Are out-of-date/old stock binoculars still worth buying now?

Is buying an old stock or old version of a binocular is a good idea, are they still relevant and if it may actually be a good way to save some money?


Binoculars: Questions & Answers

As the popularity of this site and now BBR’s YouTube Channel continues to grow, I am getting more and more questions from readers, many of which are such that the answer can be useful to others, but are short enough that it does not warrant me writing a whole article on it. Thus I have […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]