The 7x50 binocular is one of them more common
type on the market today. This magnification power
is ample enough for almost all jobs, which is why it is
What Does 7x50 Mean?
Binoculars are rated using two numbers.
The first number “7x” tells you how powerful the
magnification is. For example the 7x in the 7x50
binocular means that images will appear 7 times closer
then when viewed with the unaided human
So an object 70 yards away will only appear
about 10 yards away, although this is not precisely true,
but you get the idea.
10x means the object appear ten times closer,
etc. You get the idea.
Now, for the second
The 50 in the 7x50 binocular means that the
front lenses are 50mm in diameter. Which is pretty
large for hand held binoculars. Most are only 25mm
The larger the front lens, the more light that
comes through, and the better that you can see in dim
light. These are best for hunting in the dusk or
What Size Binocular Should I Buy?
Generally a 7x binocular is good for most
people. Remember that the higher the magnification
you get a closer image, but also any slight movement is
magnified as well which is why powers greater then 10x
are generally not used.
Before you buy a binoculars, especially an
expensive pair, it is a good idea to at least try them
out first. Often a pair of binoculars might feel
great in someone else’s hands, but not yours.
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