It is said that sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, if so, then surely a moving picture is worth millions? I sometimes find it difficult to get a true perspective of what you are buxying on the web just from images. This can especially be true for binoculars, even though I add the dimensions for every binocular that I review, it can still be difficult to visualise them. Hopefully these binocular videos will help.
Videos of Reviewed Binoculars
The BBR clips below are mostly of walk-around videos going over the main external features of many of the bins that I have fully reviewed here on BBR with the most recent being listed first:
'New and improved' that is how Snypex highlight their latest version of the Knight ED binoculars, which was developed and improved in response to customer as well as BBR's feedback.
Major changes include upgraded dielectric coatings on the prisms to improve light transmission and thus the brightness and image quality as well as changes to the exterior like a full metal focus wheel that not only works better but brings added class to what was already a great pair of binoculars.
I believe these deliver a superior quality image than the majority at this price level - Not only is the image very bright, with great color reproduction, but these 8x42 Eschenbach binoculars also have an excellent wide field of view that remains sharp right to the edges.
Combine this with a very well made metallic shell, eye-pieces and focus wheel and you have a very high end binocular at what I would say is a very competitive price.
High end Opticron binoculars that incorporate a raft of high end components and features that I believe add up to make an instrument that not only looks and feels the business, but delivers a very high quality view that even the most critical users will appreciate.
The 7x50 configuration, tough body designed to withstand the elements as well as it's bright image, wide field of view and of course the rangefinding reticle, digital GPS and compass mark these Celestron binoculars out as the ideal companion for boaters, security and military personnel as well as hunters and especially those involved in search and rescue operations.
Multipurpose Swarovski binoculars optimized for wildlife observation, the SLC incorporates a more traditional look with state of the art materials like a tough, lightweight and waterproof Magnesium housing and a lockable diopter adjustment located on the central focus wheel.
Optical highlights include fully multi-coated HD Optics that includes Swarobright & Swaroclean Coatings and Phase Coated roof prisms to produce a view of exceptional quality, contrast and brightness.
These mild-level Levenhuk binoculars feature fully multi-coated optics with roof prisms that are dielectrically coated as well as phase corrected. This combined with a relatively wide FOV, good close focus and plenty of eye-relief ensures that they offer an optical performance that in some cases matches much higher costing binoculars.
The body is made from a lightweight, high-performance polycarbonate plastic which has been fully sealed to make them fully waterproof. The have also been nitrogen purged so to prevent the internal glass surfaces from fogging.
Low cost mid-sized binoculars that punch well above their price tag.
The 10x32 Celestron Trailseeker binocular incorporates many high end features found on far more expensive products including a magnesium alloy chassis, fully multi-coated optics with phase corrected, dielectric coated BaK-4 roof prisms.
Aimed at the more price conscious user, but who still want a high quality instrument, the Celestron Trailseeker binoculars come with an impressive array of features.
A fully sealed Magnesium alloy body, with metal twist-up eye-cups protect high quality and fully multi-coated optics that include phase and dielectric coated BaK-4 prisms to offer a performance that easily surpasses their price tag and thus almost all of their direct competition.
The latest version of the Eagle Optics Ranger ED Binocular improves on it's predecessor and now features a single bridged lightweight body that is of course both water & fog proof.
Optically these are hard to beat, especially at this price point as they are equipped with ED (extra-low dispersion) glass lenses, dielectric and phase-corrected BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics.
The new flagship model from Vanguard utilizes premium grade ED glass lenses made in Japan, fully multi-coated optics and phase corrected roof prisms to deliver an image of outstanding quality and brightness.
Add to this features like a robust & waterproof magnesium-alloy body, twist-up eyecups with a full 19.5mm of eye-relief, a wide field of view and good close focus distance and you have a bin that is hard to beat, especially at this price.