As useful as a pair of binoculars can be, some people often find them to be too bulky and a hindrance when hunting, bird watching, hiking etc. For something which provides similar performance and is a fraction of the size of a pair of binoculars, monoculars may be the perfect alternative. Many people prefer monoculars as they are far more compact than a set of binoculars with some being as short as an average sized pen. They can easily be placed inside pockets and bags without taking up a considerable amount of space and can save you from having to carry them around your neck. The weight of monoculars is often half of the weight of a pair of good binoculars and you will often find that they provide the same quality that a compact or pocket sized pair of binoculars would offer. Despite their sleek and neat size, they will still provide you with sharp and crisp images in all terrains and landscapes. There is no better piece of equipment to call upon when you need a better view of something that has someone has written or a rare type of insect as they provide fantastic magnification. Wilkinson Cameras supply a huge range of Hawke monoculars, Leica monoculars, Minox monoculars and Praktica monoculars, who are renowned for producing some of the most sophisticated monoculars on the market. All of their offerings are hand held and are an affordable substitute to binoculars which can be effective in bright and low light conditions.