Working as a safari guide in South Africa I would use binoculars almost every single day. During this time I had many guests who would come on safari without any binoculars, poor quality binoculars or the best binoculars available, but not not necessarily the best or ideal binoculars for wildlife observation.
It was around this time that I became really interested in binocular optics and would often ask my guests if I could try theirs out to compare them against my own (at the time I had a pair of Steiner 10x26 Wildlife Binoculars and an old set of Swarovski EL's). It was in this way that I was at first able to try out many different sets, including a few night vision binoculars and it gave me an understanding of how the quality of the lenses, the weight, balance, toughness, objective lens diameter as well as many other factors affect the quality and performance of a pair of binoculars.
It seemed to me that whilst there are many places that you can buy binoculars, they just present you with a confusing array of binoculars all described as the best thing since sliced bread, this makes deciding which is the best binocular for your particular needs at the price suited to you very hard to do.
When many people purchase their first set of binoculars they are pretty ignorant as to how the quality of different binoculars varies because they have not had the luxury of trying out different sets. There is the general misconception that all you need is the largest magnification as possible and the larger the magnification the better the binoculars. So many people end up buying binoculars with the biggest magnification at the cheapest price (a dangerous combination). Others over compensate and get the most expensive binoculars, which are most often fantastic optics, but may not be best suited for the desired use or indeed good value for money.
In the old days and before the internet you would probably go down to your photographic shop and try out a few pairs before buying one. In this modern age of the web that is not always possible. So with the aim of helping to solve some of these issues the Best Binoculars and Binocular Review website was born.
Not only is it impossible for me to review every set of binoculars on the market, but I find that when I visit websites selling binoculars, I am usually baffled by the sheer amount of binoculars all being described as the greatest on earth, or I am disappointed by the quality of binoculars being described as the ultimate binocular. Best Binocular Reviews aims to provide you with the best reviews of the best binoculars not the most.
When choosing which binoculars to review I usually try and select a quality pair of optics (Best Binoculars), so most of the binoculars on this site are some of the best in their field. If I do review a binocular and I think it is rubbish, I will say so, or more likely if certain features fall short of the mark they will highlighted, hopefully helping you make an informed choice.
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