Gary is a bird watcher and amateur astronomer. This means he's set up several bird feeders in his backyard and likes looking at the night sky when the weather is warm. To those ends, he uses optics appropriate for those avocations.

Swarovski Binoculars – Start Saving Your C-Notes

I’ve written before about the Swarovski CL Pocket binoculars and the popular EL 8.5×42 binoculars. Apparently back then the manufacturer was more forthcoming with details about the construction of Swarovski binoculars. For the price you’ll pay for any of their binoculars models, you should expect that they have the best lenses, prisms, tubes, coatings, mechanisms, […]

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Bushnell Binoculars Lineup in 2023 – Dozens of Models Available

Seven years ago this month I reviewed the original Bushnell PowerView binoculars. For the most part, those Bushnell binoculars models are still available today, but you could argue that they’ve also been replaced by the PowerView 2 line. Maybe Bushnell is still trying to sell off the originals because they weren’t all that great, relatively

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The Binoculars Market in the 2020s

Various market analysts try to predict what the binoculars market will look like over the next several (usually 5 to 7) years. The data collected below is just a bit dated (no pun intended) as it starts in either 2020 or 2021. The projections are still useful today though. If you want more current data,

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