For birders who travel light, the Smithsonian Great Outdoors Monocular set is the best birding monocular on the market. It completes the toolkit for serious birders who carry a tool for every scenario. Package your monocular, binocular, and spotting scope together for free shipping!
Serious birders complete their outdoors toolkit with the Smithsonian Great Outdoors Monocular set and package it with other birding tools to get free shipping. This monocular is a favorite with hobbyists and pros because:
They perform great in low light
The 50mm objective lens is wide and lets in a ton of light, so you get a good look at the bird in the distance even in low light conditions.
You get awesome image quality
The Bak4 prism is the recognized best-in-class, and that's exactly what you get with your birding monocular.
They'll last almost forever
They're waterproof, fog proof, totally sealed, and rubberized. You could leave them in the lake for the night and come back in the morning with no damage at all.
Shipping's on us!
Orders over $150 get free shipping anywhere in the continental United States. If you're not quite at the minimum order, pay for another accessory, not shipping.
Volume pricing is now available.
Educational institutions and businesses serving other businesses qualify for volume pricing. Ordering more than a couple units? Request a quote here for the best pricing available.
Why choose a birding monocular over a binocular?
A lot of it comes down to personal preference. A lot of customers just like the monocular or binocular, with no particular reason for that preference.
But there are some differences. And when you choose yours (or maybe you want both, because you can use them in different situations), we want you to be completely satisfied. So we want you to know the biggest differences.
What sets a birding monocular apart?
Well, there's the obvious part. It only has one objective lens, not two. A birding monocular is basically birding binoculars cut in half.
That means the 12X magnification Smithsonian monocular in this collection is about half the weight and size of the 10X binoculars.
A similar-sized set of binoculars would have significantly less magnification and poorer low light performance than the monocular.
So, where the combination of portability and performance matter, like when you're trying to pack light for a long day of hiking, a birding monocular is an excellent choice.
Stow and go
One strength of the monocular is how quickly you can put on the lens cap and tuck it away, so you can get moving again. With a Smithsonian birdwatching monocular, it takes about 2 seconds to cover the objective lens and tuck the instrument away in your pocket.
Technical details for your birding monocular
To round out the collection of your Smithsonian spotting scope, binoculars, and monocular, this was built with 12X magnification and a 50mm objective lens diameter.
The lens provides excellent light transmission so you can continue spotting birds in the low light of dusk.
You also get the same multi coated optics and bak4 prism for sharp image quality as you expect from Smithsonian birding products.
It's waterproof, fog-proof, and rubberized so it's easy to carry and hold in wet conditions.
Then there's the price
A birding monocular is more affordable than a spotting scope and more affordable than a set of binoculars. You get the same quality components, more magnification power than a set of binoculars (and comparable low light performance), and a more transportable birding tool than a spotting scope.
But each has its place, and many birders head out into the wild with one of each.
When you order yours together, shipping is free. And we get your order out the door today so you can get your hands on them fast.
Get yours today!
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