Optical Equipment

Optical equipment allows us to view things that would be impossible to see with the naked eye. Examining cells and small organisms, calculating the distance to a target, viewing remote objects in great detail, seeing a person that is far away in near total darkness, and gazing at far-off celestial bodies are all possible with optical devices. Our selection of optical equipment includes products for every vision need, including devices that will provide details of the smallest objects as well as bring the most distant matter into focus. Choose from binoculars, telescopes, microscopes, and spotting scopes; rangefinders, scopes, and sights for firearms use; night and thermal vision gear; and many more types of optical equipment and accessories.

Reading fine print and seeing small details can be challenging with the naked eye and it only gets worse as we get older. Devices like magnifying glasses can be used to view that kind of minutiae but they’re ineffective when trying to see microscopic objects. The term microscopic literally means invisible to the naked eye unless viewed through a microscope. If you need the degree of magnification that only a microscope can provide, the ones you’ll find here on our digital shelves are sure to meet your needs. We offer handy, inexpensive pocket-size models with 20x magnification; tabletop units designed especially for kids with up to 1200x magnification; USB digital 250x magnification microscopes that will display the magnified image on a computer screen; and even 300x magnification models that can wirelessly send images to your mobile device.

At the other extreme, we can also help if you’re more interested in viewing the most distant objects. We offer refractor and reflector telescopes, and some Cassegrain designs, with tabletop or floor standing tripods, in a wide range of focal lengths and magnifying power. Our selection includes affordable units that are perfect for first-time stargazers; models that include a handset, which provides audible constellation, mythology, and planet information; compact, lightweight, portable models that are ideal for traveling and camping and come with a carrying case; models with motor drive for automatic tracking; and units with computerized hand controls that can be used to automatically located over 4000 celestial objects.

Whether you’re bird watching, looking for game, or at a sporting event, binoculars will deliver a clear image of whatever you want to view. We offer rugged binoculars that are made for outdoor use, most with optical coatings that allow greater light transmission for a sharper image. Choose from Porro prism and roof prism binoculars, in a wide range of physical sizes, objective lens sizes and magnifications, focusing systems, finishes, and other features. A monocular is a compact, easy to carry device for viewing far-off objects in close-up detail, making one convenient to take along in your pocket to view nature when taking a walk in the woods, and many come with convenient carrying straps. However, if the magnification provided by a monocular or binoculars is insufficient for your viewing needs, consider one of our spotting scopes. Spotting scopes have higher magnification and are ideal for bird and wildlife watching, hunting, scoring targets at firing ranges, and viewing other distant objects. We offer waterproof and fog proof spotting scopes with coated lenses in a wide range of objective lens sizes and magnifications.

Our selection of scopes will ensure firing accuracy when hunting or target shooting. We offer scopes in your choice of magnification, lens size, and tube diameter for rifles and crossbows, some with illuminated Mil-dot reticles for range finding. Most have coated lenses to reduce glare, and are waterproof, and some are designed for night vision. We also offer a selection of electronic sights including red dot sights, reflex sights, and holographic sights. And you’ll be able to accurately calculate the distance to the target with one of our rangefinders. They can also be useful for more than just hunting and firearms, such as determining the distance to a hole in golf. Our selection of night vision binoculars and monoculars electronically intensify available light to create an image that is magnified like in ordinary optical devices, but appears in monochrome green, bringing detail to the darkness.

After making calls and texting, taking pictures may be the next most popular use for our smartphones. With one of our adapters attached to your phone, now you can take pictures or video distant images through the adapter and capture them in close-up detail for sharing with family and friends. We have binoculars adapters, monocular adapters that come with monocular included, and even a clever optics adapter that can be used with binoculars, monocular, telescopes, microscopes, and other optical devices. Want a toy that will provide hours of entertainment and stimulate young minds at the same time? Then give them an X-Scope pocket tool! This inexpensive, easy to use toy has 7 features including a 30X microscope, 8X monocular, 9X fold-out magnifier, LED flashlight, compass, digital clock, and built-in signal whistle, for hours of fun and discovery. In addition to the above, here on our digital shelves you’ll also find tripods and stands, magnifier lenses to further extend viewing capabilities, and lens cleaner kits.

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