This book is a comprehensive technical treatise on binoculars as visual optical instruments. This book is written for those who work professionally with binoculars and are technically interested, but it is equally useful for professional staff working in the optical industry and the distribution of optical instruments.
Dr. Holger Merlitz is a senior scientist in the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden in Dresden, Germany. His hobbies include amateur astronomy and binoculars. He has 20 years of experience testing binoculars and has published theoretical papers on the effect of distortion in optical instruments and the performance limits of binoculars. Zeiss has endorsed his method to optimize the distortion curves for improved panning performance of their binoculars. Dr. Merlitz has tested instruments for several binocular manufacturers, including China's largest distributor, United Optics, and written articles on binoculars in astronomy for VdS-Journal, a German-language amateur-astronomers magazine.