Posts belonging to Category 'Accessories'

Using Tripods with Binoculars & Spotting Scopes: Height & Eyepiece Angles!

In this article as well as the video above, I go over a couple of important considerations to keep in mind in terms of the height and stability when looking for and selecting a tripod for binoculars or spotting scopes. Recently I have gone through somewhat of a spate of testing spotting scopes and high […]


Bresser BX-5 PRO Video Tripod Review

Below is my in-depth review of the Bresser BX-5 PRO Tripod / Monopod with the liquid-mounted video head attached. For this review, I tested the tripod and tripod head combination over many, many weeks for use with my camera (video & photo), a spotting scope, as well as binoculars and I, now have it almost […]


My Best Tripod for Binoculars & Spotting Scopes: Astronomy & Terrestrial Surveillance

In this guide, I will take you through all of my personal favorite tripod setups (tripods, tripod heads & tripod adapters) that I use for my astronomy binoculars, spotting scopes as well as for long-range daytime binocular surveillance on land, out to sea and up towards the sky for uses like observing eagles and plane […]


Walkstool Comfort Review: The Best Lightweight, Portable, Folding Stool?

Continuing on with my series of posts and reviews on the gear that I use, be that directly related to binoculars, the equipment I use to take photographs for this site, recording gear I use for the BBR YouTube channel or indeed the interests and activities that I enjoy relation to binoculars like birding, hiking, […]


Gardenature Bird Feeder Camera Review

In this article, I am going to go over why chose to get the IP Camera System and Birdfeeder Housing from Gardenature.co.uk, our initial experience in setting up the system and then show you some example video footage that we have captured so far. My daughter, who is now almost nine, has started to show […]


Bino Accessories: Why I chose a Leatherman for Christmas

Whilst sitting down to dinner with my family last night, my daughter (who has already been talking about Christmas for weeks now), surprised me somewhat by asking what I would like for Christmas rather than what she would like for Christmas! This was something that I was not prepared for and to be honest had […]


Movo PM10 Lavalier Microphone Review

Whilst not strictly related to binoculars, I often get asked what gear I use when creating my reviews, and especially the ones that go onto the BBR Youtube channel. Therefore as I have been so impressed with it, I have decided to include a review based on my experience using the MOVO PM10 Lavalier microphone. […]


Review: Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Tripod

I recently had the opportunity to test the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod that came included with the Vanguard SBH-30 Ball Head, which at first glance looks like the ideal tripod for all-optical equipment not only binoculars. But because of its adjustable central column, I was very interested in it as it just may be […]


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. […]


Best Tripod for Large Spotting Scopes

I recently received a question from someone looking to pair their large 82mm spotting scope with a tripod: Question: Best Tripod for Large Spotting Scopes I purchased the Vanguard Endeavor HD 82A spotting scope because of your review. I live in the mountains of the Ozarks here in Arkansas and the scope will mainly be […]