Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

Are out-of-date/old stock binoculars still worth buying now?

Is buying an old stock or old version of a binocular is a good idea, are they still relevant and if it may actually be a good way to save some money?


Shootout: 5 of the Best 10x42 Binoculars Compared

This BinoWizard question is from a reader who is struggling to make a choice between four of the very best 10x42 binoculars on the market: Question: I am conflicted on purchasing a new pair of 10x42 binoculars. Use: I use them mainly for birding. Background Story: I am upgrading from a pair of Nikon Premiere […]


15x56 vs 18x56 Binoculars

Next in the BinoWars Series, I will be closely analyzing the relative strengths and weaknesses between 15x56 and 18x56 binoculars to discover which is best for uses like general long-distance observation down here on earth and astronomy. Video Version: 15x56 vs 18x56 Binoculars Based on the number of visitors, one of the most popular sections […]


Binoculars: Questions & Answers

As the popularity of this site and now BBR’s YouTube Channel continues to grow, I am getting more and more questions from readers, many of which are such that the answer can be useful to others, but are short enough that it does not warrant me writing a whole article on it. Thus I have […]


Low Cost vs Very Cheap Binoculars

I received a question this week from someone looking to buy some good, but low-cost binoculars for general outdoor use, but they are unsure on what to get and indeed how little they should/need to pay to get a decent pair. So I have decided to use their question as a basis for an article […]


7x50 vs 8x56 Binoculars for Astronomy & Daytime Surveillance

Which is Best? Part of the BBR BinoWars Series, in this article I take an in-depth look at the main differences between 7x50 vs 8x56 Binoculars with examples, full reviews and recommendations to help you choose the best binocular for your particular needs, be that for astronomy at night or daytime surveillance uses like wildlife […]


8x32 vs 8x42 Binoculars

Video Version of this Article on 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 […]


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 […]