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Binocular Reviews

Updated: Dec 8, 2023 16:12
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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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Hawke 8 X 25 Premier

Hawke proves that quality optics don't have to come at a premium price

2 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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Hawke 8X42 Endurance II

Bright results from a monocular that still manages to be reasonably compact and priced

2 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

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Swarovski CL Companion 10 X 30

The best compact binoculars for clarity and quality, but be prepared to pay for it

1 expert reviews | 205 user reviews

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Celestron Nature DX

With excellent flexibility, the DX 12x56 is a pair of quality binoculars for those just starting out but a clear upgrade from the standard beginner options

1 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

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Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF

The entry-level Nikon Prostaff P3 8x42 binoculars are full of Nikon quality but at a reasonable price

1 expert reviews | 262 user 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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Nikon 8X30 Eii Binocular

Do these rugged, rubberized outdoor binoculars provide the best marriage of magnification and light gathering for your buck?

4 expert reviews | 95 user reviews

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Celestron Outlan - Monocular, 6x30

This fully featured monocular resembles a miniature spotting scope and even comes with its own tripod for extra stability

1 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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CELESTRON Fernglas TrailSeeker (8x, 42 mm)

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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Steiner Ranger 8X56

Rubber Armouring - Waterprotection

4 expert reviews | 65 user reviews

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Nikon 10X42 Monarch Olympics DCF WP

The Nikon Monarch HG 10x42 binoculars have some of the best optics in the business, with excellent design to match

3 expert reviews | 359 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 Cometron

Advanced smartphone targeting is wasted on this basic backyard telescope

1 expert reviews | 5 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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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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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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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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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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Bushnell Elite 10X43 624201

Rugged construction monocular with a large bright lens and bolt-on accessories including belt loop and tripod thread ticks the boxes

9 expert reviews | 1349 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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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