Telescope vs Microscope: What’s the Difference?

telescopes vs microscopes

On the surface, telescopes and microscopes might appear to function the same. They both have lenses, they both magnify objects, and they both bring the invisible world into focus. But underneath, these two devices use opposite mechanics to bring images to your eye. In fact, their opposite qualities are what determine the behavior of the […]

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Vortex Crossfire vs Diamondback Binoculars: Which is Best?

vortex crossfire vs diamondback binoculars

While Vortex makes a great product across the line, the Crossfire and Diamondback binocular models are often stacked against each other for quality comparison.  For the purpose of this review, we chose to contrast the 8×42 model of each type.  At a glance, the specs of each product look almost identical.  There are slight fluctuations in […]

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Best Compact Binoculars 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

boy with binoculars

When you’re on the move, particularly for extended periods of time, it’s not always convenient to carry standard binoculars. You may already have a whole host of things to transport. If this is the case, compact binoculars can make your life much easier. Not only are they small and light, but the visual quality they […]

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Upland Optics Perception 10×42 HD Binoculars Review

Upland Optics Perception 10x42: Great imaging that can take a beating

There are two pieces of advice to live by when it comes to getting a great set of binoculars for outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and hiking. The first one is to get a set with great imaging. The second is to get a set that it won’t break your heart to replace. Great imaging […]

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Best Reflector Telescopes 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a reflector telescope

Reflecting telescopes are the most commonly used telescopes among astronomers today. One mirror captures the image, while the other is used to reflect that image back to you. There are a ton of reflector scopes on the market, though, so it can be tough to know where to start looking for one. We have reviewed […]

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5 Must-Have Pieces of Equipment for the Bird Watcher

5 must-have pieces of equipment for the bird watcher

The equipment needed for birdwatching is fortunately relatively modest. That’s the way communing with nature should be, perhaps. However, if you are to outfit yourself for this longstanding pastime, there are several key items that you must acquire. Here, we highlight what you should buy, and how you should go about buying it. The Equipment […]

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Best Spotting Scope Tripods 2019 – Reviews & Buying Guide

a guy and his tripod

You can spend a lot of money to get the best quality spotting scope available, but if you don’t have a tripod of equal quality, it won’t do you much good. There are many tripods in stores today, but how do you know which one is best for your spotting experience? We have reviewed quite […]

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Endoscope vs Borescope: What’s the Difference?

a borescope

In this article, we profile the endoscope and the borescope. Below, you will find information on what each tool does. We will also explain how they differ from one another, and what types of jobs they can be used for. What is a Borescope? A borescope is a piece of optical equipment that is able […]

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Inverted vs Upright Microscope: Which to Choose?

Inverted vs Upright Microscope

In this article, we will highlight the individual strengths of inverted and upright microscopes. We will also evaluate their weaknesses, and finally, compare them side by side in the hopes of helping you decide which is right for your purposes. Read on for a guide on how to choose between an inverted and upright microscope! […]

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Best Dobsonian Telescopes 2019 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Dobsonian telescopes were designed to make viewing deep-sky objects more readily available to amateur astronomers. They are very user-friendly, with simple optics on a simple mount that anyone can use. There are a lot of them found in stores, though, so how are you supposed to know which one is best for you? We have […]

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