Nature photographers, whether amateur or professional, are often frustrated when their equipment lets them down as they attempt to capture that killer shot. Night vision binoculars and bird watching binoculars allow us crystal clear live images of fantastic animals in their natural environment but some of us want a lasting record of these animals for posterity.
Many of us are privileged to live in areas where wildlife such as deer, foxes and badgers roam into our properties at night or in the early morning. Our glimpses of these animals are few and far between and we seldom have the appropriate equipment at the ready in order to capture these magical moments. However, at Sherwoods, we can help you build your own impressive photographic portfolio with perfect natural images for all to see. Our wireless remote control release devices are compatible with all major camera brands, and allow you to covertly place your camera in a prime position and then hide in order to monitor developments. When wildlife comes into the vicinity, simply click away and your camera will take as many pictures as necessary.
For those of us who want a more sophisticated method for obtaining our wildlife photographs, the innovative Bushnell trophy camera is ideal. This camera has one second trigger speed and a one year battery life, is tough and highly functional, with 32 night vision LEDs which enable you to capture after-dark images in perfect resolution. You can easily programme a trigger delay or up to three images per single trigger, and also shoot short movies in the appropriate mode.
So, why not add some high-tech camera kit to your night vision technology and binocular collection- you will be ready for any event.
The modern gun or bow hunter uses modern technology such as night vision as well as more traditional spotting methods such as using binoculars in order to track, target and eliminate his prey. Hunting has become more accurate and precise than ever before thanks to the introduction of laser range-finders. These amazing devices give pin-point accuracy on the distance of a target in an instant, thus allowing you to make split second decisions on the calibre of ammunition to use, which weapon is your best choice and levelling the playing field between you and your prey in terms of stealth.
Animals have a sixth sense because their instincts, vision and sense of smell are so superior to our own senses. They seem to know we are in the vicinity, no matter how experienced and skilled we are. However, laser-range finders provide us with the chance to endow ourselves with a sixth sense which has been previously impossible to develop.
At Sherwoods, we have Bushnell elite devices with an accurate range of between five and fifteen hundred yards, low light LED display for dawn and dusk conditions and superior resolution because of multi-coated optics. These range finders are fully water-proof, tough and durable, and suitable for the harshest hunting conditions.
We also have compact Bushnell legend 1200 devices and the Bushnell scout 1000 as well as a full range of Bushnell sport and trophy hunting aids. Therefore, combined with our binoculars and our range of night vision technology, you have no excuse for missing your target, day or night!
At Sherwoods, we are specialist suppliers of binoculars and telescopes, and lot, lot more. For example, our range of microscopes is enduringly popular with customers.
We have microscopes which are perfect for scrutinising stamps and coins in order to verify if your latest investment is a rare example of its type and perhaps worth a small fortune. Stamp collecting, or philately, is still very popular in the UK, and it is impossible to get a more precise picture of each of your stamps than through one of our premium microscopes. Coins are more tactile than stamps and many coin collectors enjoy immersing themselves in the history of the contemporary period of their coinage. It is fascinating to imagine the type of people who held an ancient coin in their hands- perhaps a Roman soldier purchasing a loaf of bread, or a Victorian explorer buying a newspaper with the latest news from the Zulu wars emblazoned across it.
We also have biological microscopes, which are suitable for professional scientists and students alike, and allow them to look at the fascinating structures of leafs, insects and fungi. These microscopes can be an invaluable tool for children taking Biology or Geology at school, as they enable them to bring the pictures in textbooks to life by using real samples. A microscope is the perfect present for the diligent young scientist, and can help them develop into the next David Attenborough or Michaela Strachan.
So, Sherwoods are your first stop for telescopes and binoculars, but our product range is amazingly diverse, so please browse our website today.
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.