Is military telescope the best telescope?
Military binoculars are products that meet the needs of the battlefield: rugged, shockproof, waterproof, and easy to maintain are the most basic requirements. At the same time, they must have the best possible optical quality to be a qualified product.
There are two sides to everything. Military products must be cost-controlled under the condition of ensuring quality. After all, they are purchased in large quantities. Under the condition of ensuring quality, other aspects have made certain compromises. For example, in order to ensure good waterproofness, ordinary military binoculars use binocular independent focusing. In this way, the cost of waterproofing is greatly reduced and maintenance is convenient. But to adjust the focus, the left eye and the right eye have to be operated twice independently. In daily use, there is certainly no telescope with a central adjustment method as convenient.
In addition, in order to ensure a solid structure, military telescope basically use Paul prism structure, and their volume and weight are heavier than those with more civilian roof prism structures. In terms of lens coating, eyepiece design, and color reproduction, military telescopes are not as good as top civilian telescopes.
In fact, it is believed that military telescopes are actually not good; regular military telescopes, in terms of quality and optics, are "cost-effective", and the concept of spending this money is absolutely worth the money.