Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

Are Binoculars without ED Glass Any Good?

This is an interesting question, because the current trend / buzz word within the optics industry is ED glass and it was not so long ago that you only found ED glass on very high end binoculars. However there are many mid range and even some lower costing devices that have ED glass and all […]


Individual Focus Binoculars or Single Diopter Adjustment?

This BinoWizard question comes from a reader who has significantly different strength vision in each of their eyes and therefore is looking for a binocular that can compensate for this, but is unsure of exactly what to look for: Question: Great site – what do you call binoculars the have separate focus for one eye? […]


Binoculars 101: Magnification, Stability, Field of View & Brightness

How a Binoculars Magnification affects your Viewing Experience In this article I’m going to discuss magnification and in particular how a binoculars power (magnification) impacts your experience whilst using it. Please note: For the purpose of this document, I’ll be using the terms power and magnification interchangeably. Size of the Binocular When considering a binoculars […]


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 […]


Mid Range Binoculars & Night Vision for Safari Holiday

The following BinoWizard question was sent into be by Rodrigo from Brazil who is in the early planning phase for a safari in South Africa next September and is looking for ideal mid range safari binoculars and night vision for the trip: Question: I am looking for a solution that helps me during my stay […]


High Powered, Long Distance Viewing Binoculars

The questions below are my answers to readers who are looking for a pair of high powered binoculars for long distance viewing and include some advice as well as options and recommendations as to which are best depending on the exact application: >> Skip To The Recommendations Question 1: I have a question about which […]


Is Extra Low Dispersion Glass worth the extra cost?

Today’s question comes from someone wanting to find out if their money is being well spent on binoculars that use ED Glass (Extra Low Dispersion Glass): Question I have read your reviews and all your notes on the web page and spend hours searching for a suitable and not least affordable binocular… I know a […]


Best Low Cost, All-Round Travel Binoculars

This BinoWizard question below is from Nancy who is after a low costing versatile travel binoculars that will perform in a wide range of scenarios: whale watching, cruise ships, safaris, kayaking and wildlife observation: Question: First time binocular buyer. Going on a cruise – whale watching, kayaking and hope to do a safari at some […]


70mm Astronomy Binoculars & Tripod Setup Advice

This BinoWizard question is from a reader who is looking to set up a pair of good quality binoculars on their porch for star gazing and some wildlife observation: Question: We bought a house in West Texas Big Bend area. I am looking for a great pair of binoculars to see the night sky and […]


Best 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy

I recently received this BinoWizard question from a reader looking to acquire a pair of mid sized binoculars for star gazing: Question: BinoWizard – After perusing your excellent site I’d like to solicit your advice on a pair of binoculars for star gazing. Objective: In preparation to spec out and purchase a telescope for me […]