Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

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, […]


Cheap Binoculars – Is a Roof or Porro Prism Best?

I received an excellent question form someone looking to get a pair of low cost or cheap binoculars and they were wondering as to if they should get a pair of porro or roof prisms: Question: I am now retired and my wife and I travel a bit in our state of Wisconsin, USA mainly […]


Choosing Binoculars for Different Uses

Below is question that I received about the best binoculars for different uses, I thought my answer may be useful to others and so have posted it: Question: OK, I hunt. I watch birds. I go to football games. About the only thing I would anticipate NOT using Binoculars for is a safari. I am […]


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 […]