Whether you are shopping for a birthday, graduation, or even a retirement, if you are looking for something nice to give to the nature lover in your life, why not consider a pair of high quality bird watching binoculars?
Here at Sherwood Photographic we offer a great range of high quality binoculars that are ideal for bird watching and other nature activities like camping and hiking.
If you aren’t sure where to begin, why not take a look at our “Binocular Basics” section to get familiar with the different type we offer? This guide will help you to choose the binocularsthat are best for what you have in mind.
We carry products from the best name brands in binoculars and telescopes, including Bresser, Hawke, Nikon, Steiner, Yukon, and many more. We also sell marine binoculars and night vision binoculars which can be ideal for certain activities like wildlife spotting and fishing or canoeing and kayaking.
You can also find a host of other wildlife and outdoor related products on our websites such as bird boxes and houses for mammals, animal tracking kits, bird feed and more.
So if you’re shopping for a nature lover, whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong when you shop here at Sherwood.
To see our full range of products, visit the home page. If you need assistance ordering or have a question about any products, feel free to get in touch by emailing us at: Info@Sherwoods-Photo.com.
There are many reasons why you may choose to purchase night vision binoculars. They can be used for watching wildlife, while camping, while night fishing, and so much more. Here at Sherwoods we provide the best night vision binoculars you can find anywhere.
We also provide a great amount of detail to help you figure out which pair of binoculars you need.
If you are looking for something in the lower price range, you may want to start with something like our Yukon NV 5×60 at only £215. This monocular offer stunning high power magnification and a built in infrared illuminator. It’s lightweight and compact, making it ideal for camping and fishing trips, and has a very durable, RUBBER AMORT body.
This monocular is ideal for open field or long distance observation, and is also photo and video adaptable. An ideal place to start if this is your first night vision product.
If you want something even more impressive you might go for our Yukon Tracker PRO night vision binoculars. They feature fully multi coated lenses, central focusing, wide field of view, high quality picture, and deluxe padded soft carrying case. They are lightweight and compact making them ideal for carrying with you everywhere.
These are just a few examples of the many night vision products we have available at Sherwoods. To see these and more binoculars and other products, visit the main web page.
If you need assistance ordering, or if you just want to ask a question about our products, ring us on : 01527-857500, or send us an email: Info@Sherwoods-Photo.com.
Here at Sherwoods we offer a great range of high quality astronomical telescopes for the amateur astronomer, including both Computer Controlled Telescopes and Goto Telescopes.
All our different telescopes can also be categorized as either the Refractor, the Reflector or the catadioptric. If you are unsure which type of telescope you are after, you can read our “Telescope Basics” page to learn more about all three of these types, as well as how to use your telescope properly.
On our we b site, you’ll find a great range of choices for astronomical scopes in top brands like Bresser, Celestron, Meade, Skywatcher, and Tal. Here are just a few examples of some really great telescopes we think you’ll love.
The Celestron NexStar SLT Telescope Range offers telescopes designed for affordable entry level or mid level computerized telescopes. They are designed with easy set up in mind too, which means you won’t need any tools to put them together.
This line is really ideal for those just getting started in stargazing and astronomy, so if you want something affordable that’s still high quality, you know where to start.
Yet, I you prefer something a little smaller and more portable, you might like of our mounted scopes from Sky-Watcher. They offer super high power and magnification in a smaller product.
We even carry beautiful ornate brass library scopes that are just as practical as they are beautiful. They are ideal for the formal drawing room or library, or placing in a conservatory. They also make lovely gifts.
Bird watching is a favourite hobby of many people, both young and old. If you are just getting started in the hobby, there are a few things you’ll want to buy to get started.
First and foremost you will want a good pair of binoculars. This is your ultimate piece of equipment for bird watching, and you will carry them with you everywhere. If you are going to splurge at all on any equipment, this is the place to do so.
Here at Sherwood Photographic we have many different high quality binoculars to choose from, all from the world’s leading manufacturers. Choose from brands like Acuter, Hawke, Leica, Olympus, Steiner, and Vortex.
You’ll find detailed descriptions of each product on our web site, and there is also a special section dedicated to choosing the correct pair of binoculars. So if you want bird watching binoculars, but you aren’t sure which type are appropriate, this guide can be a great help as you make your decision.
For bird watching, you will probably also want a good camera. Many people like to photograph the birds they see to add to a journal or album. You may also see other wildlife that you would like to photograph while you are out in nature.
It’s also important to have the right clothing, especially if you intend to go out in colder or wet weather. Choose some sturdy walking boots for hiking and a waterproof coat. For more information about our bird watching products, visit the main web site.
Although we tend to think of astronomical telescopes as being the ideal equipment for stargazing, you can also use binoculars. In fact, if you’ve never used a telescope before, you might even be better off using a pair of binoculars if you are new to stargazing.
Astronomical telescopes can be a little tricky to get your head around at first if you are not used to them, as you have to learn to master the equipment itself while also working out where to look in the vast night sky. While you learn to navigate the inky blackness of the night sky, you should probably use a pair of binoculars to get some experience before moving on to a telescope. While binoculars certainly won’t be as powerful as using a telescope, they will still give you the light gathering power you need and a much greater magnification than using nothing at all. A good pair will give you a magnification somewhere between 10 and 30 times (depending on what power you buy), which will allow you to see some detail on the moon, as well as many of the planets, although you won’t be able to see detail on them.
At Sherwoods, we have a wide selection of astronomical binoculars by different well-known and respected brands such as Opticron and Helios. If you are looking to buy a pair of binoculars specifically for astronomical purposes, then choose a pair with at least a 50mm across as the aperture is most important for this purpose.
Getting into birdwatching requires the ability to be able to use a pair of binoculars properly. Using a pair of binoculars is more than just putting them to your eyes and looking around. If you are new to this equipment, you will need to learn how to use the focus wheel and dioptre. The dioptre is also used to focus, but is there to compensate for the difference between your left and right eyes because they will not focus to the same degree. You need to be able to use both of these focuses in the right way in order to get the clearest image from your bird watching binoculars.
To get started with focusing your bird watching binoculars, you should first make sure that they are in right position for the width of your eyes. If they are too far apart or too close together you will have black edges infringing into what you see. When you look through the eye pieces, you should just see a perfect circle. Having got this right, look through them at something and use the central focus wheel to bring the image into focus.
Use the dioptre wheel to focus more finely on the object you’re looking at. To do this, you need to close each eye in turn and adjust the wheel until the image is clear. When you open both eyes again, the image should be perfectly clear through your binoculars. If not, continue to adjust slightly until it is.
Having spent the time and effort to choose a perfect pair of bird watching binoculars, you will want to do your utmost to make sure that they stay in tip top condition. Obviously this includes basic care such as always using the strap to wear them around your neck, to prevent damage should you drop them by accident, but also you should carry out regular cleaning and use other protective equipment.
Binoculars have special optics lenses which need to be cleaned regularly and with care. Cleaning them the wrong way can damage them by causing scratches which will then reduce the clarity of vision when you use them. You should clean the lenses using a very soft brush or even compressed air to remove any particles such as dirt or dust. Then use a lens tissue or cloth wet with special cleaning solution and wipe over the lenses gently. Use a dry part of the same cloth to dry them and then check for any smudges or smears.
When you buy your binoculars from us here at Sherwoods, they will come with a case and neck strap. Always use this case to store your binoculars when they are not in use, as it will prevent them from getting exposed to dirt and dust unnecessarily and avoid them getting scratched. We also sell various binocular accessories, including different types and lengths of straps and also the Lens Pen, which is ideal for cleaning your binocular lenses and is compact enough to carry around with you.