Binocular Choices For Safari

Travel Blog by VETS, Inc.

by Don Klingborg, DVM

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Binoculars can be confusing and I recommend you talk with a knowledgeable person to help select the right one for you.  We think they’re important on wildlife trips and add to the experience considerably.  Prices range considerably and this is worth some time to match the equipment with your needs and pocketbook. Early in our travels Bev and I tried sharing a single pair, but found we both missed too much.  Now we have our own and while I use the camera more than the binoculars I still find them useful.

Binoculars are essentially two telescopes placed side by side. The large lens at the end is the collection objective and focuses the image while collecting the light (larger = better in poor lighting situations).  There is a prism system housed inside the body of the binocular that flips the image so it will be right…

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