Posts belonging to Category 'Accessories'

SNYPEX X-Wing SPA1 Universal Smart Phone Adapter Review

Rather than using a standard camera, one of the most convenient and easiest ways to get into either digibinning or digiscoping is to use the camera on your smartphone – as you will most certainly already have a phone and probably always carry it about, all you need is an adapter to connect it to […]


SnapZoom Universal Digiscoping Adapter Review

The popularity of smart phones and thus the increase in competition has meant that they have improved almost infinitely since they first came into almost universal usage a decade or so ago. The great news for us is that this has also meant that the cameras on most of them now easily match the quality […]


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 […]


Celestron Binocular Harness Strap Review

Awards: Winner Best Binocular Accessory 2014 Many of the Celestron binoculars that I have tested for review actually come with a binocular harness included in the box, which is certainly a very welcomed addition and one that is definitely not usually offered for "free". However if you don’t have a Celestron bin or are on […]


Book Review: Sport Optics by Alan R. Hale

A short while back I was contacted by a Mr. Alan R. Hale who said that he was currently writing a book on Sport Optics and he wanted firstly to know if he could use some of the images I have on BBR and secondly if I could take a look at a draft copy. […]


Winged Eyecups for Swarovski CL Companion

Last night I was browsing the excellent Birdforum website when I came across this question: Question: Does anyone know if you can buy winged eyecups for the Companion CL 8x30 bins. The Swarovski website doesn’t seem to list them. Answer: To answer the question, I know Swarovski Optik make a Winged Eyecup Set or Eye […]


Kowa TSN-IP4S iPhone Adapter

Kowa iPhone 4/4S Digiscoping & Digibinning Bracket If you are interested in digibinning (taking photos through binoculars) or even digiscoping (taking photos through a spotting scope) and you own an iPhone 4 or 4s, the camera on your phone just got a whole lot more useful. This is because Kowa have produced an adapter that […]


Digibinning: Meopta MeoPix iScoping Adapter

Digibinning & Digiscoping with your iPhone Meopta USA recently announced their new MeoPix iScoping Adapter, that allows you to connect the iPhone 4 or 4s to almost any binocular or spotting scope eyepiece. The MeoPix thus transforms your Apple smart phone into a long-range photo and movie capturing device. The MeoPix iScoping adapter is approved […]


S4Gear LockDown Binocular Harness Review

Awards: Winner Best Binocular Accessory 2011 – and still one of the best! I was contacted by S4Gear, an American company based in Oregon that manufactures a small range of very innovative outdoor products and they wanted me to take a look at and review their take on the binocular harness: The LockDown Optics Deployment […]


Best Floating Binocular Straps

I think something that is often overlooked when people buy a marine binocular is what happens if your optics fall overboard? Waterproofing is one thing, but if you are in deep water and they don’t float, it could be the last time you ever see them. There are a few marine binoculars that float, but […]