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Common Uses for Binoculars

Updated on July 11, 2013

For over a hundred years, binoculars have been put to use for recreational purposes and by professionals. Images pass through multiple lenses to create prisms. This gives the viewer the ability to see distant objects with exceptional clarity.

Birding and Wildlife Binoculars

No skilled bird watcher is every without their bird watching binoculars. To identify tiny warblers and hummingbirds, even just a few feet away, can be impossible without a good pair of binoculars. Campers and nature lovers use binoculars to view the activities of larger wildlife such bears and deer from a safe distance.

Binoculars for Professionals

From park rangers to military personal, binoculars are standard equipment for the job. Rangers use binoculars to monitor wildlife and park visitors. Biologists study plants and animals with binoculars and military personal use large binoculars on ships to watch for threats. Rescue personal use binoculars, including night vision binoculars to search for people needing help.

Sports Binoculars

Handheld binoculars make it easy to follow racecars, players and racehorses and still see the action up close. Extreme off road enthusiasts use binoculars to choose the best route for driving over rocks, boulders, mountains and through creeks.

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    ellahall2011 5 years ago

    Binoculars are very useful for bird-watching.

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