Buying a good pair of binoculars is arguably the most important investment you'll ever make when it comes to wildlife watching equipment. It's not something you want to rush into, and you want to make sure you're making the right choice for you. While there's no such thing as the perfect binocular, you can certainly find the perfect binocular for you, and for the sort of … [Read more...] about Choosing Binoculars e-book free for a limited time on Amazon Kindle
The new BL-HD line of high performance binoculars from German manufacturer Minox are now available in Ireland and the UK. With 8x33, 10x44, 8x44, 10x52 and 8x52 options in the range, there should be a binocular to suit practically everybody. The range has been redesigned to offer cutting edge HD optical performance in a German-made binocular, but at a … [Read more...] about New Minox BL HD binoculars now available — and you could win a pair!
Ireland's Wildlife has teamed up with premium Czech optics manufacturer Meopta to bring you a series of four articles focussed on Beginning Birdwatching. Launching later this month, the series looks at why we watch birds; the relationship between birds, habitats and seasons in Ireland; bird identification basics and choosing the right birding equipment. It is aimed squarely … [Read more...] about New beginning birding series in association with Meopta Optics
We've just received the brand new 82mm Endeavor HD spotting scope from Vanguard Sporting Optics for review here at IWHQ. UPDATE: our Full Review of this spotting scope is now available here. While we're obviously going to spend a bit of time getting to know this new scope before posting our full review, I though some of you might want a sneak peek at what it has to offer, … [Read more...] about Sneak peek at the Vanguard Endeavor 82mm HD Spotting Scope
Swarovski Optik -- the renowned European premium sports optic manufacturer -- has announced a re-vamp of its venerable SLC (Slim-Light-Compact) binocular range. The SLC line received a major upgrade to its 42mm models back in 2010 with the release of the SLC 42 HD. Available in both 10x42 and 8x42 configurations, the SLC HD is my binocular of choice, and is an outstanding … [Read more...] about Swarovski Optik announces re-vamped SLC binocular range