Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

Cheap Binoculars for Safari – Compact, Mid or Full Size?

This BinoWizard question is from Anna, who is looking for some inexpensive binoculars to take on safari: Question: Hello. Your reviews are exceedingly helpful, so thank you! We are doing a South African safari and I’ve been trying to find the best, low-cost pair of binoculars. I’ve narrowed it down to the Vanguard Orros 10x25 […]


Upgrading my 8x42 Birdwatching Binoculars – what to get?

The questions below come from Paul who is looking to upgrade their cheap 8x42 birdwatching binoculars and has asked me for some help in what to choose: Question: First of all, many thanks for a superb resource on your website – until I discovered this and all the brilliant reviews, I was really struggling! I […]


Vortex Diamondback vs Hawke Endurance ED vs Vanguard Endeavor ED

The question for the BinoWizard this week comes from a reader with a maximum budget of $250 (£250) and is looking for a binocular to take on safari and then use for general use, once the holiday is over. They have narrowed their choice down to the three models above and are looking for some […]


Inexpensive Binoculars for a Family Safari Holiday

Submitted to the BinoWizard, this enquiry comes from a family of four planning for a safari holiday and as a result are looking for good, but lower costing binoculars to take on their holiday. Question: We are a family of 4 going on our first safari in June. We each need a binocular. I looked […]


Hawke Endurance ED 8x42 vs Snypex Knight ED 8x42 Binoculars

This question is from a BBR reader with a maximum budget of $350 (£300) for general use, birding as well as some closer range observation of insects and flowers and has narrowed their shortlist down to two cracking binoculars: Question: I can’t decide between Hawke Endurance ED 8x42 (U$230 / £210) and Snypex Knight ED […]


10x25 vs 8x25 Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars

This question is from a BBR reader looking to choose between the 8x and 10x versions of the Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars:: Question: Any comments on the Swarovski 10x25 CL pocket binoculars? Your review of the 8x25 is very favorable. Specs seem very similar. Just wondering if you had any thoughts on the 10x version. […]


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. […]


Best Cheap Binoculars for Older Children under $100 / £100 / 100 Euros

The question of the week comes from a teacher looking to get her class of geography students some inexpensive binoculars for an upcoming field trip: Question: I am a Geography teacher in an International school in Singapore – and need to buy 10 pairs of binoculars for my students for our annual field trip to […]


Binoculars: Questions & Answers

I get quite a few questions from readers, where the answer is short enough that it does not warrant me writing a whole article on it, yet it would still be of use to other readers of BBR. Thus I have decided to put a page together containing these questions, with my quick answers to […]


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, […]