A frequent question we are asked is how to select a pair of binoculars to use for birding. It can certainly be confusing!
- What power (i.e. magnification) is best for birding?
- What does the “objective diameter” mean?
- Porro vs Roof Prism?
- How important is the quality of the optics?
- What brand should I purchase?
In doing some research, we found an excellent article that will explain and provide opinions on all of the above topics. So if you are thinking of investing in a pair of binoculars, read this article.
We would definitely agree with the article, when it reports, “Without exception, every birding expert we spoke to said the same thing: Get the best pair of binoculars you can afford.” Binocular prices range from $100 – $2,500. Once you decide on your budget, read the article and to answer the questions above, and you are on your way to owning a pair of binoculars for your birding.