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
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.
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 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
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 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
Vanguard Endeavor EDII 8×42 binocular review
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
Minox BV 8×25 BRW 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