Posts belonging to Category 'Accessories'

Cotton Skout Binocular Harness Review

Rather than simply copying or even seeking to just improve on the more traditional designs of binocular harness, with the Skout Harness, Cotton Carrier has taken a completely new and somewhat unique look at how to carry your binoculars more easily and at the same time freeing up your hands when you are not glassing. […]


MOVO GH1000 Gimbal Tripod Head Review

Like any tripod head, a good Gimbal is not only able to hold your equipment completely still when needed, but the whole setup will also be perfectly balanced. It is this unique ‘balancing’ arrangement that makes even the heaviest camera, spotting scope or binocular feel almost weightless and enables the simultaneous movement in both the […]


Kuiu vs Badlands Bino Harness

Depending on your requirements, the ideal/perfect bino harness for you will largely depend on your specific needs or uses and the type or size of binocular and possibly other gear that you wish to carry. So for example, you may prize protection of your expensive bins as the most important feature, whilst others will place […]


SNYPEX X-Wing SPA1 Universal Smart Phone Adapter Review

Rather than using a standard camera, one of the most convenient and easiest ways to get into either digibinning or digiscoping is to use the camera on your smartphone – as you will most certainly already have a phone and probably always carry it about, all you need is an adapter to connect it to […]


SnapZoom Universal Digiscoping Adapter Review

The popularity of smart phones and thus the increase in competition has meant that they have improved almost infinitely since they first came into almost universal usage a decade or so ago. The great news for us is that this has also meant that the cameras on most of them now easily match the quality […]


Carson Universal Smartphone Optics Adapter Review

It was not that long ago that you really had to search quite hard, or possibly even make your own contraption in order to attach a camera to take photos or video through your binoculars (digibinning) or your spotting scope (digiscoping). But with the growth in use of smart phones and the improvement in quality […]


Celestron Binocular Harness Strap Review

Awards: Winner Best Binocular Accessory 2014 Many of the Celestron binoculars that I have tested for review actually come with a binocular harness included in the box, which is certainly a very welcomed addition and one that is definitely not usually offered for "free". However if you don’t have a Celestron bin or are on […]


Book Review: Sport Optics by Alan R. Hale

A short while back I was contacted by a Mr. Alan R. Hale who said that he was currently writing a book on Sport Optics and he wanted firstly to know if he could use some of the images I have on BBR and secondly if I could take a look at a draft copy. […]


Winged Eyecups for Swarovski CL Companion

Last night I was browsing the excellent Birdforum website when I came across this question: Question: Does anyone know if you can buy winged eyecups for the Companion CL 8x30 bins. The Swarovski website doesn’t seem to list them. Answer: To answer the question, I know Swarovski Optik make a Winged Eyecup Set or Eye […]


Kowa TSN-IP4S iPhone Adapter

Kowa iPhone 4/4S Digiscoping & Digibinning Bracket If you are interested in digibinning (taking photos through binoculars) or even digiscoping (taking photos through a spotting scope) and you own an iPhone 4 or 4s, the camera on your phone just got a whole lot more useful. This is because Kowa have produced an adapter that […]