Posts belonging to Category 'By Use'

Astrophotography with Binoculars & a Phone

Not only are the right binoculars great for astronomy, but did you know you can use binoculars to take incredible photos of the moon, planets and even distant galaxies and just by using your phone as well! In this article, I will show you that Astrophotography with Binoculars and a phone is not only possible […]


Cheap, Lightweight & Compact Binoculars for Safari Holiday

This question comes from someone looking for a good, yet cheap pair of lightweight, compact binoculars to take on a safari holiday: Question: We have planned a safari in Kenya for September and as a result, I’ve been trying to research some lightweight binoculars to take. I’ve read through some of your guides and reviews […]



Boat, Yacht & Ship Spotting Binoculars

From the number of questions that I receive, one of the most common uses for binoculars is by those lucky enough to live in areas where they have views of the ocean or a harbour and would like to get a better view of the ships, boats or yachts on the water. Thus, I thought […]


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 7x50 Binoculars for Astronomy

Because the planets, stars, comets, and even the moon are so far away from us, many people logically assume that you need a very high magnification binocular for astronomy and indeed giant high powered binoculars like a 15x70 or even a 25x100 are important for and commonly used for astronomy. However, as well as these, […]


Best Opticron 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy & General Use

In this guide, I take a look at the best Opticron 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy as well as more general uses like birding, hunting and wildlife observation. I include some brief product reviews based on their features and specifications and where to buy them to get the best deals. Models include the Opticron 10x50 Adventurer, […]


The Beehive Cluster With Binoculars – Astronomy Series

This complete guide to viewing The Beehive Cluster with Binoculars was written in collaboration with astronomer Philip Pugh and is part of a series on binocular astronomy. It includes details on where and how to find it, the best binoculars to use with examples on what you can expect to see using different powers and […]


Cosmic Distances – Binocular Astronomy

This guide to cosmic distances and how it relates to viewing the night skies using your binoculars was written by Philip Pugh and is part of his binocular astronomy series written for BBR: If you have used binoculars for wildlife watching or other terrestrial use, you tend to think that a quarter of a mile […]


Bushnell Trophy Xtreme Binoculars

All About Image Brightness The Trophy Xtreme series from Bushnell Sport Optics is a really interesting one. Containing only three models, this mid-range, fairly low-cost series’ most characterizing feature is that they all have large diameter objective lenses and are thus primarily focused on capturing and then delivering the best low light performance and brightest […]