Beginning Birding Kits

Caring for the Binoculars

  • Make sure the neck strap is attached to the binoculars.
  • Be careful not to touch the lenses.
  • Clean lenses with included soft cleaning cloth.



Do not point any viewing device directly at the sun; doing so will cause permanent eye damage. Do not use any viewing device to focus the sun's rays on the environment; doing so will cause a fire.

Binoculars : A How To Guide


Setting up the Binoculars

  1. Adjust eyecups. For non-eyeglass wearers, eyecups should be fully extended (up) and for eyeglass wearers, eyecups should be fully retracted (down).
  2. Adjust the distance between the eyepiece lenses to match the width between your eyes. Hold binoculars with both hands and lift binoculars to your face. Look at a distant object. Carefully bend the body (tubes) downward or upward until field of view forms a perfect circle of vision.
  3. Focus the eyepiece lenses. Choose a stationary object to focus on and lift the binoculars to your eyes. Close your right eye and turn the focusing ring until the image you see with your left eye is in focus. Now close your left eye and this time instead of turning the focusing ring, turn the diopter adjustment ring (located on the right eyepiece).
  4. Focus with the focusing ring. Turn the focusing ring left or right to bring the object into focus.
  5. Now you're set! Find something in the distance? Keep your bare eyes directed on the object. Then, bring the binoculars up to your eyes. Your object should be in the binocular's field of view. If the image is not clear, focus with the focusing ring.