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Our helpful FAQ is here to help you understand all the terminology used to describe binoculars.
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04/07/2020 - A first look at the brand new Swarovski NL Pure 12x42 binoculars, available from September 2020.
10/11/2018 - Viking's top of the range Peregrine ED binoculars are put to the test, with comparisons drawn to the Viking Kestrel ED and Merlin ED binoculars.
09/08/2018 - Following on from our 2012 review of the original Explorer WA binoculars, find out how the latest 2018 models fare with their ED glass and Oasis-C+ prism coatings.
27/04/2018 - The latest evolution of the Frontier ED family, we take a good look at the new ED X in both the 8x42 and 10x42 models.
23/03/2018 - One of Viking's new 2018 models, the Kestrel ED 8x32, 8x42 and 10x42 binoculars get put through their paces in our birder's review.
13/09/2017 - Hands on with the latest Zeiss Victory SF model. Find out how these alpha binoculars fare in our birdwatcher's review!
29/03/2017 - We test the newly arrived (long anticipated) Traveller BGA ED 8x32 and 10x32 binoculars, looking at optical and build quality, comfort, accessories and value for money.
19/11/2016 - After their upgrade at the start of the year, we finally put the new Vortex Diamondback 32mm and 42mm binoculars through their paces.
30/07/2016 - A review of the Vortex Viper HD 8x42 and 10x42, covering optical quality, build quality & comfort, level of accessories and overall value for money.
11/05/2016 - A full and complete review of the Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 and 10x25 binoculars, tested in field conditions and scored for optical & build quality, comfort, accessories and value for money.
02/07/2015 - A birdwatcher's review for birdwatchers; we take a good look at Vanguard's Endeavour ED binoculars.
23/01/2015 - We get hands on with the new ED-FF 8x42 and 10x42 binoculars from Viking in this review.
20/09/2014 - An in-depth, field test review of Opticron's popular Countryman BGA HD 8x32, 8x42 and 10x42 models.
09/08/2014 - A couple of months after their introduction, we have a thorough look at the new 32mm Hawke Frontier EDs.
28/02/2014 - See how the Hawke Sapphires got on in our review after they grabbed the 'Best Birding Binocular 2013' award.
28/11/2013 - Our comprehensive review covers all you need to know about Viking's Vistron Pro binoculars.
06/09/2013 - A complete review of Viking's Navilux models, looking at optics, build quality, comfort, accessories and value.
31/05/2013 - Read our full review on Hawke's Endurance phase corrected birdwatching binoculars.
28/05/2013 - Read our full review on the latest version of Hawke's Frontier ED Open Hinge birdwatching binoculars.
09/03/2013 - Three models all retailing for under £400 go head to head in our in depth review.
01/08/2012 - Read the full review on the latest version of Opticrons Imia compact binoculars.
25/04/2012 - Read the full review on Opticrons first (2003 - 2011) Aspheric compact binoculars.
07/04/2012 - Two of the the best 'budget' binoculars go head to head in this comparison.
06/04/2012 - We put Opticrons new budget ED binoculars to the test in this review.
31/03/2012 - Read the full review on the latest version of Opticrons Trailfinder compact binoculars.
08/02/2012 - We review Opticrons entry level Binoculars, the Oregons, to see how they fare in the budget binocular market.
06/02/2012 - Our review of the Discovery series, of which the 8x42 model won best in test in the BBC's Countryfile magazine.
01/02/2012 - Released in November 2011 and boasting an impressive specification. we review the Opticron Explorers.
31/01/2012 - Check out our review of Opticrons Verano BGA PC Oasis models.