Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

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 […]


Best Night Vision under $500 / £500

This question comes from someone needing some advice as they are looking to get a night vision device as a Christmas present for their husband and have a budget of around $500 / £500: Question: I would really appreciate your help… My husband would like a pair of night vision binoculars .. largely to use […]


Swarovski EL 8x32 vs 10x25 for Safari Binoculars

Question: Early next year (2013) I am going on a safari holiday, and I hope to obtain new binoculars before I go. After reading your reviews my current favorite is the Swarovski 8x32 EL WB but would I be better with a 10x25 set. I have no specific budget, but do appreciate good value for […]


Are Binoculars without ED Glass Any Good?

This is an interesting question, because the current trend / buzz word within the optics industry is ED glass and it was not so long ago that you only found ED glass on very high end binoculars. However there are many mid range and even some lower costing devices that have ED glass and all […]


Cheap Night Vision Binoculars

Someone recently wrote to me, looking to get some cheap night vision binoculars 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 see to sufficiently well to collect the […]


Individual Focus Binoculars or Single Diopter Adjustment?

This BinoWizard question comes from a reader who has significantly different strength vision in each of their eyes and therefore is looking for a binocular that can compensate for this, but is unsure of exactly what to look for: Question: Great site – what do you call binoculars the have separate focus for one eye? […]


Binoculars 101: Magnification, Stability, Field of View & Brightness

How a Binoculars Magnification affects your Viewing Experience In this article I’m going to discuss magnification and in particular how a binoculars power (magnification) impacts your experience whilst using it. Please note: For the purpose of this document, I’ll be using the terms power and magnification interchangeably. Size of the Binocular When considering a binoculars […]


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 is great, but still wanted some advice from me as to which one between […]


Observation Binoculars with Angled Eyepieces

A question from a reader wanting to know more about binoculars with angled eyepieces recently popped up in my inbox and which I thought would be well worth expanding on and covering here on BBR: Question: A few months ago I saw an advertisement for a pair of binoculars which I want to buy. Instead […]


Mid Range Binoculars & Night Vision for Safari Holiday

The following BinoWizard question was sent into be by Rodrigo from Brazil who is in the early planning phase for a safari in South Africa next September and is looking for ideal mid range safari binoculars and night vision for the trip: Question: I am looking for a solution that helps me during my stay […]