The pair of telescopes employ prisms in the lens system to increase magnification without increasing the length of the binoculars. Hand-held commercial binoculars are usually lightweight and can be operated single-handedly or with both hands. They are also very compact and portable, ideal for outdoor leisure activities such as hunting, bird or wildlife-watching, sightseeing, and watching spectator sports.
There are numerous of types of binoculars available in the market today, each designed for a specific purpose and with features that cater to the needs of a variety of consumers. Prices range depending on the manufacturer and the technology used to provide better magnification.
Because binoculars have a fragile system of lenses, they must be handled with care to keep their inner workings intact and prevent exposure to the elements which can cause mildew and dust particles to contaminate the lenses. Here are some tips on how to pack and ship binoculars to ensure that they arrive in excellent condition.
Snap the binoculars’ the rain guard over the eyepieces and the front caps onto the front objective lenses to protect them from dirt and getting scratched by foreign objects. Place the binoculars in a protective case, ideally, a hard-shell case or heavy-duty padded soft case. Place the case inside a Ziploc bag, remove excess air and seal.
If a protective case is not available, place the binocular inside a Ziploc bag, remove excess air and seal. Wrap the binoculars generously with bubble wrap and secure with tape. The bag will protect the binoculars from moisture and dirt.
Get a sturdy cardboard box and fill the bottom with packaging materials such as bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Lay the wrapped binoculars on top and fill the sides and the rest of the box with more packing materials to keep the item in place and prevent movement. Close and seal the box with packaging tape.
Address and label the package and take to the post office or shipping company of your choice.