Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

Best Low Cost, All-Round Travel Binoculars

This BinoWizard question below is from Nancy who is after a low costing versatile travel binoculars that will perform in a wide range of scenarios: whale watching, cruise ships, safaris, kayaking and wildlife observation: Question: First time binocular buyer. Going on a cruise – whale watching, kayaking and hope to do a safari at some […]


70mm Astronomy Binoculars & Tripod Setup Advice

This BinoWizard question is from a reader who is looking to set up a pair of good quality binoculars on their porch for star gazing and some wildlife observation: Question: We bought a house in West Texas Big Bend area. I am looking for a great pair of binoculars to see the night sky and […]


Best 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy

I recently received this BinoWizard question from a reader looking to acquire a pair of mid sized binoculars for star gazing: Question: BinoWizard – After perusing your excellent site I’d like to solicit your advice on a pair of binoculars for star gazing. Objective: In preparation to spec out and purchase a telescope for me […]


Best Mid to High End Binoculars for Birdwatching & Safaris

I received this BinoWizard question from George who lives in South Africa and who is after some mid to high end binoculars for Safari and Birding: Question: I would really appreciate some help on buying some binoculars. I’m based in South Africa & have a friend who will be in the US for a week […]


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. […]