Review – Ohuhu Waterproof Mini Monocular Telescope
I recently purchased the Ohuhu 12×52 Waterproof Mini Monocular Telescope from Amazon. Upon receiving it, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well made the telescope is. Now, please keep in mind – I know NOTHING about telescopes. What I know is “can I look into it and see stuff look closer and bigger”?! That’s the extent of my expertise here.
When you take your waterproof mini telescope out of the box, you have several items: the case (which seems pretty well made), the manual, tripod, telescope, carrying strap to attach to telescope, and blue lens cleaning cloth.
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The first thing I did was attach the carrying strap to the telescope. Then, the tripod just twists right into a brass thread that is on the bottom side of the telescope. You would only need the tripod if you are going to set it up to look at stars or something at a distance where you don’t really want to hold it. Otherwise, the carrying strap can be put around your neck to carry the telescope if you want or there is a belt loop on the case, if you prefer to carry it on your waist. There is a rubber, water-tight lens cap on the telescope and over the eye piece, so be sure to remove those before use or you will just see darkness! The eye piece cover can be put into your case for storage but the lens cover is attached permanently to the telescope – so be sure not to pull it hard thinking it comes off the same way the eye piece cover does.
EASE OF USE
I found this telescope to be super easy to use. You look through the eye piece and slowly twist the ring just above the eye piece to focus. If you are still having issue getting a clear view, there is another black knob that says “12 32 Waterproof 168 ft @ 1000 yrds on it. Twist that knob to find tune it – that is for close range and long range viewing. That same knob is also what you twist to adjust if you wear glasses when viewing through the telescope. (It also explains that in the directions – though the explanation and diagrams are not the best.)
BEST USES FOR THE OHUHU MINI MONOCULAR TELESCOPE
I think this would be fabulous for sporting events or concerts when you don’t have the best seat or you just want a better view of what many your kid is doing on the soccer field. It would be great for pro sporting events, too! With the weight being so light – its super easy to carry along with you. It seems to way maybe 1/2 pound. The tripod is VERY lightweight and will probably easily bend – so you may want to invest in a better tripod if you plan to use it a lot – or just be gentle with it. I think it would also be great for birdwatching, hunting, camping, surveillance, races, and probably just about anything else where you want to see things closer but don’t want to lug binoculars with you.
I think its a fabulous, low cost monocular telescope for every day event use. It does even work for star viewing, but don’t expect the results of a high powered telescope. I love that it is so compact and can easily be tossed in a purse or carried around the neck or on a belt. The versatility of the Ohuhu 12×52 Waterproof Mini Monocular Telescope is actually really impressive. I will definitely be keeping this little guy around!