Spectator binoculars are perfect for sporting events, concerts, and even travel. There are many binocular models available that fit a spectator's needs, no matter the event of choice.
If your child plays a field sport, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of him or her during the chaos of a game. Spectator binoculars can help you follow them closely throughout, and ensure that you catch that winning shot.
Most spectator binoculars are relatively straightforward and easy to use, and don't require you to bring the manual along for study during the big game.
Spectator binoculars are ideally compact, lightweight, and easy to stuff into a bag or purse.
For concerts and sporting events, a wider angle and larger field view are optimal, as they allow you to capture the whole field or stage, ensuring you won't miss any of the action.
For outdoor, broad daylight sporting events, models with smaller exit pupils and smaller objective lenses work best. Larger exit pupils and lenses may let in too much light, creating a glare and leading to poor visibility.
A good size objective lens for daylight-use binoculars is about 20-25mm. For lower light (twilight) or indoor lighting conditions, 30-35mm lenses work best.
Fixed focus is a great feature to consider for spectator binoculars. You won't have to waste time or miss a great play making manual adjustments.
Another handy feature to look for spectator binoculars is zoom. Zoom gives you a range of viewing options, from a low-power panoramic view to a high-power close-up view of distant objects, often at the flip of a switch.
An innovative version of spectator binoculars is the hands-free model. These binoculars have a sporty look, are mounted on a head strap for complete hands-free use, and flip up when they're not needed.