Examining optics in the store is much different from using them in the field. Scroll down for a discussion of the types of optics that fit your pursuits and cleaning tips to keep your optics at their best.
Also, pictures. Yeah, we have plenty of those.
Worried about how those dusty roads are treating your binoculars? In general, high-quality field optics are robust and can withstand prolonged use with little or no problem. That said, there is some basic maintenance and care that needs to be performed to help ensure the owner years of enjoyable use of your optic. In a perfect world, you would never touch your glass, but that isn’t possible if you actually use your equipment. First, we recommend that you blow, either with your breath or canned air, any loose dust off all your glass surfaces.
Go to our definitive guide to understanding optics to clear up misconceptions like more is better when it comes to magnification or bigger objective lenses give a wider field of view. You'll also find glass quality and close focus covered in the guide.