Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

8x32 vs 8x42 Binoculars

Continuing on with BBR’s mini “BinoWars” series in which I pit different instruments and different configurations against each other to see which is best, in today’s post I go over the most important differences between 8x32 vs 8x42 binoculars of similar quality. This will take into consideration your particular preferences and needs and therefore no […]


8x42 vs 10x42 Binoculars

BBR Video Version of this Article on 8x42 vs 10x42 Binoculars Image quality, detail, brightness, low light performance, field of view and price. In this article I go over the main differences that you can expect between typical 8x42 vs 10x42 binoculars of similar quality and thus no matter if your interest is general use, […]


Which Brand is Best for Binoculars?

A type of question I often get asked is something to the effect of “What is the best binocular brand” or “Who makes the best binoculars” and so I thought I would attempt to answer this once and for all. At first thought, this may seem like a relatively easy question to answer and I […]


8x42 or 10x42 Binoculars: Which is Best for Novice / Older Child?

This question comes from a reader looking to buy some higher quality binoculars for their older children to view wildlife with and hopefully eventually also get into birding. He is wondering which configuration would be best, an 8x42 or 10x42: Question:I have just read your excellent review of the Hawke Frontier 8x42 ED X. I […]


10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars

BBR Video Version of this Article on 10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars Having recently completed testing and reviewing the excellent Kite Lynx HD+ 10x50 binoculars, it reminded me how for some uses, this configuration makes the ideal solution and how for some users it can certainly make a better choice than the more commonly selected 10x42 […]


Binoculars For Alaska Cruise under $200

This question comes from a reader and BBR Patreon, Vinay who is preparing for an Alaskan Trip and is looking to take with them the best pair of binoculars that they can with a maximum budget of $200. After the trip, he would like to continue to use the binoculars for stargazing and thus the […]


Night Hero Binoculars Review

BBR YouTube Version of this Night Hero Binoculars Review In this article, I am going to: Go over in detail the claims made by the makers of the Atomic Beam Night Hero Binoculars. Offer my thoughts on them, why they don’t work and why I recommend that you certainly don’t get a pair Suggest some […]


Top 3 Mistakes Binocular Beginners Make & How to Avoid Them

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 […]


How Different Configurations Affect a Binocular

10x42, 8x42, 8x32, 10x26… What is right for me? I often get asked questions in relation to the different configurations of a binocular and which one is the best for a particular use or uses. So I thought I would put this document together that goes through the major binocular configurations and explains each of […]


Cheap, Lightweight & Compact Binoculars for Safari Holiday

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 […]