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BBR Answers your Binocular Questions (Episode 1)

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If your question is not answered above and you have browsed around the BBR website AND had a quick search, but still can’t find the answer you are looking for, OR if you simply need some personal advice or a shopping assistant then why not support me by letting me help you:

Have A Question For Me?The Problem

Over the last 10 or so years that I have been working on Best Binocular Reviews, I’d like to think that I have created the largest and most comprehensive resource on binoculars, spotting scopes, and Night Vision devices on the web.

On top of this, I know that my reviews of these products are extremely comprehensive and cover all aspects of every instrument that I test.

This is mostly all good… however:

Many readers tell me that the amount of information on BBR can be a little overwhelming, especially if they are new to optics or are visiting BBR for the first time.

This is backed up by the sheer number of requests that I now get from visitors to my site asking for help with choosing a binocular for their specific needs.

Initially, I started off by trying to answer all the questions that I received. However, I am now completely flooded and so it has become impossible for me to answer all requests with the level of attention and detail that I would like to and continue to develop the site.

The Solution:

Personal Binocular Advice

Let me help you find the perfect binoculars for your needs at the best price:

Hire me as your personal binocular shopping assistant!

What You Get

The whole purpose of hiring me as your personal assistant is to make the experience as individual and pain-free as possible for you. Thus there is no hard and fast rule as to how it works. But in general, it goes something like this:

  1. An initial consultation (via Email, online chat like Facebook Messenger, or a live conversation on Skype or whatever you like). This is so I can get a precise idea of your needs and requirements.
  2. I come back to you with a list of ideas, recommendations, and if needed comparisons as well as where you can buy it/them online at the lowest prices. If you wish I will point out the particular strengths and weaknesses of each against each other.
  3. You either make a choice, ask me to make the choice for you, or if you would like to explore a few more ideas, I can go back with your updated criteria, do some more research and find some new options for you to consider.

What Does it Cost?
For my personal attention and time, I’m asking for your support on my Patreon Page.

The cost is $5 a month and should you wish, you can stop supporting me whenever you want. So if you wanted, you could hire me as your personal adviser for just one month and leave it at that and all it would cost you is $5.

If you consider that for an average binocular, $5 amounts to less than 2% of the total value, and in many cases, I can actually save you far more than that amount with my insider knowledge on what to buy, where best to buy, online deals and by reducing the time it takes you to research for what you need.

However, my aim is to show you how brilliant and useful BBR is and that you will continue to support me so that I can continue to produce quality binocular reviews, videos, and related articles well into the future.

Satisfaction Guaranteed!
I only recommend optics from online retailers that I believe are a great choice for your specific requirements. It is important for me to stress that I am in NO way affiliated with or biased toward any retailer, make, or brand. I do however base many of my recommendations on binoculars that I have actually tried and tested. So whilst this pool of choices is far smaller than every single binocular on the market, it is backed up by the fact that I know it is a quality product within a particular class or niche.

No Risk: If things don’t go as you would like and for any reason, you don’t like the work that I have done for you, my advice, or the instrument that I recommend to you, then just tell me so and you can stop being my Patron. I also only recommend retailers that accept returns, so if you did go ahead and try one of my recommendations and it did not meet your expectations, then you can always return it to the retailer and get your money back.

Become a BBR Patreon Member & Hire Me:

So if you want some personal advice or have a question about a particular binocular or want some advice on what pair is best for a particular use or interest, the very best way is to visit my Patreon Page, become a BinoWizard tier member and we’ll take it from there.

Many thanks for your time and understanding and I look forward to meeting and helping you out soon!

Have a Question about becoming BBR Patreon Member?
If you have any questions about sporting me on Patreon and how I can help you to find your perfect binoculars at the same time, please feel free to contact me.



Below are links to some recent feedback that I have received from users after using the BinoWizard:

Previous Questions Answered

To give you a taste of what to expect or perhaps even find the answer that you are looking for, take a look below for some help and advice that I have recently given:


The Best Take Everywhere Compact Binoculars under $250

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This article comes about as a result of a question I received from Holly, a new BBR Patreon supporter. The answer to which I thought would be useful to the community and so I have decided to publish it: Question Your site has so many choices I’ve gotten lost! I’m looking for a pair of […]

Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 Binoculars vs Maven B1.2 10x42 Binoculars

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Question Hi,  I sat watched and listened to the livestream today but didn’t raise a question until it was too late.   I will go back to listen to the discussion around value for money and 10x42 binoculars, which are very relevant to me.  I am currently using Vortex DiamondBack HD 10x42 and looking to upgrade.  […]

Long-Range Binoculars for Viewing Ships with Monovision

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The following question comes from Anita, a BBR Patreon who is looking to get the best binoculars to view ships with. They need to be high-powered long-range binoculars and as she has monovision there is an additional element/complication to keep in mind. I have added our exchange here on the BBR website as I feel […]

Binoculars for Watching Golf  – Advice & Recommendations

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In this article, the advice and recommendations on choosing binoculars for watching golf come from the response to a question that I received from a patron supporter. I have included it here on the BBR website as I thought that it may be of use to others: Question: Firstly may I say that I think […]

Colour Fringing on Hawke Binoculars

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Hi Jason, I have been using your website while looking for a new pair of binoculars, and of course, I noticed the section about the Patreon offer to help with finding a pair of binoculars. Now I am unsure how much background I should give – so hopefully what I say will explain what I am […]

Old vs New: Vortex Viper HD 8x42 binoculars (sku VPR-4208-HD) versus current model (SKU V200)

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Bonjour from Paris, I just subscribed to your Patreon page. Hopefully, you will be able to help me with this question: I decided to buy binoculars to use for hiking and bird watching. After reviewing a lot of information on your website and a lot of others, I decided to buy on Amazon the Vortex Viper HD […]

Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 vs Athlon Midas G2 10x42 Binoculars

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Below is a quick response to this question I received in the comments section of a video on the BBR Youtube Channel: Question: Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 or Athlon Midas G2 10x42 Binoculars? Both the Vortex Diamondback HD 10x42 and Athlon Midas G2 are popular binocular models known for their optical performance and value for […]

Are GPO and GECO the same binoculars?

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This interesting question was sent to me yesterday: I’m looking at buying some Geco 10x32 with ED glass. I have been told they are just a rebranded GPO from the seller in New Zealand. Do you know if this is true? I have searched heaps all over the internet and can’t find anything. Thanks, Dusty […]

Binoculars for Birding & Hiking in the Mountains

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Question Thank you for all of the content that you put out. It has been very helpful to me in learning more about binoculars, how they work, and what I should be looking for. With that being said, I don’t have access to the right stores or the time to test out various binoculars, and […]

ED vs HD Binoculars – What’s the Difference?

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As I am sure this will be of use to many who are looking at buying binoculars and trying to sift through all the marketing jargon Here is my answer to a question sent in by a long time BBR Patron Supporter Warren: Question: What does HD mean on binoculars & is it different to […]

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