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- Business Name: Binoculars UK
- Trade Register Number: GB04493966
- VAT Number: GB851261150
- Business Address:
- Unit 3, 157 Victoria Road West
- Thornton Cleveleys
- FY5 3LB
Binoculars UK - Details
- Store front:www.amazon.co.uk/shops/A394E2CGW7ABG2
For questions regarding products, order delivery, or returns, please contact Binoculars UK Customer Service:To initiate a return, please visit Amazon’s Online Return Center to request a return authorization from the seller.
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About Binoculars UK
Binoculars-UK is a family owned and run business located deep inside the Highlands of Scotland. Surrounded by such stunning scenery it seems only fitting that our company provide many with the chance to see some of it close up even from a distance!
Our philosophy is simple we want to provide our customers with top quality equipment at a price that you wont find equalled in any highstreet shop.
Although are products are all optimum quality, we stock a range broad enough to suit the beginner, occasional user and serious professional.
Above all we pride are selves on our customer service and we believe that both you our customers and us as a company benefit from us going that extra mile to ensure total customer satisfaction.
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Binoculars UK Delivery Rates
Listed below are delivery details for Binoculars UK, including the geographies delivered to, the service level offered, and the prices charged. Note that media rates are based on dispatching a single item Purchasing multiple media items results in multiple delivery charges.
Delivery rates for all products (excluding Books, Music, Video and DVD) All Regions UK/GB excluding BF address UK - Mainland Street UK, BF Addresses Europe Zone 1 Europe Zone 2 Europe Zone 3 North America Japan Australia and Far East Asia M@ UK - Rest of World (ROW) UK/GB excluding BF address Street · Standard · (3 - 5 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to £18.99 £0.00 £19.00 to Up £0.00 UK - Mainland Street PO Box · Standard · (3 - 5 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to £18.99 £0.00 £19.00 to Up £0.00 UK, BF Addresses · Standard · (3 - 5 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to £18.99 £0.00 £19.00 to Up £0.00 Europe Zone 1 · Standard · (3 - 7 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to Up £18.99 Europe Zone 2 · Standard · (3 - 7 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to Up £27.99 Europe Zone 3 · Standard · (8 - 12 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to £18.99 £15.00 £19.00 to Up £25.00 North America · Standard · (6 - 10 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to Up £50.00 Japan · Standard · (6 - 10 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to Up £60.00 Australia and Far East Asia · Standard · (8 - 12 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to Up £60.00 M@ UK - Rest of World (ROW) · Standard · (8 - 12 days) Per Shipment Bands Shipment Rate £0.00 to Up £60.00
* Delivery Rates for Books, Music, Video and DVDUK
3 - 12 daysExpress Delivery - UK
24 hoursEuropean Union
5 - 12 daysUS (include US Protectorates) and Canada
5 - 12 daysRest of World
7 - 35 days
Books £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £6.94 £7.00 CDs £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58 Videos £2.80 £8.98 £4.02 £4.94 £5.94 DVD £1.26 £8.98 £1.82 £3.08 £3.58
* Marketplace orders are only accepted for delivery to Supported Countries.
* Your delivery fees when buying Books, Music, Videos and DVDs at Amazon Marketplace are fixed according to the type of product you purchase.
Rates are based on dispatching a single item. Purchasing multiple items results in multiple delivery charges; there are no "per delivery" and "per item" charges, as there are when you buy directly from Amazon.co.uk.
Region Key UK Street England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man,excluding BFPO and PO Boxes. UK Off-Mainland *DISABLED* This ship option has been DISABLED and is no longer available to customers for new orders. Previous jurisdiction has been incorporated into 'UK Street'. UK P.O Box P.O Boxes in England,Wales,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands and Isle of Man. BFPO English Forces Post Office Europe Zone 1 Belgium,Denmark,mainland France,Germany,Republic of Ireland,Luxembourg,Monaco,Netherlands Europe Zone 2 Greece,Italy,Portugal,Spain Europe Zone 3 Albania,Andorra,Armenia,Austria,Belarus,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Bulgaria, Cape Verde,Croatia (Hrvatska),Cyprus,Czech Republic,Estonia,Faroe Islands, Finland,Georgia,Gibraltar,Greenland,Hungary,Iceland,Latvia,Liechtenstein, Lithuania,Macedonia,Malta,Moldova,Norway,Poland,Romania,Russian, Federation,S Georgia& S Sand Is,San Marino,Slovak Republic,Slovenia, Sweden,Switzerland,Turkey,Ukraine,USSR (former),Vatican City State. Australia and Far East Asia Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Isls, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji,French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea,Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis & Futuna Isls. North America Canada,United States. Japan Japan Rest of World Rest of the World. Top of Page
Shipping And Handling The majority of our shipping is currently done by carrier (City Link). All goods dispatched MUST be signed for on delivery. City Link will attempt to deliver a maximum of 2 times. If a delivery is unsuccessful after 2 attempts the items are then returned to Binoculars UK. The customer will be charged an additional fee for redelivery. More information is available during the shipping phase of the payment procedure.
Delivery Schedule If your item is in stock (and most items are) we endeavor, where possible, to dispatch your order on the same day that we receive it for a next day delivery, however please allow up to 7 business days.
