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Binocular vs. monocular

Postby jean on Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:33 pm

I am buying my brother a night vision device for his 50th birthday and am wondering about the advantages/disadvantages of monocular vs. binocular. My price limit is $400. He will be using them primarily for long-distance wildlife viewing at his home, where there are no streetlights.

I appreciate any recommendations as I am totally new to this type of product.

Jean
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Postby Steven_L on Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:40 pm

A binocular is two monoculars put together. Understandably this more that doubles the price. The biggest advantage a binocular gives is better depth perception because you're using two eyes. A biocular uses two eyepieces but only one intensifier tube, lessening cost. A monocular should suffice for almost any occasion.
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