Leica 8×20 Monovid Monocular Review

Leica Monovid 8x20 monocular
Leica Monovid 8×20 monocular

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A monocular is a relatively simple optic device compared to something like binoculars or a full-blown telescope. In this Leica 8×20 Monovid review, I’ll try to point out what makes this particular monocular special and different from the rest of the pack.

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Armasight (FLIR) NYX-14 Night Vision Monocular Review

Armasight NYX-14 Gen 3+ Ghost night vision monocular
Armasight NYX-14 Gen 3+ Ghost night vision monocular

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NYX-14 is really a category of military grade (MIL-STD-810) monocular that includes several models and generations of gear. There are also several NYX-14C models that are intended for photography purposes. To add to the confusion is the fact that the original manufacturer, Armasight, was recently acquired by FLIR. (Currently, the FLIR website has as category of products labeled “Armasight”.)

In this review, I’ll try to sort out the major differences among the models and generations (mainly Gen 2+ and Gen 3) of Armasight NYX-14 night vision monoculars to give you some idea of what is available and what might best serve your needs. Continue reading “Armasight (FLIR) NYX-14 Night Vision Monocular Review”

Best Monocular Overview and Review

Leica 8x20 Monovid
Leica 8×20 Monovid

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There are literally hundreds of monoculars in the market today. In this article, I’ll try to help you find the best monocular for your needs, one that is worth the money and is one you will want to use virtually every time you go outside. Continue reading “Best Monocular Overview and Review”

Zeiss Victory RF Series Binoculars Review

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

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”

Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC Rangefinder Binoculars Review

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”

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

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”

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”

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

Zeiss Victory PRF laser rangefinder
Zeiss Victory PRF laser rangefinder

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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?”