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Helios Aquila MS 6.5×32 binoculars review 30133

After looking through 100s of binoculars over the years it takes something special to give me the wow ! factor. The Helios Aquila 6.5×32 are now in this group of binoculars that stand out against most others in the same price … Continue reading

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Are all binoculars the same . Myth busted

Sounds like a meaningless question as all binoculars come in different shapes and sizes. But however many look pretty much the same design (some 15×70 for example) . Reading on some forums there are a few people will say they … Continue reading

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Nitrogen waterproof binoculars explained

The video below will give you a clear tutorial on the benefits of nitrogen gas filled binoculars against non fog proof versions. Nitrogen waterproof binoculars are a must have if you go out in all conditions and temperatures

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Helios Mistral WP6 10×32 binoculars review

With a very solid build and excellent optics, the Helios Mistral WP6 10×32 binoculars off a great choice at around £100. Handling is easy and user friendly

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Are binoculars with red lenses any good

Binoculars with Red or Ruby lenses look space age and give the impression of reflection free images. In my opinion this is not true. Not everyone will agree with me, but the video below gives my practical look on things

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Celestron Ultima LX 17mm 1.25″ / 2″ eyepiece

The Celestron Ultima LX 17mm is a sensible focal length for general use. Although it does have 1.25″ fitting, we recommend using on a 2″ focuser for a more secure fit.

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Lyra constellation wide field using Ostara Moon & Skyglow filter

I took this image of Lyra wide field using a Canon EOS 1100D + a vintage Vivitar 50mm f1.8 lens. By chance the Ostara 2″ Moon / Skyglow filter rests on the 49mm thread lens, but does not screw in. … Continue reading

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Visionary Nature Scout 8×42 binoculars VI330458

The Visionary Nature-scout 8×42 binoculars offer excellent optics when to take in to account the sub £50 price tag. Despite having fully coated optics with BK7 prisms, colours, contrast and brightness are very good. There is some false colours (chromatic … Continue reading

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Illusion 7×35 monocular review

The Illusion 7×35 monocular is a popular seller at our weekend outlet. Main factors are a no nonsense easy to use design with great handling, bright optics and a wide field of view. Comes complete with a case and tripod … Continue reading

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Fully multi-coated optics Vs fully coated optics

Hope this video gives a simple to understand practical demonstration on the benefits of Fully multi-coated optics when paired against fully coated optics. This is not saying fully coated optics are bad. There are many models and brands that give … Continue reading

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