Swarovski Optik, one of the upper-echelon brands for birding and wildlife optics, is branching out into the tech world with the release of in intriguing new piece of high-tech kit. The new dG (Digital Guide) pairs cutting-edge optics with digital camera technology, integrated WiFi and automated digital identification apps for birds and animals. The family-owned Austrian … [Read more...] about New wildlife ID tech announced by Swarovski Optik
Outdoor Equipment Reviews from Ireland's Wildlife
We feature independent reviews of the latest wildlife equipment, clothing, gadgets and optics for the most discerning wildlife enthusiast. All of our reviews are based on hands-on experience of products we've tested extensively under field conditions. We put the best wildlife equipment out there through its paces, and give you our honest opinion, allowing you to make informed decisions about what you buy.
Pros: Outstanding build quality, excellent optics and superb ergonomics in a very affordable package. Image is crisp, bright and clear in the centre of the field, with plenty of detail and good contrast. Cons: Softening around the field edges is noticeable when panning with a moving subject or scanning a large area and can be a little distracting. While the HD handles … [Read more...] about Hawke Frontier HDX 8×32 Binocular Review
A graphics tablet may seem like an odd thing to be reviewing on a wildlife and nature site, but in today's increasingly connected online world the content we create plays an incredibly important role in helping us reach and engage with more people. Whether you're a wildlife photographer, artist or just a keen enthusiast who wants to share your love of wildlife with the world, … [Read more...] about XP Pen Deco 03 Graphics Tablet Review
Pros: Superb image quality and premium build quality deliver excellent all-around performance. Contemporary design looks great, is ergonomic, lightweight and a delight to carry and use for extended periods in the field. Top notch accessories complete the package. Cons: Minor observations rather than real "cons" -- lack of thumb indents feels a little strange if you're used … [Read more...] about Hawke Frontier EDX 8×42 Binocular Review
Regular readers of Ireland's Wildlife will recall that I've been using Panasonic's flagship micro-four-thirds format stills camera, the Lumix G9, for about a year now, and I've been very impressed by the results. It's an extremely capable camera, with lenses to match, and is ideally suited to the kind of photography I do: mostly wildlife, but also mostly on the move, while … [Read more...] about New Lumix G90 mirrorless camera announced by Panasonic