2,558 Brands 529 Categories All Departments

How to Choose

Not sure what brand or model of binoculars is right for you? We're happy to help! Discuss and review your latest binocular purchase, share your experience and help others.

How to Choose

Postby nikki on Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:16 am

Have a set of binoculars now which says 372? feet for 1,000 yds. Would like to basically be able to see more detail from 40 feet away...kinda like being able to read a printed type written page from 40 feet away. Any suggestions? Thanks much.

Re: How to Choose

Postby Jne_K on Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:31 am


That is field of view, not magnification and it is magnification that determines how much image enlargement you will get, not field of view. Look for the other numbers on your bino for magnification. The first bino number is magnification, i.e., 8 in 8x40

For the basics on binocular construction and features is easy to understand terms, see my article at
How to Understand Binoculars
Thanks for posting with us
Joanie K - Your personal optics expert


Phone: (800) 504-5897
Fax: (847) 919-3003
Site Admin
Posts: 7665
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:09 pm