Category Archives: Monocular Reviews

Hawke Nature-Trek 15x50mm monocular review #35201

The higher magnification of the Hawke Nature-Trek 15×50 monocular makes it ideal for long distance subjects such as Plane , Ship spotting as well as distant terrestrial targets. With such high power, holding steady will be an issue. But this … Continue reading

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Minox MS 8×25 Macroscope #62206

Unlike many monoculars, the Minox 8×25 macroscope is called so because as well as a high performance monocular, it also makes a useful microscope. The ability to focus 14 inches away makes it a great all round solution for close … Continue reading

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Levenhuk Wise 8×42 monocular

Had a chance to test the Levenhuk Wise 8×42 monocular, and was very pleased with the results. So firstly lets talk about the price. £35 at the time of this review. So for £35, surely you are going to get … Continue reading

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Acuter 8×21 monocular review

The Acuter 8×21 monocular is a lovely little mini scope that is an ideal take anywhere solution. Looking through the eyepiece, you are greeted with a wide view, which 128m @ 1000m .  The image is very good considering the small … Continue reading

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Visionary Nature Scout 20×50 monocular review VI332469

The Visionary Nature Scout 20×50 is a limited edition bundle designed for long distance terrestrial use, plane and ship spotting. So out the box you are greeted by a tidy and uncluttered monocular. Focus is done by turning the eyepiece. … Continue reading

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Visionary M10 10×50 monocular. A step up from 8×32

The Visionary 10×50 monocular was the natural step up for a customer who visited the Northern Optics weekend outlet, and already owned an Opticron 8×32 LER.  They was looking for more magnification and clarity. The Visionary 10×50 ticked all the … Continue reading

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Helios Rapide 8×25 monocular 30921 from a customers point of view

At the Northern Optics weekend display at Barton Upon Humber a customer was looking for a quality compact monocular as a gift idea. After trying a Helios Rapide 8×25 monocular he had no hesitation in purchasing. There is really no other … Continue reading

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Helios Rapide 8×25 monocular review 30921

I had the pleasure of testing the Helios Rapide 8×25 monocular this week. Aimed at the budget end of the market, but as you will see in this review it is anything but budget quality. The outer packaging is a … Continue reading

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Visionary 15×50 T-15 Monocular

The Visionary T-15 (15×50) monocular is designed for long distance terrestrial use, Plane spotting or ship spotting. Superb fully multi-coated optics with BaK-4 prisms give a very bright and clear image , despite the small exit pupil. Tough rubber body … Continue reading

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Barr and stroud . Sprite mini 8×25 & 10×25 monocular

New for 2013 is the Barr and Stroud Sprite mini monocular. Available in 8×25 and 10×25. Features include a lightweight nitrogen gas filled body with a tough rubber outer.  Bak-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics ensure a high quality view … Continue reading

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