Binoculars’ Zoom Add-on [v1.12+ only]

Binoculars’ Zoom Add-on introduces two new custom in-game items: Lens, and the Binoculars itself! The Binocular’s allows you to see and view quite distant and/or farther places without moving your current location.

created by: r4isen1920

pack version: v1.4

Crafting Recipes

A. Lens

  • Lens are made from materials, such as glass, which allows you to see farther places easily by means of refraction.
  • To craft a piece of lens, you will need: (2) Glass, and (2) Glass Panes. Note that you will need Glass, and not Stained Glass!

  • After crafting the Lens, we can now move on into crafting the Binoculars itself!

B. Binoculars

  • Binoculars allows us to see farther and/or such distant places without moving too much.
  • To craft a pair of Binoculars, you will need atleast (2) Lens, and (6) Iron Ingots as seen below:

Binoculars’ Features

A. Usage Information

  • Simply hold the Binoculars in your main hand to use it!

B. Zoom Levels

  • There are three respective zoom levels. Each can be suited for your needs – the higher the level, the more you can see, but the slower you’ll get!
  • Changing Zoom Levels: To change the zoom level, you can go to your Behavior Pack’s tab and change the slider bar from there:

  • Three-level differences: The higher the level, the more far places you can see – but the slower you can be!

  • Zoom level settings is saved for each world. It is not each player can change individually or vary in the same world.

C. Binocular’s Eyes

  • ‘Binoculars Eyes’ is a term used for referencing the eye piece which allows you to see the shape of the Binocular’s around your eyes.

  • Something below could look like that if used in-game:

D. Nearby Mob’s Indicator

  • You can’t be sure if someone will attack you from the back, while you’re watching the Binoculars in Survival mode.
  • Blue Indicator: Shows the current Zoom Level. 
  • Yellow Indicator: Indicates nearby entities 2 blocks from you and within 12 blocks of range. (2-12 blocks)

Video Demonstration

  • Looking for a new village with the Binoculars Addon!

Changelog View more
  • Performance improvements. Fixed an issue where zooming in could decrease the game's framerate.
  • Added "Zoom Levels". Allows you to change the Binocular's zoom level.
  • Added "Nearby Entities Indicator". Indicator for nearby entities within range while using the Binoculars.
  • Other display fixes.
  • Description change. Lens crafting recipe is tweaked, as well as its name, and its textures. It was an 'Oopsie!'


Supported Minecraft versions

1.12 1.13

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Installation Guides

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14 Responses

3.82 / 5 (11 votes)
  1. Guest-3399372370 says:

    This is a great add on that everyone should get but I find that after using them 2 or 3 times they wont work and I have to remove and add them to my world again!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Aaahhh! That’s hot! That’s hot!

  3. Oh yeah yeah says:

    Works, but makes carved pumpkins unobtainable, they disappear when picked up.

  4. TinyTrooper says:

    can i put the behaviour in the second because i have a special addon that need to be first so can i put it in the second?

  5. r4isen1920 says:

    For now, it should be quite confusing for you to obtain the Telescope Lens via crafting.

    So, for the time being, use either the following commands until the next update:
    》 /give @s telescope:binoculars 《 (Binoculars)
    》 /give @s telescope:lens 《 (Telescope Lens)

    Sorry for the inconvenience

  6. Yeeeeet says:

    How do I zoom

  7. rchrdcrg says:

    Doesn’t seem to work on Windows 10 for me… it’s enabled, but there are no extra items to craft.

  8. A Minecraft Player says:

    What if we have both Slowness 4 and Speed 10 effect? Then we will be able to zoom and move at the same time, but you can’t sprint! You should add this feature to your pack! Awesome pack!

  9. DAN says:

    Nice add-on
    But i can make it olny with commandblock
    Slowness 255 like zoom

  10. JaggedTheDark says:

    How do you use them? They won’t work, and I’ve added the texture pack as well as the behavior pack.
    You know, I’ve seen quite a few binocular addons, come and go on here. The same thing happens again and again. The binoculars work for a few days, maybe a month, then for some random reason they stop. Ethier the zoom feature stops altogether, or the zoom in and out frantically. But in the end, they always stop working.

  11. Freeplay says:

    Here’s a video of it bugging out when trying to deselect and the noticeable framedrops:

  12. Freeplay says:

    It works but I get noticeable frame drops on 1.12 Android

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