While it is easy to succumb to the mass indoctrination which European optics really are the norm of high quality, and do not dispute their great craftsmanship and functionality, it is simply straight up unaffordable to the average Joe for most people. However, Maven Optics bridge the gap by way of affordability and value for the average consumer. Maven Optics offer a full range of technologically advanced optics products, from a simple and inexpensive basic optic to a technologically advanced digital camera accessory. They provide everything from binoculars to a full range of digital imaging accessories and more. Their prices however are slightly more expensive than other optics brands. But if you are looking for something with an outstanding optical quality, yet with a reasonable price tag, then Maven Optics may be right for you.
There has been a lot of talk in the business community and amongst optometrists about the new standard for eyeglass optics and the need for a new standard to replace the aging standard. This issue has been debated in various forums including those dealing with eye wear, glasses, contact lenses, and computer based optics. The main debate is whether or not the old optical design will be a relevant business model in our ever-changing society, or will we be better served by a new standard that is more practical and more affordable.
One of the main arguments against the standard, which is based upon cost saving, is that of making digital controls the primary method of operation. Many of the current generation digital controls are extremely complicated, especially compared to the first mini-digital cameras that were introduced almost 40 years ago. Therefore, it would seem like a step in the right direction to adopt a simpler and cheaper scopes and optics. However, this overlooks one of the main benefits to a scopes and optics system, which is that it must be easily replaced when it becomes out of date or if it is broken. This is not an issue with the optics used on computers and laptops because these devices are almost always connected to a network anyway, meaning that their data can easily be uploaded into a server and then accessed from any internet connection. With older computers, however, the data will need to be stored in a hard drive and accessed via a keyboard.
The other major argument against adopting the Maven Optics technology is that it doesn't provide for a good enough range of illumination. It only has a maximum range of about 10 42 inches, which is significantly less than the ranges of about forty eight and fifty six inches that are available from most other optics and binoculars. This is a limitation that is not inherent in the design of the optics, but is rather a result of its smaller size. Maven Optics are only available as binoculars, so they cannot be used as scopes when mounted on a telescope.
On the other hand, there are some advantages to the use of Maven Optics that don't stem from its physical size. In fact, these advantages are inherent in the technology itself. Maven Optics are characterized by their high optical clarity, which means that images are seen at their best and as closely as possible to what they would be seen through a fully open binocular. This also means that the Maven Optics offer superior distance performance. While the optics on scopes can't improve these distances, the optics on binoculars do, allowing for greater distances to be surveyed over a smaller area.
Another advantage of Maven Optics is that they can provide users with a better view of what is going on through the viewing hole. Scopes with large bases are prone to obstructions, especially larger ones, which means that users of smaller binoculars might not see everything that they would like to see through the viewing hole of their scope. With Maven Optics however, there is very little obstruction, allowing for more accurate viewing. In many cases this is coupled with a low-power design, making them suitable for users who don't need super magnification.
Finally, perhaps one of the most significant benefits of Maven Optics is the price point. While they don't have the same optical clarity and high resolution as some of the top binocular designs on the market, they still offer a great value. For a mid-level binocular with comparable optical quality and resolution, the Maven Optics cost about the same as a couple of different, higher quality scopes, including those manufactured by Zeiss and Steiner.
Despite their minor flaws, there are few disadvantages associated with Maven Optics. They are relatively small compared to the other binocular designs on the market, they have relatively inexpensive lenses, they don't require a battery, and their low weight makes them easy to carry around. Overall, they make an excellent binocular for anyone looking for an entry level telescope. Combined with their price point, which is only marginally higher than some of the highest quality binoculars on the market, they meet many people's needs and offer a lot of value.