Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

Which Hawke Endurance ED Scope: 20-60x68 or 25-75x85?

This question on Hawke Endurance ED Spotting Scopes comes from BBR Patreon supporter Gary: Question I am new to optics and planning a spotting scope as an X-Mas gift. The use will be wildlife viewing, particularly at Yellowstone NP which is in our backyard. I read your reviews and I thought you had made my […]


Help Choosing Large Binoculars for Astronomy

This week’s question comes from Rich, a new BBR Patreon supporter who has always been interested in astronomy and wants to get some binoculars for astronomy and deep-space observation in particular. Please note that I have slightly paraphrased the question as the letters were very long, but have kept what is relevant: Question My name is Rich […]


Does Age Affect Image Brightness in Binoculars?

This week I received an interesting question from Andre in the Netherlands who wants to know if your age affects how bright an image you are able to see when looking through binoculars with different configurations: Question Hi, Andre from holland. In your tests, I see nothing about if you are a little older then […]


Taking photos of what you see through Sporting & Wildlife Binoculars

This question comes from John, a new BBR Patreon supporter who wants to use his binoculars for watching wildlife, taking to sporting events and if possible, be able to take photographs of what he sees: Question I absolutely love your work and I want you to get credit for the recommendation: I’m a total noob and don’t […]


Best Hand-Holdable Low Light Performance Binoculars

This question comes from Rob, a new BBR Patreon supporter who is looking to get a high quality, good value for money binocular for hand-held use in a variety of situations, but which must have an excellent low light capability: Question I have done a lot of research, on your excellent site as well as […]


Lightweight High-End 8x42 Binoculars for Birding & Wildlife Observation

Question First, thanks for having a great site with lots of content! I am looking for a second pair of binoculars to supplement our Minox BD 8x32 (bought in 2005). My criteria: 1. No more weight than our current Minox at about 23oz. My wife and I are ‘seniors’ so weight becomes a factor after […]


Binoculars for Hunting & Target Shooting in Low Light

This question comes from Brian, a long-time BBR Patreon supporter looking for improved performance at dusk from their current Vortex Diamondback 10x42 binoculars: Question Hello, I just realized I’ve been subscribed to BBR for a long time but never got around to sending a message. I have a set of Vortex Diamondback 10x42s, but I […]


Best 10x Binoculars for Birding & Safaris under 1000 $/£/€

This BBR Patreon supporter question comes from Myriam who is looking to upgrade on her exiting binoculars to get a high-end set to give her better quality and more detailed views of birds as well as all the wildlife whilst on safari in Africa. I have added her question and my reply as a blog post […]


Oberwerk Sport ED 8x42 vs Athlon Midas G2 8x42 for Astronomy, Birding & Wildlife

Alex, a new BBR Patreon supporter (thanks very much!), looking to get a binocular for some handheld astronomy as well as for backyard birding and wildlife observation on the trail: Hi there, I’m having a hard time deciding between two binoculars that I’ve narrowed down to the Athlon Midas G2 8x42 and Oberwerk Sport ED […]


Best Laser Rangefinder Binoculars under $1500 (£/€)

Warren who recently become a BBR Patreon supporter (thanks very much!), is a Canadian based in texas and hunts in both the US and Canada across a substantial range of terrain from the dry southwest to the forests of Newfoundland. On top of this, he is also in the planning phase for a hunting safari […]