Posts belonging to Category 'Binocular Buyers Guides'

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 […]


Best Compact Pocket Binoculars

When I am on a hike, out walking in the countryside or sneaking through the bush whilst on safari, I always like to have a pair of binoculars with me, but on many of these types of occasions, I also usually want to have my camera with me as well. So, on these walks a […]


Boat, Yacht & Ship Spotting Binoculars

From the number of questions that I receive, one of the most common uses for binoculars is by those lucky enough to live in areas where they have views of the ocean or a harbour and would like to get a better view of the ships, boats or yachts on the water. Thus, I thought […]


Expensive vs Cheap Binoculars

This weeks question was asked by someone who I spoke to on my live chat. I thought that my answer would be of use to others and so have published it here: Question: I am a binocular novice looking to buy a good pair of binoculars, the problem is I don’t know what my budget […]


Apochromatic (APO) Lenses in Binoculars

Recently I have seen as well as reviewed and tested more and more top end binoculars that use Apochromatic lenses (APO) and whilst some manufacturers mention that their products have an APO optical system, very few (if any) go on to explain exactly what it is and what it does. So with this in mind […]


How To Use Binoculars With Glasses: Eye-relief & Eye-cups Explained

A question I often get asked is: How to use binoculars with glasses?, or If I wear eyeglasses, do I need to buy special binoculars? The good news is that not only can you wear glasses when you use binoculars but you can get a view every bit as good as those who don’t. However, […]


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 is great, but still wanted some advice from me as to which one between […]


OpticsHunt’s Best Binoculars Under 100

I recently came across and article on a website that made me really angry, so much so that I just had to get it off my chest and write about it! The offending article is published on the OpticsHunt website and lists their Recommended Top 5 Best Binoculars Under 100 with their reasons for choosing […]


Touring the Universe Through Binoculars Review

A Complete Astronomer’s Guidebook Updated: Believe it or not, but Touring the Universe through Binoculars or TUB as it has rather affectionately become known as, is now almost 27 years in the making! Indeed at the time of writing my update to this review, it celebrates it’s birthday next month. Released in November 1990 and […]