• Online Shopping made easy!

    Jul 11 • News • 2635

    It’s hard to decide exactly what you want to buy when the options are endless. Let’s be honest, in order to find the perfect product that we can live with we end up consuming a lot of our free time. There are so many factors to consider when choosing a binocular or just a memory card. There is an endless list of brands, sizes, categories, colors, and so forth. Just narrowing down your search to one brand does not greatly limit your selection.

    Fortunately, we understand how you feel when searching through products. We stock them. But, we’ve worked really hard to bring you multiple ways of simplifying your shopping experience. Whether it is a buying guide, feature selector, or a product review section, we know all three will reduce the stress in your buying process.

    Here is what you should know when shopping with OpticsPlanet.com:

    • We offer Shop By Sections:

      Shop by Brand

      Shop by Category

      Shop by Department / Section

      You will also be able to limit your search via a drop-down menu on each page Brand and Category page.

    • You can always view our Product Catalog

      See all the different options available for a certain category

    • The Category Site Map will give you a list of all pages available in our store for specific categories. You choose which ones!

    • Informational Site Map

      Our product experts have worked very hard to compile buying guides and how to articles as well as maintaining various Blogs and message forums for the various product categories we offer

      This Site Map will also guide you in finding more information about our Store, such as our policies, press information, and much more.

    • If you’re still looking for more, we offer the entire Global Site Map of our store!

    For information and professional advice, feel free to visit out info page.

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  • Did you know?

    Jul 4 • News • 2158

    OpticsPlanet.com strives to make your online shopping experience more enjoyable and smooth. If you’re not sure exactly what you should look for, what products are being offered on today’s market, or what’s popular, don’t stress!

    We offer you an insight to the top searches in our store:

    • See our Top 300 Product Searches – This page will tell you what other people just like you search for when they visit our store
    • See our Top Category Searches – This page will give you a list of our most searchable categories, sorted alphabetically
    • See our Top Brand Searches – This page will give you our most searchable brands, are sorted alphabetically

    For more information on OpticsPlanet, Inc. feel free to visit our Store Information Page.

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  • FLIR offers today’s hottest selling infrared thermal cameras

    Jun 11 • News • 2077


    OpticsPlanet is excited to welcome a new addition to our night vision section, thermal imaging cameras by FLIR. FLIR Systems is one of the world leaders in thermal imaging systems.


    We offer a low cost, lightweight thermal imager packed with excellent features that make it the right choice for law enforcement. Nighttime pursuits and searches are difficult as lighting is limited. The FLIR ThermoVision FlashSight allows you to see in total darkness, fog, smoke, and even in the most obscurities.


    The FLIR ThermoVision ThermoSight is especially designed for military special operation units. The Thermo Sight can be used as both a pocket scope and a weapon-mounted sight. Enjoy the numerous benefits of the number of great features, like: dual use, selectable silent mode, image capture, and more.


    Another Great pick for law enforcement personnel is the FLIR Patrol IR Thermal Night Vision Viewer, now offered at a low cost, with compact pan and tilt. The Patrol IR is essential for patrol vehicles that do not want to disclose their location, especially in total darkness. The FLIR Thermal Viewer makes it impossible for a suspect to camouflage their heat.

    Although we offer a few products as of now, we are working hard to add the full product line in the near future.

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  • Zeiss DC 4 digital camera eyepiece

    May 31 • News • 2558

    Is it a digital camera or is it an eyepiece? It’s both! That’s Zeiss’s new approach to digiscoping and it looks promising. Just stick the Zeiss DC4 digital camera eyepiece in your Zeiss Diascope spotting scope and start digiscoping.

    We haven’t been able to get on hands on one yet, but the DC4 is an interesting concept. The conventional way to digiscope is to mount a standard point and shoot digital camera, via an adapter, over the eyepiece of nearly any spotting scope and start taking pictures. This describes 99% + of digiscoping, today.

    As a digiscoping alternative, some manufacturers have tried building a camera into the spotting scope, but sales and consumer response have been limited. The problem with this approach is that it limits the versatility of your system. You don’t get a full blown spotting scope with typical spotting scope magnification and other features and you’re stuck with the camera even when you don’t want one. Then, too, having a camera on board your scope reduces your typical lifetime spotting scope warranty to a year or two because of the electronics. An example of this approach is the now defunct Kowa TD1. No one ever criticized the quality of this unit – it was typical Kowa all the way – but it came up short as a high performance spotting scope.

    Zeiss appears to have side-stepped this issue with the DC4. Remove the DC4 and you are back to your standard Zeiss Diascope. Will it work? Will it sell? Only time will tell. If it does, you may see the idea spread. Stay tuned.

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  • Pack-up Brunton Camping supplies for a weekend of fresh air and nature

    May 30 • News • 2142

    The summer weather is upon us. Flowers are blooming, the trees gave way to all the green leaves, the grass is vivid green, and the bright sun brings days of warmth and happiness. All this beauty outside makes you wish you can drop all the stress in your life and take a weekend off in a beautiful forest preserve or along the shore of a lake, river, or ocean. In order to get the best experience out of a camping trip you’ll need good-quality equipment that won’t let you down and will help you enjoy yourself to the maximum.

    You’ll be relieved to know that we have taken the step in finding the great quality camping gear, Brunton‘s high-end, high-tech family camping equipment. Check out the world’s brightest camping lanterns, cooking tools and utensils, camping stoves like the burner stove, camping cookware, Wind River Range, grills, and much more!

    Please, visit our Brunton Camping Supplies page soon for the full product line.

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