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Competition: win a pair of Hawke Endurance ED 8×42 binoculars

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 8×42, when we reviewed them recently. Now, thanks to the kind folks at Hawke in the UK, we’re giving you the chance….

Choosing Binoculars e-book free for a limited time on Amazon Kindle

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….

Vanguard Endeavor EDII 8×42 binocular review

Win a pair of top-quality Vanguard binoculars

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….

Minox BV 8×25 BRW Binocular Review

Minox BV 8x25 and case

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….

Minox BD 7×28 Binocular Review

Minox BD 7x28 compact binocular

Pros: Superb optics in a very compact, striking and ergonomic body that’s a joy to hold and use… Minox demonstrates its optical pedigree with a bright, sharp, wide image that has great contrast and excellent colour. Cons: Individually focussing dioptres are far from ideal for wildlife. In fairness this is obvious before….

Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 Binocular Review

Hawke Frontier ED Review

Pros: Excellent high-contrast  image with vibrant colours and good detail across the exceptionally wide field of view. Very bright optics that perform well across a range of challenging light conditions. Great build quality and finish for the price: feel very solid, without being overly heavy and excellent balance makes them comfortable….

Swarovski Optik announces re-vamped SLC binocular range

New Swarovski Optik SLC Family

Swarovski Optik — the renowned European premium sports optic manufacturer — has announced a re-vamp of its venerable SLC (Slim-Light-Compact) binocular range. The SLC line received a major upgrade to its 42mm models back in 2010 with the release of the SLC 42 HD. Available in both 10×42 and 8×42….

Meopta MeoStar B1 8×32 Binocular Review

Meopta Meostar 8x32 back

Keen birder and Ireland’s Wildlife contributor Colin Barton puts the Meopta MeoStar 8×32 through its paces, and is suitably impressed. Pros:  Great image quality — can rival the best optics on the market today. Very sharp and crisp, with great low light performance and a good wide field of view…..

Vanguard slash price of ED binoculars

I’ve just found out that Vanguard has slashed the price of its impressive ED binoculars, AND is offering a further £20 cash back between now and the end of July through UK retailers. The offer officially runs from 01 May to 31 July and the cash-back deal applies to all….

Nikon EDG 8×42 Binocular Review

Nikon's flagship EDG Binocular

Pros: Stunning optics, high quality materials (including eco-friendly lead- and arsenic-free glass) and contemporary design combine to put this Japanese binocular up there with the best of the European competition. Bright, clear, razor sharp image practically to the edge of the field of view, coupled with excellent balance and handling makes….

Meopta MeoStar B1 10×42 HD Binocular Review

Meopta Meostar 10x42 HD

Meopta MeoStar B1 10×42 HD: Short Review Pros: Outstanding image quality — superb sharpness, detail and brightness. Up there with the very best optics on the market today. Good wide field of view, excellent edge sharpness and great low light performance. Optically there’s absolutely nothing to criticise here. Body feels bulletproof…..

Choosing Binoculars for Wildlife and Travel

Choosing the right optics can enhance your wildlife watching exponentially… but it can also be a tricky thing to get right. Here Jason Whitehead, who runs the excellent Best Binocular Reviews website gives us his top tips for picking the perfect binocular for wildlife and travel [IW] I travel quite….