Bird Watching Binoculars

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Bird Watching Binoculars
Bird Watching Binoculars Reviews

For more than two decades fatbirder.com has given free, impartial information and advice to birdwatchers all over the world. Part of being an information-rich website for birders has been to carry reviews of everything associated with birding from the best binoculars for birding to books, spotting-scopes to software as well as Apps and accessories.

This page brings together all the more recent binoculars reviews. I don’t give ‘stars’ or ratings because different binoculars suit the different needs of people and their pockets. The bins suitable for a new young birder may well get upgraded if they continue to pursue this hobby. What I do is to recommend some and say if they are good value for money and if they are top quality.

While my reviews go back to 1998 (that’s forever in internet years) I have selected only those reviews that remain relevant. I will continue to add to them. Most reviews are written by me (Bo Beolens, founder and operator of Fatbirder.com) I do not publish unsolicited reviews, although I have published several from ‘guest reviewers’. These are friends, relatives and other birders known to me. I will consider such offers ONLY when I can be 100% sure they are independent (or clearly state their vested interest) and maintain the absolute integrity of this site.

With some optics I offer the opportunity to buy the product via a direct link to the optics maker of high-profile retailer. Otherwise they can be purchased via a link to the least expensive purveyor that I am aware of.

Binocular Review

Viking Navigo 8x32

| Autumn 2020 | | Viking Navigo | 8×32 | 32mm | Waterproof | 531g | Multicoated | RRP £199.95p |

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Peregrine ED 8x42 by Viking Optical

| Spring 2019 | Model Viking Peregrine ED 8×42 | 42mm | Nitrogen Filled | Waterproof | 600gm | RRP £319-£349 | 10-Year Guarantee |

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Opticron iMagic BGA VHD

| Imagic BGA VHD 10×42 | Opticron | Feb 2017 | Binoculars |

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Swarovski CL Companion 8x30

| Swarovski | CL Companion | 8×30 |
*Guest Review

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Steiner Observer 10x42

| Observer 10×42 | Steiner | Warranty 10 years | Waterproof | Weight 706 gms | Close Range Focus: 2m | Item Number: 2314 |

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Praktica Marquis 8x42 binoculars

| PRAKTICA | Marquis | ED | 8×42 |
*Guest Review

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Vortex Crossfire 10x42

| Vortex | Crossfire | 10×42 |

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Opticron Savana WP 8x30

| Opticron | Savanna WP 30 | Field: 131m | Minimum Focus: 3m | Eye Relief: 18mm | IPD: 50mm-70mm | 116mm Tall x 160mm Wide | Weight: 491 Grams |

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Opticron Savanna R 8x33 binoculars

| Opticron | Savanna | Field: 122m | Minimum Focus: 3.5m | Eye Relief: 20mm | IPD: 52mm-76mm | 116mm Tall x 160mm Wide | Weight: 428 Grams | 

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MeoStar® B1 42mm HD Series

| Meopta | MeoStar® B1 | 42mm | HD Series |

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Swarovski EL 8x32 Field Pro Binoculars

| EL 8×32 Field Pro Binoculars | Swarovski | Binoculars | January 2017 |

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Opticron’s Oregon

| Oregon 4 PC | Opticron | 8×42 | 5-Year Guarantee | Product Code: 30666 |

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Opticron's iMagic IS 10x30

| iMagic IS 10×30  | Opticron | | 2019 | RRP £499.00p |

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