in order to allow them privileged access and capabilities in a world previously inhabited only by creatures with specially evolved night vision. Night vision equipment was previously so expensive that it was unavailable to those of us on regular budgets, but the technology and manufacturing processes have improved to such an extent that high-tech products are cheaper and available to all.
Sherwoods have a great range of night vision binoculars, scopes and gun sights to suit the needs of hunters, gamekeepers, and wildlife observers. Our binoculars allow the keen naturalist to observe fascinating creature such as owls, bats and foxes in their element, as the midnight marauders move with ease through the undergrowth, interacting with mates and offspring, hunting and patrolling their territories. #
We also have a great range of night vision goggles which will be familiar to those interested in the exploits of Special Forces such as the SAS and Navy SEALS as well as monoculars and gun sights for serious nocturnal hunters. Night vision technology is now available to us all at very reasonable prices and allows access us into a fascinating and unique world where most people never tread. You have to sleep sometime, but theoretically, you could observe all of the wildlife in your area during the daytime with our spottingscopes and then swap your kit over as darkness descends in order to use our night time technology to monitor nocturnal creatures.
At Sherwoods, we have you covered twenty-four hours a day!
Bird watching, or ‘twitching’ has become phenomenally popular in Britain over the past few years, with prime time TV shows fronted by famous faces such as Bill Oddie leading the charge to the woods, beaches and moorlands in order to spot the latest rare specimen to land on our shores.
Traditionally, bird watching binoculars were the most common instrument for twitchers and the clichéd image of the eager twitcher edging his way along a thin branch to catch a glimpse of a rare bird, with the binoculars strapped around his neck.
Indeed, at Sherwoods, we carry a fantastic range of bird watching binoculars which are excellent tools for all types of bird watching. However, keen ornithologists are increasingly usingtelescopes for their hobby. Although they are more readily associated with astronomy, the development of bird watching scopes has taken the popular pastime to a new level of professionalism and sophistication.
High power telescopes have an amazing range and clarity and ensure that you will never miss any opportunity to spot rare and beautiful breeds. Spotting scopes are usually prismatic and can be used with a variety of magnification eyepieces. We have a great range of spottingscopes from acuter, celestron, minox and many other manufacturers which are suitable for wildlife observation as well as bird watching.
The choice can seem intimidating, but our team are happy to guide you to the perfect product for your needs. So, whether you are gazing at stars through telescopes, or scope – spotting for sea eagles, elephants or cheetahs, let Sherwoods advise you on the best scopes for the job, we will ensure you don’t miss a single thing.
Sherwoods have a well earned reputation as the finest purveyors of telescopes in the land. However, our expertise and product range is by no means limited to astronomy and telescopes. In fact, we are achieving our own kind of full spectrum domination, with ingenious and sophisticated technological instruments for land, sea and air adventures.
The scope of our product range takes us from outer space to the deep blue sea and if you are a keen yachtsman, then Sherwoods have a great choice of marine binoculars to help you navigate your craft, which are tough, durable, functional and fully waterproof. These marine model binoculars typically have tough rubber armour to protect them from the thrills, spills and knocks of ocean yachting and are nitrogen gas filled to prevent misting. The enlarged porro prism fields of marine binoculars also permit an expansive field of vision and focus. Our fantastic Bresser marine brand models are very durable and have a built in compass, so you have no excuse for rounding Cape Horn instead of The Cape of Good Hope!
Our rugged and dependable Steiner Commander binoculars have become iconic tools for competition standard yachtsmen, so you can be assured that you are purchasing a premium product with Steiner, whilst our Japanese Opticron brand models are the heavyweights of our range: fully waterproof, extensively armoured and ready to stand up to any nautical test, high tide or low tide, calm or storm, Opticron will cope marvellously under pressure. So, as you stock up for your latest yachting adventure, please be sure to consider Sherwoods for your marine navigational instruments and continue to ride the crest of the wave of success.
Stargazing has been popular for many thousands of years, and the technology which we use to view the night sky may have developed significantly, but the essence of our primal fascination with stars has remained undiluted.
Whilst our understanding of the stars and planets is now relatively sophisticated, much of the reason for our fascination with the night sky has remained the same – the mystical feeling of connectivity over time and generations which we feel as we gaze into the heavens, that special, timeless, eternal vibration.
Astronomical telescopes used to be the preserve of the scientific and academic elite, but nowadays, the stars have been democratised and many people enjoy watching the stars from their own locales using their own equipment.
At Sherwoods, for three generations now, we have stocked some of the finest astronomical telescopes available, to suit any budget. We are a firmly established family business, rooted in tradition, yet with our heads firmly in the night sky.
As technology has developed and become more compact, and our living spaces have often become more restricted, many of us wonder about sacrificing precious living space in order to store a telescope. However, this problem is now easily resolved with astronomical binoculars, which are a stylish, functional and compact alternative to telescopes.
We also have a great range of binoculars with night vision capability as well as those more suited for bird watching, so whether you are an astronomer, hunter, gamekeeper, or keen ornithologist, we are sure to have a quality product which meets your requirements.