Binoculars Reviews

There are many different kinds of binoculars on the market today and there is a huge number of brands offering a very wide selection of products.

It’s not always obvious how exactly to evaluate a binocular against another one. It depends a lot on the desired application and on your budget.

Most ratings and reviews are highly price-dependent. By this I mean that if you read customer reviews for different binoculars models, you’ll notice that very often a $30 product will have thousands of user reviews with a really high average rating, such as 4.5, for example. At the same time, another model, costing $500, might have a rating of 4.3. Does that mean that the $30 product is actually better than the $500 one?

Absolutely not. This merely means that for its price, the cheap option is pretty good and satisfies the needs of the people who bought it. The reality is that a person who buys cheap optics is probably not an optics expert, and needs the instrument only occasionally. When reviewing their purchase, they just know that it fits their purpose and rarely have anything to compare it with. Typically, a product at this price point will have low quality optics, meaning dimmer image with some distortion and color fringing. It will tend to be relatively big and clunky, won’t be water- or fogproof (something that may become quite obvious when used out in nature), and have a low quality build.

Despite the slightly lower rating, a binocular that costs $500 and has an average rating of 4.3, is very likely an amazing device which will be comfortable to use, be sturdy and well-protected and will produce stunning bright images with zero distortion or color anomalies. In the optics world, price does matter. As far as quality goes, there’s really no comparison between low-end models and mid-range or high-end models.

This section of the website is dedicated to reviewing binoculars from different brands and presenting the information in an easy-to-understand manner to our readers. We hope these guides will help you make better purchasing decisions when it comes to the fairly sophisticated world of optics.

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