Picking your first pair of binoculars can be terribly confusing. Which binocular magnification is better? What do all these odd numbers mean? How do binoculars even work? We get questions like this all the time from our creative community, so we decided to create this easy guide on how to choose binoculars.

In this video on our YouTube channel, OrmsTV, our long-time host, Deon, is joined by Eric, a binoculars specialist, to discuss everything you need to know before you make your first purchase. You’ll get answers from experts about everything from how to pick the perfect pair of binoculars for your chosen hobby to how you can easily set your new pair up for maximum sharpness.

This deep dive into how to choose binoculars covers the following points:

  • How binoculars work
  • What all the numbers on a pair of binoculars mean
  • Which binoculars you should buy for your particular activity
  • How to set up your binoculars for the first time
  • What is eye relief?
  • Porro prism binoculars vs. roof prism binoculars

You can view the full video on our YouTube channel.

Orms offers a wide range of binoculars for both in-store and online purchases. Check out our website to discover our various optics options.


While the more affordable price tags of used gear items are certainly very alluring, navigating the whole process of making a secondhand gear purchase can be rather nerve-racking if you don’t know what to look out for. If you’re in the market for a used camera body or even pre-loved lenses, we recommend you check out this blog post where we break down everything you need to know about buying used camera gear. You’ll feel far more confident negotiating a purchase if you know what questions to ask.

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