Posts belonging to Category 'Binocular Buyers Guides'

8x42 vs 10x42 Binoculars

BBR Video Version of this Article on 8x42 vs 10x42 Binoculars Size, weight, image quality, brightness and price. In this article I go over the main differences that you can expect between typical 8x42 vs 10x42 binoculars of similar quality and thus no matter if your interest is general use, birding, wildlife observation or hunting, […]


Which Brand is Best for Binoculars?

A type of question I often get asked is something to the effect of “What is the best binocular brand” or “Who makes the best binoculars” and so I thought I would attempt to answer this once and for all. At first thought, this may seem like a relatively easy question to answer and I […]


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 […]


8x42 or 10x42 Binoculars: Which is Best for Novice / Older Child?

This question comes from a reader looking to buy some higher quality binoculars for their older children to view wildlife with and hopefully eventually also get into birding. He is wondering which configuration would be best, an 8x42 or 10x42: Question:I have just read your excellent review of the Hawke Frontier 8x42 ED X. I […]


10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars

BBR Video Version of this Article on 10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars Having recently completed testing and reviewing the excellent Kite Lynx HD+ 10x50 binoculars, it reminded me how for some uses, this configuration makes the ideal solution and how for some users it can certainly make a better choice than the more commonly selected 10x42 […]


Reticle Rangefinders on Marine Binoculars


How to Choose Binoculars

Separating Real Features from Marketing Hype With such a huge amount and variety of brands, sizes, and prices it can get more than a little overwhelming when trying to make a shortlist, nevermind actually choose your binoculars and this is made even the more difficult with all the marketing jargon and the fact that each […]


Christmas Shopping Guide 2018: Binoculars, Spotting Scopes & Accessories

Gift Guide: Binoculars for Christmas 2018 It is always a slight dilemma for me as to when I should put up my Christmas buyers guide as not only am I notoriously a last minute Xmas shopper, but I have always been the one to complain that everything to do with Christmas, especially the advertising keeps […]


Which Compact Binoculars Are Best?

6x21, 8x22, 10x25, 12x25, 10x26, 9x28… What Size & Magnification Is Best for a Compact & Which Should You Get? So you have decided that you need a compact binocular, but which configuration (objective lens size and magnification combination) should you get? Weather you are going on a backpacking travel adventure, a long weekend camping […]


Which Binoculars Are Best?

Advice on how to choose between binoculars I received an e-mail today from someone who is having some difficulty in deciding which binoculars are best / right for them to buy. They have narrowed their shortlist down to two pairs that are great, but still wanted some advice from me as to which one between […]