binoclars


#1

ok here is my question i want to look for airplanes and want a good pair of binoculars i want to see the planes at high as 2000-3000 thousand feet can some help you can email me at nighthawkjs@live.com

thanks james


#2

No binoculars will allow you to see very well at 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 feet!
For lower altitudes, I’ve found that a 8x or 10x magnification is good. It’s best if you can rest your arms on something stable so the binoculars are more steady.


#3

A good pair of 7X50 binoculars will suffice for general viewing. The 7 in the description reflects the magnification of the rear lens (7 times normal vision) and the 50 reflects the size of the objective (front) lens diameter in millimeters. The larger the objective lens the greater the field of view, the area you can view at once.

If you’ve got some money to spend a pair of 10X50 binoculars would be perfect for what you intend IMHO.

There are also 20X80 and 25X70 binoculars available for a reasonable cost, but these are better suited to viewing the stars and planets rather than aircraft.

As mentioned it’s important to keep the glasses stable while viewing, so a tripod or monopod mount would be of benefit.


#4

Thanks for being nice to a first time poster.


#5

No problem, welcome to Flight Aware.


#6

I have a pair of 7x50 with a zoom feature. I find it handy to be at maximum viewing
area, locate the aircraft and then zoom in for a closer look. Something to think about.
Good luck and shop around. I would recommend going to a store or stores and
actually inspecting binoculars before making a decision.


#7

I have a pair that is picture perfect clear for planes at 39,000 ft. - ground level.


#8

What magnification and aperture are they?


#9

were can i get a pair of those


#10

Here what it says…these are made by Bushnell btw.

7 x 35

420 ft. AT 1000 YDS.

140M AT 1000M

Field 8