Sport Optics

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 05/10/2022
Now that we've discussed the advantages of using binoculars for stargazing, as well as an in-depth discussion about night sky targets, in Part 1, and then discussed characteristics of binoculars in Part 2, it is time to finish this three-part series by discussing what pair of binoculars you may want to outfit yourself with for soaking up the beauty of the heavens—and, it might be that a pair of binoculars you already own fits the bill! Price and
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 05/10/2022
In Part 1 of this three-part series, we discussed the advantages of using binoculars for astronomical viewing of the night sky and we talked about the different types of targets you can enjoy on clear, dark nights. At the conclusion of each section, I mentioned “binocular magnification considerations.” Here, we will get into that subject, as well as other characteristics of binoculars that make them better, or worse, for studying the stars. Then, in
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 05/10/2022
The night sky is filled with wonders—so many that we humans build multi-billion-dollar telescopes to study them. The good news is that a lot of these wonders are available to all of us as we stargaze in our own backyards, and the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way to start exploring these is with a pair of binoculars. Even better, you don’t need to get your hands on an expensive pair of dedicated astronomical binoculars
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 12/30/2020
Are you feeling the seismic waves of Fujinon’s first entry into the premium roof prism birding and hunting binocular market? Well, not only do these new Fujinon Hyper Clarity 8x42 and 10x42 binoculars from FUJIFILM look great, their performance matches their looks. Let’s dive deeper into these new Fujinon roof
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 07/26/2023
Binoculars make great gifts. Regardless of who you are shopping for, or what their hobbies are, a nice pair of binoculars can be appreciated and enjoyed by just about anyone. If you think about it, almost all of us find ourselves out in the world wishing we could have a closer view of something almost every day. Now that I have convinced you to gift a beautiful pair of binoculars, you’ll click through to the binocular section of the B&H website
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 10/26/2020
The upper echelons of the binocular world just got a bit more crowded with the introduction of the new ZEISS 8x32 Victory SF binoculars and their stablemate, the ZEISS 10x32 Victory SF. Designed and manufactured for
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 08/19/2022
Whether it is a natural disaster or a pandemic virus, there are times when we get stuck at home for one reason or another. Some experts suggest relaxing screen time rules for youngsters, but we all know that the glowing rectangle isn't the solution for everyone, nor is it a permanent fix. For products that not only educate, but inspire, B&H Photo has what you need to engage your family, keep yourself entertained, expand horizons, and help everyone learn and grow. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education is the
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 02/11/2019
Before I reveal my deep love for the Leica APO-Televid 77 spotting scope, I wish to tell you all that I am not easily enamored with every item that B&H Photo sells, adorned with the famous “Red Dot” of Leica. That addiction afflicts my father (and many others), but not I. I do own two Leica lenses—my architectural workhorse, the 1980s vintage 28mm f/2.8 PC Super Angulon R (made by Schneider) and a 1970s vintage 35mm f/2 Summicron (made in
by Staff Writer ·Posted 01/22/2019
Bringing the accuracy of pinpoint distance measurement with a range of up to 2,800 yards, the new Leica Rangemaster CRF 2800.COM is the first compact Leica laser rangefinder capable of a Bluetooth connection to your mobile device equipped with the new Leica Hunting App. The wireless connection also works with your Kestrel Elite weather meter. The Rangemaster CRF 2800.COM gives a 7 x 24 optical view of your target with 15mm eye relief
by Christopher Witt ·Posted 01/19/2018
Enjoy fast glassing on the go, with Levenhuk’s Wise Monoculars. The three offerings provide you with an array of magnifications and objective lens size to satisfy most needs and preferences. The small and compact 8x32 model is less than 5.5" long and weighs less than 10 ounces, so it will easily fit your pack, purse, or pocket; with a
by Christopher Witt ·Posted 10/16/2017
Building on the success of its predecessor, Leica has introduced refinements and improvements across the board to produce its new Rangemaster CRF 2700-B laser rangefinder. Up top is a longer metering range that reaches out to 2,700 yards, thanks, in part, to a narrower beam divergence, while staying with the same small CR2 battery previously used. Still in place is the onboard inclinometer and environmental sensors that measure the