by on September 26, 2019
Digital photography has been a game changer for birders and given rise to bird photography at a level never seen before. More and more birders have added long lens cameras to their birding equipment arsenal and have begun identifying birds based on their photographic records rather than just what they see through their trusty binoculars. Choosing the correct size (aka focal length or magnification) camera lens for bird photography has therefore become a really important decision. A camera len...
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by on September 19, 2019
Looking for a new pair of birdwatching binoculars and wondering if you should be going for 8x or 10x magnification? 8x or 10x simply refers to the magnification or how much closer an object will seem when looking though the binoculars. The small difference in magnification may seem trivial, however, it has a significant impact on factors such as the weight of binoculars, the level of detail that is visible, the ability to locate and focus on close birds, maintaining a stable image, low light ...
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by on July 20, 2019
When you are looking for the best lightweight birding binoculars, most of us are trying to find a balance between weight, high quality optics, durability and value for money. In this post, I am going to take a high level look at a variety of lightweight binoculars that will hopefully cover the needs of everyone from the garden birder to globetrotting twitcher. All the binoculars covered are Roof Prism type designs which benefit from being compact, lightweight and easier to hold in comparis...
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