Christopher Witt

Christopher Witt

An outdoor enthusiast, hiker, and camper with more than 20 years of experience looking through telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, monoculars, riflescopes, and other optics of all sizes and shapes, Christopher Witt has managed to fill his garage with enough big boy toys to make his friends jealous and his wife crazy. When he’s not down at the beach watching the sailboats on the bay or staying up well past his bedtime surveying the night sky, he’s falling down click-holes on the Internet, researching his next telescope and binocular purchase—or obsessing about a new crazy conspiracy theory.

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Designed in partnership with photographer Peter McKinnon, Nomatic’s McKinnon line of bags...
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New and in stock here at B&H are three distinctive bags from Orca Cases that will get you and your gear to location safely and in style. First, for your personal belongings, like clothing, is the...
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The venerable SureFire Scout Light is tough as nails and built to survive in harsh battlefield conditions… but what do you do if something catastrophic happens to your light’s housing, while everything else is still functional?...
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This is the time of the year that we give and receive great gifts… and if you’re anywhere near the letters “B” and “H” in your Internet searches, you’ll probably be looking at electronics in some shape or form. Sadly, as great as all those electronic gadgets are, they tend to be hungry for power and you need to give some consideration to protecting them and all the information you cram into them...
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In today’s world of keyless… well, everything, the ubiquitous keychain seems like it’s becoming something of a dinosaur. But I disagree. I don’t think we’re that close to getting rid of the keychain just yet, and so I present some gear that will make you more than a little reluctant to give it up if and when you can lock your house, get into your car, and start the engine with your smartphone....
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Despite their popularity, the way binoculars work, what makes one better (or different) than another, and what all the numbers mean, are still rather mysterious to many prospective buyers. Read on and find out all you need to know about the ubiquitous binocular before making your choice so you can be sure you’re choosing the right one for whatever you’re planning on viewing. The Basics Simply...
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Humans’ fascination with the stars is as old as our ability to think and ask questions. For millennia we, as a species, were limited to observing the heavens with just our eyes. Of course, back then we were able to see more because light pollution didn’t exist, but making detailed observations was impossible. The invention of the microscope led to the development of the telescope, which allowed...
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The recent Transit of Mercury was a pretty big deal for a lot of reasons. I won’t go into too much detail about the actual event (we covered that pretty well already, on the B&H in Space page) but I’m talking about our coverage of the event. B&H partnered with...
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On the morning of Monday, November 11, 2019, the planet Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2016. The transit of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence since, as seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible—those being the only two planets within the inner solar system and closer to the sun than our own. There are only about 13...
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If you’re in the New York City area (and maybe even if you’re not), you’ve heard about the, let’s say, “issues” commuters have had with the busiest commuter rail system in North America: The Long Island Railroad (LIRR). There’s a reason Twitter accounts have handles like “heLLIRR_Rider” and such. Well, guess what? I’m one of those commuters. Faced with the prospect of daily delays, cancellations...
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Typically, discussions centered around introducing people to stargazing focus on children and adolescents, but I think that is too limiting. The reality is that there are as many and varied people who are interested in, and excited about, learning astronomy but are either confused about where to start or are unaware of the progress technology and manufacturing processes have made in recent years...
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Spoiler: It’s REALLY BRIGHT! I wait at a stop light and feel my truck rock side to side as it’s buffeted by a gust of wind coming off the water of Oyster Bay Harbor. Glancing down at my dash, I read the temperature display: 33° F. Without the wind chill. I stare at it and question my intelligence. When I get to the Center Island Causeway on the shore of the Long Island Sound I know that, with...
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Since its introduction at the dawn of the 21st century, the Ultravid HD-Plus family of binoculars has been Leica’s flagship line, to the adoration of fans around the world. This year the company is taking the precision engineering and optical quality that are the hallmarks of the...
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Winter is here and we all need to dress appropriately while we’re outside—whether we’re working or playing. Dressing right is important for any number of reasons—from just being comfortable on a chilly windy day all the way to avoiding debilitating frostbite (which, according to the Mayo...
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Waning Crescent. Waxing Gibbous. Blue Moon. Supermoon. Whether you watch the local weather and the meteorologist rattles off what phase the moon is in on that specific day, or some special type of full moon happens to catch on during a slow news cycle, there are a lot of terms to describe the moon. And that makes sense, considering how long mankind has been looking at it (forever) and how much we...
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