Optics4Birding is proud to offer our customers one of the very largest selections of monoculars found anywhere. Our company was
established to provide outdoor enthusiasts, sports fans, wildlife researchers, and birders with the quality optical equipment they
need to enjoy their activities to the fullest. We offer monoculars from all the top brands and have a range of price points to choose
from, giving our customers a great selection that fits their budgets perfectly.
Monocular Brands Carried by Optics4Birding
We are happy to provide our customers with unrivaled selection and pricing, from affordable monocular models to precision optics for
professional use. We carry some of the most respected brands in the sport optics industry. The staff here at our company use these
monoculars and other optics in the field, giving them the insider knowledge about these products to help our customers find the right
optic for their needs. We offer brands like:
What Monocular is Right for Me?
Sometimes it is just not possible to carry a large optic like a big pair of binoculars or a sizeable spotting scope. At these
times, the portability and compact nature of monoculars shines through. To choose the right monocular for your outdoor activities,
you’ll want to have a feel for how and where you might use the optic. For compact use in sports stadiums or to keep in your car
for quick birdwatching activities, a pocket model like the Zeiss 5x10
MiniQuick Monocular is an excellent choice. For really large fields of view, a powerful model like the tripod-adaptable
Barska Battalion 8x42 Monocular is a good example.
Monoculars can be seen as one side of a pair of binoculars – in many ways,
the optics behave in the same way, with the same or similar focusing features and fields of view. Monoculars are divided
into two major types:
Porro prism monoculars – porro prism monoculars use triangular-shaped internal glass prisms to reflect the image twice
before exiting the monocular body. These monoculars are less expensive to manufacture than other types, but exhibit great optical
qualities for those on tight budgets. Their drawbacks are that they tend to be heavier than other types and harder to waterproof.
A perfect example of a good porro prism monocular is the
Minox Minoscope MS 8x25 Black Edition Tactical Monocular, and a budget-oriented model is the
Vortex Solo 8x25 Monocular.
Roof prism monoculars – roof prism monoculars use polygon-shaped internal glass prisms where two of the faces meet at a 90-degree
angle. For the same optical quality, monoculars equipped with these prisms tend to be substantially lighter and more durable. Roof
prisms are not as common in monoculars as they are in binoculars, although some models are equipped with these prisms. Roof prism
monoculars tend to be quite expensive. The pro-quality
Leica Monovid 8x20 Monocular is a good example. A more affordable model might be the
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x42 Tan Monocular.
Many monoculars offer a fixed power, or magnification, usually between 5x and 10x power. Other models may offer variable zoom power that
is adjusted by turning a dial on the body of the optic. The higher the magnification, the more detailed images a user can view.
Higher numbers also mean a narrower field of view. Low power monoculars are great for wide viewing areas but at the expense of detail.
Field of view can determine the focusing ability of the monocular, with wide fields unable to focus at close distances and exhibiting
distortion at the edges of the image.
Monocular specifications often list the “exit pupil”. This is the size of the image at the focusing point of the monocular, and is calculated
by dividing the objective lens size by the magnification of the optic. Larger exit pupils make it easier to keep the image over your pupil and
not lose the image.
Monoculars may also be equipped with waterproofing, specialized lens coatings, and rubberized armored bodies. It’s simply a matter of
choosing the features you want from our extensive selection, or consulting with our expert customer service professionals for a
The Optics4Birding Quality Difference
The selection, the pricing, and the variety of monoculars that Optics4Birding carries makes us an industry leader in retail optics sales.
We are serious about outdoor activities like birding, wildlife observation, and sporting events, and we are committed to providing our customers
with the best equipment at the most competitive prices. Our company has earned its reputation for quality, and that quality is backed by some
of the most outstanding customer service in the optics industry. Optics4Birding stands behind every product we sell with our signature
no-hassle return policy and our easy-to-use online shopping storefront.
In addition to our selection and service, Optics4Birding proudly offers our customers our exclusive Price Guarantee. We will meet or beat
any advertised price from an authorized dealer on the same item. Best of all, most orders ship free!