New: Nikon LaserForce 10x42 Rangefinder Binoculars

First Look: Nikon LaserForce Hunting Binoculars Earlier on in the year, Nikon Sport Optics quietly introduced a new hunting binocular into it’s lineup and this is the first opportunity that I have had to take a closer look at the impressive list of features and specifications on offer: Rangefinding Binoculars Equipped with a laser rangefinder, […]


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) […]


10x42 Binoculars for Bird Watching?

Whilst 7x and 8x are probably the most commonly recommended magnifications on binoculars for birdwatching (especially for all-round general birding), it does not mean that other powers should be completely dismissed. When I was working as a safari guide in South Africa, I used my 10x binoculars more than any other. Whilst it is true […]


New Leica Trinovid HD Binoculars

Leica has updated it’s much loved Trinovid binoculars. Available in 8x42 and 10x42 configurations, these premium "entry level" binoculars (costing under $1000 / £1000) in their line up now include a number of improvements on what has to be said were already excellent bins: According to Terry Moore, Leica Sport Optics head of sales & […]


Low Cost 10x42 Binoculars for Birding & Safaris

The question today is from a reader looking for low cost 10x42 binoculars for safaris and birding: Question: I was about to buy Barr and Stroud Sahara 10x42 binoculars when I saw your website and started to have some doubts. My boyfriend and I, we use binoculars for bid watching and Safaris. We love animals […]


Best Binoculars under $350 (£250) for Birding at a Lake

The question this week comes from someone looking for some advice on the best birding binoculars for use at a lake: Question: I spend a lot of time at a local lake, where I pursue my real passion for fishing. However there are many times when I would like to also take a better look […]


Longer Distance Birding & Seal Watching Binoculars

Question: I live by the ocean and I like to view birds and seals out on rocks, a little distance from shore. I was looking at pelicans the other day and I was wondering what type of binoculars you would recommend? Should I use a zoom lens? Answer So basically you are looking for a […]


Award Winning Meopta MeoStar 10x42 HD Binoculars

In it’s short life, Meopta’s newest binocular, their flagship MeoStar 10x42 HD has already managed to pick up two prestigious awards, Outdoor Life’s Editors Choice Award and Field & Stream’s Best of the Best Award. So in preparation and whilst I wait for their arrival for a review I am going to be writing on […]


Best Value, Best-selling 10x42’s on Amazon

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the Best-selling Binoculars on Amazon.com (USA) and basically came to the conclusion that the the majority of people buying binoculars from Amazon in the US are choosing very cheap pairs (under $150) with fairly high magnifications. Across the Pond If you take a look at the […]


Kahles Binoculars Win Binocular Award

Kahles Binoculars wins the Shooting Industry Award for Best New Binocular 2012 Held at the end of May this year, The annual IPC Shooting Industry Awards have been running for 17 years and are designed as a celebration and acknowledgement of the Shooting Industry’s continued achievements and innovations. The awards span a wide range of […]