Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

Upgrading from Image Stabilization Binoculars for Birding to improve the view

This question was sent to me by Norman who is looking to upgrade his Canon IS binoculars because he is unhappy with the amount of color fringing he sees when looking through them: Question 2 years ago I bought a Canon 12x36 IS  III. I was happy with the image stabilization and brightness. I was […]


Bresser Condor vs Celestron TrailSeeker 10x42 Binoculars – Which is Best?

Question I have looked at a number of your reviews with regard to low-end binoculars and have pretty much decided that I want to purchase a 10x42 piece of equipment and was now wondering which one? I am an infrequent user but want something for travel to view wildlife on cruises etc and locally to […]


Quality ($300-$400) binos for hiking, birding, kayaking, camping.

The following question comes from BBR Patreon supporter Nicholas: Question I’m interested in purchasing good quality ($300-$400) multi-use binos to use for multiple activities such as hiking, birding, kayak-camping. I like the size-weight range of 8x32’s but appreciate the multi-use ability (low light-forest, detail, FOV) typically afforded by 8x42’s. Additionally, I’m also interested in reputable manufacturers, quality […]


Comparing the Best 15x56 Binoculars on Earth!

… I thought that title may get your attention, but now that I have it, I guess I best deliver in regards to the content! Anyway, the title may be bold, but I don’t think it misleading as the inspiration for this article comes from Marc, a BBR Patron Supporter who goes on to ask: Question […]


ED vs HD Binoculars – What’s the Difference?

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 […]


Binoculars for Watching TV

This question was sent to me from a new BBR Patreon supporter Paula, who is looking to get some binoculars to help her watch television: Question I don’t know if this is even in your wheelhouse or not, but I really am desperate for some help! I sustained chemical damage to both of my corneas in January […]


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 […]