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Binocular Reviews

Updated: Nov 26, 2022 16:26
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Leica APO-Televid 82

Premium look, feel and cost spotting scope intended for nature watching and low light observation. If you want to do either – or both – and have the cash to spare, then the Leica APO-Televid 82 should be right up there on your wish list. It’s not the...

2 expert reviews

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Vortex 10X50 Diamondback

These mid-range binoculars come with a handy harness and boast excellent optics for all-round use.

1 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

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Celestron 71404-DS 8X42 TrailSeeker Binocular - Black/Olive

Compact, lightweight and with a useful waterproof design, the Celestron TrailSeeker 8x42 binoculars boast exceptional durability and excellent image quality. Using a roof prism design and superb quality optics, they can close-focus from just 2m/6.5...

1 expert reviews | 12 user reviews

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Nikon 12 X 50 SE CF

A step-up in terms of power, these large and heavy binoculars are a good value way of getting closer to your subject

1 expert reviews | 57 user reviews

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Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ - Telescope - 70 mm - f/12.9 - refractor

A cut-price telescope designed for solar system observing

1 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

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Steiner 10 X 26 Safari

Small in size and specification – yet well constructed, easy to use and offering a pretty decent view in terms of clarity and precision with it – here it feels like we’re getting a fair return on our investment. Perfect for the travel market, for use...

2 expert reviews | 90 user reviews

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Celestron Cometron

Advanced smartphone targeting is wasted on this basic backyard telescope

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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Binocolo Celestron Upclose G2 10x50

An affordable all-rounder with a lightweight build, these entry-level roof prism binoculars’ 10x magnification and 50mm objective lenses make them ideal for basic astronomy, birdwatching and safari.

1 expert reviews | 100 user reviews

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Celestron Skymaster 20X80

If you're after a close-up of objects in the night sky but you want to stay mobile, look no further than these budget binoculars that are brilliant for stargazing

6 expert reviews | 608 user reviews

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Nikon ProStaff 7s (8x42)

The Nikon Prostaff 3s 8x42 binoculars truly punch above their price tag. We put a pair through their paces

1 expert reviews | 124 user reviews

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Nikon ED50 ED

Offering a really good balance between specification and size, the Nikon Fieldscope ED50 is a compact viewing device we’re more likely to take out and use than many competing brands’ physically larger scopes. In terms of handling and practicality,...

1 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

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Steiner Ranger 8X56

Rubber Armouring - Waterprotection

4 expert reviews | 65 user reviews

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Celestron Outland X 8x42

These rubber encased multi-purpose, waterproofed and nitrogen-purged binoculars prove suitable for a variety of outdoor nature-watching pursuits, with extra peace of mind provided by a lifetime guarantee. While sharpness and clarity may not be a match...

1 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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Zeiss Terra ED 10X42

The price places these binoculars at the premium end of the market – but then the build quality and performance does likewise. Manually adjustable to perfectly match the distance between your own eyes, with twistable eyecups to provide comfortable...

1 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ

A telescope and mount combo made with the novice astronomer in mind. Although serious long-exposure planetary or deep-sky astrophotography isn’t feasible with the AstroMaster 130 EQ, snapshots of the Moon and planets through the optical system is...

1 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

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Olympus 10x42 EXWP I

Half the price of a Leica 8x42 Trinovid HD binocular and a quarter of the cost of a Zeiss Victory 10x42, while not by any means ‘cheap’, the Olympus 10x42 Pro is nevertheless a good deal for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts looking to bring the...

4 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

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Nikon 8X30 Eii Binocular

Very light and great optics, no regrets

3 expert reviews | 95 user reviews

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Leica Geovid - Binoculars ( laser ) 8 x 56 BRF - waterproof - roof - black

These are binoculars designed to help the rich enjoy the good life. They are meant to be tucked away in a spare jacket for luxury vacations, impromptu yacht parties, exotic high-end tours and safaris, reading the titles on the top shelves of books in...

7 expert reviews | 90 user reviews

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Eschenbach Adventure 8X42 B Active

Overall, Eschenbach's binoculars offer quality and a crystal clear view at a good price. Comfortable to hold, and supplied with their own bag and neck strap as well as a cleaning cloth, they're good value for money.

1 expert reviews | 152 user reviews

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Leica 10 X 42 BA 40014/40241

As a professional guide & hunter in both South Africa & Zimbabwe I have seen every binocular and or range finders ever made. Without doubt these are the brightest and sharpest on the market. No need to carry and additional range finder. They are some...

4 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Eschenbach 8 X 32 Trophy

The binoculars will serve anyone who is serious about using binoculars for bird / wildlife spotting or scoping out locations very well. They are a premium binocular with a less than premium price tag, making them great value for money with lots of...

2 expert reviews | 82 user reviews

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Olympus 7 x 35 DPS-I Fernglas mit Tasche

Olympus' SP-550UZ has great ergonomics, but disappointingly slow performance and soft, noisy images drag it down.

8 expert reviews | 603 user reviews

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Leica Compact 10 x 25 BCA Trinovid Binocular - Black

Perfect size and terrific quality. Very easy to focus and great for bird watching.

10 user reviews

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Praktica 8 X 40 ZWCF Panther

Bought these for bird watching and the races, excellent for the money.

28 user reviews