Leica AquaDura Coating | Optics Trade Debates

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Optics Trade Debates. Once again we answer the most common questions and explain the basics of optics and other products offered on our website. Today we talk about Leica AquaDura coating. 1. What is AquaDura coating Leica proudly states that almost all their products are protected against water,Continue reading

LM Rail and Mounting Solutions | Optics Trade Debates

Hello and welcome to another episode of Optics Trade Debates video. This is quite a special one. We finally got our hands on a riflescope with an LM rail. That’s such a rare occurrence nowadays that we simply had to film an episode! That’s right – today’s focus will be on the outdated (by today’sContinue reading

Spotting Scope Bodies | Optics Trade Debates

  Hello and welcome to another Optics Trade debates video. As you’ve might have noticed, we have set to take a look at all categories on our webpage. We will try to shed some light on the most interesting topics associated with each category. Today, our focus is on spotting scope bodies.   We previouslyContinue reading

Spotting Scope Eyepieces | Optics Trade Debates

  Hello and welcome to another Optics Trade Debates video. As you’ve probably noticed, we go through all categories on our webpage. Doing so, we try to do our best to shed some light on the most interesting topics associated with each category. Today, we’ll talk about spotting scope eyepieces.   You might wonder asContinue reading

Filled With | Glossary

Optical products are often filled with a dry gas to prevent the condensation on the inside of the housing when exposing them to temperature extremes. If there is even a slight sign of air inside, there is a certain % of moisture present. Usually, they’re filled with either argon or nitrogen gas, which have the same effect – to prevent the moistureContinue reading

Field of View | Glossary

Field of view is an area you see when looking through the optical product. Although it primarily depends on the build of the eyepiece, it is hugely affected by magnification. If you look through two binoculars of the same model but with a different magnification, you can see that the one with lower magnification factor will have aContinue reading

Minimal and Maximal Exit Pupil | Optics Trade Debates

  Hello everyone and welcome to another Optics Trade Debates video. Today, we’ll be discussing the terms minimal and maximal exit pupil.   Let’s start with a simple definition. The exit pupil is the diameter of the light that exits through the optical instrument. If the optical instrument provides a singular, fixed power of magnification,Continue reading

Straight vs. Angled Spotting Scopes | Optics Trade Debates

Welcome to Optics Trade debates. In each episode, we talk about a different topic and try to answer the most common questions we receive about it. Today, we are going to talk about different types of spotting scopes. The main difference between straight and angled spotting scopes is that one is straight and that theContinue reading

Lens Coatings | Optics Trade Debates

Welcome to Optics Trade debates. In each episode, we talk about a different topic and try to answer the most common questions we receive about it. Today, we are going to talk about lens coatings. In the past, manufacturers produced lenses and prisms out of normal glass. There is a lot of light lost whenContinue reading