Clifton Cameras Blog - Optics Reviews

Fujinon Binocular Review: HC 8x42 & Techno-Stabi Stabilised Binoculars

Fujinon Binocular Review: HC 8x42 & Techno-Stabi Stabilised Binoculars

  • 1 Feb 2022

Our own Martin Drew compares two Techno-Stabi binoculars with the Fujinon 8x42 HC bins to find out how Fuji optics fare in the field and for stargazing.

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Kowa TSN-99A Prominar Spotting Scope Review

Kowa TSN-99A Prominar Spotting Scope Review

  • 23 Nov 2021

We got the chance to get our hands on the Kowa TSN-99A Spotting Scope and TE-80XW 40x Eyepiece and really put it through its paces out in the field. Read here for a full in-depth review of the Kowa TSN-99A from our resident optics specialist, Martin Drew. Find out how he got on with this Prominar Spotting Scope in less than ideal weather conditions. 

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Review *NEW* Nikon Monarch M5 and M7 Binoculars

Review *NEW* Nikon Monarch M5 and M7 Binoculars

  • 7 Oct 2021

The best mid-ranged optics available today? Compare the new Nikon Monarch M5 and M7 binoculars and learn how they fair up against the previous Monarch 5 & 7 optics.

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Swarovski NL Pure 8x42 Binocular and BTX 35x115 Spotting Scope Kit Real World Review

Swarovski NL Pure 8x42 Binocular and BTX 35x115 Spotting Scope Kit Real World Review

  • 13 Apr 2021

Our resident optics specialist, Martin Drew, puts the new Swarovski 8x42 NL Pure binoculars and the BTX 35x115 Spotting Scope Kit to the test and offers his opinion on whether these really are the best in the business. 

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Pentax VM 6x21 WP Monocular Complete Kit Review

Pentax VM 6x21 WP Monocular Complete Kit Review

  • 8 Dec 2020

An innovative, new concept in optical equipment. Martin Drew talks through the unboxing, first thoughts and real-world testing of the Pentax VM 6x21 WP Monocular Complete Kit.

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Pentax VD 4x20 WP Binocular

Pentax VD 4x20 WP Binocular

  • 24 Nov 2020

Our very own Martin Drew takes the Pentax VD 4x20 WP Binoculars for a spin and gives his honest review on how they function in the real world.

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ZEISS Victory SF 32 - The Perfect x32 Binocular?

ZEISS Victory SF 32 - The Perfect x32 Binocular?

  • 6 Mar 2020

Our initial thoughts on the long-awaited ZEISS Victory SF 32 binoculars

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The Benro Wild 1 Carbon Fibre Birding Tripod Kit | Six Months Down The Line

The Benro Wild 1 Carbon Fibre Birding Tripod Kit | Six Months Down The Line

  • 14 Aug 2019

A six month recap on the Benro Wild 1 Carbon Fibre Tripod. Has it lived up up to expectations? Has it had any malfunctions? Is it still good? Find all the answers to these questions here.

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Pentax Papilio II Binoculars Review

Pentax Papilio II Binoculars Review

  • 10 Jul 2019

A must-read for anyone interested in the Pentax Papilio II Binoculars range. Here, you'll find out everything you need to know.

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Reviewing the Benro Wild Birding Tripod - First Impressions

Reviewing the Benro Wild Birding Tripod - First Impressions

  • 4 Feb 2019

Is the Benro Wild Birding Tripod the best tripod for birders? In this three-part in-depth review Clifton Cameras sales advisor and resident birder Martin Drew gives us the rundown on his latest support.

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Kite, Leica, and Nikon 10x42 Binocular Review

Kite, Leica, and Nikon 10x42 Binocular Review

  • 10 May 2017

This week long-time friend of Clifton and avid birder Gordon Hodgson presents us with a side-by-side comparison of Kite, Leica and Nikon bins all 10x in magnification with 42mm objectives. Read on for Gordon's pick of the bunch!

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