Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Birding Binoculars Galore!

This week we are providing a different angle in our Gear section by sharing a list of optics manufacturers that provide remarkable binoculars for birders. This list provides a variety of popular models of birding binoculars that offer varied features and different price ranges, but all are roof-prism models – the preferred twin tube model used by birders around the world. Within this list you will find a number of binocular models from each company, along with a link to each product via the brand’s website so each company can tell their own story about their exceptional products.

We recommend using full-sized binocular models with 8x magnification and wide 42mm objective lenses for birding, or an equivalent of an 8x42 model. There are a variety of quality ranges and price ranges among the models listed below, so enjoy exploring the diversity of binoculars on the market for birders. All these optics companies also offer quality spotting scopes, just in case you’re looking interested in scoping them out too.

Swarovski NL Pure NL Pure (

Swarovski EL Swarovision Pro EL (

Celestron Regal ED Regal ED Binoculars | Celestron

Celestron Trailseeker ED TrailSeeker ED 8x42mm Roof Binoculars | Celestron

Celestron Nature DX ED Nature DX ED 8x42mm Roof Binoculars | Celestron

Celestron Nature DX Nature DX 8x42mm Roof Binoculars | Celestron

Zeiss Victory SFL ZEISS SFL 8x40 | Feel the intensity. Not your equipment.

Zeiss Victory SF ZEISS Victory SF 8x42 | The most versatile

Zeiss Conquest HD ZEISS Conquest HD 8x42 | Compact and with high definition

Zeiss Terra ED ZEISS Terra ED 8x42 | For rough conditions

Nikon Monarch HG Nikon MONARCH HG 8x42 | Nikon Binoculars (

Nikon Monarch M7 Nikon MONARCH M7 8x42 Binoculars (

Nikon Prostaff P7 Nikon PROSTAFF P7 8x42 Binoculars (

Leica Ultravid HD-Plus Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 8x42 Binoculars with high mechanical precision focusing system (

Leica Trinovid HD Leica Trinovid 8 x 42 HD Binocular (

Leica Noctivid Leica Noctivid 8 x 42 Binocular (

Vortex Viper HD Viper HD 8x42 (

Vortex Razor UHD Razor UHD 8x42 (

Vortex Diamondback HD Diamondback HD 8x42 (


BD II Wide Angle XD Kowa BD II 42-8XD Wide-Angle XD Binoculars (

Genesis 44 Prominar XD Kowa Genesis XD 8.5x44 Binoculars (