Introducing the New: Maven S1.2 25-50x80mm Spotting Scopes

Details on the new Angled and Streight through Maven S1.2 25-50x80mm Spotting Scopes with interchangeable eyepieces


Top 5 Reasons To Get a Spotting Scope to Compliment Your Binoculars

For experienced birders, hunters, or general nature enthusiasts, a spotting scope is very often seen as a valuable tool that plays a slightly different role than a pair of binoculars can and will almost certainly enhance your experience and enjoyment of being outside and enjoying nature. However, for those new to outdoor sporting optics, the […]


Maven CS.1 Spotting Scope Lineup Expanded

LANDER, Wyo. (Feb. 23, 2023) – Maven, the Wyoming-based manufacturer of premium optics,has just announced a brand new variation of their CS.1 Spotting Scope: the Maven CS.1 Spotting Scope. Developed to provide a powerful, yet compact spotting scope with an excellent level of optical performance that Maven says “won’t break the bank”, but originally only […]


Which Hawke Endurance ED Scope: 20-60x68 or 25-75x85?

This question on Hawke Endurance ED Spotting Scopes comes from BBR Patreon supporter Gary: Question I am new to optics and planning a spotting scope as an X-Mas gift. The use will be wildlife viewing, particularly at Yellowstone NP which is in our backyard. I read your reviews and I thought you had made my […]


Help Choosing Large Binoculars for Astronomy

This week’s question comes from Rich, a new BBR Patreon supporter who has always been interested in astronomy and wants to get some binoculars for astronomy and deep-space observation in particular. Please note that I have slightly paraphrased the question as the letters were very long, but have kept what is relevant: Question My name is Rich […]


Small Binoculars & Spotting Scope for Hiking, Backpacking & Bikepacking

Why I chose this particular Compact Binocular & Spotting Scope combination for Backpacking & Bikepacking trips. Also includes alternatives & other advice: Summer is almost upon us here in the Northern hemisphere and due to the ongoing travel restrictions due to the virus, this year we have decided to holiday nearer to home and stay […]


Using Tripods with Binoculars & Spotting Scopes: Height & Eyepiece Angles!

In this article as well as the video above, I go over a couple of important considerations to keep in mind in terms of the height and stability when looking for and selecting a tripod for binoculars or spotting scopes. Recently I have gone through somewhat of a spate of testing spotting scopes and high […]


Bresser BX-5 PRO Video Tripod Review

Below is my in-depth review of the Bresser BX-5 PRO Tripod / Monopod with the liquid-mounted video head attached. For this review, I tested the tripod and tripod head combination over many, many weeks for use with my camera (video & photo), a spotting scope, as well as binoculars and I, now have it almost […]