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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:

BinoWizard

BinoWizard: 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 what ever 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 the 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 article well on 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 or biased towards 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 supporting me on Patreon and how I can help you to find your perfect binoculars at the same time, please feel free to contact me.

BinoWizard – Feedback

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:

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Night Hero Binoculars Review

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Top 3 Mistakes Binocular Beginners Make & How to Avoid Them

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In this article, I’m going to show you the Top 3 Mistakes I see Binocular Beginners make and how you can Avoid them. I guess there may be some people who have held their binoculars upside down (like in the title image above) or around the wrong way and looked through the objective lenses instead […]


Cheap, Lightweight & Compact Binoculars for Safari Holiday

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This question comes from someone looking for a good, yet cheap pair of lightweight, compact binoculars to take on a safari holiday: Question: We have planned a safari in Kenya for September and as a result, I’ve been trying to research some lightweight binoculars to take. I’ve read through some of your guides and reviews […]



Which Binoculars Are Best?

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


Best 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy

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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 […]


Expensive vs Cheap Binoculars

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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 […]


Viewing Planets Through Binoculars

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The following guide to viewing the planets with binoculars was written by the astronomer Philip Pugh and is part of a series on using binoculars for astronomy that he has written for Best Binocular Reviews. In it, he answers some frequently asked questions like: How to see planets with binoculars What do the planets look […]


Do I need Binoculars for Safari Holiday? – Question Answered

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From the days when I was working as a safari guide, to now running Best Binocular Reviews, I have been asked many times over the years if you need binoculars for a safari and my answer has never changed: A good pair of binoculars is one of, if not THE most important pieces of gear […]