Binocular Reviews and Ratings


Want good binoculars, but don't have the time and means to test a bunch?

We buy, test and rate binoculars like Nikon, Bushnell, Vortex, and more so you don't have to.

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Our reviews bring the information to you in easy-to-understand language with a glossary for those words peculiar to optics. That way you'll sound like a pro and be able to keep up with the conversation here or with friends.

Quality binoculars can and should give years of dependable service that it's just not reasonable to expect from cheaply produced ones. The expert binocular reviews here will help you find those that are worth it. will show you how to buy and use binoculars. In no time at all, you'll be confidently enjoying your work or hobby — knowing others respect your optical choices — whether they are for:

Young Man Viewing Valley with Binocular

Photo by Mike Beauregard

  • Astronomy;
  • Traveling;
  • Stadium sports;
  • Bird watching;
  • Hiking;
  • Hunting;
  • Fishing;
  • Nature study;
  • Camping;
  • Flying;
  • Racing events;
  • Concerts;
  • Theater and opera;
  • Museum viewing;
  • Sailing or motor boating;
  • Target shooting;
  • Surveillance;
  • Neighborhood Watch activities;
  • Rural home security,
  • Work such as a biologist, rancher/farmer, search and rescue worker, etc.
  • Or any other pleasure- or work-related activity requiring observation from a distance.

Investing in quality optics will bring years of enjoyment and entertainment. Our goal is to make your binocular shopping experience enjoyable now and help maximize your binocular enjoyment for a long time to come!

You'll need to weigh price considerations (see discounts page) against your needs and decide which needs are most important to you, too. Some, but not all, of the highest quality binoculars can also some of the heaviest to carry and use - will higher quality optics be desirable if it means carrying significant weight?

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