Antique and Vintage Binoculars

The first binoculars, or field glasses, were essentially twin telescopes, which were used by navigators and soldiers alike. The Dutch lensmaker Hans Lipperhey (also known as Johann Lippershey), who is often credited with inventing the telescope, is thought to have been the first person to pair telescopes to create binoculars in the early 1600s. But the Viennese camera pioneer Johann Voigtländer is also recognized for his individually focused...Continue Reading