If your item is out of stock we will contact you to advise of a suitable delivery date. Most items are back in stock within 3 days.
We generally use Initial City Link for most items.
Xmas Delivery All items ordered before noon (if they are in stock) on December 21st (if in stock) will be despatched in time for Xmas. Please phone for more details.
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Prices are displayed inclusive of any applicable VAT.
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Privacy & Security
Amazon knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. By visiting Amazon.co.uk, you are accepting the practices described in Amazon.co.uk's Privacy Notice.
Binoculars UK values the privacy of your personal data.
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Returns and Refunds
Returns Policy Binoculars UK aims to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. All our merchandise carries a manufacturersâ€™ guarantee against defective materials and workmanship.
In addition, Binoculars UK will refund the cost of goods purchased where the client is dissatisfied, provided that the goods and packaging are returned in their original condition, undamaged within 7 days of delivery. Carriage charges are not refundable.
Goods returned after 7 days will only be accepted at the discretion of Binoculars UK and will be subject to to a 20% restocking fee.
If goods are found to be faulty on receipt, we ask you to notify us within 3 days via phone or email and send them back to us using an appropriate method such as Royal Mail Special or Recorded delivery. We will inspect the goods and if they are found to be faulty we will refund the cost of the return and take the appropriate action to replace/fix the product as soon as possible.
To initiate a return, please visit Amazon’s Online Return Center to request a return authorization from the seller.
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Technical terms 1
It's worth understanding a few technical terms that will help you when choosing a pair of binoculars. A binocular basically comprises of two optical systems that are joined by a hinge and they usually share a common focusing mechanism. The ability to create an image for both eyes simultaneously generates a realistic perception of depth.
Binoculars are available in a great variety of sizes, magnifying powers and features to suit many different applications.
Magnification and Brightness
All binoculars are described with a number, for example, 8x21. The first number tells you the magnification, so 8x makes the subject appear eight times closer.
If you are viewing small subjects at long distances, you will probably need larger magnification and for subjects at close distance, you will probably find a smaller magnification is better. You should be aware that more powerful binoculars will magnify any unsteadiness when you are holding the instrument (shake), so choosing a smaller magnification may give an apparently sharper image than a larger magnification.
The second number tells you the diameter of the objective lens (that's the large lens at the other end of the binoculars from the eyepiece). Dividing the diameter of the objective lens by the magnification of the binoculars gives a measure of how bright the binoculars will be (Brightness Index). For example, an 8x21 binocular has a BI of 21/8=2.6. In daylight, a BI of 2 to 3 is normally satisfactory, but in low light, a BI of around 5 or more (e.g. 8x40, 7x50) will be much better.
Angle of View
The angle of view is also known as field of view. If you can see a wide area of the subject, it's much easier to find the part of the subject you want to look at. Generally, a more powerful binocular has a narrower angle of view, but there are variations between the models. A good 8x binocular should have an angle of view of 6Â° to 7Â°, or more, while a 12x model may offer as little as 4Â° or 5Â°.
All good binocular lenses are coated in order to reduce internal reflections and improve the image quality. It's possible to give even better viewing, i.e. by reducing ultra violet distortion.
Some typical types of coating are:
Coated â€“ A single layer on at least one lens surface.
Fully Coated â€“ A single layer on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Multi-Coated â€“ Multiple layers on at least one lens surface.
Fully Multi-Coated â€“ Multiple layers on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Some binoculars are constructed with BaK-4 prisms, which utilise a superior glass to provide bright, clearer, sharper images than would be achieved with 'ordinary' prisms.
In a 'Roof Prism' Design the prisms overlap closely, allowing the objective lenses to line up directly with the eyepiece. The result is a slim, streamlined shape in which the lenses and prisms are in a straight line. Roof prism binoculars are less bulky and more rugged than an equivalent porro model.
In porro prism binoculars the objective or front lens is offset from the eyepiece. Porro prism binoculars provide greater depth perception and generally offer a wider field-of-view. Because of the simplicity of this system, some of the best values can be with a porro design.
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Technical Terms 2
Long Eye Relief
If you wear spectacles, you may find long eye relief helpful, as it will allow you to view a subject in greater comfort, without pressing your glasses against the eyepieces. It's also helpful for short sighted users.
Refers to the size of the circle of light visible at the eyepiece of a binocular. The larger the exit pupil, the brighter the image. To determine the size, divide the objective lens diameter by the power (an 8x32 model has an exit pupil of 4mm).
Some binoculars are O-ring sealed and nitrogen-purged for total waterproof and fogproof protection. These models can withstand complete immersion in water and stay dry inside. The interior optical surfaces wonâ€™t fog due to rapid temperature change or humidity.
Rubber armor provides multiple benefits. It helps protect the binocular from the bumps and scratches that come with day-to-day use. It provides a comfortable gripping surface for making them easier to hold on to. It's easy to wipe clean after a tough day in the field. And it suppresses noise if the binocular bumps aluminum or other non-rubber surfaces, which might otherwise spook wildlife
PC-3Â® Phase Coating
Found on the best roof prism binoculars, this chemical coating is applied to the prisms to enhance resolution and contrast. Would not provide an advantage on porro prism models.
Last but most important, Never look at the sun through binoculars, telescopes or any other optical equipment.