Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

8x42 vs 10x42 for Astronomy

New BBR Patreon supporter Andrew is looking to get either an 8x42 or a 10x42 binocular to be used mostly for handheld astronomy, but also a little birding and has the following question: I’ve been very happy to join Patreon, as a way of getting advice and to say thanks for your excellent website.The advice […]


Binoculars for Wildlife & Astronomy

The question for the BinoWizard this week comes from Simon, a BBR Patreon supporter who is looking to get better views of the stunning wildlife across the river from his house near Kingston in Canada during the day as well as of the stars and moon in the evenings: Question Thank you very much for […]


Maven C3 10x50 vs Athlon Midas G2 10x50 UHD Binoculars

The question for the BinoWizard this week comes from a BBR Patreon supporter who is looking for a pair of 10x50 binoculars for his brother in law who works as a wildlife/forest officer: Question Hello – Thanks so much for your website. It is really incredible how much information is on there. I was hoping […]


Cheap Night Vision Binoculars

I was recently contacted by someone looking to get some cheap night vision binoculars that they wanted to use mainly for viewing wildlife in their garden: Question: I would appreciate one or two suggestions for night time binoculars (two eye pieces) for use in the garden watching wildlife but would like to be able to […]


10x34 vs 10x42, ED Glass & Low light Performance

Questions I’d like to get your expert opinion and experience on the following: a) As a universal binocular for general purpose (a mix of quality, brightness, portability, and robustness) would you rather go for the Bresser Condor 10x42, the Bresser Pirsch ED 10x34, the Omegon Talron HD 10x34 / 10x42 or one of the Nikon […]


Best 10x30 Binoculars for Hiking in the Alps

The following BinoWizard question comes from someone looking to get themselves a good quality binocular for hiking in the mountains: Hi Jason, thanks for the awesome work you are doing with your binocular reviews. I am on a look for a pair myself, and I am in a bit of doubt. I want something lightweight, […]


Best Long Distance Binoculars without a Tripod

Below is my answer to a question on high powered binoculars for long-distance observation without a tripod that I received on the BBR YouTube channel in the comments section on a video about the new Vortex Diamondback HD 15x56 binoculars, the answer to which I thought would be of use to others: I really like […]


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 […]