The technology behind digital night vision has come on leaps and bounds over recent years, meaning devices can now be used in the fields of sporting and leisure pursuits.
For example, you may benefit from a pair of binoculars capable of this when you are away camping. While traditional flashlights and other methods of illumination have their uses and can be helpful, they are inappropriate in some circumstances.
If you are keen to avoid disturbing local wildlife and wish instead to observe the nocturnal activity of animals near your tent, you could use night vision.
And this is by no means the only application for the products. They also come in handy for hunting. Clearly, when tracking an animal or waiting for one to appear, the last thing you want is to be conspicuous. And by shining a light to enable you to see, you make all creatures nearby aware of your presence.
Using the latest binoculars that allow you to see in the dark, in contrast, is a stealthy way of making yourself aware of the creatures in your vicinity.
Meanwhile, people on sailing boats also frequently find they have use for the devices and they provide them with a completely different way of dealing with the dark conditions of the night.
From a security point of view, the technology can come in handy as well as it allows you to see possible intruders in situations in which they may normally not be visible.
So, if you’re planning to purchase such an item, you will be by no means alone.
There are a number of things you should bear in mind when deciding whether or not to purchase night vision devices such as night vision goggles.
The technology enables you to see in the dark, which could be handy in a variety of scenarios, such as hunting, fishing, camping and if you have security concerns.
However, before you decide to purchase such items, there are certain facts you should be aware of.
Using intensified digital night vision creates a different effect than that of regular binoculars or your own eyes and this is something you should not be alarmed by.
For example, objects that seem light during the day but have dull surface areas may appear darker through such instruments. This is perfectly normal and is a result of the physical processes involved.
In the same way, darker objects with a highly reflective surface may seem lighter. Once you are used to the technology, you will easily be able to factor this into your perception.
Meanwhile, do not be surprised by the fact that depth perception is not normal when using the instruments. Again, this is a result of the processes involved and it is surely a relatively small price to pay to be able to see in the dark!
When using digital night vision in the fog and rain, you may experience a slight drop in performance levels. This is because the devices are very responsive to reflective ambient light and therefore light reflecting off the water droplets can have an effect.
As long as you know what to expect from your new device, you won’t be disappointed.
There are countless ways in which binoculars can be used and many of their applications apply to activity during the day. For example, bird watching is a particular favourite of many enthusiasts.
However, when the sun goes down this does not necessarily mean the instruments should be put away. Indeed, they are a great way of observing the night sky – bringing more of its wonder into view.
Passion for astronomy among adults and children alike can be ignited by using such devices to view the planets and the stars.
For example, you can set your sights on such things as the Andromeda Nebula and comets like Hale Bopp, bringing the marvel of science right into your hands.
And because you are using both your eyes to view your target, you can sweep large areas of sky and observe objects such as the Pleiades Cluster in Taurus that are simply too large to be viewed in the field of most telescopes.
While making a choice between the various binoculars on offer can be confusing, don’t let this put you off.
One simple rule to bear in mind is that you should not necessarily think the larger the magnification the better, as this limits the field of view and may cause the image you see to jump about.
Unless you are using a tripod or other stabilising device, a magnification greater than ten is not recommended.
So if you are seeking to get to grips with the stars and do not want to buy a telescope, binoculars could be the ideal solution.
Sherwoods have built up a proud reputation for quality of products and excellent advice and service over three generations. In a family company, your business reflects closely upon your content of character, so we are acutely aware that our professionalism is seen to directly equate to our deep-held family values.
Our business was founded upon excellence in the provision of telescopes and binoculars, but as the world moved on and modern technologies developed at breakneck speed, we effortlessly kept pace and have always offered the latest cutting-edge products to our customers.
Our product range today is more diverse than it has ever been, from night vision technology to wildlife cameras, marine binoculars to astronomical telescopes, whatever your hobby in the great outdoors, from gazing at the stars to traversing the ocean, we provide all the equipment necessary for your pleasure and professional requirements.
Our customer advisors are industry experts and can help you find the exact piece of kit you need for an upcoming expedition or adventure and our delivery rates are very reasonable, as well as our excellent speed of delivery.
We hope that you take a look at our website and consider using Sherwoods to satisfy all your needs for photographic equipment and nature related technology as well as unique and stylish gifts. The reason that customers have returned to us over our many years in business is that with Sherwoods, you are more than a customer, because we welcome you with open arms as one of the family.
As well as telescopes and binoculars, Sherwoods have a great collection of quirky and unique gifts which are sure to tease, intrigue, fascinate and amuse anyone with an active imagination. Our handmade balance toys are quirky and delightful additions to any office desk or mantle piece and encourage an air of meditation and relaxation.
We also stock a great range of tough, durable and stylish Baron Country bags, and satchels which are perfect for weekends away and trips into the country or even further afield. Classics never go out of style and Baron’s have a well founded reputation for craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal.
For gifts which are humorous and outré-risqué, look no further than the comic art of Guillermo Forchino: from keystone cops in pursuit of robbers to New York taxis, young lovers in mini coopers, to local worthies setting the world to rights over a few beers on a bench in Central Park, you are sure to find a limited edition sculpture from within this collection which is just perfect for those in your life with a keen sense of the absurd and hilarious.
Sherwoods also have a collection of beautifully crafted classic desktop globes which give that look a of a private gentleman’ club to any abode, and a range of Mamod and Wilesco live steam models, which are as popular and valued today as they have been for generations. Sherwoods are your one stop shop for the discerning person in your life who loves nature, telescopes, binoculars and gifts which prove the thought behind them.
So, go that little bit further in your giving and buy something original and special for your loved ones at Sherwoods.
Charlotte Lancashire (Marchwood UK) introduces the stunning Vortex Razor Spotting scope the latest High grade spotting scope available from Vortex Optics 2010 product range, at the recent Rutland Birdfair.
Many of us get so much pleasure from observing the wild birds, foxes, hedgehogs and other animals which wander into our gardens at different times of the year. It is enriching to be close to nature and encourage some sort of interaction so we can gain a semblance of trust with these creatures and encourage them to return again and again. After all, it is so much more convenient to pick up our binoculars and look at birds at the bottom of our own gardens than to have to trail through the woods in all conditions.
At Sherwoods, we have a full range of bird boxes and mammal shelter, camo hides and bat detectors which allow you to attract all types of fascinating creatures into your lives. So, get your bird watching binoculars at the ready as the right type of environment attracts all types of rare breeds of birds, hedgehogs, badgers, foxes and bats into your property.
We also have a beautiful range of s deco-birds and deco-animals; lovingly recreated models of the type of animals which are seen all over the European continent, complete with accompanying information brochures detailing their habits, environments and contribution to the biodiversity of the region.
Furthermore, we have fantastic bird boxes and feeders, as well as an amazing choice of compact weather stations which allow you to track and predict the weather and beat the Met Office at their own game! From bird watching binoculars to marine binoculars, bird boxes to bat sensors, Sherwoods are second to none.