Understanding Magnification Factors
So I've been buying some new optics lately and one thing I've noticed is that I totally don't understand magnification factors. At least not the way I would like to.
For example I have a spotting scope that will do 32 to 416x Magnification. What I want to know is not how many times larger the object will look but rather, at what distance will an object appear to be at, at a give magnification. to me this is more valuable then how many times larger an object will look. any ideas how I might calculate this?
Last edited by dieseltwitch; 03-10-2013 at 02:31 AM.