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Binoculars, Spotting Scopes & Telescopes

Park Cameras offer a wide selection of optics for customers to scope wildlife, enjoy sports and for nature viewing. Browse our huge range of beginner to professional binoculars from all leading brands, along with the most popular binocular accessories. We also have a selection of spotting scopes for lightweight travel, digiscoping and astronomy gear, with dedicated telescopes catering for all levels of star gazing and night sky viewing.

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Many photographers enjoy a diverse range of outdoor activities while they are exploring, scoping and photographing nature. As one of the UK’s largest independent photographic retailers we aim to provide the most comprehensive choice of binoculars and spotting scopes to enhance our customer’s enjoyment, whether that be a bird spotting scope or compact binoculars for hiking. Having a good quality optic adds a level of pleasure when viewing nature, highlighting subjects which might otherwise be missed, and many optics include advanced technology for bright, clear tracking of wildlife and birds.

Due to their compact size and familiar viewing experience binoculars are the most popular optics. We stock every major brand to choose from, including Leica, ZEISS and Swarovski, which all offer a premium viewing experience. You will also discover other excellent options, which are packed with features from Nikon, Olympus and Steiner, to name a few.

We also provide some of the best telescopes in the UK, with high powered models for stargazing and general night sky viewing from Celestron. You can even download a realtime identification App or attach your smartphone to certain telescopes, allowing you to photograph night sky objects and open up engaging new avenues of astro photography.

Whichever type of nature viewing or astronomy you enjoy, discover the perfect binoculars, spotting scopes and telescopes here at Park Cameras and enjoy free delivery on orders over £50. You can also try equipment first-hand in our stores to help you find the perfect viewing solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

What magnification for binoculars is best?

What magnification for binoculars is best?

8x and 10x magnification for binoculars is best for birdwatching, tracking moving animals and for the sharpest image. For stargazing choose 10x50 or greater magnification, while theatre productions and sporting events can be comfortably enjoyed with compact models at a lower magnification of 6x and 8x.

What is the best telescope to buy for a beginner?

What is the best telescope to buy for a beginner?

The best telescope to buy for a beginner is the Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ. This offers a great combination of clear viewing of planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, together with realtime identification using the award-winning StarSense smartphone App to learn all about the night sky.

How big of a telescope do you need to see planets?

How big of a telescope do you need to see planets?

Depending on the time of year you can see all of the planets with any telescope, although you will have a better viewing experience with a larger aperture. For example, a telescope with an aperture of 150mm will provide more definition and higher clarity than a telescope with 50mm aperture.

Are binoculars good for astronomy?

Are binoculars good for astronomy?

Binoculars are excellent for astronomy, being compact, lightweight and readily available. You’ll be able to enjoy meteor showers, the moon, planets, stars and other celestial objects with a high magnification pair of binoculars. You’ll be able to see all of the planets in our solar system with a 10x50 magnification.

Do photographers use binoculars?

Do photographers use binoculars?

Bird and wildlife photographers use binoculars regularly, as they allow them to scope distant subjects and locate them more easily within the landscape. Other outdoor photographers also use binoculars to scope compositions, pinpoint routes and even to find places to set-up camp for the night.

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Trade in your old equipment

Fast and easy trade in service ensures your old gear is collected efficiently and you are paid quickly! It's very simple to trade in your unwanted photography gear. Just head over to our dedicated Sell or Part Exchange page, fill out the details, and we'll get back to you with an offer for your old gear. Take the cash, or put it towards the cost of your new gear. It's up to you! Find out more

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