Posts belonging to Category 'Binocular Buyers Guides'

Exit Pupil – The Complete Guide

Optics & Binoculars 101: Exit Pupil In the world of optics, the exit pupil is a virtual aperture in an optical system. On a pair of binoculars, it can be seen as the bright circle in the center of each eyepiece when you hold them about 30cm away from your eyes and with the objective […]


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 […]


Best Compact Binoculars for your Budget & Preferences

In this article, I take you through the three main designs of Compact Binoculars and discuss their relative merits as well as shortcomings to help you decide which compact binocular is best for your specific needs and budget:


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 […]


Are out-of-date/old stock binoculars still worth buying now?

Is buying an old stock or old version of a binocular is a good idea, are they still relevant and if it may actually be a good way to save some money?


15x56 vs 18x56 Binoculars

Next in the BinoWars Series, I will be closely analyzing the relative strengths and weaknesses between 15x56 and 18x56 binoculars to discover which is best for uses like general long-distance observation down here on earth and astronomy. Video Version: 15x56 vs 18x56 Binoculars Based on the number of visitors, one of the most popular sections […]


Low Cost vs Very Cheap Binoculars

I received a question this week from someone looking to buy some good, but low-cost binoculars for general outdoor use, but they are unsure on what to get and indeed how little they should/need to pay to get a decent pair. So I have decided to use their question as a basis for an article […]


7x50 vs 8x56 Binoculars for Astronomy & Daytime Surveillance

Which is Best? Part of the BBR BinoWars Series, in this article I take an in-depth look at the main differences between 7x50 vs 8x56 Binoculars with examples, full reviews and recommendations to help you choose the best binocular for your particular needs, be that for astronomy at night or daytime surveillance uses like wildlife […]


10x42 Binoculars for Bird Watching?

Whilst 7x and 8x are probably the most commonly used and recommended magnifications for birdwatching binoculars with the 8x42 configuration being the most popular combination (especially for general, all-round birding). It does not mean that options should be dismissed completely as in some situations a more powerful instrument can make a better option: Whilst working […]


8x32 vs 8x42 Binoculars

Video Version of this Article on 8x32 vs 8x42 Binoculars Continuing on with BBR’s mini “BinoWars” series in which I pit different instruments and different configurations against each other to see which is best, in today’s post I go over the most important differences between 8x32 vs 8x42 binoculars of similar quality. This will take […]