If you’re looking for a way to encourage your children to get involved with nature and develop an appreciation for the outdoors, providing them with binoculars may be the perfect solution.
Youngsters love the sense of adventure such devices instil and by using them, they get to spend time in the fresh air while getting exercise.
However, if you have never bought binoculars for a child before, you may not know what to look for.
A magnification of around seven or eight could be a good place to start as this should be fairly easy for them to use and they will not get frustrated by failing to view the objects they are aiming for.
After all, high magnification models narrow the field of view, meaning your son or daughter may struggle to follow things that are on the move.
Another point to bear in mind is the seemingly obvious though sometimes forgotten issue that the binoculars must fit into the recipient’s hand. It is no good if they are unable to pick them up correctly and, as well as causing them annoyance, it may mean the object is more likely to be broken.
Also, you should take note of whether or not the youngster can reach and use the focus knob and also if the barrels fold in close enough for their eyes.
By choosing wisely, you could start a lifelong love affair with the devices for the child in question and open up a whole new world for them to explore.
Binoculars have been in use for a considerable length of time and almost everyone will have used them at some point in their lives, even if only for a brief glimpse while they were passed around by a group.
However, the technology behind them remains mysterious to many.
Essentially, they are a pair of identical mirror-symmetrical telescopes that are mounted next to one another and aligned to point in the same direction.
This allows users to view with both of their eyes when they are looking at objects.
The majority of such devices are shaped and sized to be held using both hands, although some vary widely from small, light-weight models to large pedestal-mounted pairs – for example those used on occasion by the military.
Unlike telescopes, they provide a three-dimensional image and therefore allow users to get an impression of depth.
Binoculars have a range of uses, including general activities – such as observing animals and views for leisure purposes. This is one of the most common ways in which they are utilised and as the technology has fallen in price, they are now accessible for virtually anyone who wants a go.
In addition, the armed forces sometimes make use of them in a range of contexts, as do those engaged in range finding and people involved in astronomy.
Indeed, so prolific are the objects that we do not think twice when seeing them in use and it is easy to forget they have made such a substantial contribution to the way we live.
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.
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!
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!
Fog and rain work by reducing the level of light, which affects the clarity of images. This can be partially rectified by purchasing instruments that have infrared illuminators. These accessories are often included as part of the device, but it is also possible to buy them separately if necessary. Night vision scopes collect ambient light from the environment using a special tube.
There are three different kinds of device called Generation 1, Generation 2 and Generation 3. They range in complexity, with the latter two kinds tending to be more expensive as they have mechanisms that boost their capability to gather light. As weather conditions deteriorate and it becomes harder for the devices to pick up ambient light, some users prefer to use infrared illuminators, which are included in a range of our night vision goggles.
The accessory works by sending out a beam of light, which consists of a wavelength that cannot be picked up by animal and human eyes. This can cover fairly large distances, and is ideal for those using their instruments in the dark. In addition to revealing objects in low-light conditions, night vision devices fitted with infrared illuminators can greatly enhance the images produced by the goggles.
This means that Generation 1 instruments may perform on a level with Generation 2 products, thanks to the accessory. The improvement in clarity of the image is also evident in Generation 2 instruments that utilise illuminators of this type.