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, [...]


Bausch & Lomb Binoculars for Birdwatching

Below is a question that I was recently asked regarding a pair of 10x42 Bausch & Lomb binoculars and their potential suitability as birding binoculars: Question: I have started fairly active birdwatching, this year. About ten years ago, I bought a pair of binoculars for a trip, that included the possibility of birding. They are [...]


The Basics: Birding with Binoculars – Aiming

Using your Bird Watching Binoculars It was recently pointed out to me by a friend of mine that my main Guide to Birdwatching Binoculars was for her, a little too technical and did not help her enough with the practical aspects of actually using binoculars for birding. As a beginner, she just wanted to know [...]


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 [...]


Pocket-lint: Best binoculars that money can buy

The largest independent gadget news and reviews site in the UK, Pocket-lint recently published an article on what they say are the best binoculars that money can buy, which I obviously took a keen interest in and decided that I would take a look and post my own opinions their selections as well as give [...]


Bird Photo Contest: Win Vanguard Endeavor ED’s

If like me, you enjoy taking photos of birds as well as looking at them through your binoculars, then here is your chance to get a little recognition for all your “hard” work, as well as getting the chance win a pair of top of the range Vanguard Binoculars. The Bird Photo Competition WeLoveBirds.org is [...]


Field of View & Binoculars for Birdwatching

Bigger is not always better When many people are looking for a pair of birding binoculars, they tend to focus on the magnification and assume that the stronger the zoom, the better better the binoculars will be for looking at small objects like birds. Sure magnification is important, but remember the stronger the zoom, the [...]


Steiner 8x32 Merlin Binoculars – Skyhawk Binoculars

The whole series of Merlin Binoculars from Steiner have been designed with Birdwatchers in mind and these Steiner 8x32 Merlin binoculars will not disappoint as a great pair of bird watching binoculars. The have a slightly smaller ocular lens diameter (32mm) when compared to the Steiner 8x42 Merlin Binoculars that I fully reviewed earlier. Which [...]


Birdwatching Binoculars: Steiner 8x42 Merlin

If you are looking for an excellent pair of birding binoculars as well as a good nature and wildlife viewing binocular, you will not go far wrong with a set of Steiner 8x42 Merlin Binoculars. The range of Steiner Merlin binoculars were designed with help from experts from the American Birding Association as well as [...]