Saturday, April 14, 2012

National Geographic - 4x30 Binoculars - £7.99

National Geographic - 4x30 Binoculars
Compact binoculars with 30mm glass objective lenses,

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Product Description:

Compact binoculars with 30mm glass objective lenses, fully rubber coated eye cups with built in compass.

See what you can spot with these pocket-sized 4 x 30 magnification binoculars. This fabulous binocular features 30mm glass objective lenses, rubber eye cups and strap.

A perfect starter set for young naturalists. The compact size is ideal for little hands and the built-in compass enables you to take directional bearings. Kids will love using these on their outdoor adventures.
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* Bright yellow means easily found when lost in undergrowth.
* Lightweight yet sturdy. Unlike most bins, won't break when dropped
* Low magnification (4x) makes them more child-friendly
* Little compass on the top stimulates curiosity
* Size and shape means easily gripped by small hands, yet will fold to accommodate young (=close-together) eyes.

* Absolutely everything to do with the view obtained:
Sharpness, Brightness, Contrast, Eye Relief, Field of View:
* It's like looking down two (bright yellow = distracting) tunnels. But hey, when I was three, I was happy looking through a toilet roll tube. 

I concede, these bins are more fun than a toilet roll.
* Other bins have individual eye adjustment. These don't. Though this is irrelevant if both eyes are perfect or at least the same prescription. Also, no adjustment = simpler = better for kids.
* Limited range of focus means they cannot easily accommodate short- or long-sight.
* The focus wheel is quite stiff - little fingers might have difficulty. Low magnification however, means a greater Depth of Field, meaning less need to focus. Besides, children's eyes auto-focus better than ours.

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National Geographic 4x30 Binoculars