Leica Geovid “Edition 2017” HD-B: Are the New Any Different from the Old?

Leica Geovid rangefinder binoculars have been around for some time. New this year (2017) are the Leica Geovid “Edition 2017” models.

Are these two new rangefinders – 8×42 and 10×42 – really any different from the 6 other models that Leica makes?

Let’s take a look at the details to see why Leica made the “Edition 2017” rangefinder binoculars. Continue reading “Leica Geovid “Edition 2017” HD-B: Are the New Any Different from the Old?”

Rangefinder Binoculars Overview and Review

Rangefinder binoculars are a great hybrid tool that combines the slightly more common monocular rangefinder with the classic binocular. Many companies manufacture rangefinder binoculars.

I’ll look at some of the more popular rangefinder binoculars in this overview and review article. If you already think you know which brand and model you would prefer, you can click on the appropriate link in the list just below. Continue reading “Rangefinder Binoculars Overview and Review”

Steiner Navigator Pro Binoculars: Commanders for the Masses

You say you love the features and specifications of the Steiner Commander series binoculars but can’t afford the price? I’ve got good news for you. The Steiner Navigator Pro series is virtually identical at a fraction of the cost.

You are probably wondering how that is possible. The main difference between the two series is that the Commanders are built to military specifications while the Navigators are not. If that doesn’t matter to you, one of the four Navigator Pro models is probably what you are looking for. Continue reading “Steiner Navigator Pro Binoculars: Commanders for the Masses”

Zeiss Victory PRF Review: Good German Engineering…From Japan?

The Zeiss Victory PRF (Pocket RangeFinder) is made by the German company Carl Zeiss, but according to information I found, it is actually put together in Japan. That’s probably not a bad thing. I suppose it saves on the cost of this still-pricey rangefinder.

Don’t just look at the source and the price, though. Take a look at what you actually get from this award winning (Outdoor Life “Editor’s Choice”) optical device by reading this review. Continue reading “Zeiss Victory PRF Review: Good German Engineering…From Japan?”

Steiner Commander Binoculars Review: Come Home to the Sea

You might not be familiar with the Come Home to the Sea reference in the title of this Steiner Commander binoculars review. If that’s so, let me introduce you to a wonderful piece of music by Mannheim Steamroller. (You probably know them from some of their Christmas tunes.)

Steiner Commander binoculars are intended for use on that open sea. Let me show you why they are especially suited to that environment. Continue reading “Steiner Commander Binoculars Review: Come Home to the Sea”

Nikon RifleHunter 1000 Review: Getting What You’re Promised?

If you are looking for a multipurpose rangefinder made by a classic manufacturer, look no further than the Nikon RifleHunter 1000 rangefinder.

With the number 1000 in its name, you would expect that you can range up to 1000 yards with the RifleHunter. Let’s see if you really get what that number seems to promise. Continue reading “Nikon RifleHunter 1000 Review: Getting What You’re Promised?”

Steiner Safari UltraSharp Compact Binoculars Review

If you are looking for a pair of compact binoculars with the Steiner reputation, you should learn more about the Steiner Safari UltraSharp compact binoculars.

Currently Steiner makes the Safari UltraSharp binoculars in two sizes – 8×22 and 10×26. (Other sizes you may still see have officially been discontinued.)

I’ll take a look at both of these compact binoculars in this review since they are so similar. Continue reading “Steiner Safari UltraSharp Compact Binoculars Review”

Steiner Nighthunter Laser Rangefinder 8×30 Binoculars Review


You say you can’t afford both a rangefinder and a decent pair of binoculars? With the Steiner Nighthunter rangefinder binoculars, you don’t have to choose. You get the best of both worlds.

Steiner optics have always been top-notch. Combine that with a very good laser rangefinder and you have a mix that’s hard to beat. Continue reading “Steiner Nighthunter Laser Rangefinder 8×30 Binoculars Review”

SIG Sauer KILO2000 Rangefinder Review

SIG Sauer is well-known for its top-notch firearms. What you may not know is that the SIG Sauer KILO2000 rangefinder is also at the head of its class in the optical world.

SIG Sauer makes 5 KILO rangefinders with the most popular being the KILO2000, so I’ll concentrate on that model in this KILO review. Continue reading “SIG Sauer KILO2000 Rangefinder Review”

Armasight (FLIR) Nyx-7 Pro Gen 3 Night Vision Goggles Review

Nyx-7 Bravo
Nyx-7 Bravo


The Nyx-7 Pro night vision goggles are not for everyone. Without a doubt, they are expensive, but they still might be what you are looking for.

Armasight (now a division of FLIR) makes several models of the Nyx-7 goggles. If you are pretty sure that you want one of them, you can click one of the links below to verify the pricing and availability at Amazon. Continue reading “Armasight (FLIR) Nyx-7 Pro Gen 3 Night Vision Goggles Review”