Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

Best 42mm Binoculars for Safaris under $450 (£)

The question this week come from a very experienced safari guide who is looking for the best mid level binoculars to use on his walking and open vehicle safaris. Question: I have been guiding in the Kruger NP. for 20 years or so and am on the hunt for the very best (8x42) or (10X42) […]



Are 32mm Binoculars all you Need?

On the Birdforum, someone recently asked a very good question pertaining to 32mm binoculars and rather than just a brief answer, I thought that it was well worth taking a far more detailed look into the following question which I have paraphrased below: Question: Are 32mm Binoculars all you need? Whilst out birding at first […]


Which Binoculars Are Best?

Advice on how to choose between binoculars I received an e-mail today from someone who is having some difficulty in deciding which binoculars are best / right for them to buy. They have narrowed their shortlist down to two pairs that are great, but still wanted some advice from me as to which one between […]


Best 10x50 Binoculars for Astronomy

I recently received this BinoWizard question from a reader looking to acquire a pair of mid sized binoculars for star gazing: Question: BinoWizard – After perusing your excellent site I’d like to solicit your advice on a pair of binoculars for star gazing. Objective: In preparation to spec out and purchase a telescope for me […]


Expensive vs Cheap Binoculars

This weeks question was asked by someone who I spoke to on my live chat. I thought that my answer would be of use to others and so have published it here: Question: I am a binocular novice looking to buy a good pair of binoculars, the problem is I don’t know what my budget […]


Viewing Planets Through Binoculars

The following guide to viewing the planets with binoculars was written by the astronomer Philip Pugh and is part of a series on using binoculars for astronomy that he has written for Best Binocular Reviews. In it, he answers some frequently asked questions like: How to see planets with binoculars What do the planets look […]


Do I need Binoculars for Safari Holiday? – Question Answered

From the days when I was working as a safari guide, to now running Best Binocular Reviews, I have been asked many times over the years if you need binoculars for a safari and my answer has never changed: A good pair of binoculars is one of, if not THE most important pieces of gear […]


Who makes RSPB binoculars? – Question Answered

I have had a number of requests recently from readers wondering where and who makes RSPB binoculars, so I thought it may be worth writing a short post about what I have managed to discover: Who After a little digging around, it seems that they are produced by Viking Optical who i think organise their […]


How to use Binoculars

Introduction Things that we do often or regularly become second nature and we do them without even thinking about it. It is because of this that I probably took it for granted that everyone would just know how to use binoculars and so I never really thought about writing an article for BBR about the […]