Some animals have adapted to see in the dark but humans are not among them. Our eyes are adept at picking up on visual stimuli in natural or artificial light, but in the absence of such illumination, we struggle to view our environment.
However, thanks to our immense powers of imagination and scientific prowess, we have been able to devise instruments that enable us to watch things in the dark. There are now many night vision products available for people to purchase. Indeed, you can get such offerings from us here at Sherwoods. We stock a number of these creations, along with our telescopes and other provisions.
Over the last few years, night vision optics have come a long way. Whereas in the past, such technology was the preserve of a privileged few, such as certain armed forces personnel, these items are new accessible to ordinary consumers.
For example, wildlife enthusiasts and researchers can watch animals using the devices.
Also, the offerings can come in useful for those keen to spot game, hunt and keep track of creatures. Indeed, many of the offerings are small and light, meaning they can fit into their users’ pockets and rucksacks easily.
If you are keen to get such devices and want them to last for as long as possible, you might also want to think about choosing versions that are water resistant.
To view our full range of night vision products, telescopes and everything else we keep in stock, simply have a look around our website.
The United Kingdom is a nation of animal lovers and some of our most passionate and dedicated wildlife enthusiasts are birdwatchers, or twitchers. Bird watching has consistently been popular for generations (at least in the sixty – five years we have been in business at Sherwood’s Photographic!) but has become even more popular and celebrated in recent years, with celebrities such as Bill Oddie emerging as enthusiastic and knowledgeable twitchers and great exposure for the leisure pursuit becoming apparent on TV, in film and on the radio.
The image of the twitcher balancing on a tree limb in an anorak with a pair of binoculars dangling from his neck has become a popular cliché but nowadays all types of people from all walks of life enjoy bird watching and as enthusiasts become more professional in their pursuit, the demand for more sophisticated equipment increases rapidly. Manufacturers of binoculars began to realise that specialist bird watching binoculars were in great demand and Sherwood’s photographic has one of the greatest selection of bird watching binoculars available anywhere.
We stock precision products from prestigious manufacturers such as Opticron, Meopta, Vortex, Nikon, Camlink, Bushnell and Swarovski, amongst many others. For novice and experienced bird watchers, investing in a decent pair of bird watching binoculars is essential, and for a very reasonable outlay, we can provide enthusiasts with binocular sets which provide clear, sharp images which capture all of those magical breathtaking moments of spiritual communion with nature.
For more details of all of our products and their particular specifications, please chat to one of our advisors today on 01527 857 500.
Night vision products open up a whole new world by allowing hunters, wildlife observers, game spotters and those carrying out any type of surveillance work to operate around the clock. Binoculars with a nocturnal operational capacity allow the observation of animals such as bats and foxes, which are not usually spotted in daylight, as well as the sometimes strange and exciting behaviours of other animals that reserve their most secret behaviours for the midnight hour.
Of course, for hunters, night vision products such as binoculars and scopes allow for an extra layer of camouflage and challenge as they pit their stealth and skills against the highly developed senses of animals that, unlike humans, are almost as comfortable in the dark as in daylight. Even if hunting is not to your taste, spotting game such as deer, which are naturally sensitive and difficult to observe at close hand, during the night time, is a unique and privileged experience.
Don’t forget that as well as binoculars and scopes, we have automatic nocturnal photographic cameras and video cameras which can capture and record the most amazing images of animal nocturnal behaviour. Fantastic firms such as Yukon, Newton, and Pulsar offer amazing monoculars, binoculars, goggles and gun sights which utilise digital night vision technology and are surprisingly affordable. The images which these amazing products make viewable are crisp and clear, with none of the blurred and obscure imagery sometimes associated with the early days of nascent night vision technology. For expert advice on all nocturnal vision products, please contact one of our expert advisers now.
The night skies have fascinated human beings since the dawn of time, and have been the inspiration for thousands of scientific and philosophical treatises as well as for countless breathtaking works of art. Astronomy has now become a scientific pastime which attracts many amateur enthusiasts as well as professional experts.
At Sherwood’s Photographic, we have been supplying binoculars and astronomical telescopes to stargazers for over sixty-five years, and we continue to supply customers with the latest innovative cutting edge products. Although astronomical binoculars may lack the magnifying power of astronomical telescopes, they are still powerful enough to clearly reveal some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring heavenly bodies and astronomical objects.
