Posts belonging to Category 'Questions Answered'

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 […]


10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars

BBR Video Version of this Article on 10x42 vs 10x50 Binoculars Having recently completed testing and reviewing the excellent Kite Lynx HD+ 10x50 binoculars, it reminded me how for some uses, this configuration makes the ideal solution and how for some users it can certainly make a better choice than the more commonly selected 10x42 […]


70mm Astronomy Binoculars & Tripod Setup Advice

This BinoWizard question is from a reader who is looking to set up a pair of good quality binoculars on their porch for star gazing and some wildlife observation: Question: We bought a house in West Texas Big Bend area. I am looking for a great pair of binoculars to see the night sky and […]


Binoculars For Alaska Cruise under $200

This question comes from a reader and BBR Patreon, Vinay who is preparing for an Alaskan Trip and is looking to take with them the best pair of binoculars that they can with a maximum budget of $200. After the trip, he would like to continue to use the binoculars for stargazing and thus the […]


Night Hero Binoculars Review

BBR YouTube Version of this Night Hero Binoculars Review In this article, I am going to: Go over in detail the claims made by the makers of the Atomic Beam Night Hero Binoculars. Offer my thoughts on them, why they don’t work and why I recommend that you certainly don’t get a pair Suggest some […]


Top 3 Mistakes Binocular Beginners Make & How to Avoid Them

In this article, I’m going to show you the Top 3 Mistakes I see Binocular Beginners make and how you can Avoid them. I guess there may be some people who have held their binoculars upside down (like in the title image above) or around the wrong way and looked through the objective lenses instead […]


How Different Configurations Affect a Binocular

10x42, 8x42, 8x32, 10x26… What is right for me? I often get asked questions in relation to the different configurations of a binocular and which one is the best for a particular use or uses. So I thought I would put this document together that goes through the major binocular configurations and explains each of […]


Cheap, Lightweight & Compact Binoculars for Safari Holiday

This question comes from someone looking for a good, yet cheap pair of lightweight, compact binoculars to take on a safari holiday: Question: We have planned a safari in Kenya for September and as a result, I’ve been trying to research some lightweight binoculars to take. I’ve read through some of your guides and reviews […]


Expensive vs Cheap Binoculars

Video Version: Cheap versus Expensive Binoculars This question was asked by someone with whom I spoke to on my live chat. As I think the answer will be of general interest, I have decided to publish it here: Question: I am a binocular novice looking to buy a good pair of binoculars, the problem is […]


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) […]