Best 8x42 Binoculars

Best 8X42 Binoculars of 2021 (Buyer’s Guide & Review)

Almost everyone who does outdoor activities needs a good pair of binoculars.  By bringing nature closer to us, binoculars drastically increase the beauty we observe. However, a bad pair of binoculars is as good as dirt… you need the best you can get, and since you’re reading this article I assume you need the best 8×42 binoculars you can get! …

Best binoculars for fishing

The 3 Best Binoculars for Fishing (A 2021 Review)

If you have ever used binoculars for fishing, you know that a good pair can make a surprisingly big difference.  This article will review what to look for in fishing binoculars and recommend three different pairs of binoculars at three different price points. (To see the review, scroll below the “What to Look for in Fishing Binoculars” section.) Let’s get …

Binoculars or spotting scope for bird watching

Spotting Scope or Binoculars for Bird Watching?

I love nature, and started taking note of my natural surroundings at a relatively young age. That’s when I began to notice the plethora of different species of plants and animals, and how they related to each other. It naturally followed that I would need some type of visual magnification, especially for the observation of the members of the Animal …

best porro prism binoculars

2021’s Best Porro Prism Binoculars (Every Price Range)

Since the 1890’s, porro prism binoculars have been known to be a great, standard option for anyone looking for a good pair of binoculars. They can be used for viewing nature, birding, hunting, hiking, or anything else you wish, so you can never go wrong with a good pair of porro prism binoculars. The first binoculars I ever used were …

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The 4 Best Binoculars for Backpacking (2021 Edition)

This article was written by Adam Jones, a freelance writer for Optics Empire. He is a fantastic analyst that specializes in researching and writing comprehensive articles. He also happens to have a large amount of knowledge on optics and the outdoors. When going backpacking, you need a good pair of binoculars to fully experience the beauty of the things you …

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6 Tips for Using Binoculars like an Expert

Binoculars are an investment, and generally a very expensive one. When you’ve never used binoculars before, the idea of investing and learning how to use them can be overwhelming to tackle. Or maybe you’ve used borrowed pairs on guided tours, but always had a trained professional with you to answer questions or help you with focusing. It’s a bit daunting …

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The 4 Best Lightweight Binoculars for Bird Watching (2021)

Many people want a pair of birding binoculars that is lightweight so they can hold them for longer periods of time. Typically, light binoculars are cheaper and not as good, but we have done extensive research and have found lightweight binoculars that are great value.   Why would we make this list, you may ask? I was on a trip …

best binoculars for safari

The 4 Best Binoculars for a Safari (2021 Review)

Wondering what the best binoculars for safari are? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Going on a safari is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Thus, you want to make sure you get everything you can out of it. To get the maximum value from a safari, you must use a pair of binoculars. Going on a safari without …

what are binoculars used for

What Are Binoculars Used For? (The 6 Main Uses)

When you get down to the bare bones of binoculars, they’re essentially two miniature telescopes lashed together side-by-side that focus in tandem. In other words, anything you can use a telescope for, binoculars can accomplish in a much more portable, less unwieldy way. Binoculars have the ability to bring you up close and personal with all of your favorite things …

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Do I Need Binoculars for a Safari?

When packing for a vacation, particularly for a trip that’s going to take you far away from home, we all struggle with the desire to pack as little as possible. I find this to be especially true for backpacking trips, of course, since you’ll need to carry your luggage with you at all times. When you’re carrying all of your …