8x32 vs 8x42 Binoculars

Video Version of this Article on 8x32 vs 8x42 Binoculars Continuing on with BBR’s mini “BinoWars” series in which I pit different instruments and different configurations against each other to see which is best, in today’s post I go over the most important differences between 8x32 vs 8x42 binoculars of similar quality. This will take […]


Which Brand is Best for Binoculars?

A type of question I often get asked is something to the effect of “What is the best binocular brand” or “Who makes the best binoculars” and so I thought I would attempt to answer this once and for all. At first thought, this may seem like a relatively easy question to answer and I […]


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 […]


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 […]


Boat, Yacht & Ship Spotting Binoculars

From the number of questions that I receive, one of the most common uses for binoculars is by those lucky enough to live in areas where they have views of the ocean or a harbour and would like to get a better view of the ships, boats or yachts on the water. Thus, I thought […]


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 […]


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 […]


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? […]