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.
Binoculars come in many forms in order to suit the large number of activities in which they are used.
There are designs to suit bird watching and other hobbies, such as amateur star gazing. Other pastimes that may require the use of specialist devices include sailing and sea fishing. Marine binoculars are especially created to perform well in damp, salty environments and there are many types to choose from. Both amateur and expert sailors choose to purchase these instruments to get a good view of the surrounding water, which could highlight potential dangers.
Due to the rocking motion of boats and the conditions on the ocean, there is a lesser magnification value applied to these devices, compared with those used on land. This figure is expressed as 7x, which simply states that what the user sees appears to be seven times nearer than it actually is. In other binoculars, magnification is normally set at 8x, but this depends on individual models.
As well as magnification, marine binoculars can differ from terrestrial ones in other ways. For example, devices built to withstand the sea atmosphere have been hermetically sealed to protect them from moisture. These types sometimes contain nitrogen, which is a sure sign they are waterproof. However, not all instruments of this type are fully waterproof, though expert suppliers often suggest to sailing fans to buy those that cannot be penetrated by moisture.
Additionally, marine binoculars often have their lenses coated with special substances that boost light levels as much as possible, adding greater clarity during twilight and dawn, while many sailors like to opt for those devices that include compasses for navigational purposes.
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