Investing money on binoculars for one’s personal or professional use makes it must for one to check it properly before buying them. When you visit a store to purchase binocular, do not accept it just by viewing the specifications on the binocular. Here are few tips to check your binoculars before buying them at the stores.
Weight: It is one of the easiest checks that can be done. Keep in mind about the use and how often you will use it. When it has to be taken with you for hunting, the binocular must be such that it provides a closer view and it is not so heavy. Purchasing one with a great weight may make it difficult to be used properly.
Scratches: Check for scratches on the objective and eye piece. Investing in binoculars becomes a total waste when you miss to notice the scratches.
Antireflection Coating: Do not accept a binocular with no or poor anti-reflection coating. If the reflection of the light is not purple, blue or green then it is said to have a poor coating. If it is white, return it immediately, it does not have any anti reflection coating.
Chromatic Aberration: Look at a distant object through binocular. If it shows green or violet fringes, the binocular has chromatic aberration defect.
Night Vision: While purchasing a night vision binocular, try focusing the star through binocular. Do not accept it if you notice rays or spikes from the object.
Barrel: Hold the binocular at a particular distance and view it. The two barrels of the binocular must be aligned properly and must point towards the same direction.
Exit Pupil: Hold the binocular at a distant and view the exit pupil. Do not accept it if it is not circular and bright.
So, remember the above points, read reviews of some top binoculars and proceed to purchase a binocular of your choice.