Our selection of binoculars for astronomy includes products from legendary manufacturers such as Celestron, Opticron, Helios and Ostara. Of course, some of our flagship products are our astronomical telescopes from Bresser, Celestron, Meade, Tal and Skywatcher.
We also have a great choice of beautiful brass library telescopes which look stylish and stunning but are fully functional as they have height quality fully coated optics. The Skywatcher range is fully endorsed by legendary astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and makes skygazing affordable to everyone.
If you are completely new to astronomy, we can also offer literature on how to make the best start in your pursuit, such as the excellent Stargazing for Beginners. Astronomy is a fascinating and enjoyable pastime which can be enjoyed by all age groups and there is always something novel to discover in the night skies. Take the first step to a rewarding new hobby with www.sherwoods-photographic.com.
At Sherwood’s Photographic we always stock a great selection of your favourite products; from night vision goggles to astronomical telescopes. However, our comprehensive product selection also includes practical items such as magnifying glasses for crosswords and philately, board games for delightful evenings around the hearth and microscopes for amateur biologists and school children.
We also stock tough and durable marine binoculars from magnificent manufacturers such as Steiner and Opticron, which are tested to destruction in order to ensure that they can cope admirably with life on the ocean waves.
Furthermore, we have a great range of equipment such as tripods and clamps, laser rangefinders, portable radios, bird boxes, thermometers and personal weather stations. Spypoint, Brinno, and Prostalk also manufacture a lovely range of nature cameras, some with video capacity, which can be set up permanently or semi-permanently in your garden or wooded area in order to capture magical imagery of night time creatures.
Our night vision range of gun scopes, monoculars and binoculars completes our outstanding product selection and is increasingly popular with all types of customers. From the heights of the heavens to the depths of the deep blue sea, in day time and in twilight, in gardens and wilderness areas around the United Kingdom, Europe and the world, discerning customers use products from Sherwoods Photographic to pursue their passions and create beautiful, inspiring and lasting memories.
For your first breathtaking steps into this dynamic and exciting world, log onto www.sherwoods-photographic.com today and prepare to take your brain to another dimension!
If you love wild animals, you are probably thrilled every time you spot some. They tend to be hard to spot in the city and highly populated areas, but even rural areas sometimes rarely see them during daylight. Night time is the best time to spot certain types of wildlife, particularly deer. Here are some tips for how to watch deer at night.
First find a spot that is known for deer to gather. This might be an apple orchard, a field of clover, or anywhere where deer might find food or go to drink water. You can find signs of deer by looking for tracks, droppings, and trails through the woods—look for places in the trees and bushes where leaves and have been pushed aside as a deer walked through.
You may want to carry a pair of binoculars. Binoculars will allow you to see deer closer than you would otherwise. Deer are extremely difficult to get close to as they can hear very well, and they have sharp vision. They also spook very easily.
Night vision binoculars or night vision goggles are also great for observing wildlife such as deer at night time. While pointing a flashlight or the headlights of your car at a deer might frighten it away before you can even really watch it, night vision equipment is designed to allow you to see at night without disturbing what you are watching.
Always be careful not to disturb animals or people when watching wildlife at night. Stay safe, and always obtain permission to be in a certain place at night.
When buying a pair of binoculars, there are few considerations to think through, such as what the intended use of the binoculars is. Are they to be bird watching binoculars? Will you use them to look at the stars or watch wildlife?
Another thing to think about is the magnification. What is recommended for your particular hobby? Sherwoods Photographic recommends an 8x or 10x magnification binoculars for general usage.
You should also test out a pair before buying it where possible. You can adjust the focus by turning the focussing wheel. Most binoculars should work for most people even if you have eyesight problems.
It’s also best to purchase a small lightweight pair as these are much easier to carry around on long hikes or expeditions, and you are much more likely to bring them if they don’t weigh a lot.
Always purchase from a company that is professional and knows what its doing. If you are at all unsure about the company’s legitimacy or safety, especially when purchasing online, you should find a site that is secure. Look for the padlock symbol in the URL bar to ensure that your card details are safe while you are paying for your items.
If you aren’t sure which bird watching binoculars, or other ones, to buy, you can always contact Sherwoods Photographic to find out which ones they would recommend for the particular hobby you are pursuing. They are sure to have something for everyone.