Whether you’re toting a pair of binoculars that costs $150 or a pair that costs thousands, you need to get them focussed properly to get the most out of them. Follow these four easy steps for clear viewing every time.

To focus field binoculars.

1. Place a hand over the diopter lens and focus the non-diopter lens first.

2. Then place a hand over the non-diopter lens and focus the dioper-adjusted lens.

3. Double-check your focus using the normal adjustment wheel and check your focus by viewing something distinct, like wire on a phone pole or fenceline.

4. Check your focus on objects that are 50, 75 and 100 yards away to be sure.

-Todd Smith