5 tips in doing bird watching with digital binoculars

Bird watching is an activity which is very popular along with the growing popularity of various TV shows such as Wild Life, National Geographic, and so forth. Bird watching is one of the very pleasant outdoor activities. Bird’s life is very interesting to observe. No need for a professional to do bird watching. What is needed is a digital binocular that can capture distant objects clearly. Bird watching is usually done by people aged 30-50. Most bird watching activities carried out at the edge of the forest and the area around the lake. In this article, I will present a few tips in doing observation by using bird watching binoculars with camera or usualy included in digital binoculars family.


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You certainly know the various figures indicate the power of binoculars, for example, is 8×42. 8×42 means the binocular has 8 x magnifications and diameter lens of 42mm. The tendency of most beginners is to choose a telescope with a maximum magnification. This is not recommended because the higher the magnification, the more easily vibrations rendered as an image. Therefore the enlargement of the range of 7x-10x is strongly recommended. Avoid lens diameter less than 42mm since it will only produce a blurred close-up.


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The larger the objective lens, the more powerful a telescope to collect light. But you must realize that the bigger the size of the objective lens, the more weight the binocular used. You should be aware that “light” is important in every activity of bird watching. 40mm is the diameter size that is highly recommended for most professional bird watchers.

Binoculars Configuration

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In general, the binoculars can be divided into two types of configurations, Porro prism and roof prism. Porro prism is very identical to the traditional binoculars, while the roof prism is futuristic and more compact. Each configuration has advantages and disadvantages. Most birders prefer the roof prism to be used.

Minimum Focus Distance

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The minimum focusing distance is often overlooked by the bird watchers. A pair of binoculars will bring objects closer to the eye of the observer, but the distance between the birds and the observer must be minimized to provide better close-up. Additionally, binoculars with high magnification tend to have a longer distance minimum focus.

Quality of Optics

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Choose premium optics that can capture subtle color pattern of feathers. Subtle color pattern in bird’s feathers is an indication of a quality close-up. Subtle color pattern is something that must be identified first before deciding to take the object as subtle color pattern in bird’s feathers is a reflection of the overall close-up taken. Not only is the premium optics, anti-water feature something that must be included in any outdoor activities because the weather can change quickly. You certainly do not want your binocular damaged by rain water.

Above are some tips related to the selection of digital binoculars and how to use them optimally in every bird watching activity. The more activity you do, the higher the level of your ability in doing bird watching.