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Welcome to our blog! This is where our experts discuss their favorite digital, compact, waterproof and other kinds of binoculars. We are all passionate hunters, astronomers and birdwatchers and know everything there is to know about the most commonly used optical device on the planet - binoculars!

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28 Aug

My summer has been a bittersweet mix of good and bad.  I’ve, as discussed in previous blogs, have had the chance to head out of town more than I usually do.  Two weeks in Europe and several nice weekend trips have left me with some nice and irreplaceable memories.  I’ve spent a lot of time with a nice young woman and have been able to enjoy some decent summer weather.  The dark cloud that’s been looming over me, however, is the loss of my grandmother about a month ago.  She was a wonderful woman who didn’t have a mean bone …

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20 Aug

Recently we received an ATN Bino-X unit to play with and test out. The ATN Bino-X is part of the Smart Optics line. You may be familiar with the X-sight, a digital rifle scope. The ATN X-Bino is a digital binocular, capable of taking photos and recording video in addition to have a “night mode”.

 

Overall the size was a bit larger than your average 8×42 binos, but nothing monstrous. The weight was not nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be. The lack of an adjustable PD was a bit obnoxious but wasn’t detrimental to the …

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13 Aug

Using any optic in a wet environment presents many challenges and equipment designed for these conditions has to have specific features in order for them to perform properly and endure the tasks they are subjected to. Binoculars designed for boating require some very specific features. We also have a very informative guide available on selecting binoculars for all types of uses.

Water resistance or waterproofing is the probably the most important feature of any marine binocular. That being said you must read manufacturer specifications very carefully to determine which products are truly waterproof (usually those are both o-ring sealed as …

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06 Aug

No, they don't walk into a bar, but they do combine to make this month's blog post.

When my lovely wife Wendy and I moved into our present home some thirteen years ago, at the rear of our property was a scrubby little patch of woods, that backed up to a similar scrubby patch of woods on an adjoining property.  The other property had no house on it, and was owned by our homeowners association.

We also had four enormous trees in the back yard.  The two that were farthest apart were perfect for a 100-foot dipole antenna for my …

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31 Jul

When my time on the earth is done, few will be able to say Michael C. was quick to make a decision about pretty much anything.  As stated in previous blogs, I don’t like to jump into things.  I try to weigh the pros and cons of every decision I make that's more important than what I’ll be eating for lunch.  That, admittedly, takes some meditation on too sometimes.

Trying to decide what the heck type of optic I want to mount on my AR has been no different.  At first I was happy with iron sights (for the time …

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24 Jul

If you remember, when spring rolled around I got excited about fixed blades. They are “man’s best friend” in the outdoors. Now summer is here and while I am still outdoors, you can find me at the beach more than in the woods. Given the typical attire (or lack thereof) at the beach, carrying a fixed blade can be difficult…unless you love a good neck knife like me. Everyone has a neck, and it carries a 5-11lb head, so why not add a couple more ounces?

Neck knives are an excellent option for many carry scenarios, but especially when your …

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17 Jul

It seems like every week, a manufacturer introduces a new night vision product. Typically, there's a huge selection monoculars, bioculars and binoculars from traditional Gen 1 to Gen 3 and and modern digitals. Most of the binoculars are digital designs that essentially use the same technology as common handheld video cameras or security cameras and they are usually found with retail prices that start at about $450-$500 and up. The products can be useful in a variety of applications, most notably to hunters, boaters and nature lovers of nocturnal creatures.

I just stumbled across a unique product from Cassini, which …

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