An optical system of almost every contemporary pair of binoculars consists of three parts: an objective lens which gathers the light, a prism assembly, inverting the image and an eyepiece, decisive when it comes to a magnification ratio and a field of view. In a good optical instrument all those three parts cooperate harmoniously with each other, being good optical constructions in themselves. Read more >>>
Several years ago the Vanguard company launched a series of binoculars called the Endeavor ED, consisting of five roof prism models with the following parameters: 8x32, 8x42, 10x42, 8.5x44 and 10.5x44. That series hardly managed to impact the market properly and the producer already decided to launch its successor, the Endeavor ED II models. Read more>>>
Today we start a new series of articles entitled "Legendary binoculars". The first part is devoted to the Leitz Amplivid 6x24 - one of the most interesting and innovative binoculars ever made. Enjoy! Read more >>>
Delta Optical is a company well-known for improving the constructions offered by their rivals by introducing small but handy changes – that’s why we were very curious how the DO Extreme would compare to the William Optics or Fujinon binoculars we’ve already tested. Read more >>>
Several years ago the Vanguard company launched a series of binoculars called the Endeavor ED, consisting of five roof prism models with the following parameters: 8x32, 8x42, 10x42, 8.5x44 and 10.5x44. That series hardly managed to impact the market properly and the producer already decided to launch its successor. Read more >>>
The history of the 7x50 binoculars, produced in Jena, starts in 1919 when the Carl Zeiss Jena Binoctar was launched. It was equipped with an individual focusing system. The Binoctem model, with an ocular bridge, making the central focusing possible, hit the shelves only in 1931. Read more>>>
The Cobra series of binoculars, produced by the German company Steiner, was launched in the middle of 2013. It consists of just two roof prism models: the 8x42 and the 10x42. Read more >>>
If you look for marine binoculars the German Steiner company offers you two specialized series: the cheaper Navigator and the more expensive Commander. In both cases you deal with Porro prism 7x30 and 7x50 instruments, available with or without compass. Read more>>>
The Bushnell company feature a very wide line-up of binoculars. As they are active mainly on the American market, their production focuses on roof prism devices with 40-42 mm objective lenses, very popular with American customers. Read more >>>
In 2005 William Optics presented huge porro prism 7x50 and 10x50 binoculars, deceptively similar to well-known and sought-after Fujinons FMTR-SX, valued for their excellent image quality. It soon became clear that WO binoculars are produced by a Chinese factory, United Optics. Read more >>>
The Nikon Monarch 7 series of binoculars was launched on the market in the middle of 2012. At first the producer offered just two models: the 8x42 and the 10x42. In 2013 the series was enlarged by other two small and handy devices: the 8x30 and the 10x30. Read more >>>
Classic E series porro prism models were launched in 1978. At first that group consisted of two pairs of binoculars: the 8x30 and the 10x35. In 1984 the producer added the 7x35 model to the line-up. The series was produced, with just slight changes, till 1999 when it was substituted by the EII models. Read more>>>
Roof prism series Bushnell Excurision EX consists of five models with the following parameters: 7x36, 8x36, 10x36, 8x42 i 10x42. One feature common for the whole series are large fields of view, the widest in a given class of equipment. Read more >>>
The Nikon Monarch 7 series was launched in the middle of 2012. At first only two models were offered – the 8x42 and the 10x42. Both instruments are Schmidt-Pechan roof prism devices and their prisms are made of BaK-4 glass covered by both dielectric and phase-correction coatings. Read more >>>
The Bushnell Elite series binoculars are Schmidt-Pechan roof prism devices. Their prisms, made of BaK-4 glass, are phase-coated and they feature one dielectric surface which is supposed to ensure the highest amount of reflected light. Read more >>>
The EX Action series produced by the reputable Nikon company consists of mid-range pairs of binoculars with the following parameters: 7x35, 8x40, 7x50, 10x50, 12x50, 16x50 , 7-15x35 and 10-22x50. All Action EX binoculars come with BaK-4 glass Porro prisms. Read more >>>
One of the least expected results of the 8x42 binoculars endurance test, conducted by our editorial office, was a disastrous performance of two Leica devices from the Ultravid HD and the Geovid HD-M series in the category of waterproofness. Our office has lately received a statement from the Leica company, concerning the material, published on our website - you can find it published below.
The market of binoculars keeps growing very quickly indeed. In fact every year we see a new company which launches several series of products. What’s more, already existing companies tend to replace its product line-ups much quicker than before. Read more >>>
We haven’t published any spotting scopes tests on the Optyczne.pl/Allbinos.com site yet although we have been thinking about doing so several times. Unfortunately conducting such tests is not an easy task – in fact it is far more complex than testing binoculars. Read more >>>
The Bushnel Elite 10x42 pair of binoculars performed very well in our big 10x42 instruments test, done back in 2006. Since that time there have been a lot of changes introduced to this series. As a result the casing is completely new and the producer started to boast about using ED glass in the objectives which is supposed to improve the chromatic aberration correction. Read more>>>
The Countryman series consists of three roof prism pairs of binoculars with the following parameters: 8x42, 10x42 and 10x50. These are compact and physically light constructions are nitrogen filled and waterproof up to 3 meters. Read more >>>
In 2009 the most expensive series of Swarovski binoculars, marked by the EL symbol, was present on the market for ten years. It consisted of four roof prism models with the following parameters: 8×32, 10×32, 8.5×42 and 10×42. Read more >>>.
Zen-Ray Optics is a relatively young player on the binoculars market. So far their offer hasn’t been exactly wide but their products are interesting, with unique parameters and often very wide angles of view which set them apart. Read more >>>
Polish company Delta Optical presents four new pairs of binoculars in the Extreme ED series. These are powerful porroprismatic optical instruments with low dispersion ED glass. You can choose between these four models: 7 × 50, 10 × 50, 10.5 × 70 and 15 × 70.
The history of rangefinder-equipped Geovid series of binoculars goes back to 1992 when at the Photokina fairs Leica launched the Geovid 7x42 BDA model. That pair of binoculars was equipped with an infrared laser, measuring the distance in the range from 25 to 1500 metres. Read more >>>
The 8x42 BD-42-8 model, tested here by us, belongs to a group of binoculars produced still in Japan. That series consists of devices with the following parameters: 8x25, 10x25, 8x32, 10x32, 8x42 and 10x42. As the company claims, these binoculars were designed in such a way so they are physically the lightest and the most handy. Read more >>>
After the successful launch of Delta Optical Titanium 8x56 ROH binoculars, Polish company Delta Optical shows another binoculars from this serie having magnification of 10x and objective lenses of 56 mm.
In June 2010 the German Analytik Jena company presented two pairs of new roof prism 42 mm binoculars. These are both “open hinge” constructions, which are becoming more and more fashionable nowadays, equipped with not less trendy low dispersion ED glass. Read more >>>
To all the fans of high-powered binoculars, Delta Optical introduces its two new models with parameters of 20x80 and 25x100. These binoculars are dedicated to the advanced enthusiasts of night-sky observations.
Binoculars from the Nikon EDG series had officially two launches. The first one was in April 2008, when the company introduced five new models, marked by the EDG symbol, into the market. They were supposed to feature low-dispersion glass in objectives and their casing was designed as “open hinge” – a style so fashionable lately. Read more>>>