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
Best Binoculars for birding and wildlife observation: reviews, guidelines, features and more....
Reviews, articles, guides and more to help you choose the perfect binocular for birding and wildlife observation, brought to you by the team of optics experts at Ireland's Wildlife.
Binoculars are perhaps your most indispensable piece of wildlife watching equipment (with the possible exception, here in Ireland at least, of good waterproof gear).The right pair of binoculars can enhance your enjoyment of and engagement with the natural world exponentially. But choosing binoculars for birding and wildlife watching can be a tricky proposition.At … [Read more...] about 12 Expert tips on choosing binoculars for birding and wildlife observation
Ireland's Wildlife has teamed up with Vanguard to bring you a fantastic photo competition with a superb prize. We're thrilled to introduce our "Seeing is believing…" wildlife photography competition.We are looking for your best photographs that capture nature's wild side!The prize is an amazing pair of Vanguard Endeavor ED II 10x42 binoculars, worth €400.Email … [Read more...] about Seeing is Believing: WIN a pair of Vanguard Endeavor EDII 10×42 binoculars
The Endeavor EDIV is the brand new flagship binocular from Vanguard.With their Endeavor ED range Vanguard broke new ground in terms of value and performance, delivering premium features and build quality at mid-range prices. With the EDIV the company raises the bar yet again, delivering a bright, razor sharp edge-to-edge image and an immersive field of view in a … [Read more...] about Competition: Win a pair of Vanguard Endeavor EDIV binoculars in time for Christmas
Thanks to the folks over at German optics company Eschenbach we're giving away the pair of Trophy D 8x42 ED binoculars we recently reviewed on the site.Optically excellent, the binoculars are superbly made and feature an intriguing contemporary design packed with high-end features. For your chance to win this superb pair of binoculars all you have to do is share this … [Read more...] about Win a pair of Eschenbach Trophy D binoculars
Congratulations to Daire Cleary, who's name was drawn at random earlier today as the winner in our latest competition. We'll be getting Daire's prize... a pair of excellent Hawke Endurance ED 8x42 binoculars. I was really impressed by the Hawkes when I reviewed them recently, and I'm sure that Daire will enjoy many fabulous up-close wildlife experiences with his new … [Read more...] about Announcing the winner of our Hawke Endurance ED 8×42 binocular competition
A good pair of binoculars is perhaps the single most important piece of wildlife equipment you'll ever own. We were mightily impressed with Hawke's latest offering, the Endurance ED 8x42, when we reviewed them recently.Now, thanks to the kind folks at Hawke in the UK, we're giving you the chance to win the very pair of 8x42 Hawke Endurance ED we reviewed.All you have to … [Read more...] about Competition: win a pair of Hawke Endurance ED 8×42 binoculars
Buying a good pair of binoculars is arguably the most important investment you'll ever make when it comes to wildlife watching equipment. It's not something you want to rush into, and you want to make sure you're making the right choice for you.While there's no such thing as the perfect binocular, you can certainly find the perfect binocular for you, and for the sort of … [Read more...] about Choosing Binoculars e-book free for a limited time on Amazon Kindle
Pros: Superb build quality, excellent balance and high quality materials give a premium feel. excellent optics deliver a pin sharp, high contrast image right to the edge of the field. View appears almost flat... with very little field curvature. Good close focus performance. Practically no colour fringing (chromatic aberration).Cons: Focus mechanism a little aggressive … [Read more...] about Vanguard Endeavor EDII 8×42 binocular review
Pros: very compact design that feels solid and well made. Lightweight and easy to carry and transport. Quite bright for a compact, with good all-round image quality. Large focus wheel for a compact and good quality twist up eye cups make these very comfortable in use. They feel like a "proper" pair of binoculars despite their compact size.Cons: strap lugs dig into my hands … [Read more...] about Minox BV 8×25 BRW Binocular Review