We take a look at the Helios Fieldmaster 10x50 binoculars

Picking the right pair can be a tough decision, given the variety out there, and it can be especially hard to find a good pair at an entry level price should you just be starting out.

Today we're going to take a look at the Helios Fieldmaster 10x50 binoculars, available for just £55 from www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk. These binoculars offer users a 10 x 50 specification, as you might have guessed from their name, with 10 x magnification, a five point five degree field of view, fully multi coated optics and BaK 4 prisms - in short it's got everything you'll need to start out.

Obviously, depending on what exactly it is you want to use the binoculars for, some other models might offer better specifications, however at this price you'll struggle to find a better pair of all round binoculars, so we really can't recommend them enough.

The combination of the BaK 4 prisms and multi coated optics ensure that you will receive the absolute best possible contrast between light and dark, as well as the optimum light transmission for any given time of day and lighting conditions, making these binoculars particularly suited to anyone wishing to get started in amateur astronomy.

Weighing in at 825 grams, and measuring 180 mm in length, the Fieldmasters are certainly far from the ungainly, bulky binoculars you may have expected, and they can easily be mounted onto any standard tripod with compatibility with an L Adaptor.

In short, you can't really go wrong for this money. A great introduction into the world of astronomy for either your or the kids!

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