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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 […]


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 […]


New Vortex Diamondback HD 15x56 binoculars

Wisconsin-based Vortex Optics has just announced the introduction of the 15x56 configuration to their very popular Diamondback HD series which at first glance look sure to put a big smile to those looking for a high performance, but great value long-range binocular ideal for uses like hunting, general wildlife observation, long-distance birding, security, surveillance, plane […]


Shootout: 5 of the Best 10x42 Binoculars Compared

This BinoWizard question is from a reader who is struggling to make a choice between four of the very best 10x42 binoculars on the market: Question: I am conflicted on purchasing a new pair of 10x42 binoculars. Use: I use them mainly for birding. Background Story: I am upgrading from a pair of Nikon Premiere […]


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 […]


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 […]


FUJINON TECHNO-STABI TS-X 1440 Image Stabilized Binoculars Review

In this article, I go over as well as review the main features and specifications of the new FUJINON TECHNO-STABI TS-X 1440 binoculars and discuss how they relate to a standard pair of optics, who and what uses they are ideal for and if indeed you should be looking to get a pair. Hot on […]


Canon 8x20 IS & 10x20 IS Binoculars – Should You Buy?

BBR Video Version of this Article on 10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars Canon recently added two new compact models to their ever-growing and an ever-improving (for the most part) lineup of image stabilization binoculars. Incorporating very small 20mm lenses, these two new models come with either a moderate 8x or a more powerful 10x magnification. With […]


Vortex Razor UHD Binoculars Review

4 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy BBR YouTube Version of this Article on the Vortex Razor UHD Binoculars Review In this article and in the video above, I’m discuss four really important things that you need to consider before deciding whether or not to buy the new Vortex Razor UHD Binoculars or […]