The Starscope Monocular is a binocular for outdoor use. From excursions in nature to the football stadium, the manufacturer promises you up to 10x magnification when you look through the monocular. In conjunction with an Apple or Android smartphone, you can also take photographs. This feature is perfect for on the road. If you like to take pictures of animals or nature, you do not have to put yourself in danger with the monocular. According to the manufacturer, the handy dimensions and waterproof materials are also very suitable for all sporting activities and travel. The scope of delivery includes a tripod for hands-free operation of the monocular telescopes. You do not have to hold the monocular in your hands the whole time.
The monocular is of double use. The first purpose is to magnify objects similar to binoculars. Instead of looking through two lenses, with this product you only need one eye to look closer at distant images. The second purpose is to capture these images in photographs. The monocular can be easily connected to Android phones or Apple iPhones for this purpose. The photos adopt the perspective of the monocular and show the motives without having to approach them directly. This makes it easier for you to take pictures of wild animals, for example, without scaring them away by your presence. So you get your snapshots and the deer, wild birds and Co are not disturbed.
In addition to people who spend a lot of time in nature, globetrotters also belong to the target group. If you enjoy travelling, the Starscope Monocular is a good companion. Especially at popular tourist destinations like the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty or the Coliseum in Rome, there is a lot of competition for the perfect photo. With the monocular, you don't have to get into the crowd, but can also get the close-ups you want with some distance. The monocular is also waterproof and fog-resistant, so even rain or high humidity won't get in the way of your perfect holiday photos.
The manufacturer promises up to 10x magnification, regardless of weather conditions such as rain or high humidity. The heart of the monocular is the BAK4 crystal prism lens. According to the manufacturer, this ensures a razor-sharp view of the desired motif at all times. The green colour is also not noticeable in nature, making this product also suitable for hunters and gamekeepers, so as not to frighten the game. Despite the 10x magnification, this monocular is preferably suitable for private use. Professional nature photographers sometimes need a much higher magnification to capture the desired details of the subjects.
One plus point is the low weight of only 320 g and the dimensions of 15.5 x 7.0 x 4.4 cm. These easily fit into a bag or rucksack and are therefore also suitable for spontaneous trips and journeys. On flights it is also possible to store these binoculars in hand luggage. Since neither liquids are contained nor the monocular could be regarded as a weapon, travelling by plane is also unproblematic. The lens itself is made of glass and is best stored in luggage between items of clothing to avoid damage during loading.
Technical facts of the product:
The manufacturer is very covered to the place of production, so that it is difficult to conclude on quality features like Made in Germany or a production in the European Union. In order to make the photo shoots successful, the manufacturer adds a smartphone holder as well as a tripod to the scope of delivery. With these accessories you can take photos hands-free without needing any further accessories, which of course limits the costs.
An additional quality feature is the included compass. If you like to go hiking and leave the fixed hiking trails, the compass serves as an orientation guide. With one glance you can make sure that you do not miss your destination. Photographs are therefore not the only functions associated with binoculars. ABS plastic is also practical in this context. If the monocular falls out of your hand during use, the plastic protects the lens and prevents damage.
Using this product for photography is primarily for private use. The quality of the pictures cannot be compared with professional equipment. If you want to look at subjects more closely or capture them in photographs, the Starscope monocular offers a number of advantages. From the easy handling to the robust materials and the scope of delivery, the binoculars certainly meet the demands of leisure time use. Many of the buyers of this product share this opinion. Private users are more satisfied with the binoculars and the images than buyers who primarily want to take very detailed pictures from a distance. Miracles are therefore not to be expected from the monocular. However, during excursions into nature you can see much more with the product than with the naked eye. The goal of the manufacturer to be perfectly suitable for on the road is not missed.
The Starscope monocular is available from online retailers such as Amazon and the manufacturer's website. If you want to be sure you are getting an original product, the safest option is to buy from the website. Since Amazon also opens its sales platform to other vendors, the possibility of buying counterfeit goods cannot be ruled out. On the website of the manufacturer, the monocular is currently also offered with a discount of 50%. In addition, the shipping costs are waived, which means that the total costs are even lower. So you can check for a low price whether the monocular telescope is really perfect for on the go.
There is contradictory information on the website about the manufacturer of the product for photo shoots. Both the
Strong Current Enterprises Limited
as well as the
Think Tech Sales Limited
Rm 709B, 7/F
402-406 Hennessy Road
Wan Chai, Hongkong.
Homepage: http://starscopemonocular.com/ *
Here it is quite conceivable that the manufacturer is located in Asia, while the marketing is ensured by the European company. If you decide to buy, it is advisable to read the address on the package. Here you can find out from where the product was shipped and have a first indication of where the return should be sent to. Due to the rather low purchase price, however, companies do not expect many returns, as the buyers usually have to pay the postage costs for the return shipment themselves.