What is a birder’s best friend? Their binocular, of course! Whether you’re a beginning birder or a seasoned expert, your binocular is the crucial tool needed to bring in the details of birds for closer inspection. Since part of the fun of birding is to study and identify birds, a high-quality binocular [...]
Archive for February, 2011
These days, it is a lot easier to find a waterproof binocular than it was, say, 15 years ago. Waterproofing and fogproofing are standard design elements in most binoculars today. This makes sense since binoculars are often used outside and in all kinds of weather.
Waterproofing allows you to use your binoculars without fear of [...]
Want to be part of something big? If you live in the U.S. or Canada, you are invited to participate in the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) by counting birds in your area any day (for at least 15 minutes) from Feb. 18-21, 2011.
Even if you don’t have a backyard, you may [...]
I recently delighted in an encounter with a family–a mother and her two children who had taken a keen interest in birding. The woman brought her kids into the store, a boy and a girl, both under 10 years of age. The siblings had a day off from their northern Illinois school and [...]
I recently addressed the problem of today’s point & shoot digital cameras and popular DCA style digiscoping adapters. Because newer point & shoot digital camera models typically lack any kind of filter thread, they won’t connect to a DCA. The Vortex Point & Shoot Attachment (PS-100) should eliminate this problem.
A type of platform adapter, the [...]
At Eagle Optics, when we help someone choose the best tripod for their use, we take these customer variables into account:
1. Height of tripod users
3. Scope body style (Straight or angled spotting scope)
In the Manfrotto line, for example, people often wonder whether to choose from the 055 series or the less expensive 190 series.