Best Binoculars for Sporting Events 2019  – Reviews & Top Picks

a sporting event viewed with binoculars

Low-priced tickets sometimes mean you can’t clearly make out the action on the field. However, a good pair of binoculars can transform those tickets into a great experience, without paying hundreds of dollars for a better seat. Our reviews of the best binoculars for sporting events cover each one from lens to eyepiece, so you […]

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Best Marine Binoculars for Boating 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

marine watching with a new pair of binoculars

We’ve set out to answer questions about marine binoculars that you can’t find anywhere else. You want to know about durability, clarity, and value, and the information you don’t learn simply by looking at the box in the store. You want the best product you can get your hands on. On the other hand, you […]

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How to Choose a Microscope You’ll Love

how to choose a microscope you’ll love

Microscopes are so versatile and dynamic that trying to choose the best type can be daunting.  As with any optics purchase, the most important step is determining how you want to use the microscope, your level of comfort and skill, and how much you’re willing to fork out to get the best bang for the […]

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How Does a Laser Rangefinder Work?

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What do hunters, archers, and golfers all have in common? Rangefinders. These handheld laser devices are essential for calculating distance with ease. Whether you’re shooting an arrow or putting across a green, knowing the distance between you and your target can change the way you aim, the strength behind your draw or swing, and the […]

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How Do Binoculars Work? Explained

binoculars work

The Beginning When Hans Lippershey invented the first telescope in 1609, it would only be a matter of time before his technology was perfected and compacted into a device for both eyes. By 1825, French inventor J.P. Lemiere had applied for a patent on the first binoculars, but it wasn’t until 1854 that Ignacio Porro […]

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Bird Watching For Beginners: 11 Tips to Get Started

beginner bird watching

So, it’s happened to you, too. You’ve been bit by the birding bug. You’re not alone. An estimated 60 million Americans are watching birds right there with you. But if you’re new to the birding world, you may be wondering where to start so you can get the most from your new hobby. From equipment […]

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How To Photograph Birds: 6 Tips For Taking Stunning Pictures

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Birds can be difficult to capture on film. They’re jittery, they’re busy, and they can flap away instantly just as your thumb reaches the shutter. But don’t worry, it’s not an impossible task, and with the right tools and tips, you can learn to capture your own incredible photos. Check out our camera guide below, […]

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8×42 vs 10×42 Binoculars: What Should You Choose?

8x42 vs 10x42 binoculars

Two of the most common types of binoculars are the 8×42 and the 10×42 binoculars. While it’s a debate that many people may not have heard of, it’s one that rages on in the binocular-using community. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, and while members of both camps would like to argue that their […]

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How To Choose a Pair of Binoculars You’ll Love

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A great pair of binoculars can set your wallet back a bit, so it’s a good idea to know what you’re looking for ahead of time.  This will ensure you find binoculars you’ll love and that will provide you with years of quality use.  There are many facets to consider, including magnification, image quality, your […]

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How To Clean Your Binoculars: 5 Quick Steps

cleaning binoculars

It’s a fact of life, binoculars get dirty.  You’re going to take them outside, you’re going to have them in the sun and rain, and dust is going to settle on the lenses.  But a good pair of binos can be a big investment. And keeping them properly clean will extend their life and performance. […]

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