Whether you are watching your favorite band play a concert, cheering on your favorite sports team, betting on horses or watching your child make the winning shot, a good pair of spectator binoculars should always be within reach. Choosing the right pair of spectator binoculars will depend on the type of conditions you are going to be in. If you are at an indoor concert or sporting event you will need a different pair of binoculars than you would at an outdoor sporting event on a bright sunny day.
In lower light situations a larger objective lens is needed because the larger lens will allow more light to enter the binoculars. In bright sunlight a larger objective lens may allow too much light to come in and this can create glare and reduce visibility. It’s also important to think about how much magnification you need. More magnification will mean that you can get closer to the action but the more you increase magnification the harder it is to see a steady image. You will also need to think about the field of view that a pair of spectator binoculars offers. The field of view is how much space you can see through your binoculars at a distance of 1000 yards. A wider field of view will let you see more of what’s going on while a more narrow field of view at higher magnification lets you zero in on the object you wish to view.
A lot of people that attend sporting events or concerts would prefer to have a compact pair of binoculars that is lightweight and easy to carry around. If you want a compact pair of binoculars but you do not wish to sacrifice magnification you should look for a pair with a roof prism design. With this type of design the prisms are aligned with the lenses in a straight line making it possible to have a more sleek and compact design while still providing you with plenty of magnification.
When shopping for a pair of spectator binoculars it is also important to have a budget in mind. Prices for binoculars can vary greatly so it is important to figure out how much you’re willing to spend before you start shopping. If you’re going to use your binoculars frequently then a good quality, expensive pair may be a good investment but you may not want to spend several hundred dollars on a pair of binoculars if you are only going to use them once in a great while. When you know how much you’re willing to spend you can start comparing some of the various features that different binoculars have. It is also a good idea to look at customer reviews of various binoculars to help you make a more informed decision.