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High Powered, Long Distance Viewing Binoculars

The questions below are my answers to readers who are looking for a pair of high powered binoculars for long distance viewing and include some advice as well as options and recommendations as which high powered binoculars are best depending on the exact application: Question 1: I have a question about which binoculars to buy. […]


Small, Lightweight Birding Binoculars

Today’s question comes from a person who wants some very lightweight birding binoculars: Question: I am looking to buy a pair of very lightweight binoculars for my mother. She has a neck problem and any weight around her neck causes some level of discomfort. She would use them for bird watching and other general use, […]


Best High Powered Binoculars for Hunting

I recently had a question sent into me by someone looking for a pair of binoculars for hunting where they specifically wanted them to be of high quality, have a powerful magnification and where weight was not an issue. I thought that my reply may be of interest to others out there and so have […]


Best Hunting Binoculars Under $600 / £ / €

The quiestion I recently recieved here at BBR is from someone who has already clearly done loads of research and is looking to shorten down their short list of the best binoculars for hunting to make the final decision: Question: I’ve got a budget at about €600 for buying a pair of binoculars that I […]


Observation Binoculars with Angled Eyepieces

A question from a reader wanting to know more about binoculars with angled eyepieces recently popped up in my inbox and which I thought would be well worth expanding on and covering here on BBR: Question: A few months ago I saw an advertisement for a pair of binoculars which I want to buy. Instead […]



Best Compact Binoculars for Sports & Concerts

The question I received this week comes from someone looking for a compact binocular ideal for using at a concert and for sporting events: Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 8x22 vs Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x25 Question: Hi, I am looking for compact binocular that is under $200 to watch concert/sport. So far I come down to […]


Best 42mm Binoculars for Safaris under $450 / £450

The question this week come from a very experienced safari guide who is looking for the best mid level binoculars to use on his walking and open vehicle safaris. Question: I have been guiding in the Kruger NP. for 20 years or so and am on the hunt for the very best (8x42) or (10X42) […]


Tough, Inexpensive, Compact Binoculars for Travel

The question this week comes from someone looking for some tough, inexpensive binoculars with plenty of eye-relief that are ideal for travelling with: Question: I would love some assistance in selecting a compact binocular. I’m going to be spending some time in the jungles of Central America. I also do a fair amount of hiking […]


10x42 Binoculars for Bird Watching?

Whilst 7x and 8x are probably the most commonly recommended magnifications on binoculars for birdwatching (especially for all-round general birding), it does not mean that other powers should be completely dismissed. When I was working as a safari guide in South Africa, I used my 10x binoculars more than any other. Whilst it is true […]