Many people know the advantage of binoculars. For example, those who enjoy watching birds or animals in nature, or watching planes take off or land from their terrace can experience this much more ergonomically and pleasantly with binoculars than without them. But most of the binoculars do not deliver what they should. Black edges or a blurred view of the objects are the results. How best to set your binoculars, so that these problems do not occur, we reveal in this post.
How to properly adjust the binoculars
Before the binoculars are tried out correctly for the first time, you should set it precisely for this. Depending on whether you are wearing glasses or not, the setting of the binoculars must be adjusted. This happens in the so-called eyecups. These are freely rotatable lenses that provide the right distance between the eyes and the binoculars. Only if this distance is optimally adjusted, the picture appears when looking through the eyepiece in the correct brightness and above all completely. On the other hand, if this distance is not optimally selected, part of the image is lost and is not perceived accordingly.
1. Clean the optics
It is essential before using the binoculars that the eyepieces and lenses are clean. Clean them with a suitable cloth to remove fingerprints or dust.
This is an important step that should not be neglected because a fingerprint on the lens can lose up to 20% of light transmission.
Cleaning tip: use a special optical brush to clean dust and another residue, the cloth will be used to clean fingerprints.
2. Adjust eyecups
Are you a wearer of glasses or not? A pair of binoculars almost without exception has eyecups that can be turned out or folded down. These caps ensure the right distance between binoculars and eyes. This is important because otherwise, you have no complete picture and brightness is lost. If you wear glasses, you have to screw in or fold in the eyecups. If you do not wear glasses, you have to turn them off or down.
3. Set the correct width
It is essential to adjust the width of the binoculars (specific distance between the eyepieces) to the distance between your eyes. You do this by moving both parts of the binoculars closer together or farther apart. Look at a distant object and adjust the binoculars so that you have a completely round picture with both eyes independently. If the setting is correct, you will see the same with both eyes. You may control this by alternately closing your right and left eyes without changing the binocular position.
4. Diopter adjustment
With the diopter adjustment, one can compensate for any differences in vision. The change is mostly on the right eyepiece, but sometimes behind the central focus adjustment, and sometimes you have to pull out the first focus adjustment knob to adjust the diopter.
Do the following: Select an object at the appropriate distance and use the central focus setting to focus on your left eye (close your right eye, or place your hand in front of the right eyepiece). Then close your left eye or the left eyepiece and set with the diopter adjustment your right eye sharp.
5. Focus the binoculars
All you have to do now is to focus the binoculars on the object you want to see. Make sure you look sharp immediately. If you sit next to it, your eyes will compensate for the blur, and you will still see bright, but this vision is then very tiring.
Why sharp vision is so important
If the binoculars do not sharply image an object, this can lead to signs of fatigue. Especially hunters, who are on a high seat and watch the game, should be careful to see immediately sharp. Blurred vision is quite tiring in the long run.