Binoculars for Home Inspection

Binoculars can come in handy for home inspectors when there are areas that cannot be viewed with the naked eye (such as blind-spots in the roof or above chimneys) and if there are areas that could be hazardous to approach up-close. A low-end binocular would suffice for this purpose and the only important criteria to consider is the binocular’s magnification or zoom feature. The amount a binocular can zoom is defined by the first number on its specification; for example, 7×50 binoculars offer images zoomed up to 7x and the 50 indicates the size of its lens. The bigger the lens, the better it supports low-light images.

Here is a list of the best binoculars for home inspection:


Considered to be one of the best “zoom” binoculars, this is a variable zoom binocular that can magnify images from 10x to 22x. It can be classified as a mid-range full-size binocular and has a heavy-duty build (weighing almost 3 lbs). Its sturdier build means that it will last for a very long time. If you do conduct regular home inspections then you might want to invest in this equipment for multiple uses. The 50mm lens also ensures beautifully crisp images in low-light conditions which would come in handy for chimneys or in twilight conditions etc. It has a rubber-armored coating, offers a good grip and is suitable for wet conditions. Lastly, this binocular also comes in two other variants with fixed zoom: 10×50 and 8×42.


This monocular has the right balance of affordable price and features that could coax you to invest in it. This model can be easily handled using one hand which could come in handy during inspections. Although, on paper its 50mm lens would make it seem that it offers very low light viewing capabilities, its customer reviews suggest otherwise (since it is lacking the BaK-4 Prism and ED Glass). However, it is well suited for the daylight. You can opt for this lightweight equipment instead of the fixed zoom Nikon Aculon variants because you will get a bit more magnification out of this one. This crafty little monocular is also waterproof.



An even craftier option than the monocular is this binocular which combines the best features of the Nikon and the BNISE to offer a good viewing image at a very affordable price. The price might seem low-end but it is one of the best value-for-money binoculars on the market. Packed with features that are found in higher-end specialized binoculars: a BaK-4 prism, waterproof and fogproof lenses, a moisture resistant neck strap, twist-up eyecup (for comfortable viewing), and a protective rubber armored build – this is a great purchase at a bargain. Because of the jam-packed features, you would be able to extend this equipment’s usage in outdoor activities, sporting events, etc. Past purchasers and experts alike regard this binocular with high esteem. There are various other variants available for this in 8×25, 8×42, 10×25 and 10×50 and it also comes in two colors: black and green to suit your fancy!


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