Posts belonging to Category 'Brands'

Your First Pair of Binoculars?

My First Pair: A recent post about a pair of Steiner Military binoculars on r/binoculars reminded me of my visit to the Steiner Factory in Bayreuth, Germany some years back. In it, there is a small museum with a bunch of interesting binoculars. One of the first to catch my eye was the Steiner Wildlife […]


Swarovski 52mm NL Pure Binoculars – Details, Specs & My Thoughts

Swarovski Optik has officially introduced the highly anticipated larger NL Pure 52mm binoculars, further expanding their flagship NL Pure range. Offered in two magnifications, 10x52 and 14x52, these binoculars cater to outdoor enthusiasts and nature observers seeking improved low-light performance from an alpha-level range that already offers an almost unparalleled optical performance, all bound up […]


VORTEX Introduces 8x32 & 10x32 versions of their Razor UHD Binoculars

Discover Vortex’s latest Razor UHD 8x32 and 10x32 binoculars. Designed for those who prioritize lightweight convenience without sacrificing performance. Learn about their exceptional optical features, rugged design, and included green GlassPak Pro Binocular Harness. Perfect for any adventure.


Introducing the New: Maven S1.2 25-50x80mm Spotting Scopes

Details on the new Angled and Streight through Maven S1.2 25-50x80mm Spotting Scopes with interchangeable eyepieces


Best High Powered Binoculars for Hunting

I recently had a question sent into me by someone looking for a pair of binoculars for hunting where they specifically wanted them to be of high quality, have a powerful magnification and where weight was not an issue. I thought that my reply may be of interest to others out there and so have […]


Colour Fringing on Hawke Binoculars

Hi Jason, I have been using your website while looking for a new pair of binoculars, and of course, I noticed the section about the Patreon offer to help with finding a pair of binoculars. Now I am unsure how much background I should give – so hopefully what I say will explain what I am […]


Smartoscope Vario Universal Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter

Digiscoping Adapters First, let me quickly explain what a digiscoping adapter is for those who may not be familiar: A digiscoping adapter is a device that allows you to connect your smartphone or camera to a spotting scope or binoculars, so you can take photos or videos of distant objects. It essentially turns your spotting […]


Maven CS.1 Spotting Scope Lineup Expanded

LANDER, Wyo. (Feb. 23, 2023) – Maven, the Wyoming-based manufacturer of premium optics,has just announced a brand new variation of their CS.1 Spotting Scope: the Maven CS.1 Spotting Scope. Developed to provide a powerful, yet compact spotting scope with an excellent level of optical performance that Maven says “won’t break the bank”, but originally only […]


New Compact ZEISS SFL 30 Binoculars Announced

Coming this spring, ZEISS has said that it will be introducing two new “ultra-compact” binoculars into their SF range. Lightweight & Compact These new models will have 8x30 and 10x30 configurations and thus use 30mm objective lenses, meaning they are most certainly small, but I personally would not describe them as ultra-compact binoculars. That being […]


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 […]