Pros: The big one is reach -- at 600mm on my Nikon DX format body it gives a staggering 900mm 35mm equivalent. Excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. Autofocus is quick and responsive, with minimal "hunting" and once locked on stays locked on (as long as you can keep the subject in the frame... sometimes a challenge at extreme focal lengths). Very good build … [Read more...] about Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Review
Outdoor Equipment Reviews from Ireland's Wildlife
We feature independent reviews of the latest wildlife equipment, clothing, gadgets and optics for the most discerning wildlife enthusiast. All of our reviews are based on hands-on experience of products we've tested extensively under field conditions. We put the best wildlife equipment out there through its paces, and give you our honest opinion, allowing you to make informed decisions about what you buy.
Pros: Exquisite image across an expansive and immersive field of view. Bright, clear and razor sharp... the Victory SF is optically up there with the best binoculars I've ever used. Superb balance, comparatively light weight and excellent overall build quality make for a compelling all-round package. Cons: Even for an "alpha" class binocular the c. €2,500 price tag is … [Read more...] about ZEISS Victory SF 10×42 Binocular Review
Pros: Designed with the birder / nature enthusiast in mind. Neutral olive colours and robust, non-rustle fabrics, thoughtful design. Insulated food pocket inspired. With three sizes in the range there's a bag for every occasion Cons: Hard to find anything specific to fault here... a couple of spurious features I'd question the usefulness of, but none that would detract from … [Read more...] about Gear Review: Vanguard Endeavor Bags
Pros: Solid entry-level binocular that's comfortable and easy to use. Light, yet robust, this is an easy to handle binocular with good all-round ergonomics. Optically it delivers an impressively bright, sharp image across most of the wide field of view. Neutral colour balance, great contrast and minimal chromatic aberration. Cons: Slight "halo" effect on the periphery of the … [Read more...] about Kite Caiman 8×42 Binocular Review
Pros: extremely comfortable, supportive and robust boot. Fully waterproof and adjustable. Excellent fit with ordinary socks. 5mm neoprene lining keeps feet lovely and warm even on the coldest of days. "Grippy" soles make for a sure-footed walking experience whatever the conditions. Reflective tape on the back a nice touch to help you get seen in twilight. Cons: Functionally … [Read more...] about Gear Review: Rockfish Groundhog Mens Wellington Boot