Binoculars and Monoculars

Here's some useful information to help you choose the correct Binoculars for you.

The focus ring sits between the two barrels, By rotating this ring it brings the object into focus.
At different distances this will need adjusting to suit.
The other adjustable ring which is usually situated near the right eye cup is called the Diopter Adjustment, This makes up the difference in clarity between your eyes.
To set this you will need to cover the right barrel with your hand and adjust the focus wheel/ring so that you see a clear image with your left eye. Then cover your left barrel and adjust the diopter on the right eye piece until you see a crisp image. Your diopter is now set.
*tip, if you struggle to hold one hand over the lens when setting the focus, just close your eye instead.

Eye Cups:
The eye cups are located on the end of the binoculars you look through. Extend the eye cups if you aren’t wearing glasses and keep them collapsed/pushed in if you are wearing glasses.

lets take 10 x 42 as an example, this is spoken as 10 by 42.
The first number (10) is the magnification, this means that items will look 10 times bigger than with the naked eye.
The second number (42) is the size of the objective lens. A larger objective lens gathers more light (but it also means a larger and heavier pair of binoculars) So a higher number here will have better capabilities in low light situations

Quick Guide:
7x to 10x is ideal for birdwatching
7x or 8x would be ideal for the garden and 10x would be better suited for greater distances for example watching wildlife over moorlands and wetlands