Leica Noctivid Binoculars Review: The Latest and Greatest?

Leica Noctivid 10x42 binoculars
Leica Noctivid 10×42 binoculars

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You may already be familiar with some of the other “-vid” optical offerings from Leica – the Geovids, Trinovids, Ultravids, Duovids, and Monovids. The latest and possibly greatest additions to the family are the Noctivid binoculars which come in the standard 8×42 and 10×42 sizes.

I’ll cover both of these sets of binoculars, which debuted in 2016, in this review as they are nearly identical. In fact, there are only 2 specifications that are different, and one of these is reportedly incorrect. Continue reading “Leica Noctivid Binoculars Review: The Latest and Greatest?”

SIG Sauer Zulu Series Binoculars Review: Take Your Pick

SIG Sauer Zulu9 Binoculars
SIG Sauer Zulu9 Binoculars

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SIG Sauer makes a lot of high-quality optics and firearms. Their Zulu Series of binoculars is among them. (I made brief mention of them earlier here. I’ve also told you about their line of rangefinders here.)

In the review, let’s take a closer look at the Zulu binoculars so you can have a better idea which, if any, of them are what you’ve been looking for in a fine pair of glasses.

If you are short on time and just want to check the availability and pricing of SIG Sauer Zulu binoculars on Amazon, you can click any of the links in the list just below. Continue reading “SIG Sauer Zulu Series Binoculars Review: Take Your Pick”

Zeiss Victory RF Series Binoculars Review: Pricey But Worth It

Zeiss Victory RF 8x45 rangefinder binoculars
Zeiss Victory RF 8×45 rangefinder binoculars

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Zeiss makes 4 models of rangefinder binoculars in their Victory RF series. In this review, I’ll look at each of them, mainly so you can see the similarities and differences from one model to the next.

If you already know you want one of these top notch Victory RF binoculars, you can click one of the links below to check the pricing on Amazon.

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Swarovski EL Range 8×42 W B Rangefinder Binoculars Review: Very Good All Around

Swarovski 8x42 EL Range rangefinder binoculars
Swarovski 8×42 EL Range rangefinder binoculars

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With Swarovski, it’s usually all about the glass. That is, Swarovski is known for optics with exceptionally good lenses and prisms. Are the Swarovski EL Range 8×42 W B rangefinder binoculars any different?

I’ll take a look at them with you in this review to try to answer that question and more. Continue reading “Swarovski EL Range 8×42 W B Rangefinder Binoculars Review: Very Good All Around”

Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC Rangefinder Binoculars Review: 1 Mile, Really?

Bushnell Fusion 8x32 rangefinder binoculars
Bushnell Fusion 8×32 rangefinder binoculars

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The Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC rangefinder binoculars makes a pretty bold claim about itself right in its name. If you say that you can range to 1 mile, you better be able to back that up with some real world proof.

Let’s take a look at these Bushnell Fusion rangefinders and see if there’s proof in the pudding or not. Continue reading “Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC Rangefinder Binoculars Review: 1 Mile, Really?”

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

Geovid Forest Green model
Geovid Forest Green model

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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.

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Top Rangefinder Binoculars for 2017 Overview and Review: 5 Just to Get You Started

Zeiss Victory 10x45 RF Binoculars
Zeiss Victory 10×45 RF Binoculars

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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 “Top Rangefinder Binoculars for 2017 Overview and Review: 5 Just to Get You Started”

Steiner Navigator Pro Binoculars: Commanders for the Masses

Steiner Navigator Pro 7x50c
Steiner Navigator Pro 7x50c

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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”

Steiner Commander Binoculars Review: Come Home to the Sea

Steiner Commander 7x50 XP Global
Steiner Commander 7×50 XP Global

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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”

Steiner Safari UltraSharp Compact Binoculars Review: Compact and Foldable in One Package

Safari 8x22
Safari 8×22

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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: Compact and Foldable in One Package”