20 x 50 binoculars mean that their magnification will allow you to see objects from 20 yards away as if they were 50 yards away. It’s important to remember that when you look through binoculars of this size, the field of view will be smaller, making them more challenging to use than smaller, standard-sized binoculars. Also, because of the increased magnification, you’ll have to hold your arms out further to keep your target in view.

Are 20x50 good binoculars?

The first thing you want to do is check your binoculars' magnification. A pair of binoculars with x20 magnification means that one object will appear twice closer when viewed. So, a bird 50 meters away will look like it’s only 2 meters away when viewed through binoculars with x20 magnification. The higher your magnification rating, the more powerful your binoculars will be. The second thing you need to consider is objective lens diameter. Objective lens diameter refers to how large each lens is in millimeters. For example, if you have 10x50 binoculars, each lens has an objective diameter of 50mm. The last thing you should know about binoculars is their field of view. Field of view refers to how much area you can see at once when looking through your binoculars.

What is the distance of 20 x 50 binoculars?

The term 20 x 50 binoculars indicate that these binoculars have a magnification factor of 20 and can detect objects at a distance of 500 meters (or about 550 yards). In other words, if you look through your binoculars at an object from 100 meters away, you can see it with perfect clarity and definition. The best way to understand what binoculars can do is by understanding their different magnifications: 7x, 10x, 15x, 20x, etc. Each number refers to how much closer you can see something than looking with your naked eye. So, for example, A pair of 10x binoculars allows you to view something ten times closer than if you were viewing it without them. A good rule of thumb is that increasing magnification requires increased optical quality. If you opt for a pair of 20x50 binoculars over a 10x50 model, expect to pay more—and possibly quite a bit more—for better lenses and higher-quality materials.

Is 20x50 good for stargazing?

You may have noticed binoculars as x20, x30, x50, etc. This refers to magnification power and is an easy way to compare binoculars by size. The number before x refers to how much closer you can bring objects than your naked eye. For example, a pair of 10x50 binoculars will make distant objects appear ten times closer than what you see without them. A 20 x 50 binoculars pair will make distant objects appear twice as close as what you see without them. So why would anyone want a higher magnification? Some people are trying to spot wildlife or look at stars in detail. Lower magnification is probably fine for now if you’re looking for things like birds or insects. High-magnification binoculars might be worth considering if you’re interested in stargazing. 20 x 50 means how far away you can see something clearly when using these binoculars.

Mark
I’m Mark. I have worked with binoculars in different capacities, including as a manufacturing worker, customer service representative, outdoor enthusiast, and passionate birder. With my keen knowledge of binoculars from such varied positions, I write a unique insight into these instruments.