Posts belonging to Category 'Brands'

Upgrading from Image Stabilization Binoculars for Birding to improve the view

This question was sent to me by Norman who is looking to upgrade his Canon IS binoculars because he is unhappy with the amount of color fringing he sees when looking through them: Question 2 years ago I bought a Canon 12x36 IS  III. I was happy with the image stabilization and brightness. I was […]


New MAVEN C.4 15x56 & 18x56 Binoculars Introduced

“With the C.4 we wanted to expand the C Series with a larger, more powerful optic that provides stronger performance at long distances,” said Brendon Weaver, Co-founder and Head of Design and Marketing for Maven. “We’re confident the final design accomplished that and we’re excited to offer it at the great value Maven is known […]


Which Hawke Endurance ED Scope: 20-60x68 or 25-75x85?

This question on Hawke Endurance ED Spotting Scopes comes from BBR Patreon supporter Gary: Question I am new to optics and planning a spotting scope as an X-Mas gift. The use will be wildlife viewing, particularly at Yellowstone NP which is in our backyard. I read your reviews and I thought you had made my […]


Best Hand-Holdable Low Light Performance Binoculars

This question comes from Rob, a new BBR Patreon supporter who is looking to get a high quality, good value for money binocular for hand-held use in a variety of situations, but which must have an excellent low light capability: Question I have done a lot of research, on your excellent site as well as […]


Is Extra Low Dispersion Glass worth the extra cost?

Today’s question comes from someone wanting to find out if their money is being well spent on binoculars that use ED Glass (Extra Low Dispersion Glass): Question I have read your reviews and all your notes on the web page and spend hours searching for a suitable and not least affordable binocular… I know a […]


GPO Passion HD 10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars

In this article and the embedded video below, I test and compare the GPO Passion HD 10x42 Binocular versus its slightly bigger brother, the 10x50 GPO Passion HD to discover which is best under different circumstances and for different uses like birding, wildlife observation, hunting, and travel. General Info on 10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars Whilst […]


Maven C3 10x50 vs Athlon Midas G2 10x50 UHD Binoculars

The question for the BinoWizard this week comes from a BBR Patreon supporter who is looking for a pair of 10x50 binoculars for his brother in law who works as a wildlife/forest officer: Question Hello – Thanks so much for your website. It is really incredible how much information is on there. I was hoping […]


Pentax VM 6x21 WP Monocular & Discovery Kit Review

Pentax Sport Optics has recently announced a new, very interesting looking compact monocular to their line-up. Also, available are some accessories called the “discovery kit” that converts the monocular into a microscope and/or a telephoto camera. Thus in preparation and anticipation of a full test and review in the future, I decided to take a […]


Swarovski NL Pure Binoculars: Review of Main Features

BBR Video New Swarovski NL Pure binoculars! My reactions & thoughts on their main features as they were presented to the world via the Swarovski Optik International Launch Event Before You Buy In this article as well as in the video above, I evaluate, comment on, and review the headline features on the new Swarovski […]


Best Hiking Binoculars under 100?

Why I bought the Vortex Vanquish 10x26 Binoculars: In this article and in the video below, I reveal my thoughts and reasons as to why I chose to buy the Vortex Vanquish 10x26 binoculars for my camping trip and why I think they are one of the best hiking binoculars if your budget is under […]